Grokking Android

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty of Android Development

Stupid mistakes devs make, part I: Taking app messages at face value

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This is a new series about programming blunders I make. Stuff that keeps me looking for solutions in all the wrong places while the answer most often is glaringly simple. If only I knew that right away! I am sorry for the generalization in the headline – of course it’s only me doing stupid stuff […]  Continue Reading  “Stupid mistakes devs make, part I: Taking app messages at face value”

An XMPP Server for Google Cloud Messaging

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In this post I am going to write about the server-side of upstream messages with Google Cloud Messaging. This is the second part of my three-part series on this topic. If you haven’t read the first part about the flow of events and the Android implementation of upstream messaging, please read that one first. The […]  Continue Reading  “An XMPP Server for Google Cloud Messaging”

Upstream Messages With Google Cloud Messaging

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Google announced a new messaging model with Google Cloud Messaging on last years Google IO. This model allows for upstream messaging and for user specific notifications. This post is the first in a three-part series in which I am going to look into both these changes and to show you how to use them. I […]  Continue Reading  “Upstream Messages With Google Cloud Messaging”