Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...
Learn How to Make Android Games
When people use the term development, a number of things come to mind. Root methods, AOSP ROMs, kernels, all-in-one toolkits, and a range of assorted other developments. There are a few things they all have in common, but most of all, these developments focus around increasing your device’s functionality. While that is the most commonly practiced type of development on XDA, that does not mean that users can’t learn other kinds of development here. For instance, there is now a tutorial that covers coding video games.
XDA Senior Member tjdwowh, who has brought Android games to XDA already, has released a tutorial that will gives aspiring developers a good start in creating their first game. The tutorial is still in the works, but tjdwowh already has some pretty good information up for aspiring developers to absorb.
It is broken up into sessions intended to be done on a per day basis (i.e. Day 1, Day 2). Day 1 looks like pretty much any other application development tutorial, as users are run through how to install Java and Eclipse on their dev machines. Day 2 is also pretty standard, as it explains programming-level concepts such as classes, declaring variables, and proper syntax. With the rest of the tutorial still being written, users can expect things like sprite and object creation, design, gaming mechanics, and a lot more.
For anyone looking to get into the game development field, it’s a must read. To get to the tutorial, head to the original thread.
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Once a year, top players in the mobile sphere gather for MWC, to show off what they've been working on and collectively set the standard for the year to come. Yesterday was a big day with the launch of HTC and Samsung's flagships, alongside numerous other announcements, and today it was Google's turn to take the stage. SVP Sundar Pichai took the stage in Barcelona to speak about Google's network initiatives, Project Link and Project Loon, as well as to...