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Monday, May 30, 2011

Do the Math! Two Top Ten Lists Equal Twenty Awesomely Productive Android Apps

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 06:00 AM

Who doesn't love a "Top 10" list? Here are 10 Android apps that will make your life a little more productive. Included are some favorites - Dropbox, Evernote and Google Docs, but other lesser know awesome apps are included too so check it out! And if you are super productive (you know, from those previous 10 productive Android apps) and are motivated enough, here are 10 more Android apps that are worth rooting your phone to get. Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Success Story: Android Profits Beat iOS for One Developer

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 03:00 PM

http://blogs.computerworld.com/1794..._ios_app_profit

"Traditionally, Apple has been viewed as the top dog when it comes to pure app dollars; love it or hate it, the company's App Store generates plenty of dough and thus plenty of income for third-party programmers. Even so, Android is increasingly becoming a prominent part of the equation for many well-known developers -- and for some, it's actually starting to surpass Apple by a significant margin.

Today, we hear one such developer's story."

It's interesting to speculate what the cause of this difference may be. The CEO of Spacetime (the focus of the article) thinks that it could be due to the fact that there are fewer apps in the Android store. I wonder if it could have to do with the application in question, too. Pocket Legends is a 3D MMO, and while Apple has positioned the Touch, in particular, as a mobile gaming platform, this game seems like it would fit the perceived demographic of Android devices better than iOS devices.

Any other developers out there with similar experiences? Is the Android Market good to you, or do you prefer Apple's store? Is this a sign of great things to come or just an outlier in the world of Android development? Let us know at the "Discuss" link.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Turn Your Blog Into a Native Android App In 10 Minutes with Feed.nu

Posted by Don Sorcinelli in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 01:00 PM

http://fee.nu

So, you own a blog, do you? And you say that RSS isn't enough? But wait - you don't have the programming experience to build an Android application? Well, something trivial like programming experience need not stand in the way; at least that is what Feed.nu believes.

Feed.nu (currently in beta) provides you with the ability to a matter of a few taps and clicks. Once you're done, you can download the custom APK file or even upload the same file to the Android Market. It sounds like an interesting and painless way to help increase your website's readership.

Has anyone here given this a try? I'd love to hear the feedback.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Games Coming to Android from Namco

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.intomobile.com/2010/10/0...tling-included/

"Last week, I left the safe confines of my office to New York City on what had to have been the rainiest day I've ever experienced in order to meet with Namco to see first-hand some of its upcoming iPhone, iPad, Android, and mobile games."

Even more download-able games are coming to Android from Namco! Soon PacMan Kart Rally and Flight Control will be available for you to enjoy! Good to see more and more developers recognizing Android as a viable platform for expansion!


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Latest Trillian for Android Adds New Sort Options, Faster Notifications

Posted by Don Sorcinelli in "Android Software" @ 08:00 AM

http://blog.ceruleanstudios.com/?p=1612

"Build 110 is now available for all testers. New features include the ability to group your contact list by service or to run in a "no groups" mode. Also, users of 2.2 can now benefit from Google's C2DM service, which means your notifications should arrive almost instantly! If you're on 2.2 and want to try this, make sure the battery saving preference is enabled to get started. As always, we've also fixed a number of bugs in this build."

When I first heard that the multi-protocol instant messaging client Trillian was available for Android, I admit it - I was overjoyed. Even in it's beta form, it is perhaps the best application in it's class. The latest build adds more great features and bug fixes.

You can download the latest beta directly to your device by using your web browser and going to http://www.trillian.im/get/android. Just remember - to install this application (which is not being downloaded from the Android Market), you will need to change most device's default security settings to "Allow Unknown Sources".


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Changing the Default Association for Any Android Application

Posted by Don Sorcinelli in "Android Software" @ 08:30 AM

http://jkontherun.com/2010/09/13/an...ny-default-app/

"Have you installed an app that replaces one of the preinstalled phone apps, but the original app still fires up when you try to do something with the new one? Don't fret, Android has a way to reassign the default app to use in any situation, if you know how to do it. Our Android tip of the day shows you how to use any app as a default for particular tasks."

Longtime mobile aficionado and friend James Kendrick of jkOnTheRun has a simple and straight forward post on how to change any association for an application, allowing you to choose which application opens when more than one application might meet the need. Personally, it is usually the file-opening associations that get me (especially photos). It's definitely worth the couple of minutes reading time to know how to quickly eliminate what can become quite the annoyance.


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