Category: Android Articles

3 ways Android Nougat will blow your mind

Android Nougat is the most recent update of Google’s operating system, with the idea of giving you more ways to make Android your own. As always, it’s an effort to make some refinements over past versions, providing better usability and some polished new features. As android clearly tries to extend its functionality, we reviewed 3 ways in which Android 7.0 Nougat will improve your experience as an Android user: In two places at the same time Nougat allows you to have a multi window view, this way you can split your screen in two. This can be great when...

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How to set a price on your Android App

The application market keeps growing due to the way in which different sectors of the industry have implemented mobile applications to provide better service to their customers, generating brand awareness and creating another business channel. That’s why there are developers that are working on building a profitable app. If that’s your goal you should get to know the top paid applications in Google Play that are related to utility or gaming. No matter what your app is, soon you will inevitably come across an important issue: Pricing your Android App. There are several business models for applications, and depending...

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Interview with Isabel Palomar: Software Engineer, Community lover, Instructor and Android App Developer

We met with Isabel Palomar, currently working for the software consultancy Sawyer Effect, to learn about her beginnings as a software engineer, her foray into Android App development, her interest in the communities and her participation in the course Android App Development for beginners, part of the MicroMasters Program.  Why did you choose to study Software Engineering? I went to a technical High School at Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco in Mexico. There I had three options to study: Business Administration, Accounting and Computer Science. I decided to study Computer Science because at that moment it was very popular, even though...

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Boost your career as a Professional Android Developer

We’ve covered the importance of becoming a professional Android Developer as it is a highly demanded profession that will continue to grow even more in 2017 and the years to come. However, as employment opportunities increase, so does the competition, and well prepared developers are required to actively participate in the app development industry. Whether you are a beginner or expert in app development, you should know that Android OS has its own characteristics that set them apart from others. For example, it is by far the most used operating system on the market. But, a special consideration among...

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What’s up with all these Android versions?

Google has a curious tradition of naming operating system updates after desserts, and all of them are ordered alphabetically. This has been an internal agreement they have maintained as a mystery. Besides, after every major version release, they place a huge statue of the dessert that matches the code name on the company’s front yard. They started this naming trend in 2009 with Android 1.5, which they called Cupcake. Previous versions do not appear to have a public code name, however nicknames like Apple Pie or Banana Bread have been brought to light. So, you might be wondering: What’s...

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