Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 2: Using OAuth – XDA Developer TV
We recently began a series showing you around Windows Phone application creation. Part One talked about using NuGet. Now, XDA Developer TV Lance is here to start you off by showing you how to use OAuth.
OAuth is a security method used to ensure a secure connection to an API using a third party service. Did we mention it is secure? Using OAuth permits the end user to see or agree to a specified third party request and what type of access they need for the service or app to be functional. Typical uses would be to post your high score to Facebook or Twitter in a game or access your friends list in an application.
Be sure to check out the other videos to learn more about building a Windows Phone application:
Be sure to check out the following videos, which are complimentary to this series, to learn more about building an Android application:
- 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 – XDA TV
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Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
Before the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Holo Design guidelines served as the official reference for Android design, right from IceCream Sandwich to KitKat. However, updates to the guidelines were few and far between, leading to a lack of synchronization between Android design and current UI/UX trends. Google seems to have learned from their mistake the last time around, and earlier this week, a significant update was released for the Material Design guidelines, marking the second revision in less...