Jimmy McGee · Jun 15, 2013 at 07:30 am

How a Rookie Wins a Hackathon – XDA Developer TV

Here at XDA, we celebrate developers of all types—from hardware hackers, to kernel commanders, and even bootloader bandits. Also, we love to see people make their own applications. Our love for app developers is so great that we have a special forum resource and are putting on a bunch of talks about app development at XDA:DevCon 2013.

One way an app developer can show of his or her stuff is to attend a hackathon. A hackathon is an event where developers can got together to build something. They often last a day to a week and have some intended end product. Often, there are winning groups or people. However, what if you are new and do you stand any chance against these seasoned veterans?

In today’s episode, XDA Developer TV Jayce talks about how a rookie can win a hackathon. Jayce interviews John Scott, the Berkley University Hackathon Winner and the Co-Creator of “Picture Yourself.” John talks about his experience at the hackathon. Find out what he has to say and check out this video.


Check out Jayce’s other videos and his Careers in Android Series.

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Feb 27, 2015 at 03:52 pm · 1 comment

PhotoMath: A Math Beginner’s Dream App

To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Feb 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm · 2 comments

Leaked Galaxy S6 Apps Hit the Forums

XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread:     The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...

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Emil Kako · Feb 27, 2015 at 12:31 pm · 1 comment

Which App for iPhone Do You Wish Was on Android?

Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.

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