03 April 2019
For years, Android Applications lacked something iOS/UIKit had for free since the age of dawn. Detecting when the user left your app in a reliable and consistent manner. Spoiler alert: this has recently changed.
05 December 2017
NOTE: Google has fixed (or claims to, for I haven’t had the time to check it yet) this in the latest Beta 4. At this time, I don’t know if the version will be 1.0.4 or 1.0.3 or X.X.X, but if you implement the workaround described below, leave a
//TODOto check back when the fix is released “sometime during 2018”.
19 April 2017
DISCLAIMER: I don’t know much about Android Themes, Styles and textAttributes. I understand (I think) the difference and how they operate in theory but I find the system extremely confusing, unintuitive, complicated, verbose, poorly supported and completely uneeded. I get the idea behind it, but it’s become a monster and with the addition of the appCompat, material, and other things, it made it even worse, for some things work in some places, under some circumstances. What is sad (about me) is that I started doing Android circa 2009, 2010; I should know better.