DEVELOPMENT Posts on XDA

Google Announces Android for Work DevHub: A Collaborative Forum for Developers

Development is often a team effort. Professional Android developers usually find themselves seeking the help of other developers on the web when they can't find an answer to a problem on their own. Many communities such as Stack Overflow have sprung up to give developers a place to learn from others. Stack Overflow, however, is more of...

Microsoft Partners with HackerRank to bring Interactive Code Editing to Bing

As human beings, it's natural that we don't know everything there is to know in this world. We go to school and train ourselves in a single or sometimes multiple fields in order to become an expert in that topic. But no matter what, it's unlikely you'll ever become a walking encyclopedia of knowledge even...

i-Blades Modular Smartcase (1TB of Storage?) at CES 2016 – XDA TV

The big announcements at CES 2016 have all but happened. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still some exciting technologies to check out! On the CES Showfloor XDA TV Host TK found a modular mobile platform. This technology allows you to add “blades” to your phone that can increase storage, memory, battery life and functionality....

Sony Publishes UART Plans, Makes Kernel Development More Understandable

When you get a custom kernel to flash onto your device, in most cases you don't think about its development process. Developers often use some really complicated tools to make the device boot. Among them you can find Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitters (UARTs) used mostly for debugging. One of our favorite OEMs decided to show us how everything...

Material Misconceptions: What Developers Get Wrong in Material Design

Google's annual I/O conference has always been a field day for developers, but I/O 2014 brought what was perhaps one of the most groundbreaking revelations in the history of mobile design. As Matias Duarte, Google's VP of Design took to the stage, the screens behind him rippled and revealed the beauty that was Google's foray into a...

Interview With Developers of SaberMod & Hyper Toolchains

To compile any Android project like a kernel or ROM, developers need to use a toolchain. As per elinux.org, a toolchain is a set of distinct software development tools that are linked (or chained) together by specific stages such as GCC, binutils and glibc (a portion of the GNU Toolchain). Toolchains may contain a debugger...

2015 AT&T Developer Summit and Hackathon [Sponsored]

The AT&T Developer Summit has become the top annual pre-CES event for the mobile community. Held at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, it combines a standard informational expo with a prize-filled Hackathon. This year the dev program team at AT&T was nice enough to invite XDA, including Jordan and I, so we packed our toothbrushes...

XDA at the Big Android BBQ 2014

So it's that time of year again--a time when the smell of BBQ and the enthusiasm of Android users from around the world come together in the heart of Texas to form the Big Android BBQ. Year after year, the Big Android BBQ brings together the brightest and hungriest minds in the Android world to learn...

MediaTek Continues Steps Towards Being Developer-Friendly

Not too long ago MediaTek was very closed off towards the mobile developer community, especially sites like XDA. They saw no value in working with independent developers who live, breathe and sleep mobile. That has begun to change as of late, and MediaTek is even sponsoring xda:devcon '14 in Manchester, UK on Sept 26-28. They...