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How to Use Google Play Services Library with Android Studio

We've written about Android Studio a few times in the past. Google's would-be replacement for Android Developer Tools first made its appearance at Google I/O 2013. Based on Jetbrains IntelliJ, Android Studio offers many benefits over the older ADT such as live code rendering to see how your app will look across a variety of devices...

Optimize Your Mono Coding with Some Command Shortcuts

Are you a developer using Mono for Android to develop pseudo-cross platform code using C# or .Net? If so, you may wish to save a few keystrokes for commonly executed commands. XDA Senior Member ScatteredHell has created a DLL that works with Mono for Android to execute various commands. Originally, it supported obtaining system uptime, as well as...

Toolkits for HTC One and Oppo Find 5 Available, Nexus Android 4.3 Images Updated – XDA Developer TV

With a new set of Nexus factory images, the Nexus 7 (2013) multi-touch and GPS issues have been eased. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is an article about dual booting on the HTC Pico and the guide to...

Build ClockworkMod Recovery the Old Fashioned Way

Yesterday, we covered a guide by XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy on compiling TWRP recovery. As powerful, user friendly, and customizable as TWRP is, some people still prefer other recoveries such as the popular ClockworkMod Recovery. Yes, we're aware that there's the automated CWM Recovery Builder, which turns the whole affair into a point-and-click affair. But let's face it: The...

Running Ubuntu Touch? Check out the Unofficial XDA App

We've talked a little bit about Ubuntu Touch in the past. If you've got the operating system loaded onto your device, you may wish to check out the unofficial XDA-Developers app created by Michael Hall over at Canonical, who gave a talk during XDA:DevCon 2013. The application, which is available from the Dash, is available to...

Tablet UI Mod for the 2013 Nexus 7 on Stock, Rooted JSS15Q

With the launch of the original Google Nexus 7 well over a year ago, we saw the first appearance of the interface affectionately known as "Phablet UI." Not quite the standard 10" tablet layout that we had first seen in Honeycomb and certainly not the phone layout; this new layout was essentially a combination of...

AROMA App Package Creator Given Substantial Update

Just yesterday, we covered a couple of guides aimed at helping developers get started with XDA Recognized Developer amarullz's powerful AROMA installer. While versatile in that the guides help developers use the AROMA installer for customizing ROM installs, this isn't all that AROMA can be used for. Another popular use of AROMA is to create custom app packages,...

The Smart Way to Price Your Mobile App – XDA Developer TV

There are a lot of free apps in the Google Play store. If that's true, how do developers make money for their hard work? Banner Ads? Freemium? Begging? What if I make a break for the pack and charge for my app. How do I pick what to charge? In today's video, Jayce talks about choosing...

Compile TWRP for Your Device

We've talked quite a bit about Team Win Recovery Project in the past. After all, having a nice touch-based recovery with a graphical and user-friendly interface makes the root and modification process easier and much less error prone. And ever since TWRP2 saw the light of day, it has offered some of the best functionality...

All-in-One Toolkit for the HTC One

So you've got yourself a shiny new HTC One, and you want to get started playing with it. Obviously you'll want to do things like apply Revolutionary Team's Revone S-Off. You'll probably also want to then flash a custom recovery, and then root your device. All of this will ordinarily take a moderate amount of...

Primer on Using AROMA Installer with Your Development Work

By now, you should all be familiar with AROMA Installer by XDA Recognized Developer amarullz. As a brief primer for the uninitiated, AROMA installer is a powerful GUI that is accessible via most modern aftermarket recoveries such as TWRP and CWM. The main purpose of AROMA Installer is to allow you to customize the installation of whatever...

Create App Usage Tutorials with Transparent Demo Pages

We've all seen those in-app usage tutorials before. You know, I'm talking about the ones that use transparency to show you what the app's buttons do, or how you go about accomplishing a certain task. It's just good practice to show your users upon first launch how to use your app, and since most people...