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Devvy Awards, Nominate your WM Favorites

XDA member quicksite has put great effort on compiling the best of XDA in several Windows Mobile developing categories such as Outstanding Achievement for New Application Development, Interface Shell & Application Launcher, Utility/Applet/Scripting development, XDA ROM Chefs Hall of Fame, etc just to mention a few. 12 categories for WM world in XDA are ready for...

Huashan Phone Canvas Ported to VGA

Having a functional yet visually appealing phone canvas (dialer) has long been a major issue in the world of VGA ROMs. Those with video call capabilities are often aesthetically outdated or come with layout bugs, while the prettier updates from newer VGA devices often don't take advantage of your phone's funcionality.Recently, XDA member WoZZeR999 (along with...

Wiki @ xda-developers is Temporarily Down

Over the last couple of days, some of you may have noticed that there are certain links to the Wiki that are not working properly. This is due to the Wiki being down. We will keep you posted on the status of the Wiki due to its importance for this site. The Wiki is temporarily down.This...

Creating Android Themes Video Tutorials

XDA member fxn just updated this nice and full tutorial on how to create themes for Android, including a very comprehensive video explanation. The developer presents, on this third video update, a simple way to learn how to change the system fonts. Evverything from backing up original fonts from your phone to replacing them with new...

WP7 Style Theme Suite

VGA devices can now have a Windows Phone 7 look with this theme created by XDA member chriscsh. The combination of Thumbcal, TCPMP, Resco explorer, and S2P applications with this theme will give the users a WP7 look and feel. Boot screens have been revamped for Windows Mobile devices with VGA and WVGA resolution. The developer presents...

New Sense SDK in win32 – Look ‘n Feel 1.0

You may be familiar with XDA member eboelzner and his famous Sense SDK. Recognizing that there are some downfalls by using .NET, XDA member petititi made his own version of the kit. The SDK inlcudes a few tricks for improved speed and fluidness. Moreover it has everything that is needed to start developing apps as soon...

DNetworkTools: IP-Adress-Related Network Engineering Tool

This new application made by XDA member dhruwal, called DNetworkTools, allows you to do a lot of things with your IP Adress. For network engineers, this can be a very useful application. It is based on XDA member eboelzner's Sense UI SDK, so the interface is very finger friendly and looking very good.The following tools are included in...

Windows Phone 7 Style Notifications

Following with Windows Phone 7 style applications, XDA member Jaxbot presents a new way to get notifications in the classic WP7 blue style. The application is still under development and for now only pops up notifications for new e-mail or new text message. Just tap on notification to open or click anywhere else to ignore. It runs...

Skype Available for 3 in Ireland, Italy, and Australia

Over the last few years, Skype has proven to be a very useful application, particularly when you don't want to use your plan minutes. Unfortunately, there are many network providers who will block these kind of services to charge the customer (you and I) as much as possible. Thanks to the efforts of many of...

Whip2Snap for Screenshot Capture Now Available

There are many apps to take screenshots of out devices screens. But none of them are nearly as fun as this little program made by XDA member eried. In essence, this app will do exactly what its name suggests. By using the accelerometer built in many of our devices, the screen that you are on...

XDA: Some Interesting Stats

XDA is a fast-paced site, and seldom do we slow down to appreciate the size and popularity of our great community. Let's look at some numbers that are accurate as of July 5, 2010.Number of registered users: 2.5 millionNumber of unique visitors per month: 5 millionAverage time on site: over 8 minutesNumber of posts made:...

Drag and Drop Install APKs with iAPK Tool

If you're not a fan of using adb commands to manually push apks to your Android device, there are a few management tools that have been developed by XDA forum members. iAPK is another tool, this time with a simple drag and drop feature.Developed by XDA forum member qberty, iAPK is a Windows PC application...