Archive | March 2012

Fix (some) problems with libraries in the ADT 17 Plugin

Hey guys!

This will be a quick post. Did you update the ADT plugin to v17? Did you find that there are problems with libraries?

The solution (for some of those problems) is:

  1. If your jar libraries are in a lib folder, rename it to libs.
  2. Remove all your jar libraries from the Build Path of your project. Don’t need to add them again to the Build Path.
  3. In your libs folder, you should have just the jar libraries that your project is using. You can’t have different versions of a single library. This is because if you’ve noticed, Eclipse creates now a reference in the Build Path called “Android Dependecies” and he puts there all the jar files that are in your libs folder.
  4. Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 for each Android Library Project that your project is using.
  5. Make a project clean.

Hope it helps anybody! 😀

I found some help here:


UPDATE: You can find official ¡nfo on Android Dependecies at this link:

HowTo: ActionBarSherlock + MapFragment + ListFragment

Today I’ll write about how to have 2 fragments in one Activity, one of them containing a ListView (for example), and the other one containing a MapView, and all of this with a supercool ActionBarSherlock! The perfect combo!

The problem

It’s quite simple: if you want to use fragments with a MapView, you’re not allowed to do it in an easy way.

There’s no MapFragment that can be held by a FragmentActivity or a MapFragmentActivity that can hold both a MapView and some fragments #fail. So, what’s the solution?

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Using an ActionBar in your Android app with ActionBarSherlock

First of all, who am I?

Hey there! I’m Xavi Rigau, a 21 year old Spanish student (I’ll finish my IT degree this summer) who loves Android Development. I started programming for Android as a hobby in the summer of 2009, but when I started university again in October I left it for a while.

Then I started my internship in a company called Tempos 21 in October, 1st 2010. It’s a consultant specialized in mobility. First day I did some boring stuff because I was supposed to be in the Testing department. The problem was that there was only one Android developer (which name is Paulo) at that time and when I said that I had programmed a little on Android they thought it should be better if I could help Paulo a little. Since then I’ve been working there as an Android developer, so I’ve been into this 1 year and a half now.

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Hello world!

Hey there!

I’ll be posting info about Android development soon!