Jun 27, 2012 Android App Development
Some of the new features and benefits of the Snapdragon APIs in the preview release of the SDK include:
- facial processing, such as blink and smile detection, which makes it easier to take better pictures of people in groups;
- burst capture, which leverages zero shutter lag to photograph a stream of images at once to select the best shot;
- surround sound recording for better audio capture;
- hardware echo cancellation for better real-time audio experiences;
- sensor gestures (tap-left/tap-right, push/pull, face-up/face-down, tilt) that enable developers and device makers to push the envelope on new, differentiated user interfaces;
- low power always on geofencing capabilities; and
- indoor location that enables apps to continue providing accurate location information even when the user is indoors.
Jun 22, 2012 android apps
Android app developers worldwide have a new app that would defiantly interest you. Google has released an official Google I/O 2012 android application. This app supports all Android devices running on Android 2.2+ and is optimized for phones and tablets as well.
Google has also mentioned that the source code for the application would be available soon and you can get it by clicking the link http://code.google.com/p/iosched/
App features include:
* View the conference agenda and edit your personal schedule
* View detailed session, code lab, and speaker information, including speaker bios, photos, and Google+ profiles
* +1 sessions right from the app
* Participate in public #io2012 conversations on Google+
* Guide yourself using the conference map
* Get a reminder a few minutes before sessions in your schedule are due to start
* View information about companies in the Developer Sandbox
* Keep up with announcements from the I/O team during the conference
* View your schedule on your Android 3.0+ device’s home screen using an app widget
* Play back “I/O Live” session video streams on your Android 3.0+ devices
* Automatically sync sessions in your schedule to your Android 4.0 device’s calendar
* Beam session details from your Android 4.0, NFC-enabled device to another using Android Beam
This application is available for free in Google Play and you can download by clicking here.
May 23, 2012 Android App Reviews
The night sky is one of the most naturally beautiful scenes around us. The galaxy is even more so. Taking one of the wonders of the universe, Android App development firm AlDiApps, has captured the mysterious beauty of the Black hole as a Live wallpaper for an Android device.
Black Hole Lite shows you a fantastic view of the Black hole eating ups stars in a live wallpaper. you can customize it to your preference. Some of the features are only available on the paid version of the application but with the lite version you can customize the stars that you want to see in the wallpaper, change the color of the nebula. One more interesting customization is the frequency at which you can choose the Black hole expansion. With the paid version, you can choose the quantity of stars, the size of the black hole, and also see the explosion of the black hole by just double tapping it.
If you love decorating your phone with wallpapers, then Black Hole Lite will definitively provide an elegant and sleek look to your Android smartphone. Another plus for this app is that it does not consumer too much of CPU of your phone. You can also opt for the paid version of the app which is ad free as well and have more features available which is not available in the free version.
Screenshots of the App
|App Name: Black Hole Lite|
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.
Feb 27, 2012 Android App Development
Looks like Android users anticipating Temple Run need to wait a bit longer for the release on to the Android Market. Though we anticipated a late February release, we now have news that the Android version would be available sometime in March. On the official Facebook Page, the developers have said that the development of the Android game is taking longer than usual. According to them, the game is in Beta testing and would soon be hitting the Android Market but no date has been set as of now.
Dec 27, 2011 Android Development Resources
A new Android tutorial program has been launched by Google to help new Android developers develop quality applications.
Google has named this new venture- Android Training and has been designed for new as well as for old developers to enhance their skills and learn best practices for solving Android problems.
In Android Developers blog, Reto Meier, Android Developer Relations Tech Lead, said that program, which is currently in beta, will help developers tackle problems like designing effective navigation, optimizing battery life and managing audio playback. Google plans to add more classes to the program in the future.
“Each class explains the steps required to solve a problem, or implement a feature, with plenty of code snippets and sample code for you to use within your own apps,” Meier wrote on the blog.
For now, the Android Training has 11 different sections, including “developing for enterprise”, “optimizing battery life”, and “monetizing your app” while some of the topics are design related (designing for multiple screens, improving layout performance, designing effective navigation).
This is another step taken by Google to attract more developers towards Android, because a recent study has shown developers are more inclined to iOS, with almost half of them planning to make Apple apps in the following year.