Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Updated Requirements for Recognized Developer Applications
When we launched the Recognized Developer program here at XDA, we did so in order to help support some of the most valuable members of the site: the people who create all of the cool modifications, hacks, apps, and tweaks that go into better optimizing our mobile experiences. However, in order to keep up with our ever changing mobile needs, the program has seen its share of revisions and expansions during its course.
Today, we are announcing a few more changes to the Recognized Developer program in the form of tweaked Minimum Requirements necessary to obtain the RD title. And if you’re thinking of applying as a Recognized Developer, we highly suggest taking a closer look to make sure you qualify before applying.
Some of the noteworthy changes involve projects. For example, projects need to be at least three months old to be considered, rather than the previous requirement of one month. Furthermore, applicants must have two projects, rather than two ROMs or one project. We are also requiring that changelogs be clear and free of meaningless “information.” Finally, we will no longer be giving RD status to team accounts in the future.
If you would like to read more and are thinking of applying to the Recognized Developer program, I would highly suggest visiting the Minimum Requirements page and making sure you qualify. Those who still want more clarification can then visit the development template thread we created to showcase the ideal way of sharing your development work with the community. Happy devving!
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