What?
A quick article on how to replace the return key on a soft keyboard (software based) on a touch-device.

Why?
I have an editText where a user can enter any text value but if they typed a return character, the app would crash because it didn't understand the data. I tried replacing the new lines but just stopping the return key or trying to catch it is an obsolete method.

How?

Applies To:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Pro
  • Android Studio v0.8.6 beta
  • Java Development Kit v1.8.0_20

What?
The article below serves as a checklist to ensure I don't release an app that only displays maps to myself (again).

Why?
This took me a while to figure out so hopefully this will help others.

How?
The gist is that I was using the Test SHA1 when adding allowed Android Keys to the Google APIs console (there's so many) when I should be using the App SHA1 (I have now added both to the console).

What?
A quick article on how to remove the first two entries from a RSS feed produced by a bunch of java files collectively known as "SimpleRssReader.

Why?
The original file reads of a feed from PCWorld.com. I adapted this to read a google news rss feed and the first two entries are "<query> - Google News", everytime. This article documents what I did to fix it.

How?
Basic to some but I'm new to the game. I'm trying to remove the first two entries from a news feed from a Google News feed.

What?
If you're installing an app and it creates two icons:

Why?
I don't think I'll forget this one but I was stumped for a bit until I found it on the a forum: Stack Overflow: Android App Development.

How?
Basically don't have the following declared more than once in the AndroidManifest.xml

<intent-filter>
     <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
     <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>