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Top 10 Android development posts in 2012

Here are the most-read posts from TechRepublic's Android App Builder blog in 2012.

The most-read Android development TechRepublic posts this year feature tips for newbies and experienced app developers. Thanks to our Android App Builder bloggers and readers for your contributions this year. Let us know what topics you'd like to see cover here in 2013.

1. A quick tutorial on coding Android's accelerometer

The accelerometer is a hardware sensor used to detect a shake motion. William Francis shares the accelerometer code that he uses in his Android apps.

2. Android fragmentation is real

Android fragmentation might be just what the Market ordered. Ken Hardin has the details.

3. Get started with Android fragments

After purchasing and using a Sony Tablet S, William J. Francis is sold on the idea of Android fragments. His tutorial shows how to create a functional fragment-based UI.

4. Project your Android phone's screen onto a larger display

Learn three ways to get your Android phone display onto a large overhead screen so you can show off your killer app during your next demo or presentation.

5. Integrate Facebook logins in your Android app

Kyle Miller provides mobile developers with instructions on how to integrate Facebook logins into their Android applications.

6. Calling RESTful services from your Android app

Mobile developer William J. Francis demonstrates how easy it is to consume a RESTful service from your Android device.

7. App store fees percentages and payouts: What developers need to know

Every app store takes a cut of a developer's sales. Find out how much of the earnings usually go to the app store and when you can expect a payment.

8. Android's SeekBar your way

Learn how to customize the Android UI SeekBar widget by following this tutorial by mobile developer William Francis.

9. A newbie's guide to Android development

William J. Francis covers Android development basics, such as the necessary tools to get started and a typical project hierarchy.

10. Programming with the Android 4.0 Calendar API: the good, the bad, and the ugly

The Android 4.0 CalendarContact class is a welcome and long overdue addition to your programming arsenal. This tutorial is a brief introduction to the class.

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