APPNATION Interviews: Yapper – App Inventor for the Rest of Us

While at the APPNATION Conference last Monday and Tuesday, I had the opportunity to meet with several people talking about some cool things that are being released for Android.  One that caught my eye right away with the new Yapper 2.0, an online app development tool for people who might not be ...

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Latest comScore Report: Android Soars, Others Snore

The latest comScore Report is out and it confirms what we all know: smart phones and Android are taking off like crazy.

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APPNATION Report: Big Company Execs Clueless about Android Fragmentation

This is an article that pains me to have to write, but it is an issue that needs to be looked at, because I think if something is not done, it could spell trouble for the Android platform. The issue is simple, and comes from my time here at APPNATION; big company execs don’t understand... ...

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The Moron Test Adds Cross-Platform Support with OpenFeint Integration

Popular “game” The Moron Test has just picked up a handful of great new features, thanks to their integration of OpenFeint.  The Android game now features the same great options that helped make it a success for the iOS version.  Players now have the luxury of chat rooms, friends, ...

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Impressions on the HTC London Event

As you heard by now, HTC has announced in London two new phones, the Desire HD and Desire Z (“z” or “zee”, you can say both apparently).  The sexy handsets will be available from most European carriers starting around mid-October. While we don’t have a word yet on ...

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Samsung Releases Fascinate Source Code into the Wild

It's becoming increasingly common for a hardware manufacturer to release the source code to their handsets. HTC does it all the time, most recently with their Droid Incredible and EVO 4G. Samsung has done exactly that with their new Fascinate handset from Verizon.

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Fused Glass Android Invasion!

Recently, when an email came across our inbox about 3D fused glass Google Androids, I was somewhat surprised. I thought it was a bit odd, but knew how many of us would love to have our own Android figurine. Now, thanks to someone very clever, we can!   Susan Myzer who is a fused glass ...

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Alcatel’s Low Cost OT-980 Announced

Starting in October, our friends in the UK can enjoy Alcatel’s first Android phone being available through Carphone Warehouse for £99.95. According to techradar, this new Android phone will be running Eclair 2.1, sport a 2.8″ display, and a 2MP camera.  For those wondering, it seems ...

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The Difference Between AMOLED and SLCD Screens

Remember a few months ago, when HTC decided to  stop using AMOLED screens because of shortages? And how they decided to switch to SLCD screens instead? Well, the guys over at Engadget have looked at the differences in SLCD and AMOLED screens on two HTC Desires. One Desire had an AMOLED, the ...

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Peapod Mobile Launches on Android

Peapod users rejoice!  The popular service has now launched a mobile app on Android.  If you’re not familiar with Peapod, it’s basically grocery shopping for people who are either too busy or too lazy to actually go shopping.  I fall into both these categories and have used Peapod ...

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BitBop Client for Android Arrives

The new subscription mobile streaming television service “BitBop” has arrived for Android.  Users with the Sprint Evo 4G, Motorola Droid, Droid X, and Nexus One, as well as other phones, can now use the app (which is not in the Android Market, by the way).  To find out what exact ...

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On The Ground with APPNATION Part 1

Our own Ray Walters was on the ground in San Fransisco, live at the APPNATION conference.  We have no idea how he worked his way into speaking at APPNATION, but he looks good doesn’t he?  Below find his report on day one of the APPNATION event. Hey there Android Guys and Gals, as I ...

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Templates, Wireframes, Stencils and Icons: The Big List of Android Developer Resources

Here’s a handy resource for you current and prospective Android developers.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of wireframes, templates, GUI PSD’s, stencils and more to help you put together the best looking Android apps around.  Of course, we understand this is not a ...

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Sprint Dangles $50,000 and More in ’4G App Challenge’

Sprint has partnered with Wired, Reddit and Ars Technica to put up $50,000 and some killer prizes in an effort to spur 4G app development. The contest, called the Sprint 4G App Challenge, pits apps against each other in five categories accepting - entertainment, gaming, productivity, social ...

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MiniSquadron Hits Android Market with OpenFeint Support, Limited Time Pricing

Supermono Studios and Gray Fin Studios have collaborated to bring their popular iPhone title, MiniSquadron, to the Android Market. Dedicated to giving Android users the best experience, the two have done everything they can to ensure this isn't just a generic port of an existing game.

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