So you're thinking about incorporating animations in to your Android app. You've seen first-hand how an appropriate use of animation can transform an app into something you love to use, and you'd like to bring that to your project. There's only one problem – you don't know where to start. Maybe you've done some animating before on another platform, or maybe you've never even thought about animations until now. Either way, the information in this series of posts will give you an overview of some common approaches to animating on Android.
Managing and reinforcing a change is hard enough, but think about the additional challenges that are presented when your Organizational Change Management (OCM) resource does not have a daily on-site presence. This scenario seems to become more and more common in the midst of budget cuts, distribution of organizations across multiple states or countries, and in my most recent project: the client’s inability to find local talent.
A top 5 bank in the midst of a large-scale acquisition was under a regulatory deadline to incorporate a recently acquired online brokerage business into their Compliance Management Program (CMP). The project was able to avoid significant delays and successfully delivered the product on time by incorporating Agile methods and practices into the approach.
This week, the government began emailing users that initially failed to signup for an account on Healthcare.gov to come back and try again. First impressions being what they are, it remains to be seen how many people will come back. But assuming they do, and the performance and service issues are dealt with, several issues with the user experience still remain.
In today’s world of increasing regulatory scrutiny, the cost of compliance continues to rise. In particular, financial institutions are allocating resources such as new tools, technology, and people to focus on regulatory compliance more than ever before. The implementation of these resources stems from the heavy penalties associated with not abiding by regulations established in the Dodd-Frank Reform passed in 2010.
If you are a developer with previous iOS 6 experience, after installing iOS 7 you will certainly notice the huge graphical differences. You will notice right away that iOS 7 has a lighter, flatter look. Gradients on many elements have disappeared and been replaced with solid colors, fonts have changed, and contrasting colors seems to make many elements more pronounced while making some previously distinct elements disappear. If you are looking for a quick visual reference, take a look at this blog entry from kintek to see some of the graphical changes from 6 to 7 or follow along with me in this blog and download the sample source code I have written.
It’s time to roll out the brand new Business Intelligence project. It has lots of fancy charts and graphs, and churns out really nice dashboards in just a few seconds. But the end users are hesitant to use it, and are just short of rejecting it outright. Has this ever happened to you? What could have possibly gone wrong? Well, did you have a Change Management plan?
Whether you are performance testing a web application or web service, you don’t want bad input data included in your test. This may skew your HTTP response times or simply add to the list of Errors that are captured during your performance test. Ideally, we want to have all clean and working input data so that any errors reported are not because of the data the test is using for a HTTP request. But sometimes we have data that has not yet been tested. So how do we clean up this data so that our test only uses input data that has been confirmed to work?
At Google I/O, Google debuted the new, hip way to make network requests within an Android application by introducing the world to the Volley Networking Library. Like most new, hip toys these days Volley is fast, easy to use, and has ton of features. However, in many ways Volley is like a muscle car that came without instructions. This is due largely to the lack of documentation. Without the confidence and reassurance that documentation provides developers, an unwillingness to implement Volley exists, yet most everyone remains excited about Volley's future.