Ryan Harter

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Kindly Asking for Ratings and Reviews

One of the most important factors in determining whether or not people will buy your app is the rating. Especially if your app isn’t free, people will generally check the ratings and reviews before downloading your app. And if your app is a paid app, ratings and reviews can mean success or failure for your app. When launching Fragment for Android, our first though was making a kick ass app, but then we needed to think about how to ensure that users remembered to go back to the Play Store to share their experience by rating the app....

The case for Fragment Callbacks

Fragment are a great addition to Android. They allow reusability of sections of your views at the controller layer, and they also provide better encapsulation of your app’s logic. This can really help developers speed up code development and also keep their code clean, which makes it easier to maintain. All of these benefits are available if you follow a few guidelines when developing your code. One of the biggest mistakes that I see developers make, particularly those coming from other platforms, is casting the parent activity....