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Yet another piece in Android’s vast tech streams particularly during the announcement of Jelly Bean is its virtualized Project Butter. It is named so as a colloquial to a smooth butter representing more efficient processing framework for iteration thereby enhancing the speed and feasibility of operating system.
Android 4.1 also makes apps more receptive, decreasing their touch latency while foreseeing the direction your finger is moving during the screen fresh. The project butter so envisaged allows for smoother functioning without any hindrance whatsoever like it allows CPU and graphics to run parallel without colliding against each other. It also has resulted in more efficient speed with the entire interface running at 60 frames per second on the fast hardware. Even Graphics looks now more enticing and lucrative as they are now jibing for more transitions and scrolling. Besides processor will swing into action the moment screen is touched to keep input lag to a minimum.
To ensure smoothness in framerate Android has also stretched vsync timing all over animations through An ......
With millions of Android apps running in the Google market, making a mark in the Google play is not a piece of cake. Just as we are generating one idea, creating one app there might be many more too who are creating the similar apps and generating the similar ideas. In this neck to neck competition then how the way we flare and how our apps generate maximum installs, let’s see and work out.
Here I am giving you some tips. Though, many of you must be reading about the ideas and also incorporating the same. But the tips I am providing you here are unique to give you enough idea and scope of your thoughts to generate and present a truly successful app.
• Create a useful app: Creating a useful productive app really helps. Though entertaining apps can resound good and entertains people. But just imagine if people are owning an app which can help them in finding the weather conditions, get the live and instant economic news, immediate medical or any other emergency aid, our life will become easier, isn’t it? These apps can be a great supporter, guide, helper and even motivator to assist you.
• Be original and productive: It is very important for you to be productive and original. Originality can add value to your present proposition. Be an innovator. Create an app which has not been created by any one before or produce an existing category of an app and that ......
To further add to the creative steams of Android’s edifices, Google has declared the coming of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. You can portray it as an added increment to its much revolutionized Ice Cream Sandwitch.
With its buttery smooth surface, this Jelly Bean gives smooth experience like a Jelly through its much advanced feature VSynch and triple buffering. This makes the animations too to run far smoother with steady frame rate and mind-swearing 120. It is much more receptive to allow it to ramp up as soon as finger touches it. The demonstration of its virtualized facet has been demonstrated by Google through its high speed camera where you can see the phenomenal difference in the same. This means opening of 60 frames per second on the modern hardware,
Android is ultimately at a place where it can be ultimately up to its sleeves to remove any irregularities or discrepancies.
What you are getting is much more features, without having to face any risk of speeding hit. Obviously with 4.1 what are you getting is more features and smooth and adequate speed. These features in it is enough to make the older de ......
While shopping or merely window shopping, you must have come across those square shaped barcodes. These barcodes can be displayed on your websites, visiting cars or any of your products. Have you ever wondered how the same really works and what are they meant for? Now these bar code scanner applications are on your mobile phones too.
But before we go on to understand what does these bar code scanner applications used for and how they are applicable let’s look at what exactly are these bar codes?
These QR codes are especially two dimensional square barcodes which has data inside the same, it may be a website link or a phone number or even a text but many of them usually refer the same for a website. Many phones appear with bar code scanner applications. Once you press "On", it moves through the camera applications which will sure enable it to scan the QR code. Many websites also have these QR codes for others to just quickly scan the same through the code and visit the site without having to type anything.
So what you require for the application is an Android phone which has built in camera and barcode scanner allocation which can be available on the Android Playstore. The system is very fast as it is very easy to create a QR code on the web. Android applications make the best usage of the barcodes.
Here the role of Android application development companies comes in. ......
Push notification is a revolutionary concept in itself creating a spark in the world mobile with its features to generate great user experience and connectivity between the users and the company. Push notification allows you to send messages directly to the people who have installed your app, even if your app is “closed on a device.” It is a brain child of Urban Airship, a company who has conceptualized this idea to give to the mobile world a most valuable and useful feature.
Urban Airship provides Push notification feature in two different ways:
1. By Helium method
2. by C2dm methods
For implementing the push notification through c2dm technology, it is important for you to follow the below steps-
Steps for Push notifications Process:
1. Login to your Urban Airship account by following the below steps:
Log in to your Urban Airship account with Urban Airship account Id and password.
Insert details of your app like your app name, app icon and app mode etc.
Save your Application key, Application Secret and Application master secret key which you will get after your successful login.
Save these keys in your java code in Myapplication. Java.
2) Perform C2dm registration by using Gmail account by going through the url below.
3) You will receive a mail of successful C2D ......
Isn’t it amazing! A ball acting as a robot and being controlled by your Android device. Yes, this is intriguingly true. Thanks to the today’s technology when a small ball has also become smart and intelligent enough to understand signals and act and react accordingly. It’s a Sphero Robot ball which acts as per your directions with the help of your Android device.
This scientific edifice is a brain work of Colorado based Orbotix who adopted the scientific maxium of the law of motion endowing many tiny plastic balls with many accelerometers that can turn and dip your smartphones and send it zooming around the floor in a much controlled way.
This magical ball, when not kept for charging is seen rolling around on any of the flat surfaces, cutting across all the obstacles and even people. There are many ways which can send this Sphero into action. The best is with the help of Orbotix-developed UI, which is an Android or iOS device. It can be used on any of the standard joystick interface. The most intriguing part of the same is its drawing capacity, which can help ......
Android app in its vast visage is now stemming for more accessibility for users. Accessibility means picking adequate tools to create the apps for the productive usability for our brethren with their different physical disabilities too. These apps will now make sure that the users of Android with their limited vision or other physical impairments can have productive use of their apps. It is also about you too who are constantly checking your eye sights with growing age and about having complete eye and hand coordination with your mobile apps.
The apps have many accessibility features for people with physical and age related disabilities. With the activation of these features and services on the device, the app will continue to act like a magic spree as you can hear voices for operating app. The center to the attraction is about users to have spoken feedback that will speak about the user interface components as interaction is made with app. This spoken version of feedback is being delivered by a service called TalkBack, which is provided for free on Google Play and the same has become a standardiz ......
Since andriod is taking its parole of technologically carved niche apps, Google has been working to resolve many issues for Android developers for their easy management.
And, recently with ICS a new Keychain API helps in reducing many hurdles that
was making Android less compatibility with the corporate world. Obviously, for the average user and businessmen this change is unnoticeable, but for developers the API has feasibility to solve many issues.
For reducing the present gaps in ICS, now a new kind of API also known as
KeyChain has appeared which can regulate apps for easy access to the system keystore and allow the same to receive necessary records kept there. Besides, API also allows apps to instigate installation of credentials from 509 certificates and PKCS#12 key stores.
In earlier version of Android 1.6, a system key store was supposed to be added for its appropriate use by VPN. It was later enhanced to provide support to WiFi authentication, which was posing hurdle for apps to access the same.
Earlier apps were having their own key store for giving authentication to SSL
web server or also for delivering appropriate authentication for the user to a
server via client certificate. This system is very well operational but can
generate many manageable issues in cooperate environ ......
Will Google’s ban on Third Party Processing System have an impact on Android application development companies?
It is absolutely hard handedness on the part of Google as it is putting pressure on its applications and mobile game developers to use costliest in-house payment service, Google Wallet. It is an internet search engine which is specially making efforts to follow the financial success of Apple’s iOS platform. Google has strongly warned developers recently that if they continue to make use of the other payment systems like Zong, Boku and Paypal, their apps would sure be removed from their Android market.
Some of the recent reports also declared the fact that Google has amalgamated its content services and has named the transition system as the Google Play Store. It has been done to ensure that no android application developer makes use of their third-party payment system. While some of the experts also says that it will not be so easy also for Google to place a ban on their systems in their Android applications as there are many developers who are using this method and one of the Company is Rovio who has its own payment service known as Bad Piggy Bank.
For some developers, it is a Google’s way to make the payment system of consumer simple, hoping that as there will be more buyers, costs too will get equalized. However story seems to be somewhat different. Google’s charges of the payment system ......
As a new technological mania for both the consumers and companies, NFC is now gearing to stem into each section of people’s life especially in their daily transactions stream. For the technological gurus performing monetary transactions through their mobile network is their greatest attribute towards the economy and for the consumers it is now the easiest way to make their payments and receive the same too.
NFC is no doubt now currently available on particular android handsets and are available on iPhone4 too. What all you need to do is acquire new credit cards from your bank that support NFC. It should also have a logo on the card that looks similar to Wi-Fi logo.
Some of the banks may also call these cards “Tap and Pay”. As soon as you have the card, you just need to remove your iPhone4 back panel, get it positioned behind the battery and change the back cover. You can now have an iPhone4 with NFC payment capabilities.
It is no doubt there is a great risk opening an iPh ......