Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Careers in Android: Resumes Don’t Work on the Internet – XDA Developer TV
Here at XDA we are hobbyists. We unlock our phones, modify the kernels, and build applications often times for the thrill of the hunt. But with Android being such a large force in the mobile ecosystem, there is an opportunity to turn your hobby into your career. As my grandfather used to say, you will love your work if your hobby is your job.
In this episode new comer to XDA Developer TV Jayce interviews developers and people from the mobile ecosystem and gives you advice for having a career in Android. While we cannot guarantee this will land you a job, it will give you insight into other developer’s experiences. Interviews include Chris Haseman, an Android Engineer from Tumblr, Sachin Monga from Facebook, Jason Mindte VP from DataResolution.net, and Faisal Abid a Software Engineer from Kobo Inc. Check out this video.
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Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...