More Maps For All With Google Maps Embed API

The new Google Maps Embed API has been released into the wild. This is intended to make it easier for web-centric developers to place and embed Google Maps into web pages as they are in the process of designing them. Developers might consider this option as a means of giving users (or you may prefer the term “customers” if it …

4K2K Android TV Boxes with AMLogic S802 SoC – Tronsmart Vega S89 and Eny ES8

For nearly a year, we’ve been waiting for Android TV media players based on the latest AMLogic quad core Cortex A9 SoC, that’s been known as AML8726-M8, then M801/M802, and there’s AMLogic S802, which is the set-top box version of the SoC. M must probably stands for MID, and S for STB. Geniatech ATV1800 seems to never become available, and …

Developing Android Apps with Scala and Scaloid: Part 2

In the first installment of this two-part series on developing Android Apps with Scala and Scaloid, I explained how Scaloid simplifies and reduces the required Android code as much as possible while leveraging type safety. In this article, I explain how to utilize asynchronous task processing, the execution of methods from system services, and specific Scaloid classes and traits. Creating …