Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
Find People to Help Translate Labels in Your App
I used machine translation to make the image for this post, but anything more complicated that ‘hello world’ would probably have come out with an awkward syntax and lost meaning for many languages. That’s why when it comes time to localize your app for many different languages, there’s no substitute for having a real person do the translations. Luckily, there are many forum members willing to help out, and XDA Senior Member Benkxda will introduce you to them.
You may remember Benkxda as the person maintaining the list of app testers. This time around, he’s working in much the same way to join translators with developers. If you’re fluent in multiple languages, I hope you’ll consider throwing your hat into the ring. It’s one way to ensure new apps will support your language. All you need to do is private message Benkxda to let him know you’re interested, and then subscribe to the original thread.
Developers can start their own public thread about the translation project, sharing the link to it in the translator’s thread. Please read the rules in the first post. You’ll find that you should only submit if your app is nearly complete. This prevents confusion caused by having to request subsequent translations if features are added or changed.
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...