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Android-Studio-update-fixes-over-200-reported-bugs,-here

Android Studio update fixes over 200 reported bugs, here's what's new


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by

Google has just announced the release of Android Studio 3.3, an update on Project Marble, which is the Android Studio team’s focus on improving fundamental user-facing features and product polish. In a recent blog post, Jamal Eason says: "Android Studio 3.3 kicks off the broader quality focus area for the year, which we call Project Marble. Announced at th...


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Software engineering interview preparation


Monday, May 21, 2018 by

Preparing for a software engineer interview can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to prepare answers on standard questions about strengths, weaknesses, and why you want a particular job, but you also have to demonstrate proficiency in specific skills - you have to prove your coding chops.This isn’t easy when you don’t know what types of problems you will be asked...


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Alternative Google Play app stores to consider


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by

Android is open source, and because of that -app developers can build and deploy an APK file anywhere! There are obvious advantages to deploying into the known Android app stores such as Google Play, and Amazon - mostly in the potential number of impressions and installs your app can receive, because Google play comes as the default app store on most Android devices. Pl...


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Why developers should add mobile print to apps


Friday, May 4, 2018 by

Printing has been a major part of history for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, and despite the rise of digital technologies, it’s not going anywhere - in fact, the demand for printing continues to grow, for four major reasons:Despite digital advancements, printing is still the standard. Printed materials such as contracts, government forms and har...


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Open Sesame technology changes the world for paralyzed people


Friday, December 15, 2017 by

Sesame Enable seeks to open a new door to independence for millions of quadriplegics and people with disabilities around the world through the development of the first touch-free smartphone and tablet app called Open Sesame.Open Sesame technology works by tracking user’s head movements using the front-facing camera of a smartphone or tablet. Users activate the app throu...


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EdTech offers free courses for DACA Dreamers


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by

OpenClassrooms has announced the launch of its curriculum in the United States. Learning opportunities for prospective students at every level - from novice to seasoned tech pro - are now available for the following career paths: iOS Developer, Android Developer, Ruby Developer, Front-end Developer and Product Management, enabling students to land careers in some of tod...


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The mobile printing six best practices for developers


Monday, August 14, 2017 by

When creating apps, a developer works hard to ensure optimal functionality and a great user experience - so it's critical that an app is truly the best it can be for its audience. These days, ensuring functionality and engagement means adding mobile print to an app. Mobile printing is an unmet need in many apps: According to an InfoTrends study, 95 percent of consumers ...


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2016 Android Experiments Google I/O Challenge


Monday, March 28, 2016 by

Last year the Android developer team launched Android Experiments offering a showcase of creative Android projects that provides the opportunity for any Android developer to submit their own experiments to the gallery. The team has now announced the Android Experiments I/O Challenge which offers a chance for developers to win a trip to Google I/O 2016. From now thr...


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Updates Made to Google Play Developer Policy Center


Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by

When you have one of the two largest app marketplaces in the world, it’s a tall order when making sure there is an ongoing positive experience for both users and app developers. The is the responsibility the Google Play team and its Developer Program Policies face in maintaining an app ecosystem through educating the Android developer community and defining appropriate ...


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Google Releases New Android People API


Thursday, February 11, 2016 by

The Google Android dev team has release a new People API that allows Android developers to retrieve data about an authenticated user’s connections from their Contacts. Prior to the new API, developers had to make multiple calls to the Google+ API for user profiles and the Contacts API for contacts. The new People API uses the newest protocols and technologies and will e...


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Android Studio 2.0 Preview Now Includes Instant Run Feature


Monday, November 23, 2015 by

Google has released Android Studio 2.0, which includes an Instant Run feature to help improve the development workflow. Android Studio’s new Instant Run feature allows developers to quickly see changes running on a device or emulator. Profiling OpenGL ES Android code is now easier with the GPU Profiler in Android Studio. The tool is in early preview and shows detai...


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Twitter Flight Developer Conference October 21 in San Francisco


Monday, October 12, 2015 by

Twitter Flight, Twitter’s mobile developer conference, will be held on Wednesday, October 21 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The event will include breakfast, lunch and an evening happy hour allowing attendees have plenty of fuel to maneuver the day long activities. The event will start with a keynote from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and other...


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Twitter Opens Registration for Second Flight Mobile Developer Conference


Friday, September 4, 2015 by

Twitter has opened registration for its second Flight developer conference which will be held on October 21 at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.In addition to the keynotes from Twitter executives, Twitter product team leaders, and apps and brands active with Titter’s Fabric platform there will be four technical tracks:- The Main Hall Track is scenario-focuse...


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How Frightened Should Android Developers Be Of Stagefright


Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by

Stagefright is a new Android vulnerability which was found and announced by Joshua J. Drake, Zimperium zLabs Vice President of Platform Research and Exploitation. Specifically the company says Stagefright is: “…what we believe to be the worst Android vulnerabilities discovered to date.”Here is a rundown according to Zimperium, “These issues in Stagefright code criticall...


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What is New in the Recent Release of Visual Studio 2015


Friday, July 24, 2015 by

Microsoft just released the highly anticipated Visual Studio 2015 just in advance of the impending Microsoft 10 release. Here is a rundown on what’s new for VS 2015:Cross-platform mobile device support - Android, iOS, and WindowsOut of the box, Visual Studio allows developers to use web technologies to build production quality mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows us...


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Android App Developers Can Improve Accessibility with New Testing Criteria


Monday, July 20, 2015 by

We recently reported that the App Quality Alliance (AQuA) was creating a set of accessibility tests designed to help Android app publishers make applications more accessible and easy to use for those with disabilities in certain categories including vision, hearing, speech, dexterity and cognition.The organization has now announced that the final version of the testing ...


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Google to Phase Out Support of Android Developer Tools (ADT) in Eclipse


Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by

With Google’s emphasis squarely on its official Android IDE - Android Studio - the company has announced it is ending development and official support for the Android Developer Tools (ADT) in Eclipse at the end of the year. This specifically includes the Eclipse ADT plugin and Android Ant build system.With the upcoming deadline, developers should start migrating project...


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Google Offers Up to $30k Bounties for Discovering Android Vulnerabilities


Friday, June 19, 2015 by

Google has announced a new Android Security Rewards program to encourage the Android developer community to discover vulnerabilities and disclose them to the Android Security Team. The reward level is based on the bug severity and payments are elevated for high quality reports that include reproduction code, test cases, and patches.The program covers security vulnerabil...


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NVIDIA Tegra Android Development Pack Now AndroidWorks Development Platform for All Android Devices


Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by

Formerly known as Tegra Android Development Pack, NVIDIA AndroidWorks 1R1 provides a full suite of native application development tools for Android - now available for all Android platforms.This release includes support for NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor with NVIDIA Maxwell PC graphics architecture in the all-new NVIDIA SHIELD; providing the latest Android NDK and NDK64 r10d...


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App Quality Alliance Establishes New Android Accessibility Testing Criteria


Monday, June 8, 2015 by

To help publishers ensure their apps provide as much accessibility as possible for individuals with disabilities the App Quality Alliance (AQuA), with support from the Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF), has created a set of accessibility tests designed to help publishers make applications more accessible and easy to use for those with disabilities in certain categories -...


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Android 5.0: Making a Material Design Checklist and Checking it Twice


Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by

The new Android 5.0 Lollipop material design brings a new design system for the Android platform and system apps. Material design provides a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices. The Android 5.0 operating system will soon be rolling out to consumers just in time for the holidays and developers now have access t...


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What Developers Need To Know About Android 5.0 Lollipop


Monday, October 27, 2014 by

Google is touting Android 5.0 Lollipop as its largest and most ambitious release for Android and now that the public has been notified of its upcoming availability, we thought we’d provide an overview of the latest L iteration.Google’s main goal with the new mobile SDK is to provide a more seamless experience across phones, tablets, wearables, TVs, cars and anything els...


Android-Developer-Team-Offers-Developing-Android-Apps:-Android-Fundamentals-Course

Android Developer Team Offers Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals Course


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by

Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals is an online training course featuring Google Developer Advocates Reto Meier, Dan Galpin, and Katherine Kuan, working with the team at Udacity. The Android dev team says that the class is “advanced and technical enough for experienced developers who are new to Android , maybe even new to mobile , but not new to programming.”...


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Why You Should Localize Your App (And What Exactly Localization Is Anyway)


Thursday, June 26, 2014 by

The question that we encounter at PTIGlobal most often is this: "Do I really have to localize my app?"  On second thought, the question that we actually encounter more often is an unspoken one that folks are too embarrassed to ask: "What exactly is localization?"This is the first of several articles on app localization that will answer both of these quest...


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Facebook’s FbStart App Marketing Program Now Open to All Developers


Saturday, May 17, 2014 by

Facebook has announced that it has opened its FbStart program to all iOS and Android developers. Prior to this week, only developers who attended Facebook’s f8 developer conference could apply to the program. Now the application process for FbStart is open to any iOS or Android developer with an app that’s been live for at least 30 days. If selected, deve...


Hurry,-You-Only-Have-Three-Days-to-Register-for-the-2014-Google-I|O-App-Developer-Conference!

Hurry, You Only Have Three Days to Register for the 2014 Google I|O App Developer Conference!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by

The 2014 Google I/O conference will be held from June 25 – 26 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.This year Google is making some changes to this year's registration process. The window to submit a registration application will open today (April 15th) and stay open until April 18th. Google will randomly select applicants after the window closes o...


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New X Rite ColorTRUE Aware SDK to Help iOS and Android App Developers Deliver Accurate Color


Thursday, April 10, 2014 by

X-Rite, Incorporated, a color management, measurement and communication technology company, has announced the release of the ColorTRUE Aware SDK for iOS and Android. The ColorTRUE Aware SDK provides mobile app developers the ability to deliver accurate color to their app utilizing the profile created with the X-Rite ColorTRUE app, as well as the included image tran...


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New Google Play Services Are Rolling Out for Game App Developers


Monday, March 17, 2014 by

With GDC at full steam already this week, Google has kicked off the week announcing new services for its Google Play developer program including the new game gifts incentive program and enhanced engagement and discovery options.Highlights of the New Offerings- Google is introducing game gifts, a new service that lets players send virtual in-game obje...


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Amazon Expands the Availability of Amazon Coins for Android Devices


Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by

Amazon has announced that customers in the US, UK and Germany can now buy, spend and earn Amazon Coins on their Android phones and tablets.Amazon users need to download the latest version of the Amazon Appstore and their existing Coins balances automatically appear. Existing Android users can upgrade to the latest version of the Amazon Appstore and new customers ca...


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Android Developers Get New Ways to Access Intel’s XDK with New Intel Android Developer Zone


Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by

One of the sweetest exhibits we visited at Apps World last week was the Intel developer zone where the full suite of Intel’s developer offerings were on display. They’ve put some real muscle and thought behind mobile and are emerging as a serious player in the mobile sphere.And while it seems that the full Intel Developer Zone team was working the crowd last w...


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Google Play Services 4.1 Provides App Developers With Enhances to Game Apps, Android SDK Access, Mobile Ads, and Google Drive API


Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by

Google Play Services 4.1 has launched and it includes a number of enhancements including new Turn Based Multiplayer support for games, and a preliminary API for integrating Google Drive into apps. This update also improves battery life for all users with Google Location Reporting enabled. Once the rollout has completed, developers will be able to download the SDK u...


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App Developer Magazine Developer Spotlight Wasabi Productions


Sunday, November 3, 2013 by

As part of our series of in-depth interviews with app developers, we recently sat down with Wasabi Productions, a children’s digital publisher. ADM - Who are your key  members?Wasabi - Graham Nunn, Creative Director and Co-Founder; Amy Friedlander , VP Marketing  & Strategy, Co-Founder; and  Chaz Heitner, Financial Director, Co Founder. ADM - How lo...


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iConsole.tv to Support Valve’s SteamOS


Thursday, October 24, 2013 by

iConsole.tv which, despite its name, is an Android powered device, has announced it will support Valve’s SteamOS, a Linux-powered operating system inside its Android OS. It’s designed to make a PC into something closer to a gaming console. The iConsole.tv, which will utilize Intel’s Iris graphics technology, is designed to be a 2-in-1 device, a gaming console out ...


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Mid Year 2013 Android Developer Survey is Now Open


Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by

On the Android developer blog Reto Meier, Android Developer Relations Tech Lead, has announced the opening of the mid-year Android Developer Survey. The survey should last between 15 and 20 minutes covering topics including challenges developers face when planning, designing, writing, distributing, and monetizing Android apps. 5,000 people participated last year a...


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Intrinsyc Announces New SDK Featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 Processor


Friday, July 12, 2013 by

Intrinsyc Software International, a mobile and embedded devices company, has announced the availability of a new DragonBoard Development Kit and production-ready System-On-Module ("SoM") featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 processor from Qualcomm Technologies. The new SDK will allow companies to innovate for devices based on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors de...