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Google-is-turning-on-the-Restore-feature-soon

Google is turning on the Restore feature soon


Thursday, January 10, 2019 by

In a recent email sent to Android developers that have subscriptions enabled, Google wants to remind you that soon they will be activating the Restore feature. The email read: "We are writing to let you know about an upcoming change to the Restore feature in the Google Play Console. On April 15, 2019, Google will be turning on the Restore feature for all develop...


Java-vs.-Kotlin:-The-raging-debate

Java vs. Kotlin: The raging debate


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by

Java and has been around for 22 years and was the go-to language for Android developers until recently. Experts state that it could become obsolete even with the latest Java 8, mostly because of its endless try-catch blocks, verbose syntax, lack of support for functional programming features, null-unsafety and the notorious NullPointerException. Also, Java was created t...


Play-Android-games-on-your-PC-with-this-new-Android-emulator

Play Android games on your PC with this new Android emulator


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by

It can be a frustrating thing to finally get so deeply engrossed in a game, only to have your experience marred by a small screen or a sudden drop in battery life. With just an installation, a few short steps and account creation, you’ll be able to play your favorite games on an Android emulator that will give you an even better experience than on your phone. N...


Retro-gaming-talk-with-Matthew-Thomas-of-Storytellers-Entertainment

Retro gaming talk with Matthew Thomas of Storytellers Entertainment


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by

Storytellers Entertainment, an emerging game studio, seeks to revive fantasy retro gaming with its serialized fantasy based, solo-RPG. Matthew Thomas and Bill Munns are the creative heads behind their game “Imperium Omni”. Matthew grew up in Southern California, where he went to college at age 16 later on, and earned a degree in Computer Programming ...


New-startup-pairs-Android-developers-to-businesses

New startup pairs Android developers to businesses


Friday, November 2, 2018 by

The driving force in smartphone technology is the app – everyone loves to use them, and every business wants their own. But the average mobile app costs up to $25,000 when developed by a reputable company. That puts the full-function app out of reach for many small businesses. Now, a new website unites vetted Android Developers with those business owners to ...


The-Android-screen-notch-guide-for-developers

The Android screen notch guide for developers


Monday, August 6, 2018 by

The screen notch on the iPhone X screen was unavoidable with the inclusion of the edge-to-edge OLED screen because the camera and sensors get in the way. So manufactures have to contour the screen around the sensors and camera area, which created the somewhat odd, but always funny “screen notch”. Until now iOS developers were the only ones that&...


Why-Kotlin-language-use-is-skyrocketing

Why Kotlin language use is skyrocketing


Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by

Kotlin, the Java based language that titles itself as "The Statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform applications" is alive and kicking as revealed in a new report from Pusher who says there is "exponential growth in Kotlin adoption." Kotlin originated at JetBrains, the company behind IntelliJ IDEA, in 2010, and has been ...


Alternative-Google-Play-app-stores-to-consider

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...


Why-developers-should-add-mobile-print-to-apps-

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...


Developers-outlook-2018:-big-technologies,-big-changes

Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by

In 2018 changes in the technology landscape are creating fantastic opportunities for innovation in design and engineering. For decades, computers featured a TV screen for output, a keyboard for text input, and a mouse to point and click. Just a few years ago, the iPhone transformed everything by putting the first well-designed computer with a touchscreen in our pockets....


ViroCore-launched-to-build-immersive-AR-apps

ViroCore launched to build immersive AR apps


Friday, November 17, 2017 by

Viro Media has announces the launch of ViroCore, a SceneKit equivalent for Android enabling native AR/VR development using Java. ViroCore supports ARCore, Google Cardboard, Daydream and Gear VR.With ViroCore, Android developers can now build immersive standalone AR/VR apps or add features like Snapchat’s Lenses into their existing apps using familiar languages and tools...


The-mobile-printing-six-best-practices-for-developers

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 ...


Tap-to-Print:-Android-App-Challenge

Tap to Print: Android App Challenge


Thursday, June 22, 2017 by

Add print to your app by July 12th for guaranteed prizes!Android developers, want a reward for boosting your app(s)? Mopria is awarding devs who give their app the useful function of mobile printing.The ability to print is a great tool for your app; it can increase your user retention, spike in-app purchases, and enhance your usability.Take part in the Tap to Print Chal...


Big-Nerd-Ranch-developers-to-talk-at-Georgia-World-Congress-Center

Big Nerd Ranch developers to talk at Georgia World Congress Center


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by

Big Nerd Ranch, an immersive application development bootcamp and app development learning service announced today that four of their training staff will be featured speakers at DevNexus, The Professional Developer Conference, being held February 22 and 23, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia."We are very pleased that Big Nerd Ranch is well re...


Why-Nearshoring-is-the-solution-to-retaining-your-DevOps-team

Why Nearshoring is the solution to retaining your DevOps team


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by

DevOps used to be in the domain of Silicon Valley innovators. But now the concept, which emphasizes tight integration between software developers and IT infrastructure professionals, has exploded into the mainstream. In fact, Gartner predicts approximately 25 percent of Global 2000 companies will have adopted DevOps in 2016, meaning more and more teams are now...


In-App-Print-Capabilities:-What-it-Means-and-Why-It-Matters

In-App Print Capabilities: What it Means and Why It Matters


Friday, September 23, 2016 by

The realm of mobile development has come a long way, and it’s only getting better – just ask Gordon Moore.Moore, one of the founders of Intel Corporation, came up with an eponymous rule of thumb in 1965 called Moore’s Law. App developers are all familiar with this simple rule – if not by name, then by understanding; its basic tenet has driven the computer industry for 5...


Amazon-Appstore-Developer-Summit-2016-Coming-to-London-in-October

Amazon Appstore Developer Summit 2016 Coming to London in October


Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by

The Amazon Appstore Developer Summit 2016, is a free event targeting Android developers and will be held in London on 4 Oct 2016.The summit is designed to provide developers with unique insights into the Appstore eco-system, emerging user interfaces that are driving new user behaviors, and disruptive new business models that are opening up opportunities for customers an...


Latin-American-App-Users-Up-for-Grabs-by-Android-Developers-and-Hardware-Makers

Latin American App Users Up for Grabs by Android Developers and Hardware Makers


Friday, August 5, 2016 by

Editors note: Contributed by Chris Klotzbach, Director at Flurry from Yahoo and Lali Kesiraju, Marketing and Analytics Manager With the 2016 Rio Olympics starting today, we decided to take a look at smartphone and app growth in Latin America. Though the region has been slower to adopt mobile apps in years past, largely a result of limited high-speed data connectivi...


Mopria-Alliance-Announces-App-Challenge-for-Android-App-Developers

Mopria Alliance Announces App Challenge for Android App Developers


Friday, July 29, 2016 by

The Mopria Alliance is reaching out to Android app developers with a new app competition. Co-sponsored by BeMyApp, the Mopria PRINTanomics Android App Challenge offers an online challenge designed to recognize the most innovative Android apps with mobile printing capabilities. You can register or learn more about the contest at http://appsthatprint.bemyapp.comPRINT...


Google-Play,-Mobile-Ads-and-Ad-Blocking:-The-Macro-View

Google Play, Mobile Ads and Ad-Blocking: The Macro View


Tuesday, July 19, 2016 by

Google quietly rolled out an update to the Play Store a few months ago, but the change sent ripples through the entire mobile developer community: the company started clearly labeling the apps that include ads. It’s a small change, but one that has greater implications for every participant in the mobile app ecosystem - from developers and end users, to mobile ad platfo...


MediaTek-Targets-Android-Developers-with-New-Helio-X20-IoT-Development-Board

MediaTek Targets Android Developers with New Helio X20 IoT Development Board


Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by

Targeting Android IoT developers, MediaTek has introduced a new Helio X20 Development Board, based on MediaTek’s Helio X20 mobile processor, offering a development board using Tri-Cluster deca-core structure  and ARM Cortex-A72 technology. The MediaTek Helio X20 is based on the Linaro 96 Boards standard, featuring ARM Cortex-A72 cores within a tri-cluster...


Android-Studio-2.0-Now-Available

Android Studio 2.0 Now Available


Monday, April 11, 2016 by

Android Studio 2.0 has been released allowing developers to build apps for the Android platform, including phones and tablets, Android Auto, Android Wear, and Android TV. It is the official IDE from Google including a code editor, code analysis tools, emulators and more. Android Studio 2.0 includes the following new features for Android developers:- Instant Run: De...


Google-Releases-New-Android-People-API-

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...


Opera-Launches-New-Android-App-Subscription-Service-Through-Carrier-Billing

Opera Launches New Android App Subscription Service Through Carrier Billing


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 by

Opera has launched the Opera Apps Club subscription service for premium Android apps providing an alternative distribution and app monetization model for apps based on an unlimited “all you can download” subscription offer, payable through carrier billing systems.The Opera Apps Club is an outgrowth of Opera’s acquisition of Bemobi in August 2015. The service was origina...


VR-Developers-Can-Create-Spatial-Audio-with-Cardboard-SDKs-for-Unity-and-Android

VR Developers Can Create Spatial Audio with Cardboard SDKs for Unity and Android


Monday, January 18, 2016 by

The Google Cardboard team has announced that the Cardboard SDKs for Unity and Android now support spatial audio, providing the ability for app developers to add the functionality of immersive audio experiences in virtual reality (VR) apps. To take advantage of the feature, app users will need their smartphone, a regular pair of headphones, and a Google Cardboard viewer....


Site24x7-Releases-Updates-to-Mobile-Application-Performance-Management-Platform

Site24x7 Releases Updates to Mobile Application Performance Management Platform


Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by

Site24x7 offers a cloud monitoring service for DevOps and IT operations that provides the ability to monitor and troubleshoot applications, servers and network infrastructures, including private and public cloud instances.The company has announced the general availability of a new real user monitoring (RUM) solution and updates to its mobile application performance mana...


Why-3D-Touch-is-Going-to-Change-the-Way-We-Interact-with-Mobile

Why 3D Touch is Going to Change the Way We Interact with Mobile


Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by

We recently visited with Michael Wass of Shinobicontrols to discuss the impact of 3D Touch on mobile app development. Shinobicontrols creates interactive UI controls for iOS and Android developers.ADM: Why is 3D touch going to change the way we interact with mobile?Wass: 3D Touch solves a lot of problems with mobile, and a lot of the inherent problems with iOS. Much of ...


Mobeam-Android-SDK-Facilitates-Mobile-Payments-Beyond-NFC

Mobeam Android SDK Facilitates Mobile Payments Beyond NFC


Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by

Mobeam is releasing its mobile beaming technology SDK to Android developers, providing the ability to create android-based applications utilizing barcodes or other applications of beaming. Offering a collection of self-service APIs and tools, the Mobeam Android SDK license will be initially offered free to developers to tryout. Mobeam’s light-based beaming technolo...


New-Android-Emulator-for-Auto-Developers

New Android Emulator for Auto Developers


Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by

Google is releasing the Desktop Head Unit (DHU), a new testing tool for Android Auto developers. The DHU enables a developer’s workstation to act as an Android Auto head unit that emulates the in-car experience for testing purposes. Once a developer has installed the DHU, they can test Android Auto apps by connecting a phone and workstation via USB. The phone will ...


Amazon-Paying-Android-Developers-on-Per-Minute-User-Basis

Amazon Paying Android Developers on Per Minute User Basis


Friday, August 28, 2015 by

Amazon has launched the Amazon Underground which offers a new monetization model for developers, paying them on a per-minute-played basis in exchange for the developer waiving normal download or in-app fees. The pitch is the opportunity for a publisher to have guaranteed revenue for every Android user. Any developer can submit their app to be included in the progra...


Intel-Announces-New-Initiatives-for-the-IoT-and-Connected-Devices

Intel Announces New Initiatives for the IoT and Connected Devices


Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by

During Intel’s IDF 2015 developer conference, the company revealed a number of initiatives related to the IoT and connected devices. These included updates to Intel’s RealSense technology that will bring depth sensing to more devices and applications, and new collaborations for securing the Internet of Things (IoT), in addition to programs and toolkits for developers to...


AWS-Offers-Easier-to-Way-Transfer-Data-Between-iOS-apps-and-Amazon-S3

AWS Offers Easier to Way Transfer Data Between iOS apps and Amazon S3


Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by

AWS has released the new Amazon S3 Transfer Utility for iOS, a new solution that allows an easier way for iOS Developers to transfer data between iOS apps and Amazon S3.The AWS team notes that the new S3 Transfer Utility for iOS is a move forward from the S3 Transfer Manager for iOS, which was one of the most used components in their SDK. Two of the most requested featu...


A-is-for-Alphabet-and-Android-M-is-for-Marshmallow

A is for Alphabet and Android M is for Marshmallow


Friday, August 21, 2015 by

Following on the heals of its announcement of a corporate restructuring and new Alphabet name, Google gets back to more mundane technical pronouncements with the release of the official Android 6.0 SDK and reveal of the Marshmallow designation as the company opens up Google Play for publishing apps that target the new API level 23 in Android Marshmallow.For most develop...


Android-Studio-1.3-Now-Available

Android Studio 1.3 Now Available


Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by

Android Studio 1.3 is now available on the stable release channel offering Google’s biggest feature release for the year so far, including a new memory profiler, improved testing support, and full editing and debugging support for C++.Updates in the release include:- Android Memory (HPROF) Viewer: Android Studio now allows the ability to capture and analyze memory snaps...


Android-Developers-Can-Now-Do-Staged-Rollouts-of-Google-Play-Apps

Android Developers Can Now Do Staged Rollouts of Google Play Apps


Saturday, August 1, 2015 by

Google has announced new functionality to help developers beta test their Android apps. Currently, the Google Play Developer Console lets developers release early versions of an app to selected users as an alpha or beta test before pushing updates to full production (much like Apple's TestFlight). The select user group downloads the app on Google Play as normal, bu...