development

Control all kind of electronics with USB2Go

usb2go

USB2Go is small, open source development board that connects external electronics with Android smartphones through micro USB port. The developers’ idea was to create a device, which is connected to the phone without the use of wireless technologies and any additional power source to reduce size, costs and complexity. Both amateur and professional users can create all sorts of gadgets in order to control the electronics in their house or just build tech toys.

Chromecast SDK open to all

chromecast sdk

On Monday Google released the Chromecast development kit to all opening up the device to a plethora of new services. After the initial release when official support was limited to YoutTube, Netflix, Google Play Music and Google Play Movies around another dozen apps/services were added a couple of months ago so choice was still scarce especially for use outside of the US.

Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses Ready for App Development

We just recieved the first CES release from Vuzix which focuses on the opening of the Developer Portal for the M100 Smart Glasses which runs the Android OS.

Make app icons of all the sizes you need in a blink!

Makeappicon.com is a webpage for resizing the app icons to meet the requirements of iTunes and Google Play.

Designing an app icon is a thing, while actually using it is another. One of the most hateable requirements of iTunes or Google Play is that you need to prepare a whole set of icons in different sizes.

Android Asset Studio updated

helloandroidDevelopers will be happy that the much-loved Android Asset Studio has been updated by Roman Nurik, and brings a much-needed update.

The new features include:

Android Cookbook Is A Crowd-Sourced Book Of Recipes For Learning App Development (Available Both In Print And On The Web)

android_cookbookThere are countless methods out there for learning Android development from the Android Bootcamp video series to the boatload of print publications currently in circulation to Helloandroid's own Android tutorials. Looking to create something both unique and helpful however, Android Cookbook has compiled a crowd-sourced set of recipes for "writing great Android apps," making them available for free online.

[Videos] Android Bootcamp 2012 Offers Over 20 Hours Of Android Web Development Instruction – Free On YouTube

developmentMarakana, a company that's been "helping IT professionals get better at what they do" since 2001, has been busy (since January) releasing the latest series of videos in its Android Bootcamp franchise, this time updated for Ice Cream Sandwich development.

For those not familiar, Android Bootcamp is a series of videos aimed at those looking to learn Android development. Some may remember a similar project by TheNewBoston, though Marakana has broken its set of tutorials into much larger chunks, with the 2012 series currently totaling 29 videos (that's over 20 hours of free instruction).

Boosting App Efficiency with the Application Resource Optimizer

at&tA major challenge in mobile application development is determining what changes need to be made to an app’s architecture to increase efficiency and performance. Unlike traditional web applications, mobile apps are more limited by bandwidth, latency, and battery life. To dig into ways to maximize efficiency, the AT&T Developer Program conducted a series of mobile app tests which looked into network architecture and lower level protocols that are typically hidden from app developers.

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