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

Device Identifiers on Zebra Devices Running Android 10 – The Complete Guide

There are a few sample apps and guides floating around detailing how to retrieve device identifiers on Zebra devices running Android 10 and it is a common area we get questions about so, I thought it made sense to bring everything together in a single place.

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.

Scanning Multiple Barcodes with a Single Trigger Pull

By @darryncampbell

This post will demonstrate how to scan multiple barcodes in a single trigger pull on Zebra Android mobile computers. The multi-barcode capability is being further enhanced in the near future but this post describes what you can do today.

The sample application to accompany this post can be found on github and uses the "Basic Multibarcode" feature of DataWedge.