Manually Trigger Android Build Tasks Using GitHub Actions

Let’s say you have multiple tasks that you have running on a schedule; could be things like UI tests, unit tests, or checking dependencies While it’s great to have these on an automated schedule, you may sometimes want to run these in an ad hoc fashion to gather quick feedback. Or, maybe you have some […]

Manually Triggering GitHub Actions Workflows Using Postman

In a previous post, I talked about how you can manually trigger a GitHub Actions workflow from the command line using curl. In this post, we’re going to quickly walk through how to trigger the same events using Postman. Refresher on manually triggering GitHub Actions workflows Let’s quickly refresh our memories. A GitHub Actions workflow […]

Manually Trigger A GitHub Actions Workflow

Currently, the GitHub UI doesn’t provide any mechanism to manually trigger a GitHub Actions workflow. The exception being that you can re-run a failed workflow. Recently at Pixite, we created a new GitHub Actions workflow to help update the contents of our app’s home screen on a daily basis. This setup is easy to do […]

A Thankful 2019

With Thanksgiving coming up this week here in the US, I’ve been trying to spend some time thinking about all the things I’m grateful for. I was reminded recently (by my very smart wife ­čśÇ) that through gratitude, an taking stock of all the great things in our life, we can improve our mood, motivation, […]

Speaking at ├średev 2019 – Automate All The Things

I had a great time speaking at ├średev Developer Conference today in Malm├Â, Sweden. ├średev is quite a bit larger than the typical conference I’m used to speaking at, so it’s been a fun “out of my comfort zone” experience. ├średev treats their speakers very well, and we’ve had a great time so far. Here […]

Android Dev Summit 2019

Android Dev Summit 2019 just wrapped up, and I have to say I had a really great time. I love the 100% Android focus, and I appreciate the direct access to Googlers, devices, tools, and announcements. Unlike Google I/O, Android Dev Summit is not an overwhelmingly large affair. It’s big enough to provide loads of […]

I Wrote A Book!

I wrote a book! ­čôÖ Very excited to share that the book I’ve been working on all year is finally finished and available!

Increased Google Play Review Times?

Have you seen increased app review times when submitting apps via the Google Play Console? There have been several posts from Google over the past few months indicating that more time will be spent ensuring the quality of apps before they are released.