Darryn Campbell's blog

Preventing Play Store Apps from Updating Automatically

With the increased adoption of managed Android devices, a common request is to prevent Play Store apps from updating.  For example, you might not want to receive Chrome updates because you have validated your hybrid app against a specific version of the web engine.  This guide will talk through how to achieve that.

Targeting Zebra Devices with the Play Store Device Catalogue

When distributing your application through Google’s Play Store, which devices it runs on is a key consideration, especially in Enterprise. The way the Play Store manages an application's supported devices is through the Device catalogue although that catalogue (at the time of writing) contains nearly 18,000 entries.

Deploying Your Apps with Android Application Bundles (.aab)

As part of their annual Google Play policy updates, back in November 2020 Google announced that from August 2021 all new apps must publish in the Play Store using the Android App Bundle format (.aab).  This change coincides with the update to target Android 11 and more details are available in the Android blog post.  Although the blog post does

Giving Context to Speech with DataWedge and Voice Input

By @darryncampbell

The sample app to accompany this post can be found at https://github.com/darryncampbell/DataWedge-VoiceRecognition-Sample

Using your voice to control a mobile device is increasingly common in both consumer and enterprise environments, this application shows how you can use Zebra's DataWedge to recognize speech, convert it to text and capture the text in your app.