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IFTTT Is Now Offering A Free Way For Developers To Publish Applets

Over the last few years, IFTTT has become known for its ever-growing automation that allows users to create and use "applets" linking independent services together. Anyone can create their own applets for personal use (we at XDA love IFTTT for integrating with Slack). IFTTT is also available for Android and iOS devices with many device-specific...

Google Announces New Features for Subscription Models Through Google Play

Google offers many ways of monetization for Android developers to profit. Simple purchases and in-app purchases are just two that we can easily name. The typical monetization model can soon change, thought, as Google further encourages developers to use the subscriptions. The data collected by Google shows 10-time growth in consumption over the past three years...

Announcing New Perks for Recognized Developers – Excel and Become One!

XDA was founded by developers for developers. To give our valuable contributors some form of recognition, we had decided to create a special title: those who work on custom ROMs, kernels, mods or applications can become Recognized Developers or Senior Recognized Developers. It’s a huge group of users, as right now over 700 of them...

Applications for Google I/O 2017 Tickets Now Live

For all developers interested in attending Google's famous I/O 'developer festival' in 2017, applications to secure tickets have begun today, with the application period closing at 5pm PST on February 27th. The conference will begin in a bit less than three months from now and will run for three days as usual, from May 17th...

Tizen Developers Can Build Apps with Visual Studio in C# Now

Multiple OEMs are working on secondary mobile platforms as a backup plan in case they are unhappy with the direction Google takes Android. We've watched Samsung develop their own open source Tizen platform for a while now, and Huawei has confirmed they are doing something similar as well. To help improve the platform, Samsung has...

Report Says There are 12 Million Mobile Developers

Mobile usage has been surging for years, and some reports suggests we're just now starting to see the industry hit a plateau when it comes to smartphone shipments. Whether or not this stagnation continues or not, we'll have to wait and see, but there are a lot of people and businesses investing money and time...

The Sorry State of Android Fragmentation: An Example to Understand Developers’ Plight

Fragmentation has been a contentious issue in Android quite literally since the mobile operating system was announced. Apart from being a cudgel for trolls to use in online flame-wars, the diversity that comes with fragmentation is now largely seen as a net positive for consumers of Android devices. After all, we're given so much freedom in choosing...

Use Rich Text Formatted Descriptions to Improve App Installations

You've worked hard on developing your first app and you've just passed your largest milestone yet: publishing your app on the Google Play Store. Great! Now what? If you have enough cash on hand, name/brand recognition, or social media prowess you probably won't have too much trouble getting your app's name out there. But even if...

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...

[Giveaway] 2 Months of Android File Host Premium to Everyone + 10 Swag Bags!

Developers, Developers, Developers. We love our developers here at XDA. We're maybe not as outwardly-loud through text as Mr. Ballmer was in the linked clip, but without developers there wouldn't even be an XDA-Developers. You guys provide the backbone for our forums; your work is what draws millions to our forums every year. You guys put so...

Should Google Open Up Android Wear?

2014 was going to be the year of the wearable. And it was, insofar as it was the first year that I started to notice news headlines outside of the normal enthusiast channels, covering stories regarding these futuristic devices. Android Wear was released alongside Samsung's Galaxy Gear, Google Glass became available to anybody, and even...

Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement Due Tomorrow

Every once in a while, Google updates the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement.  This agreement must be accepted by every developer within one month after changes are published, otherwise certain services may be suspended. The last change was published Septempber 25, 2014, which means tomorrow is the deadline. Here's a copy of the reminder email, which was sent...