Code Pollution: Reaching Past the SDK

See how violating the SDK affects more than just you and your users, in today's extra-special episode of Building 'Droids!

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Code Pollution: Boot-Time Services

Think about whether you really need to have code run right when the phone boots, in a Code Pollution post in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Android Market Matters

GameLoft’s recent (and strangely public) announcement that they will be withdrawing resources from Android-based game development has surprised much of the Android community. The fact that a major software house would begin to shun the Android platform, at the same time that handset ...

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Idle Musings: Android on Chrome

Android and ChromeOS are two distinct operating systems...today. However, it is still at least conceivable that Android applications could run on ChromeOS, given some fancy footwork. Learn more in some idle musings masquerading as today's Building 'Droids!

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Diagnosing Sporadic Errors

Face it: apps are bound to break in the field. Learn some tips for dealing with remote crashes in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Return of the Fancy ListViews

We resurrect a long-gone blog post series by returning to the issue of fancy ListViews, taking advantage of new APIs in Android 1.6/2.0, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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A Call To Action…ACTION_SEND, That Is

You can automatically tie two Android applications together, one that wants to send something and one looking for stuff to send. Neither application needs to know about the other, through the Intent message bus and the ACTION_SEND protocol. Learn more in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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An Early Look at the Android 2.0 SDK

Take a quick peek at what's new and improved for developers in the Android 2.0 SDK, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Android Application Tsunami Coming?

Everything that can be invented – has already been invented. – Charles Duell, Commissioner of the United States Patent Office, 1899 I have to admit that my trips to the Android Market have significantly stalled over the last few weeks after noticing a decrease in apps that I felt ...

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Making Money is Hard Work

Take a look at perceived "grievances" with making money off of Android apps and a comparison with selling Windows, Web, and iPhone apps, in today's very special episode of Building 'Droids!

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The Last Shall Be First, and all that Jazz

In my daily inbox, I get tech updates from around the globe. I enjoy seeing the different trends and like to read what people think about the new stuff that is coming out.  This morning when I opened my email I had a message from ZDNet Tech Update Today, with the headline:  “Android ...

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Android Beyond Java: Part Three

Want to develop for Android, but Java isn’t your thing? Learn more about alternative Android programming options in this this week’s series of posts on Building ‘Droids!

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Android Beyond Java: Part Two

Want to develop for Android, but Java isn’t your thing? Learn more about alternative Android programming options in this this week’s series of posts on Building ‘Droids!

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Android Beyond Java, Part One

Want to develop for Android, but Java isn't your thing? Learn more about alternative Android programming options in this this week's series of posts on Building 'Droids!

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Live from New York, it’s Android Apps

On August 25th, 2009,  30 Android developers got together at the Fast Company offices to participate in the NYC Android Developers Meetup.  The Meetup was organized by the team at Medialets.   Medialets is an innovative company that provides a rich media advertising and  analytics platform ...

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