April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Free Android Development Tutorials
When I learned how to program Java, I sat down for about a month watching YouTube videos and reading tutorials trying to understand what I was seeing. Because development is such a broad topic, and everyone thinks differently, one cannot have too many resources from which to absorb knowledge. This is why we decided to contribute to the development knowledge pool with our own How To Build an Android App series on XDA Developer TV.
Currently, Linux.com is hosting a multi-part series of developer tutorials aimed at teaching you how to learn how program an Android application. They are covering the details to include basic Java. Thus far they have released three parts:
- Android Programming for Beginners: Part 1 – This tutorial walks you through creating a basic 30 second countdown application which displays a number on-screen.
- Android Programming for Beginners: Part 2 – Adds a drop-down menu to the counter allowing for adjustments to the timer
- Android Programming for Beginners: User Menus – Introduces the ListView class and replaces the drop-down with a ListView
Don’t forget to check out our own local Android development tutorials from XDA Developer TV as well.
- How to Build an Android App Part 1: Setting up Eclipse and Android SDK
- How to Build an Android App Part 2: Writing a Root App
- How to Build an Android App Part 3: Arduino Development
- How to Build an Android App Part 4: Illumination Software Creator
- How to build an Android App Part 5: Arduino ADK – Working with Digital Outputs
Got any great sources to learn Android or Java programming? Leave them in the comments down below! Have you made your own development tutorial series? Contact any XDA News Writer, and we will try to feature it.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....