Programming for Android, Installing everything you need, NEW Simpler Process

ADT Bundle installation and setup

We go through setting up your development environment using the just release ADT Bundle which simplifies the installation process tremendously! And we end by running a simple Hello World App in the emulator.
Links
Java Verifier
http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
JRE and JDK Download
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
ADT Bundle Download
http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#download

SQL Server 2012 Trial Checksum x64

As of September 2nd 2012

Tip: Use Internet Explorer when downloading SQL Server 2012 Trial and allow the Akamai Download Manager to install, this way you will not get bad downloads and it has resume support.

Link: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver

SQLFULL_x64_ENU_Core.box

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SQLFULL_x64_ENU_Install.exe

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SQLFULL_x64_ENU_Lang.box

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Android Jelly Bean (4.1) aims to kill Notification Ads

Annoying pop ups on your Android phone notification area? Jelly Bean to the rescue!

The new version of the Android OS 4.1 codenamed Jelly Bean introduces new features that allow the user more control over what apps can show notifications.

Improvements to the notifications allow the user to quickly find out what App displayed a notification by simply long clicking a notification, this allows the user to either uninstall the App or disable all notifications coming from the App.

Once notifications are disabled for an App that app has no way of knowing that the notifications are disabled, so as far as the App is concerned it is still showing notifications.

notifications

Google I/O 2012, what’s new in Android.

A little background on notification Ads.

Notifications Ads, which periodically pop up a Notification in the users notification bar have been popular with some developers as they provide much better revenue compared to traditional in App banner Ads, however a lot of users seem them as SPAM because they can pop up at anytime even when the not using the App and it is not always easy to identify what App actually produced the Add. These Ads are provided by advertising networks including:

AirPush
Appenda
LeadBolt
Moolah Media
TapIt
Urban Airship
Xtify

As a result a whole bunch of Apps have been produced simply to counter and identify Apps which show Notification Ads these include:

Lookout Ad Network Detector.

AirPush Detector

Addons Detector.