Free Android app covering all aspects of addiction, including prevention and treatment

Using Realm databases in Android apps: A beginner’s tutorial

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What is Realm?

Think of a Realm as a database.

A Realm is similar to a database and can contain different kinds of objects. You can use a Realm in your app instead of an SQL database.

The Realm is saved in a file on your device and can be backed up.

You can also create a Realm in memory which is destroyed when you close the realm.

Realm works seamlessly with Android and is very easy to set up and use.

Addiction 101

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The Free Android app covering all aspects of addiction

Whether you’re fighting an addiction, living with an addict, would like to help an addict or prevent a loved one from becoming an addict then Addiction 101 is the app for you.

Addiction 101 is a repository of information covering all aspects of addiction from prevention to treatment. Information on specific drugs such as alcohol, prescription medication, cocaine, heroin and many others is made available in the form of video clips, online readable documents or as downloadable pdf documents. The information is updated regularly.

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Free Clip Art Gold

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Update 2.1

The latest version of Free Clip Art Gold now includes an image editor!

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Free Clip Art Gold, a Free Android app, lets you download high-quality, free clip art which you can, save, share and now EDIT!

Please also see the Help file for version 2 for more detailed help

Download your favourite image then edit it using over 30 free editing tools.

Android app Free Clip Art gold edit image menu

Display the large version of your selected image then select Edit Image from the menu

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Download your original image

Android app Free Clip Art gold edit image

Open up the editor and select an editing tool, for example the Draw tool. Select the paintbrush size and colour then draw on the screen using your finger

Android app Free Clip Art gold edit image

Here’s your piece of art!

Here are some of the things that you can do with your downloaded free Clip Art Gold image:

  • Enhance your image using a number of pre-set image enhancing tools
    • Hi-Def
    • Scenery
    • Food
    • Portrait
    • Night
  • Effects - select from a number of default effect tools. Thumbnails of your image display the effect in real time. Simply select the effect that’s perfect for your image!
  • Frames – select the frame that best suits your image
  • Stickers – spice up your image. Put a sticker on it. Select your favourite sticker from a list of funky stickers. Position it on your image. That’s it. You’re done!
  • Overlays – Add overlays to your images. Select from Squares, Verticals, Scapes, Hexagonals, Crosses and Circles
  • Crop – crop images using pre-set sizes and formats
  • Adjust – choose from a number of adjustment tools to make your image stand out
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Exposure
    • Warmth
    • Saturation
    • Shadows
    • Highlights
    • Vibrance
    • Tint
    • Fade
  • Sharpness – use the sharpness tool to make your image crisp and clear
  • Focus – add focus to specific parts of your image
    • Radial
    • Linear
  • Vignette
  • Orientation – if only she was looking the other way! No problem, use the Orientation tool to flip the image
    • Rotate clockwise
    • Rotate anti-clockwise
    • Flip left to right
    • Flip top to bottom
  • Splash – add colour to certain areas for emphasis
    • Free colour
    • Smart colour
    • Eraser
  • Draw – using variety of colours and pen sizes to draw on your image
  • Text – add text in a variety of colours
  • Meme – create memes in an instant!
  • Blemish – touch up where necessary using the Blemish tool
  • Blur – blur certain areas using the Blur tool
  • Redeye – easily remove those red eyes
  • Whiten

For more on Free Clip Art Gold check out these links:

Android app Free Clip Art edit share menu

Once edited, the image is automatically saved (see below). All menu options are greyed out except Share

 

Android Free Clip Art App share edit image

Selecting Share displays a Chooser screen where you can select an app to share or save the edited image

Android Free Clip Art app save edit image device Pictures folder

All saved images are saved in your device’s Pictures folder with the prefix FreeClipArt_

There’s more: Change the background colour

You can now also swop the background colour when displaying a large image.

Long-press the image to swop between a black or white background.

Android app Free Clip Art gold edit image background colour

Show the large image on a white background. Long-press the image to change the background colour to black

Android app Free Clip Art gold edit image background colour

Show the large image on a black background. Long-press the image to change the background colour to white

Please also see the Help file for version 2 for more detailed help

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Using a Firebase Realtime Database in your app

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Firebase is a Google product.

Use the start-up package for free and only start paying once you’ve expanded beyond the free package limits. You can check out the pricing here https://firebase.google.com/pricing/

Here’s a quick summary of our tutorial app

Open Images Gold: Version 5

Open Images Gold

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Version 5

Get the Free Android app, Open Images Gold.

  • Download free high quality images
  • Use them anywhere for free
  • Save them on your device for free
  • Save them in Dropbox for free
  • Save them in Google Drive for free
  • Share them with friends for free

Android app Open Images Gold at Google Play store

Open Images Gold: Help

Open Images Gold: Help

Version 5

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Enter search terms separated by a space. Select right menu to refine your search

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Image results are displayed in a grid

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Open left drawer for navigation options

Open images gold pixabay Android app search results image choice mode selection

Long-press to enter choice mode. Tap once to select and unselect images

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Tap twice to display large version of the image

Open images gold pixabay Android app large image menu options

Open right drawer for actions to perform on the large image

Open images gold pixabay Android app Toolbar menu options

Use the Toolbar Action icons to save or delete selected images

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Select menu option to delete all saved images

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Read more about Open Images Gold: version 5 and also check out help for Open Images Gold: version 6 which includes editing

Free Clip Art Gold: update

The latest Free Clip Art Gold: Version 2

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What’s Clip Art?

Clip art is simple pictures and symbols that you can use in your documents, email, etc.

Free Clip Art, Gold: Version 2

Help

Help for the just released upgrade for Free Clip Art Gold, Android app. Get it now google play

 

Version 2.1update

version 2.1 coming soon!

version 2.1 will include:

  • image editing
  • change background colour of large image display 

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As of version 2.1 you can now edit your images

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While showing the large version of a selected image, select Edit Image from the Right Drawer menu options to edit the image

Free Clip Art Android App change background colour

While showing the large version of a selected image, long-press to change the background colour

 

search

Enter your search term and press GO to start your search

Free Clip Art Gold Version 2 Help selecting choice mode

Long-press to enter choice-mode, one-tap to select or cancel selection

Free Clip Art Gold Version 2 Help save choice mode

Tap the save icon on right to save selections

Free Clip Art Gold Version 2 Help show large image

Double-tap image to view large image

Free Clip Art Gold Version 2 Help show navigationview right menu

Swipe from right of screen or press menu button to display the right menu

Free Clip Art Gold clip art image download notification

Notifications are sent when the files are saved. Tap the notification to view the image file

Free Clip Art Gold Version 2 Help save image file

Save large and Xtra-large image in local storage

Free Clip Art Gold Version 2 Help show saved images

Press left Save button to view saved images

Free Clip Art Gold Version 2 Help show query result images

Press left Collection button to view your search results

Free Clip Art Gold Version 2 Help show left navigationview menu

Swipe from left of screen or press the left menu icon to display the left menu

Free Clip Art Gold Version 2 Help delete selected images

Tap the delete icon on the right to permanently delete the selected item

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What you can do with Strings!

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Strings are…, well they’re a sequence of characters. We use them all the time in our apps