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Nick Holcombe

Nick
Holcombe

Senior Developer

Nick graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in Computer Science and Biology. With over 25 years’ experience as a developer, Nick is also an Android enthusiast who is passionate about continuously learning and developing best practices.

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Blog Posts

Podcasting to those without Internet access
Podcasting to those without Internet access

Creating a phone number which plays podcasts over the phone from an RSS feed or JSON object

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Firebase App Distribution: Improving our sharing process

We wanted to make sharing our apps with testers easier

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HowTo: Creating a Barcode in Kotlin Android
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Nick at Brightec In Depth
Building a Fibonacci Watch Face for Wear OS
We've been exploring golden spirals and wearable devices.
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How to finish an Open Source project (gracefully)
Rate the app: our fourth and final instalment in a series about creating an Open Source library.
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Coding Ideas Featured Android
Extending the ListAdapter with a header view
For all Android app developers tackling the issue of scrolling, read on...
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Android O brings new features to Notifications
Notifications pose a tricky challenge for developers. Discover the extra tools Android O gives us to help.
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Why you should care whether your app was built using Google Firebase
Are you looking for a Rolls-Royce, tried and tested solution for your app? Does Google Firebase provide that and, if so, should you care?
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Distributing your Library using JCenter
Rate The App - Part Three: Distributing your Library using JCenter
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How much does an app cost Android
Android Pay arrives in the UK
Android Pay is finally here in the UK. Here's what we make of it.
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Open source your Android Library
Rate The App - Part Two: Making your Android Library Open Source
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Creating an Android Library

Rate The App - Part One: The story of creating an Android Library.

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Android Marshmallow and SimpleDateFormat
Android Marshmallow and a breaking change with SimpleDateFormat
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Building Apps for Android TV

Our advice on designing and building apps for Android TV.

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Google 5 Reviews
Google Developer Day for Agencies
We attended an invite-only Developers Day hosted by Google.
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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
We reviewed the Android programming guide from The Big Nerd Ranch
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Calling RESTful APIs with Retrofit
How to call RESTful APIs with Retrofit (in just 3 steps)
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A taste of the Brighton Digital Catapult
A testing facility for modern day trebuchets? No. Well, not that we know of.
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Best practice in app tracking
App tracking (analytics) holds obvious benefits to developers and their clients but it can be fraught with difficulty. How much and what tracking is needed? What is ‘best practice’ for tracking?
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