You've probably seen or installed modified applications, be it a patched dialer for your resolution or a custom WhatsApp version with added features. How do developers do that, though? A lot of the time, the applications' source code isn't even available, so how does it all work? We'll see that first, then take a look at a new tool that aims to make the process much easier, and finally compare it to the popular Xposed framework to see how they...
Running Ubuntu Touch? Check out the Unofficial XDA App
We’ve talked a little bit about Ubuntu Touch in the past. If you’ve got the operating system loaded onto your device, you may wish to check out the unofficial XDA-Developers app created by Michael Hall over at Canonical, who gave a talk during XDA:DevCon 2013.
The application, which is available from the Dash, is available to anyone running the latest version of Ubuntu Touch. Currently the application all0ws you to browse the forums in a streamlined manner. More importantly, however, all of the code is available on the project’s LaunchPad so you can see how they made the app and build from this in your own app.
If you have a device loaded with Ubuntu Touch, give the unofficial XDA app a shot. While you’re at it, visit Michael Hall’s Google+ post on the subject as well.[Thanks to XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler for the tip!]
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With more and more OEMs ditching SD cards on their flagships, cloud storage is becoming even more important in the mobile world. Services like Dropbox and Google Drive have already become widely adopted by the majority of smartphone users, but is cloud storage ready to replace external storage? Let us know your thoughts below.
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