Android app stops smartphone spies

Android app stops smartphone spies

A new Android app can detect surveillance attempts on your smartphone, including IMSI catchers (also called “stingrays”), hidden text messages and attacks exploiting the telephone-signal protocol known as Signaling System 7 (SS7). Called SnoopSnitch, the app launched for free on … Read More

Google partnership with Disney for streaming

Google partnership with Disney for streaming

Disney is allowing you to watch “Frozen” on your Android device, no matter where you bought it. Now this is possible thanks to the partnership between Google and Disney for streaming contents. The media giant on Monday announced a partnership … Read More

LiveBox, using XMPP for notifications

LiveBox, using XMPP for notifications

Introduction In the previous article we saw some of the basics of the XMPP protocol. In this second installment I hope to expand over what XMPP’s strong suits are and how it proved instrumental in the development of LiveBox. In … Read More

Android Multifunction adapter part 4

A big hello to all the readers of the LiveBox blog, this is the last article in the Multifunction adapter series. In this article we will create an abstract multifunction adapter. We can use the adapter with different objects and also improve … Read More

user interface of livebox apps

User Interface of LiveBox apps

In this months i wrote about our iPhone and Android apps, and i already showed you the design improvements introduced by our new release. Today i’m going to talk about the User Interface brought to you by LiveBox 3.0. Let’s have a … Read More

Android Multifunction adapter part 3

In this article I will show you how to make a ListView like the ones used by gmail. In the previous articles we saw how to add a button and a checkbox in a ListView. A ListView with a scrollable row is a … Read More

Android Multifunctional adapter part 2

In the previous article we saw how to place a Button inside a ListView row. We created the MyClickListener class, that implements the OnClickListener interface and we created instances of our custom listener in the getView adapter method. Of course, in addition to … Read More

designing app different platforms

Designing an app for different platforms

Designing an app for different platforms: the multiple devices issue. I’m going to talk about designing an app for different platforms and solving the multi devices issue. Livebox app’s design will be used as an example. When designing an app you will … Read More

livebox-and-material-design

LiveBox and Material Design part 2

In the last episode we talked about why we haven’t implemented fully the new Material Design giving the reader a full overview about what we have and what we haven’t implemented. In this article we will start to go more … Read More