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Mark Murphy, founder of CommonsWare, is the author of The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, the first, largest, and most up-to-date book on Android app programming. He also offers training and light consulting on Android, in case you're interested in help beyond what fits the StackOverflow model.

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Blog: http://commonsware.com/blog


Feb
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answered How to find out the amount of memory allocated to each application in my android phone?
Oct
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Jul
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Jun
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comment SSH server on Android Emulator
What do you think is special about the emulator with respect to an SSH server? When you used a search engine to search for android ssh server, and found various open source ones, and tried them in the emulator, what did you learn?
Nov
26
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Sep
20
awarded  Yearling
Nov
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Sep
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Jun
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Jun
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comment Exclude App from Android 2.1 on Android Market for Performance Reasons?
While newer versions of Android tend to mean newer phones and tend to mean faster phones, that is not a guarantee. Particularly when you factor in modded ROMs, even the T-Mobile G1 can run Android 2.1 (IIRC).
Apr
9
answered Android uninstall failed - ADB uninstall
Mar
12
answered Is it possible to run a screensaver on an Android device?
Oct
22
comment Can Android run on an iPad?
You would need two devices anyway. Once you converted an iPad to Android, it would (probably) never again run iOS.
Oct
21
comment Is it possible to use an AT&T phone for android development without rooting?
@Captain Toad: Yup, we Android folk here in the States are not happy with AT&T. :-(
Oct
20
comment Can Android run on an iPad?
"is there a good tablet to test Android applications ?" -- any Android tablet would be a better platform to test Android applications than would a hacked iPad. You want your test equipment to match what consumers will use. There will be a few orders of magnitude more users of a Samsung Galaxy Tab, for example, than will be running Android on an iPad.
Oct
10
comment What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage?
FWIW, Twitter (which I don't use) and Seesmic (which I do use) combined are about 5.3MB, and my Gmail (set up for manual sync) is 2.29MB. This is Android 2.2 on a Nexus One. Somehow, you're losing close to 30MB just in those two areas alone (36.1MB versus 7.6MB). Also, if you are on 2.2, see which of your apps can be moved to the SD card, if you don't mind doing that.
Oct
8
comment Is it possible to use an AT&T phone for android development without rooting?
@Captain Toad: AT&T phones block installs from the Web (via the phone's browser) and third-party markets. I suspect this may also block "file managers" from installing APKs located on SD cards, though I haven't heard about that one way or another. However, they cannot block the development tools and remain compatible with the Compatibility Definition Document (a requirement for having the Android Market).
Oct
7
answered Is it possible to use an AT&T phone for android development without rooting?
Oct
7
comment How do I secure/encrypt SD card data transparent to apps?
@BCooksey: Beats me. I don't keep tabs on all of the alternative ROMs out there. Sorry!
Oct
6
answered How do I secure/encrypt SD card data transparent to apps?