Learn how opening the T-Mobile G1’s sliding keyboard affects your Android application, in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!
Does your Android application have more preferences than really fit in a simple list? Learn how to add structure, in the form of categories and screens, in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!
Android is less about open source or open communities or open markets or open systems, than it is about open opportunity. We need Android to succeed to ensure that open source, open markets, et. al. are a viable, not-too-crazy choice for people in the marketplace. This does not mean that “iPhone must die” or anything of the sort…
Android now has a preferences framework, which will build a preferences UI for you based on a description of the desired preferences. Learn the basics in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!
Both the Android 1.0 SDK and the T-Mobile G1 announcements had some interesting tidbits that didn’t attract all the news coverage, but might impact you as an Android developer in the coming weeks and months.
Device users don’t buy “openness” â€“ they buy benefits that they personally realize. And to that extent, Android will succeed or fail based on our efforts as developers. If openness is Android’s strength, it is up to us to make that meaningful to ordinary people.
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