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The benefits of creating a photo editing app for Android

Creating a photo editing app is great for developers because it is an excellent opportunity to understand the required tools to build one of the hottest types of apps on the market right now, but it’s also something you can add to your powerful portfolio. Now, in order to create a photo editing app you’ll need to understand about image processing to enable users to apply filters, improve photo´s quality or crop and align a picture, for instance. You must consider about other features too, like an image feed or a gallery section.     The thing about photo editing...

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Android Apps for Tablets

As we have discussed before, it’s a matter of time for Android to become the most popular operating system of the world, and although this is mainly due to the growth of smartphones sales, Android tablets have contributed as well.  In emerging markets, mobile devices are estimated to prevail over Desktops-PCs and Laptops, according to Statista. Nearly 185 million units shipments of tablets worldwide are expected by 2020.  Source: Android Tablet Apps Users may find the tablet experience more enjoyable, for instance, from Adobe apps such as Photoshop Express or Premiere Clip; AirDroid, which lets you manage your...

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Build bigger Apps with Android TV

Android TV was launched in 2014 as a replacement for its previous attempt of a smart TV platform: Google TV. Unlike its predecessor, Android TV gives access to Google Play Store, meaning it is another way developers can put their apps at the service of users. This is an opportunity for developers to reach other markets and adapt apps for the big screen experience, by building games and channels for instance. Android TV lets you develop high-performance games in leanback full screen mode and create apps that serve video and music content using the TV Input framework.   Keep...

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Google has released 25 versions of the Android operating system since 2008

We’ve talked about the several versions of the Android operating system that Google has released since they started the sweet-naming trend in 2009, and we commented about some of the features that have been introduced in each one of them, however you may also have noticed that each major version has had its own particular upgrades as well. For instance we’ve got Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and Jelly Bean 4.3 or Nougat 7.0 and its latest upgrade to version 7.1.1 If you see each API level, you’ll find that 25 versions of Android operating system have been released since 2008...

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GDE Adrián Catalán tells you how to improve your Android Developer profile

We interviewed Adrían Catalan, Software developer, Consultant, Google Developer Expert (GDE), Educator, and instructor of the Professional Android Developer Course, to talk about his experience, situations Android beginners might deal with, and some non-technicals aspects developers should consider to improve their profile. With more than 10 years on the field, he has been involved in several projects of software development, including building Android apps. He is currently in charge of the Innovation Lab at Galileo University, where he manage all kind of projects related to technology.    We asked Adrián a few questions about his beginnings and some advices...

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