XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video a month ago talking about finding Android development jobs. He spoke to people who said Resumes Don’t Work. However, there are times where you don’t have the luxury of being creative and you must submit a resume to be considered for the job. Today, a recruiter reveals how resumes are chosen.
In today’s episode, Jayce interviews Cecilia Kong, the director of recruiting at a national search firm, about resumes. Cecilia talks about what makes a resume stand out. Suggestions include tailoring your resume to each job and being clear in your . . . READ ON »
Developers wanting to interact with the Internet need to choose a package to do the heavy lifting for them. A very common route is to use the built-in HttpClient. The documentation is fairly complete, but it’s a daunting to get started if you’ve never used the package before.
Take a look at the HttpClient tutorial that JFrankie recently posted. I find his presentation very approachable for the beginner, yet he doesn’t hesitate to move on to the more complex subjects. The guide starts off with a few lines of code used to open a connection, and quickly covers the first gotcha. HttpClient shouldn’t . . . READ ON »
By now, we’re all quite familiar with Tasker, the personal automation app that seems to be able to do anything that you’d ever want your smartphone or tablet to ever do. XDA-Developer TV even has a thorough video series of this monumental app. Then not long after, XDA-Developer TV took a look at Llama, a free alternative to Tasker, with a pretty much similar variety of functions as Tasker. Well today, we’ll have a look at Profile Flow by XDA Forum Member amithgc.
As a free alternative to Tasker, Profile Flow enables you to control almost all aspects of . . . READ ON »
With over 700,000 apps in the Google Play store and more than 48 billion app installs, it’s quite the challenge to get your Android app noticed. This is exactly what XDA Forum Member the_main_app set out to do when he asked how to go about getting his app noticed.
We recently covered an excellent guide by XDA Forum Member DoubleP90 that helps with the task, so make sure that you’ve already had a look over there. But for those who want a few more tips by various forum members, the_main_app’s question thread may also be of use.
Thanks to the . . . READ ON »
Sometimes, you can harp on a subject so much that you end up beating a dead horse. In our eyes, this is not one of those instances. Enough can’t be said for companies that take Open Source seriously, as well as their responsibility to contribute back to the very community that helps to boost adoption rates for their devices.
Sony Mobile is one of those companies that gets it. They have contributed to the open source community with their DASH code, GPLv2 adherence with their kernel source code releases, and various AOSP projects (Xperia S, . . . READ ON »
Lets talk about what happened at the keynote at Google I/O 2013. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that Cydia Substrate by Saurik has been released for Android and Touchpal Keyboard has an Exclusive Beta on XDA.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin gave us a part two of his tutorials on Llama Locations, AdamOutler tore apart and jailbroke his Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and TK . . . READ ON »
OK. So you’ve just finished much of the code for your first app, but you’ve run into a new problem: Your app is quite frankly an abomination to look at. Never fear, though, as your weakness is another community member’s strength.
It’s always nice to see people help their fellow community members, and this is hardly the first time we’ve seen similar efforts. Not too long ago, we featured community-driven efforts to help developers find language translators and alpha/beta testers. Now thanks to efforts by XDA Forum Member nikwen, it’s now easier than ever to connect with other forum . . . READ ON »
If you’ve only recently made the transition from hardware or capacitive navigational buttons to on-screen buttons like I have, you may have found the virtual buttons to be quite obstructive and intrusive, for a lack of better words. If you own either the Sony Xperia Z, T, TX, or V; there is now a guide that allows you to not only make the on-screen buttons transparent, but also the status bar if you wish.
Part of what makes Android awesome is that you can customize your home screens to be more than a grid of icons. There are many different launchers in the Android ecosystems. There are many different themes for those launchers too.
XDA Forum Member buzzplan has an application to help you apply others’ Homescreens to your own smartphone. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews Buzz Launcher. TK shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so check out this app review.
In a crowded, standing-room Google I/O 2013 kicked off with the Keynote. Google’s SVP Vic Gundotra welcomed the 6,000 in attendance as well as the 40,000+ in attendance worldwide at the viewing parties, and the 1,000,000 watching on YouTube. He then turned it over to Google’s new SVP in charge of Android, Chrome & Apps, Sundar Pichai. Sundar talked about us being at one of the most innovative phases of computing, with us seeing people around the world increasingly using different computing devices, as well as two large fast growing, scalable platforms in Android and Chrome.
He touched base on . . . READ ON »
Nowadays, it’s become increasingly common for individuals to use their mobile phones as personal communication devices and mobile computers, rather than for placing phone calls. However, for the few holdouts out there, there are a few ways left to make the experience a little more enjoyable.
In order to give the old fashioned calling experience a few new tricks, XDA Recognized Developer lowveld created Ultimate Call Screen HD. As its name implies, this app is a new take on the call screen for Android devices. Its most noticeable feature is the replacement incoming call screen. Rather than showing a small . . . READ ON »
C’mon. Pack your bags, grab some chocolate and mints, turn off the gas to the stove, and make sure the dog’s fed. Today we’re going for a nice drive… over zombies! Ha. Terrible jokes aside, if you are on the lookout for a good ol’e hit-and-run game, you may like Run ‘em Over.
Developed by XDA Forum Member frikec, Run ‘em Over is a side-scrolling 2D game where you basically ‘drive through a zombie apocalypse,’ as the developer puts it. And it’s surprisingly quite fun. With game play much in the vein of the previously introduced ‘time waster’ (in . . . READ ON »
One of the single most important aspects of mobile devices is that they are always connected in some form or fashion. It gives us the ability to sync our content across a wide variety of platforms and devices without needing to have the physical devices in hand. You also get chances to control other peripherals with the help of certain apps, such as being able to mirror your screen onto a TV. Interestingly enough, communications from one of these devices involves not just your ability to do things with it that may affect other devices, but the inverse also can be applied. In other . . . READ ON »