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How to Update Circular Progressbar Color Endlessly

In this blog post, I'll be explaining how to change the color of an indeterminate circular progress bar not just once but every few seconds. This type of behavior is commonly seen in the Google's Inbox by Gmail app.
It is simple to build. All we've to do is update the progress bar color every few seconds. This can be achieved by using the setIndeterminateTintList method and a Handler.

The setIndeterminateTintList method changes the progress bar color while the handler makes sure this method is called continuously.

Below is a sample code which mimics such behavior.
One more thing to point out is that setIndeterminateTintList was added in API 21 which means it doesn't work on pre-lollipop devices.

Only limited colors are added to the colorList and you can always add more colors or change the colors in the colorList. If you don't have the desired list of colors, you can randomize the color selection process.

I hope this is helpful. If you guys know a better and simp…

Resources Not Found Exception in Android

There may be few newbies in Android programming having trouble understanding Resources Not Found Exception. So, I planned to explain it in this blog post and make the explanation as simple as I can.

Resources Not Found Exception is thrown when the Resource API's failed to locate the resource.

Let us go through an example to know in detail on why this exception is thrown.

In this example, consider there is a text view on the UI which is used to show numbers from 10 to 1 and let's say we used a CountDownTimer class to achieve this task.

If this was the code you've implemented, your app will crash when the onTick method gets executed for the first time.

If you take a look at the log cat, you can see the API thrown a Resources Not Found Exception complaining that it cannot find the Strig Id.
Simply, What this means is that the Resource API looked for a String named remainingTimeInSec and it failed to find it. This is because remainingTimeInSec is defined as int, not a String …

Newton (Previously Cloud Magic) Android App Interview

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Newton is a subscription based email service which includes extensive features like Read Receipts, Send Later, Sender Profiles, Connected apps and more. The application is offered by Cloud Magic and is available for 14-day free trial in the Google Play Store.

The Newton app was previously known as Cloud Magic. I'm sure a lot of you have used the Cloud Magic app in the past and some of you are still using it as your email client.

If you are not currently using the service or haven't tried earlier, it's time to explore the app as the updated version has added impressive features.

You can add Gmail, iCloud, Office 365, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, Google Apps and all IMAP accounts to start your journey.

Newton tracks the emails you've sent and notifies when someone reads it and also when someone doesn't respond to your email. You can also remotely wipes the emails in case your device gets stolen.

The sender profiles give a better understanding about the user that h…

Blip Blip Plays Hourly Sounds Similar To Watches

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If you're someone who likes the hourly sounds that are made by watches or wall clocks every hour then you might show interest in an app like the Blip Blip. This app brings the hourly chimes feature to Android. The app is build by Paweł Nadolski and is available for free in the Google Play Store with no In-app purchases.

Blip Blip app has a simple UI and it notifies you every hour with a sound. Currently, the notification sounds have 6 variations and its creator mentioned there is more to come. In addition to the sound, you can also enable vibration.



You can turn the app on off from its main screen. Once on, the notification repeats every hour or you can set for shorter times.

You can check the upcoming notification times for almost a week and if you don't want the app to notify you in the night or any other specific time then you can set the silent time in settings. In addition to that, you can also add silent days.

You can light up the screen during notification or disable t…

Send Private and Secure Emails with ProtonMail

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ProtonMail is an end-to-end encrypted email service that aims to protect users privacy. The application is offered by Proton Technologies and is available for free in the Google Play Store.
Simply create an email address and start sending, receiving emails and attachments that are encrypted for free. You can set timers for the emails to self-destruct and send password protected emails.

Not storing Ip log, end-to-end encryption and swiss privacy laws protect your privacy and make email conversations more secure.

The free email account comes with limited features. You can send and receive 150 secure emails per day, create 20 labels and a limited storage of 500MB.
You can upgrade the account to a plus account or a visionary account to increase the limits and can also create custom domains. The plus account costs around € 5.00 /mo or € 48.00 /yr and the visionary account costs € 30.00 /mo or € 288.00 /yr.
Great Day Readers! To give insights into the application development, Dr. Andy Yen,…

To Round - Organize Tasks In Bubbles

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To Round is a task managing application that organizes your tasks in bubbles and these bubbles juggle when your phone is tilted. The app is offered by Future Comes and is available for free in the Google Play Store with no In-app purchases.

Start creating tasks simply by adding the title. You can also add date, time to remind you, labels to differentiate your tasks and a detailed description of the task. The size of the bubble will help you realize the priority of the task. Bigger the size of the bubble the important the task is.

Once you completed a task mark it as done. All your completed, postponed and current tasks can be viewed anytime.


Great Day Readers! To give us more insights into the application development Anna Svirelkina, Marketing Expert at Future Comes responded with the answers. Here are the Q&A exclusive for our readers.
1. Tell us about the team?
We are a highly talented team of experts, moreover, some of us have been working together for over five years already, …

Lumi - Personalize News by Swiping Right and Left

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Lumi is a curated news application offered by Lumi News. It is available for free with no In-app purchases.

Lumi shows you the title and a short overview of the news. You can swipe down to read the entire article. If you like a story, you can swipe right and if you don't like the story, swipe left (you guessed it right similar to Tinder but this is a news app). Based on the stories you liked and disliked the app curates your news.
You can add interested topics and connect your Facebook, Twitter accounts to personalize news even more. You can also comment on the stories and read offline.

Using the app is so easy and you don't have to spend time customizing the topics, adding websites. You can focus simply on reading the news.


Great Day Readers! To get more insights into the application development, the co-founder, Martin Stiksel responded with the answers. Here are the Q&A exclusive for our readers.
1. Tell us about the team?
A passionate bunch of people on a mission to bri…