Posts From Zachary Wander

Zachary Wander
18 posts

I write articles and develop apps for XDA. I'm also the developer of SystemUI Tuner.

Android Studio 3.3 stable release is now available, Google announces an update to Project Marble

Since 2015, Android Studio has been Google's recommended program for creating Android apps. Android Studio is based heavily on JetBrains' IntelliJ, with slight changes. The main difference is that it ships with all the Android tools pre-installed. While Android Studio an incredibly useful program, it can be frustrating to use at times. It can hog system...

libRootJava – Integrating root with application development

Libraries are great. No, I'm not talking about the buildings full of books (although those are pretty great too). This is a tech site so I'm talking about Android libraries. If you've ever developed an app before, you've probably used a library. In this context, a library is a sort of plugin for an app...

Square announces their In-App Payments SDK for Android, Flutter, and iOS

Many of you have probably heard of Square Inc. They're a company that specializes in financial services, especially when concerning mobile payments and point-of-sale systems. You've probably seen their card readers at restaurants, retail stores, or even outdoor events. However, managing payments isn't the only thing Square does. The company also has an entire website dedicated...

GitHub now offers unlimited free private repositories with up to 3 collaborators

GitHub is one of the most popular ways out there for developers to host and share source code. It's not uncommon to see a link to a GitHub project in a custom kernel thread on the XDA Forums, for example. Many apps hosted on XDA Labs also have their source code hosted on GitHub. This...

How to Give Feedback for XDA’s Navigation Gestures App

XDA's Navigation Gestures app is about six months old now. In that time, we've added many new actions, gestures, and even a whole new mode that replicates the functionality of OnePlus' gestures in OxygenOS. But this isn't a simple app, and it doesn't have a simple goal. There are always bugs to be fixed. We've...

Kernel Assisted Superuser (KernelSU) – The Final Frontier for SafetyNet and an Essential Developer Tool

Root is very special to us at XDA. It allows users to take control of their devices and add features that aren’t always available, such as call recording, themes and advanced battery monitoring. There have been a few root implementations through the years, with the most-popular likely being SuperSU. Recently though, with the introduction of...
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