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.
Make your Own Apps with App Inventor
Making apps is a concept that is beyond of many user’s reach due to the secret and very intricate world of programming. Not everyone knows how to code, debug, or compile in order to make a working program. And the vast number of languages available doesn’t make this any easier. Having said this, it seems that Google has jumped to the rescue of potential developers. XDA member acegolfer created a discussion thread over in the Vogue forums about a new service that Google is providing for their Android users (source: Engadget). It is called App Inventor and it allows people with 0 programming skills to develop apps for their favorite devices.
This may be the beginning of a whole new era of development for Android devices since there are many people lurking in our forums, requesting for stuff to be made due to their lack of knowledge about coding. The interface seems very user friendly and easy to use. Also, it seems that there may be some requirements for you to use this (such as owning an Android phone). If you feel adventurous enough and have ideas that you would love to make them a reality, then you should definitely check this out.
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