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Using Xuni for Data Visualization on Android

The final sprint covers adding some data visualization to the Fitness Explorer app which is otherwise complete. In this article we'll delve into how Xuni was used in the app, and the different types of data visualization it provides.

November 8, 2016

Working with Prototypes and the Google Fit API

This article explores my fifth sprint working on the Fitness Explorer app where I look at using the Google Fit API.

October 13, 2016

Learning Creational, Architectural, and Structural design patterns for Android Development

In this article I'll delve into my fourth sprint where we cover several design patterns including creation, architectural, and structural patterns.

October 6, 2016

Getting Started with Android Views, Layouts, and the Object Pooling pattern

In this article I'll delve into my third sprint where we go deeper into Android architecture and cover Views, Layouts, and the Object Pooling pattern.

September 29, 2016

Learning the Repository pattern, MVC architecture, and Unit testing

This article covers the second sprint and includes broad concepts like the Repository pattern, MVC architecture, and Unit Testing on Android.

September 22, 2016

First Experiences with Agile, Kanban boards, and Source Control

This article discusses the concepts I learned in my first sprint including the Agile SDLC, task management with KanBan boards, and source control with TFS.

September 15, 2016

Introducing Fitness Explorer

As a fitness enthusiast and technology geek I've been using the Google Fit Android app to heavily track and record my fitness activities. With it's proprietary low battery step counting service it keeps track of my steps on my phone, without a fitness tracker! Google Fit is great, for recording my fitness activities that is. But when I need an quick and easy aggregated view of my fitness history it was difficult to easily find this information in Google Fit. This is why I created the Fitness Explorer app during my summer internship at GrapeCity, to get a instant dashboard of my fitness history for the day, week, and even the month!

September 8, 2016