DEVELOPMENT Posts on XDA

Google, Bertelsmann, & Udacity to Offer 10,000 Android Scholarships for EU Developers

Out of this group of developers, a recent report claims that just under half (42 percent) are self taught. As such, Google has recognized the need to reach out to these self-taught developers in order to foster independent development on Android. Therefore, Google has recently announced an initiative to fund 10,000 Android Developer training scholarships for...

MechDome is a Developer Tool that Automatically Converts Android Apps into iOS and OSX Apps

Cross-platform development has presented a major challenge for most independent developers for many years. Quite often, it's simply too much of an time and resource investment to learn a new programming language in order to port your app over to another platform. For years, this fact of resource allocation is what has pushed many developers to...

Contributing to Open Source Projects Not Just For the Experts

XDA has long been a proponent of open source development, and we've seen it flourish over the years. In fact, it's one of the main reasons our community has grown as fast as it has over these past 13 years, with Android's core being the driving force. Many people desire to be part of open...

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...

Intel’s Multi-OS Engine Allows Developers to Create Native iOS or Android Apps with Java

Many of us have likely come across on app on a different platform that made us wonder: "why in the world can't I download this already?" I'm sure you've heard of one such app that's all the rage lately, Prisma. Prisma launched on iOS on June 11 and was immediately a smash hit. A little over...

Huawei Phones Disable Logcat, here’s how to Restore Access

While I was helping XDA Recognized Developer and fellow Portal Writer GermainZ debug a new app we've been working on (which we think you guys will love), I needed to collect and read a logcat to figure out where things were going wrong. On my phone, I went ahead and installed MatLog by XDA Junior Member plusCubed so...

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...

Microsoft Partners with HackerRank to bring Interactive Code Editing to Bing

As human beings, it's natural that we don't know everything there is to know in this world. We go to school and train ourselves in a single or sometimes multiple fields in order to become an expert in that topic. But no matter what, it's unlikely you'll ever become a walking encyclopedia of knowledge even...

i-Blades Modular Smartcase (1TB of Storage?) at CES 2016 – XDA TV

The big announcements at CES 2016 have all but happened. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still some exciting technologies to check out! On the CES Showfloor XDA TV Host TK found a modular mobile platform. This technology allows you to add “blades” to your phone that can increase storage, memory, battery life and functionality....

Sony Publishes UART Plans, Makes Kernel Development More Understandable

When you get a custom kernel to flash onto your device, in most cases you don't think about its development process. Developers often use some really complicated tools to make the device boot. Among them you can find Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitters (UARTs) used mostly for debugging. One of our favorite OEMs decided to show us how everything...

Material Misconceptions: What Developers Get Wrong in Material Design

Google's annual I/O conference has always been a field day for developers, but I/O 2014 brought what was perhaps one of the most groundbreaking revelations in the history of mobile design. As Matias Duarte, Google's VP of Design took to the stage, the screens behind him rippled and revealed the beauty that was Google's foray into a...

Interview With Developers of SaberMod & Hyper Toolchains

To compile any Android project like a kernel or ROM, developers need to use a toolchain. As per elinux.org, a toolchain is a set of distinct software development tools that are linked (or chained) together by specific stages such as GCC, binutils and glibc (a portion of the GNU Toolchain). Toolchains may contain a debugger...
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