Usually, getting the current version code of your app is as simple as BuildConfig.VERSION_CODE. Easy! However, this doesn’t work if you want to retrieve your app’s version code whilst inside a submodule. Instead, the submodule‘s version code is returned.
Firebase Crashlytics provides an extremely powerful automatic crash reporting tool for Android (and iOS) apps. In addition to providing a full stack trace for all crashes, it also tracks all ANRs (App Not Responding) in your app. All crashes / ANRs come with lots of metadata about the device, operating system, and can be enhanced with custom data
Machine Learning is, at its core, a way of letting programs learn how to do things by example. It can be used to get a program to self-learn how to play Mario, or how to walk. In this tutorial, Firebase’s Machine Learning Kit (commonly known as ML Kit) will be used to retrieve text, faces, barcodes, and objects from an image.
Firebase Cloud Storage provides an easy way to store user’s files, or provide existing files to the user. Additionally, heavily customisable access control is included, and all files can be browsed via a web interface. In this tutorial’s implementation, the user will be able to download sample files, and upload / delete their own arbitrary files.
For most translation projects, the goal is to translate the base language to other dialects. However, if you are creating an app with multiple variants, translations can also be used to localise the project to specific audiences. For example, a collection of fast food apps may have different text for Pizza, Indian, or Chinese food.
A couple of weeks ago, Google announced the Academy for App Success. This online tutorial series contains 10 collections of “courses”. Each course consists of a few pages of information, useful graphics, and sometimes a question or two at the end. Every aspect of the Play Store process is likely covered somewhere, thanks to the over 60 courses offered.
When programming, most developers use GitHub (or another hosted git solution) to make sure all of their work is backed up in multiple places to ensure it is never lost. If you’re anything like me, when writing blog posts you want the same peace of mind you have with the rest of your work. This post will cover how to automatically export all WordPress posts to GitHub (and keep it updated), so that they can be imported later if necessary.
As you may have (hopefully not!) noticed, this blog was recently moved from WordPress.com’s hosted solution to another host, namely Bluehost. Bluehost were chosen due to being the only host recommended by both WordPress.com and WordPress.org, and their low prices. This post isn’t sponsored by them! This tutorial will walk through every step taken by myself during this process, to hopefully give you an idea of the work involved and avoid the same mistakes being made.
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