Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
Share Your Statuses on Facebook and Twitter at the Same Time with Shareboard
The constantly increasing popularity of social networking forces us poor Android users to share our statuses multiple times. But why should we spend much time Tweeting and sharing our statuses on Facebook when we can use a single application designed and developed to handle multiple social networks at the same time.
One of these application is Shareboard by XDA Senior Member anandbibek. With this application, we can easily post our statuses on Twitter or Facebook and possibly other social networks that are not yet added. Our statuses can contain both text and images. And of course, if you don’t want to use one of these services, you can disable it.
This application doesn’t run in background, so unnecessary synchronization won’t be triggered. Shareboard is free of Google Analytics, so the big brother from California can’t spy on us either. With this application, your privacy is kept intact as no statistics are collected and cached on your device—though that’s obviously not the case for when the posts make their way onto the aforementioned social media sites. Perhaps the UI isn’t quite as flashy as other social media apps, but many will favor its minimal interface.
More information about privacy and the app itself can be found in the original thread, so if you are a #Facebook and #Twiiter junkie, you should definitely go there and give Shareboard a shot.
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Before the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Holo Design guidelines served as the official reference for Android design, right from IceCream Sandwich to KitKat. However, updates to the guidelines were few and far between, leading to a lack of synchronization between Android design and current UI/UX trends. Google seems to have learned from their mistake the last time around, and earlier this week, a significant update was released for the Material Design guidelines, marking the second revision in less...