Monthly Archives: April 2012

Android: How to check if a LocationProvider is available?

In Android the LocationProvider for example for GPS might not be available. You can find out if a LocationManager is enabled via the isProviderEnabled() method. If its not enabled you can send the user to the settings via an Intent … Continue reading

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Last week I moved my website to I had forwarding in place on to and hoped that the transition would be seamless. Unfortunately I also simultaneously moved from one provider to another. This was the first … Continue reading

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Android – Using TouchDelegates

TouchDelegates in Android allow to increase the touch area of a View, e.g. Button. This is very useful if you want to make it easier for the user to touch your button. Here is a small example for the usage … Continue reading

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Migrated to

Several users in the past contacted me and complained that it is confusing that I offer English content on a German top-level domain. While I think that is a bit silly, I also grew found over time with the though … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4 Modularity Tutorial

I updated my Eclipse 4 Modularity tutorial, which explains how to contribute to the Eclipse application model from other plug-ins. I give both detail examples for model fragments and processors and the whole examples is based on my Eclipse 4 … Continue reading

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Installing Eclipse features via the command line with the p2 director

I finally found the time to try out Paul Websters tip for installing Eclipse features from the command line and updating eclipse.ini. While I don’t have the out-of-memory problem I also download frequently Eclipse releases and need to install components … Continue reading

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