In modern life, you can’t underestimate the power of
the dark side messaging applications like Facebook, Snapchat, or WhatsApp. These apps are used by millions every day, so it’s definitely a large user base.
If you use WhatsApp just for typing plain text messages without sending selfies or cat images to your friends, or maybe you often misclick selecting the photo or voice record buttons, you might be interesting to try an Xposed module made by XDA Senior Member jayshah.
Jayshash’s module allows you to entirely re-configure the look of the message bar by removing unnecessary elements. Users have options . . . READ ON »
November 18, 2013 By: Tomek Kondrat
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps, and it’s widely available on various mobile platforms. It allows users to contact friends in many countries cheaply. However, many are unhappy with its default UI, hence the dozens of themes spread across the forum.
A great idea was presented by XDA Forum Member seebye, who decided to combine WhatsApp with some of the good originally seen in Facebook. As a result, Seebye Chat Heads was created. In short, this application uses the WhatsApp messaging system, and displays messages in a manner similar to Facebook’s chat heads.
The notifications can be . . . READ ON »
November 9, 2012 By: Former Writer
Over the last couple of years, there have been great strides in integrating voice actions with mobile technology. Google Now has helped users issue all kinds of voice commands, as has Siri. Voice commands have even filtered down to app level, with dictation and voice commands within apps. Now, WhatsApp users have the ability to use voice commands.
XDA Senior Member pacosal has released the Voice for WhatsApp Beta. Here’s pacosal’s explanation on what this does exactly:
. . . READ ON »
It is an application that allows you to work with WhatsApp by voice, both to listen and to send messages.
For those who don’t know, Whatsapp is a powerful texting application that also supports group chats. Being a cross-platform app supporting several OSes including Android and iOS, it is quite popular. On Android, users not only use the program, but they can also modify and theme it.
Here on XDA Developers, not only can we find heavily themed app variants, but we also find various new ways to control them. This is exactly what the Windows-only Whatsapp Xtract does. Released by XDA Forum Member ztedd and Fabio Sangiacomo, this app gives users more control over their older messages and . . . READ ON »
The last time we talked about the increasingly popular messaging app Whatsapp, it was still in its beta stage. Since then, it’s had its stable release, several updates, and is now even available in the Android Market.
XDA Senior Member Yorzua has taken Whatsapp one step further by taking it apart, adding some very nifty redesigns, and putting it back together to create a few modified versions for fans of the application. The redesigns are heavily themed and built atop the most recent version of Whatsapp, which is currently 2.7.4462. As always, the application is as simple as installing . . . READ ON »
The messaging application WhatsApp Messenger, made popular on the iPhone, is now available as a beta release for Android!
Many XDA forum members have been waiting for the release, and XDA member cgorki is one member who has posted this news in the forums.
WhatsApp is a smartphone to smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Nokia devices. The application utilises push notifications to instantly send and receive messages free from other WhatsApp users. Supports pictures, audio and video.
The XDA member has confirmed that the beta apk works perfectly on the HTC Desire.
To join in the discussion . . . READ ON »
September 14, 2014 By: Will Verduzco
It’s absolutely no secret that battery life is somewhat of an undoing for many great devices. With the exception of battery behemoths such as the Galaxy Note series with its superb longevity, most modern flagships seem to top out at only about eight hours of screen time or less. Because of this, it is quite common to see countless threads in various device-specific forums asking for advice on how to achieve better battery life.
One of the big culprits for battery drain is undoubtedly wireless connectivity. However, it’s not really practical to disable mobile data because doing so cuts one off from the outside world. Luckily, there . . . READ ON »
Are you the kind of person who likes to plan out and schedule your social interactions with other people? Do you compose long messages, only to wait for precisely the right time to hit send? Are you in search of an application to help you map out and schedule future text messages to your contacts? Well, if you’ve said “yes” to any of the above, you’ll be happy to know that there is now a handy app to help you do this, and we’ll even refrain from casting judgement on your social skills—for now.
All jokes aside, there are plenty of . . . READ ON »
April 12, 2014 By: Will Verduzco
As much as I hate to admit it, I spend far too much time on social networking sites. Be it updating my own status, browsing through my feeds, or
stalking checking up on old friends, there’s quite a lot to do when browsing G+, Facebook, Twitter, and the like.
Unfortunately, these social networking sites are essentially instant death to any kind of productivity. With this in mind, XDA Senior Member mohamedrashad created an app specifically designed to track the amount of time we waste when browsing various social networks.
Socials Addict currently tracks your usage of Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Tumblr, and . . . READ ON »
WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat clients available. An easy to use interface and low system requirements make this application a perfect alternative to comparatively large Hangouts or Facebook Chat apps. With all the hullabaloo surrounding the NSA, more and more app developers are trying to encrypt the messages sent by their apps to make them almost impossible to retrieve.
XDA Senior Member Zenety let us know about on of the rising stars called Telegram. Just like WhatsApp, Telegram is a fast and simple way to contact your friends and share photos, videos, and other multimedia files up . . . READ ON »
February 8, 2014 By: Tomek Kondrat
Certain applications offer some kind of way to change the basic color scheme of the UI. However, this is hardly common practice. Instead, most applications simply force you to use a default look despite the fact that we Android users love the freedom inherent to our platform of choice..
If you’ve ever wondered about changing the look of your favorite apps on-the-go without recompiling, we have some good news for you. Thanks to an Xposed Framework module by XDA Senior Member SArnab©®, it’s now possible to change the look of applications like WhatsApp without nasty smali edits. The Ex Themer . . . READ ON »
February 8, 2014 By: Samantha
For those not familiar with C Apps, it’s a suite of apps developed by XDA Senior Member astoncheah home grown right here on the XDA Forums. In its year-long history, C Apps has expanded from a couple of practical apps with great potential for further development, to something much more through constant updates. So what does C Apps’ fourth major update have in store for us?
The majority of the update comes in the form of version 4.6.6 of C Locker, a third party lock screen app that already has a number of useful and advanced features . . . READ ON »
Android 4.4 KitKat is indeed a sweet update. It brought dozens of new features, and its decreased memory footprint allowed it to be ported to older devices relatively easily. One of the most interesting features hidden deep inside developers options is ART, a new runtime compiler poised to replace our good friend Dalvik. What is ART and why should you be interested in it? Let’s dig deeper.
Android uses a virtual machine to execute code. It’s not a perfect solution. And because of this, Android devices need more resources to run smoothly than for example Windows Phone. Dalvik, which . . . READ ON »