Category: Android News

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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Did you know that Android has released more apps than its competitors?

Today we can make use of an application to do almost anything we want, from watching a video or ordering a cab, to connecting with other people through Social Media or even shopping online. And not only that, as they are many options of apps as well that you can download to make your life easier and more enjoyable. But, you already know that, however, Did you know that Android has released more apps than its competitors? That’s right, according to Statista, the number of applications in the Google Play Store has exponentially grown since 2009. Source: Right...

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Why Android is an open source code platform and all the difference this makes for developers?

Android is highly recognized for being an operating system with open source code. Based on Linux Kernel, this is one of the features that developers find attractive when choosing Android OS to build applications. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was created to make sure there would always be a open source platform available to innovate the app market. As they have stated “the most important goal is to make sure that Android Software is implemented as widely and compatible as possible, for everyone’s benefit”.  Everything you need to install and run Android apps is entirely open source. This...

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5 unforgettable weather apps for Android

Weather is something important we all need to know, either to perform our scheduled activities or to be prepared for nature´s events. Luckily, there are hundreds of weather apps on Google Play Store, but like all goods and services in the market, some are better than others. With all this supply, you might be wondering: How these weather apps can stand out from others. Some of the best weather apps offer distinctive features such as accurate long-term forecasts, severe weather monitoring, alerts setting or beautiful material design interfaces. With all these special features in mind, we’d like to present...

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Advantages of the offline Android apps

Today it is easier than ever to get access to the Internet through mobile data or Wi-Fi, so you might think applications must be built upon the principle of network connectivity. However, sometimes you may find yourself in situations where is not possible to get online such as being in another country, being about to finish your mobile data plan or just for privacy reasons. Most Android apps can be used offline, enabling its entire functionality without a connection, as they are initially stored in the cache memory of your device. Then, all reference data is downloaded during initialization...

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