Android Debug Bridge Tricks

The Android Debug Bridge ( ADB ) is an underutilised tool in my opinion. Over the last couple of months I have been doing a lot of work using Cordova and the Ionic Framework to create my field guide to NSW Marine Life for the Android platform. When I started out working with Android my work flow was pretty simple: Make the required changes to the application code Test in a browser using the simple web server provided with Python package Use Cordova build command to build an apk package for testing on an actual Android device Push the compiled package to the test device using adb to install the package on a device with developer model enable Over time as my familiarity with the Android tool chain progressed. I found the Android Debug Bridge ( adb ) tool that makes up part of the Android SDK has a lot more to offer. Below are some of handy tips I have found with adb that can make a developers life a little bit easier. […]

By |December 6th, 2014|Android, Mobile Development|0 Comments

Speeding Up Google SDK Manager Downloads

I have been doing some work developing Android applications with Phonegap over the last few weeks. Getting the Eclipse and ADT is always a breeze. Downloading the required Android SDK libraries using SDK manager is always a pain though the speeds seem to be terrible, with the required time to get a new set of libraries often being over a couple of hours. After much pain and suffering i learn’t it doesnt have to be this way though! […]

By |January 25th, 2013|Android, Mobile Development, Programming|0 Comments