Google announced today that it will be bringing ads to the Play Store, and while that will surely annoy the majority of us, it isn't the only thing that sucks about the Play Store. From the lack of clear communication with developers to ridiculous restrictions, there are a handful of very annoying things about Google's approach. Let us know what bugs you the most about the Play Store.
New Android Design Preview Tool for Developers And Designers
It’s time for another utility for Android developers, and this time designers too. If you’ve ever found yourself emailing high-fidelity, full-resolution screen mocks around so that you could preview them live on your device, then this should help you shave a few minutes off of that work flow.
Android Design Preview is a little utility for Mac/Windows/Linux that will mirror a portion of your desktop screen (such as your Photo shop canvas) to your USB-connected Android device.
Note that Android Design Preview is still a fairly beta tool, so if you encounter bugs, please file them at the android-UI-utils open source project link and leave your comments. To see how it works, check out the following video
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Smartwatches still have a lot of growing up to do. Not too long ago the latest Canalys figures revealed a rather disappointing outcome for 2014, something we covered with the ultimate conclusion that, once again, smartwatches had no year. The direction of smartwatches is unclear to even the biggest OEMs, and with every new option there seems to be polarizing dissonances from what people and OEMs want and what they both think they want. We've documented many of the reasons as to...
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