HTC Hands Keys to Hero Kingdom Over to Developers

Up until now, developers looking to create a great Hero/Sense ROM have had a difficult time. With no open-source kernel to work with, anyone wanting to mod or customize a Hero build has has to work with limited resources. That will no longer be the case, thanks to HTC. HTC has made the full ...

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Tutorial: Autogrowing ListView

If you are building Android apps sooner or later you will use scrolling lists. And if you have more than 100 entries in the list it’s a good idea to load such list gradually. Best example of such list is “Inbox” in the Mail app: as you scroll to the bottom, the list will ...

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Developers Can Now Target By Carrier in Android Market

Up until recently, developers using the Android Market had the ability to target distribution of their apps by specific countries.  A recent email sent to developers indicates that they now have the freedom to select a particular wireless provider if they feel so inclined. First, we have added ...

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Android Market Monkey Business?

Developers have derided the Android Market virtually since its inception last year. More recently, in SDK 1.6, Google responded to some of the developers’ concerns in a number of ways. Most notably, increased categorization for apps, and the new ability for app publishers to post up to ...

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First Round of ADC 2 Draws to a Close Ahead of Expectations

The Android Developers Blog is reporting that due to an overwhelming response to round one of the Android Developers Challenge 2, they are ending it effective today.  The news comes earlier than Google predicted it would as they figured it would take at least two weeks to get everything they needed.

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FixIt!: the Market

The competition to dominate the smart-phone market worldwide is played between Nokia/Symbian, RIM/Blackberry, Apple/iPhone, Microsoft/Windows Mobile and at the bottom of the table: Android (but it should better soon). As we all know, there is a good bunch of Android devices coming up in Q4 to ...

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Sprint “Announces” HTC Hero

Sprint is finally putting the word out that they’re bring the HTC Hero to their network. We should be clear – there are no press releases or conferences to report on here.  What we have is a little behind-the-scenes announcing for you.

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Introducing Creative’s Zii EGG

Creative has announced the Zii EGG developer platform and it’s supposedly market-ready for OEM production. Using StemCell Computing, developers are able to write for Android and Plaszma at same time.  What’s Plaszma?  Creative tells us “Plaszma is an open standard ...

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Google AdSense for Mobile Apps Opens to Beta

Google is going head-to-head with companies like AdMob, Medialets, and PurpleTalk.  A beta version of AdSense for Mobile Applications gives advertisers yet another way to reach potential customers.  Further, it’s an opportunity for developers to find a way to earn revenue from their ...

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iPhone and Android Users Can Now Get the Help They Need

Zendesk Develops First Mobile Dropbox for Help Desk Functionality Boston, MA, June 18, 2009 – Thanks to Zendesk, The pioneer in transcendent, online help-desk solutions, iPhone and Android application developers now have the ability to embed a mobile dropbox in their applications integrated ...

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Appcelerator Titanium Empowers Web Developers to Quickly Develop Native iPhone and Android Applications

Titanium Beta Release Now Offers an Integrated Platform for Creating, Testing and Commercializing Mobile and Desktop Applications on a Single Platform MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – June 8, 2009) - Appcelerator®, a leading provider of open source technologies for developing, ...

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Embedded Alley Delivers Development System for Android-based Devices – Takes Android Beyond Mobile

Partners with MIPS Technologies in Supporting Android Applications in Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Networking and More San Jose, California and Taipei, Taiwan, June 1, 2009 – Embedded Alley, a leading provider of embedded Linux® solutions, today announced shipment of the Embedded ...

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Koolu’s Freerunner Shipping Early June

Toronto-based Koolu is in the final stages of prepping their GTA02 version of the Freerunner. The Openmoko-made handset is set to roll out to developers in a beta versions over the next two weeks with consumer versions following in July. We’re targeting businesses that want functionality ...

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Android Devs Answer Questions, Talk Donut and Rooting

As I go through some of the post- Google I/O tweets and emails from some of our readers, I get the feeling that those involved on the Android have long forgotten about Cupcake.  To quote the Black Eye Peas, they’re ‘on that new new’.  In this case, it’s Donut.  So ...

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Android Based Trimble Nomad from SDG Systems

ZELIENOPLE, PA (MMD Newswire) May 21, 2009 – SDG Systems, LLC (SDG) announced today the availability and support of a developer version of the Trimble® (TDSTM) Nomad running Google® Android. The Nomad-Android developer system incorporates the Google Android 1.5 software release and ...

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