According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
App Development: Code Katas for Beginning Android Development – XDA Developer TV
You asked for it, so now you are going to get it. Since the last couple of videos, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce has read your comments and you have asked for more information for people starting out as Android developers or developers in general. Well, he’s found some answers.
In today’s episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce interviews Miguel De Icaza, Co-Founder and CTO at Xamarin, about Code Katas. Miguel talks about development and learning new code by repetition using so called “Code Katas.” Check out this video.
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- App Development: Become a Mono for Android Ninja – XDA Developer TV
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- Careers in Android: How to Become a Hacker – XDA Developer TV
- Careers in Android: Are You a Good Programmer or Great Programmer? – XDA Developer TV
- Careers in Android: How to Design an Android App – XDA Developer TV
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