Mar 26, 2012 android apps
We recently had great news that Instagram would be soon coming to Android devices. We have come a step closer to the release of the Android Application, however no release date has been revealed as of yet.
Though, instead of a launch date, Instagram has released a sign-up form. Users can sign up to be notified details of the Android App and its release via email. You can sign up here.
Mar 21, 2012 Android App Development
Good news for Android App developers! HTC has released the source code for few of their phones. The source code is available for the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XE, and the HTC Vivid. Previously, developers were unhappy about the delay in release of the source code, so this is great news for the development communities. We can expect to come across some developments in the HTC devices real soon with the release of the kernel source code. With the kernel source code, developers can enhance performance, build custom ROMs and more.
To start off, developers can download the kernel source code for development from the HTCDev.com
Mar 19, 2012 Android App Reviews
Android Developers, Linderdaum has a launched a new puzzle game for Android users which is simple yet challenging which would totally engage you. Linderdaum Puzzle is a straight forward Android game where you need to rearrange a jumbled image.
You start out by choosing an image from a collection of “100 relaxing images” and the controls in the game are really easy to handle. You can very easily drag the pieces to its right place. One of the many nice features to this puzzle game is that when you get a few pieces of the puzzle right, they connect and you can move the pieces as a whole. When you have completed the puzzle, the time taken to complete the puzzle is shown. So you can keep on competing against yourself to complete the puzzle in less time.
The game comes with 6 different modes of difficulty so you can choose the mode of difficulty. The image can be jumbled up from 4×4 to 8×14 pieces. This makes it suitable for both users who are beginners and experts. This added advantage engages you for hours on end.
When considering the choice of images, you can either choose from the huge collection from provided or you can choose from images from the gallery of your phone. The collection of 100 images provided by Linderdaum is displayed in a 3D format and if you have the paid version of the app, all the images are in HD quality. An added feature is that you can set the images from Linderdaum gallery as your phone wallpaper. The app has a background music but if you find it to be bothersome you can turn of the sound.
Overall, the game is engaging and fun and quite challenging. With the different modes of difficulty that is available, this is suitable for all ages. The graphics look very sleek and elegant and the images that have been used are very pleasant and refreshing. If you like puzzle games, then Linderdaum will not disappoint you. You can play the game while travelling or whenever you are on-the-go. The game is available in the Android Market in 2 versions. The Free version includes ads while the paid version is free of ads and all images are in HD.
Screenshots of the Apps
|App Name: Linderdaum Puzzle|
|Category: Brain & Puzzle|
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Mar 12, 2012 android apps
There have been popular iOS apps that have come to the Android OS before and another one is going to join in. Instagram, the popular photo filtering and sharing app is soon going to come to the Android OS. This has been one of the most anticipated Android Apps for quite some time.
It was at the SXSW, this Sunday that Co-Founder Kevin Systrom announced that the Android version is soon to be released though no date was mentioned. In December when asked, the App was still in Development According to him, the Android Application works better than the iOS version. It’s fast, well compatible with large screens and can share photos to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other social networks.
At the SXSW conference, Systrom, announced that the iOS application has just crossed 27 Million registered users. Though the number of daily active members has not been disclosed but he mentioned that 67% of the users were active yesterday.
Mar 6, 2012 Android updates
Good news for all Android Application Developers! The Android Market which previously had an app size limit of just 50 MB has now extended the application size limit. Developers no longer have to trim their apps as the Android Market has pushed app size limit to 4GB. However, the APK file size would remain the same of 50GB but developers can attach expansion files to the APK, and Android Market would host the files.
On new devices, the expansion files would download automatically while on older devices, the expansion files will be downloaded when the app runs for the first time through a downloader library. Another point to note is that the refund period would start only when the application has finished downloading. So Android users wont experience problems of the refund period has passed while downloading.
Source Android Developers Blog
Mar 5, 2012 Android App Development
Android App Development has exponentially evolved over the past years. With the launch of Ice-cream Sandwich last May, Developers have been exposed to more features for their development purposes. And now, developers have more to look forward to.
Ever since the release of Android 4.0, Android app developers and enthusiasts knew the code name for the upcoming version would be Jelly Bean, however, now we have come to know that ASUS may be one of the first to launch with Jelly Bean.
During an interview with TechRadar, ASUS’s VP Benson Lin said “Asus is very close to Google, so once they have Android 5.0 I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave to offer the Jelly Bean update.”
We can confirm the code name however we would have to be satisfied with that little detail as we would have to wait for more information regarding this.