Mobile games may not be ready to replace your consoles, but they have seen incredible improvements over the years. What are some of your favorite graphic-intensive games to show off how powerful your device is?
Create and View Application Styles Easily with Stylesplash
In the past few years, design has become one of the top priorities in the software development cycle. Whether its intuitive layouts or appealing interfaces, users expect more from applications than just basic functions. Delightful animations, meaningful icons, harmonious color schemes–all these subtle factors enhance the overall experience the application provides, and in turn, keep the users satisfied and loyal. This importance of design has carried over to Android too, and good design is now one of the deciding factors that separates an app from the competition
In the spirit of making application design easier for developers, XDA Junior Member alexander.developer has released StyleSplash. Android apps are styled using an XML file, which stores design attributes and can be accessed by any layout file throughout the project. StyleSplash allows you to create this XML file (usually titled styles.xml) on your Android device by defining attributes, creating XML gradients, adding color swatches and shows you a dynamic preview simultaneously, allowing you to design your app on the go without needing access to your IDE.
Head over to the StyleSplash application thread to get started with creating your own application styles and subsequently, creating delightful application experiences.
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It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.