Category Archives: Android Tutorials

How to Connect Android App with a Local Web Sever [Localhost] using Tethering/Portable Hotspot

When developing and testing apps that make calls to a web server (e.g mysql data storage ), you’ll likely need a  connection between your android device and a web server running on your PC.  Existing approaches have tried to explore … Continue reading

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Gidigames Android Board Game is Going Open Source [Happy New Year!]

Hurray and Happy New Year All! Gidigames is now OPEN SOURCE. You can download the Source code from Github and use it as you wish. Brief description of Gidigames Gidigames is a suite of simple (board) games that we’ve always … Continue reading

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Samsung Gear 2 ( Tizen Wearable ) Sample Apps, Widgets and Templates

In this post, I demonstrate how to access the sample apps that come with the tizen wearable IDE. For developers learning a new language/platform, the best way to get started is to study and build on sample code. Unfortunately the Gear … Continue reading

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Step by Step Guide on How to Build Your first Samsung Gear 2 App (Tizen)

Photo Credit : Samsung Developers Update : This post created May 12, 2014 when there was mighty little documentation out there, and a lot has changed since then! Samsung has released several new wearable devices, and the SDK (and its installation process) … Continue reading

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How to Create a Sliding/Scrolling Menu in Cocos2d for Android

In this tutorial, we use the CCScrollView class to create a horizontal scrolling menu . A scrolling menu is  excellent for tastefully laying out the menu items in your games . Items may scroll horizontall or vertically (your call) with that smooth … Continue reading

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Step by Step Guide on How to Build a Slider PICTURE puzzle game using cocos2d for android

A picture slider puzzle is definitely the next best thing after a number slider puzzle or an alphabet slider puzzle. And that’s what we would be building in this tutorial post. Note : This post builds on previous tutorials for building … Continue reading

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Adding a Game Menu in Cocos2D for Android

As you create sophisticated games, your games will need to have a “landing” page or menu page with nice graphics and a  button or two to access the main sections of the game. Such buttons popularly are the “start” , … Continue reading

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Step by Step Guide on How to build your first Slider Puzzle game in Cocos2d for Android – Part 3

In Part 1 of this tutorial series, you learned about creating a new Cocos2D for android project, adding sprites, scaling and positioning sprites. In Part 2, you learned more about generating and positioning the tiles for the slider puzzle, and … Continue reading

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Handling Sound in Cocos2D for Android

Screenshot credits from one of my games – Puzzbox Africa In many games, sound remains a vital component for achieving interactivity. You may need to play short sound clips in response to events e.g when a button is pressed, a … Continue reading

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Step by Step Guide on How to build your first Slider Puzzle game in Cocos2d for Android – Part 2

In part 1 of the tutorial, we set up the game scene, added a couple of labels to keep track of game status , amount of time elapsed and number of moves. And we made the timer start counting to … Continue reading

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