Getting Started with Android Studio

Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin, Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. On top of the capabilities you expect from IntelliJ, Android Studio offers:

  • Gradle-based build support.
  • Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes.
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems.
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
  • Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components.
  • A rich layout editor that allows you to drag-and-drop UI components, preview layouts on multiple screen configurations, and much more.

 

read more and download: http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html#download

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My first analysis on Bikroy.com

Today I saw the advertisement of bikroy.com. If I am not wrong, it is the first advertisement in a Bangladeshi TV about a web service.

I saw a lot Indian or international web sites advertisement in television and thought that one day we will see Bangladeshi web applications will be advertised in television. Feels like I am lucky to see it too early. Bangladesh is evolving in IT. Soon our web product will be recognized internationally.

Let’s talk about bikroy.com , it is an web application (now a days I tries not to use the term “web sites”, but I use “web application”) where user can post advertisement for their products. Posting advertisement is free. You only need to set a password against your advertisement and you email address. Nothing else! (A user management section would be nice for this site. It will help users.)

In order to edit the advertisement, you have to find the advertisement and edit it .you will need the password that you have given when creating the advertisement. (Again, user management will be nice in this step)

From the advertise detail view, you can send email to seller, see the phone number, or add to favorite. You can see your favorite applications. (Session/cookie management, cannot have it be favorite all the time! )

Site primary language is Bangla, but there is English support. And I good help and support system, good looking and clean UI (may be bootstrap!).

This site is developed by SALTSIDE TECHNOLOGIES, they have other sites , dekho.com.pk (same UI as Bangladeshi site) for Pakistan and lkman.lk (although there is name, but I could not find it in web) for sri lanka. The company is in situated in Sweden and have office in UAE[1].

Now the technical point, this site is built using ruby on rails. 4 javascript framework used , backbone, Handlebars and underscore. Nginx web server used to store this site. (I used wappalyzer. )

They have github account [2] there is a test in [3], if you are a ruby / rails developer, try to solve it. They also have Mongoid slug, which generates a URL slug or permalink based on one or more field in a Mongoid model. [4]

Currently in bikroy.com there are 65741 advertisements, where 54413 are private and 11328 are for business. Comparing its Pakistan counterpart dekho.com.pk, there are 188468 ads where 163878 are private and 24590 are business [5] [6].

I think you should try the service. Although, well, it is not up to mark, but still it is in infancy. So we expect a lot of evolves of this service.

Reference:

[1] Saltsite Technologies web site, http://saltside.se/

[2] saltsite github account https://github.com/saltside

[3] I want to be a saltsider, https://github.com/Saltside/Saltsider

[4] Mongoid Slug https://github.com/Saltside/mongoid-slug

[5] all ads- bikroy.com http://bikroy.com/ads-in-bangladesh?scope=all

[6] all ads-dekho.com.pk http://dekho.com.pk/ads-in-pakistan