Grokking Android

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty of Android Development

A Primer on Cloud Functions for Firebase

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Since I am going to use Cloud Functions For Firebase a bit more in coming posts on this blog, I am going to give a very brief overview of how you can use and test them. What are Cloud Functions for Firebase Cloud Functions is a node.js based offering where you can expose stateless services. […]  Continue Reading  “A Primer on Cloud Functions for Firebase”

Quick Intro Into Actions on Google

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Google Home will finally be available in Germany on August, 8th and in France this week. I’m not aware of more announcements for other countries, but I hope and assume that availability will increase to many more countries as soon as possible.((Right now it’s available in the US, Canada and the UK – and even […]  Continue Reading  “Quick Intro Into Actions on Google”

Android Things: Remote Controlled Car – What’s Coming Up

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Being an Android Developer, Google’s announcement of Android Things immediately piqued my interest. As all the others I started out with buying one of the developer kits and then making some lights blink. Nice. But, well, if I have to be honest with myself, that was fun but actually of only limited use 🙂  Then […]  Continue Reading  “Android Things: Remote Controlled Car – What’s Coming Up”