Exploring Android “Mobile vision API” : Face Detection

Introduction :

We can use “Mobile vision API” to find objects in photos and videos. Currently it supports face detector, barcode reader and text detectors.
In this tutorial, we will learn the basics of face detection concept and how we can implement face detector on Android Applications.


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Mobile SDK Development Best Practices (practical notes)

Mobile App Development has never been an easy job due to the flood of devices and customized Android OS. You may not be fully sure of your app’s working in all the possible devices that your users may be using. So Mobile App’s performance and Usability is a variable. Mobile SDK Development is even difficult of a job for it is to run in a variable environment i.e. host app. Here I am trying to brief some of the points which you should take care while developing a Mobile SDK. Continue reading

Updating the Mobile app ON THE FLY !

A client of ours decided to launch their app around three years after the development of their MVP. Since we did not want to miss the bus to the app stores, we decided to get at least the bare minimum of features on the app, and then provide the complete experience by doing incremental updates.

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Android product flavours and configuration

Product Flavours have been around for quite some time now. I feel Product flavours are one of the coolest things about android and android studio. I am so smitten by product flavour that I decided to write a post about it :p. What follows will be introduction, application, grouping, filtering and configuration of product flavours in android. If you have already applied these and have any questions, shoot in comments below or mail me directly (details at the end of the post). Continue reading

Docker? It’s Easy If You Do It Smart

Context

We all must have heard of docker but why and where exactly we need to use it, is still confusing. Also this question arises why we need to adopt this new technology if virtual machines already do the job.

Well, first of all we need to understand that, docker containers are not replacement of virtual machines. Both have got their own use case. In reality, both are complementary technologies—as hardware virtualization and containerization each have their distinct qualities and can be used in tandem for combinatoric benefits. Continue reading