Useful Resources to help you in learning Android App Development

Android OS has established its authority in smart phones market. As it’s solely developed by Google’s dedicated developer team, so trust and authenticity increases. Due to huge amount of smartphones demand, android become the most popular mobile operating system. So the market value of android continuously increases with the passage of time. It’s all due to amazing android application available on playstore.

Learning android app development is now become a dream for almost every 3rd student in general. Because, Android has more potential than any other IT field. So this thing attracts many students to learn android technology.

It’s been an amazing experience for an Android developer to develop awesome apps and drop them on playstore. Meanwhile, let me tell you benefits to learn android app development.

Benefits to learn Android App Development:

  • Better chance of growth due to its huge market value.
  • You can create multiple earning resources via app development. Like earn through adsense etc.
  • Better job opportunities in your country as well as abroad.
  • Its open source to learn, so no issue with the license.
  • Android is a Google’s OS for mobiles, so you can imagine how much business potential in this filed.
  • It’s a right direction to your bright future.
  • Developer support from Google’s android team.
  • Free android studio and work environment for you.

So these were some of the key benefits you can get after learning android app development. Now let’s quickly come to the main topic which is the useful resource for learning android app development.

1: Google’s Developer Platform:

Google has built a dedicated platform to learn about latest technologies of Android. Android Studio is a complete solution for the process of app development. You can get it from Google’s Android site. Here you can also find step by step guide how to use Android for development purpose.

2: Codecademy:

Here some video tutorials stuff available to learn. Not much tuts regarding Android, but some basics you can get. Try to learn the basics if you’re new.

3: Evanto Tuts+:

Evanto tuts is a very dedicated platform for programmers to learn. It’s being brought to you by evanto marketplace. Here video tuts from expert Android app developers available.

4: Udemy:

Udemy.com is a popular online learning platform, where students use to pay the fee and learn their desired technology from experts. So you can also find Android app development tutorials and start learning from now.

5: YouTube:

A very popular video sharing website, YouTube offers to learn opportunity for those students who can’t pay the fee. This is being done by YouTube channels created by experts. You have to watch step by step tutorials and channel owner will earn from this activity. You can also repeat the cycle when you get some experience.

6: Lynda:

Same like udemy, Lynda offers a variety of tutorials on different programming languages including Android app development. It has some fee to get access to the course.

 

So that was pretty much useful resources for android programmers. You can also search more of resources via Google. Now let me tell you a little trick to be like a professional. If you’ve done with learning and gain some experience as well, then you need to teach your skills to other students. The best way I can recommend you is to create video lesions and put up these videos in a custom usb flash drives. After that, send it to those students who want to learn android app development. You can set desire fee on this effort.

These Must have Mobile Applications will help you a lot

As Android or IOS user, you use mobile application for routine work. These applications may be for domestic or business usage. Some are paid, and most of the apps are free to use. But to decide, what’s the best application to use can be a tough job for you. Because there are malicious apps are also available publically, which steal your personal info and sell it to marketers or companies.

Below are some of the applications you can choose and use them as reliable and trustworthy.

1: Mint App:

Mint App is a little budget manager for your everyday life. You can manage your personal as well as business expenditures efficiently. Wait a minute, are you worry about the security of this application? Forget about security, as it has built-in password protection system. You can set your desired password.

It’s free to use for Android and ios Smartphone users. Get it from play store or app store.

2: ShopKick Shopping App:

There are Millions of online users for this app “shopkick”. It has the variety of online stores with fantastic deals. You can also earn credit point by shopping through this app. After that, these credit points can be transferred into gifts. It’s available for android and ios platforms.

3: RetailMeNot Discount App:

RetailMeNot App provides hundreds and thousands of shopping coupons available on just one click away from you. All you need to know just pick desired deal and get a coupon from this app.

 4: Amazon Local:

Do you need any local brand product listed on Amazon? Use Amazon local app to find up to 75% discount on almost all local brands listed on Amazon. Like if you want to find a deal in New York, and then this app will tell you what best possible option for you is.

Platforms on which this Amazon local available are: android, ios and Amazon kindle fire.

5: Viggle the TV app:

If you’re a TV shows lover, then viggle is a dedicated app for you. Browse your favorite TV shows, dramas and much more stuff for entertainment.

It’s available for android as well as ios.

6: Hotel Tonight App:

This is an excellent application which helps you to find low price when you’re in search of hotel booking. Try this app; I hope you’ll like it. You can quickly browse all listed hostels city wise as well as area wise. It’s available for android and ios smart phones.

7: GameFly App for Gamers:

If you’re big game lovers, then you should try this amazing application. Buying games online cost you a lot, but now you can get some discount by shopping games through GameFly app.

8: Necessary Tools you must have:

While traveling outside the city, you need to have some traveling tools like a bag, sunglass, clothes, etc. And one most important item you must have with yourself is custom power bank for mobile phones. It’ll feed your mobile by charging and never let down your communication with friends and family. So it’s a good idea to have a brand custom power charger to keep things under control when it comes to mobile communication.

Speak Out Now:

That’s all from now, is there anything missing? Do let me know. I hope you find some useful info by this article. If you’ve further questions, feel free to post comments below. Share this article on social media. Thanks for stopping by here!

Hit Games for iPhone Users

Each week bunch of new gaming apps came intomarketand they definitely earn god place which is why developers are keen to launch new specs for any particular game or to go for new app. Hit games of the week includes Gangster Vegas, and Pet Rescue Saga. Other games like Despicable Me: Minion Rush is also in the list of new games.

Pet Rescue Saga is a popular Facebook app which is now imported to iPhone. The game is pulled on the iOS platform by the developers same like the game of Candy Crush which is another hit game from Facebook. The game of Pet Rescue Saga is about to rescue animals from evil snatchers. For doing this, user has to remove blocks from the board.

Gangster Vegas is a game from Gameloft’s Gansgter series. This new game looks similar to the GTA series and is quite interesting to play especially the way it is being designed. The new game is based in Las Vegas which means this would be the plot for the gamers to play. Cars and weapons in this new game are also enhanced and ready to be used at your disposal. The game is not for free and you need to purchase it for $ 6.99. The graphics and game play are awesome which is why the game looks cheap for all those GTA fans.   

“Despicable Me: Minion Rush” is another interesting game from Gameloft games. The official game movie is an endless runner game same in Temple Run games. Leap, dodge and slide are the obstacles and also there are enemies while you are playing the game to earn power ups and also the costumes. You can download this app for free from the Apple’s Store. The game is not that much complicated and you will love to play while you are earning power same like some of the games by Gameloft.

Therefore, the new games of iPhone are interestingand if you love to play games then it is advisable to get them for playing for free. Only the GTA game needs to be purchased. Although the Gangster Vegas game isn’t cheap but those who wish to dive into GTA series then they have to pay and then to play. These games are good in their graphics and playing tactics for the iPhone users.

About Author:

Imran Mughal is a professional writer specializes on various topics concerning latest trends in mobile application and working on reputed mobile app development Company in Dubai. He writes about various topics concerning various latest topics such as iPhone  app development.

Dropbox for iOS/ Android Devices

Dropbox is one of such apps that can easily be downloaded with minimal set up time and is free to be used on iOS and Android devices. You can share videos, photos, files and sync them across different devices (including tablets). What are the possible advantages of using dropbox? This app is extremely easy to work with as you can edit your files when you are on the go. There isn’t any need to set up a system as editing through Dropbox is much easier. Edit your file and send it to the client just through your smart phone.

Dropbox can be used for file’s backup and for accessing them on other computers and devices. The interface of the app is intuitive making it an obvious choice. When you are done with the downloading then immediately you get immediate access to the uploaded files. You can access these files from other computersand smart phones all you need is a web browser. You can form a dedicated public folder or can go for the shared folder for sending the files to specific users.

The navigation button is present on the top in Android devices whereas on iOS device it is located at the bottom. There isn’t any difference in the usability with the change of the location. Dropbox folder is the main screenbut you can quickly access to the photos, videos, files and a setting section to have a review of the account information. The app development for different devices is different but serves the same main purpose.

To upgrade an account, you can go into the app settings and also can add security pass code for locking. One of the benefit of the drop is that it s a very good resource for backing up f the files online. Though there are barriers in doing so as in case you have oversized backup folders. The free space that you acquire at the time of download is 2GBbut you can choose, 100GB, 200GB or 500GB along with the fee you have to pay monthly. Dropbox has a business plan too starting from 1TB (five users).

Incase, you don’t want to pay the monthly fee then you can increase your 2GB space by doing various actions like sharing the app with the friend and adding pictures for the first time. Also, sharing folder with multiple people can help out.

About Author:

Josh is senior android/iOS app developers at Algomatik and Enterprise Mobility.He love to write about android/iOS.

DashClock and 91 Locker Locking Screen Widgets for Androids

Android handsets have a best feature that their lock screens come in variant options and offers customizing. For unlocking these lock screens there are different methods. Why lock screen? The lock screen helps in better interaction of widgets of a mobile or a tablet. The lock screens addition is for Android 4.2 but for those having older versions have third party widgets of lock screen. Moreover, if you don’t like them you can replace or disable them.

Along with custom locker, you can set certain applications to open by just one touch gesture or can tweak your phone settings by going into quick access menu. Furthermore, background, and the animations for the screen can be chosen manually. You can pick certain gestures as well for opening up of any application like camera or calling to a friend.

One of such lock screen mobile application is DashClock Widget. Actually it is the replacement for the Jelly Bean lock screen. It has become so popular just in a short while that people are of the view that why Google haven’t think of it before. In order to make it look even better the widget contains some built-in extensions like showing next calendar appointment, unread messages, scheduled alarms, Gmail messages and missed calls. The best part for the developer is that it is an open source due to which it supports the mobile app development developers to work on it further. There are plenty of other extensions being made for the widget. To get the list you can surf Google mobile app store.  

Another such an interesting application development for this very purpose from developers is 91 Locker. This application offers convenience, style and practicality alongside. You can optimize that app so that you can activate your camera quickly or can call right from the front menu instead of going inside all mobile applications. Some of these actions can also be performed without unlocking the mobile. The 91 Locker offers two modes of locking one like a liner and other one like a ring. Each one of the mode allows users to place its application on the screen for easy and even fast navigation. Apart from the app, toggling can be enabled from the settings to drag down which contains relevant icons like flashlight, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Brightness, Audio Etc.

Hence, DashClock widget and 91 Locker both are great not only in their functionality but in their appearance as well especially the 91 Locker. You have the option to choose from the locking modes as well. Whatsoever application you opt, they serve the same purpose and are helpful.

Apple iPad Apps for Better Management

Almost half of the year is passed and up till now there are hundreds of applications for ipads are revealed. Apple app development has taken a new turn as you can have more and more socializing options which you may not be using before.

Facebook app for iOS users is far better than Andriod. Features and the stability make this app to be used smoother than on Andriod devices.Unlike in Andriod version of a Facebook, you have a small chat box like a pop up so that you can continue your conversation smoothly. Also, iOS users have an option of choosing Facebook apps from Facebook App Center for making your account more flexible. You can switch to full browser for your convenience.

Gmail app is one of the best mail providers and almost every one of us has account on Gmail. Along with basic features, this app allows you to perform some specific actions like spam, delete, label etc. in several mails. The only drawback is that you cannot download an attachment due to the restrictions on Apple devices. Apple app development is in such a way that you cannot download attachments from out sources. Similarly, EvernoteSkitch is another useful or you can say a must have app for your iPad. You can amend your PDF documents by adding text or arrows quite easily and quickly. Apart from editing of a document you can summarize editing points in a separate new document.

HBO Go is a hottest app of 2013 as it allows streaming favorite HBO shows movies, documentaries, comedy special, or any program. Same like HBO Go, YouTube App can be browsed for favorite videos, movies, dramas or any of your favorite links. It was removed from default iPad app but Google published it inside App store. It is one of the most downloaded apps of the app store where you can subscribe and browse videos. The best thing about YouTube app is that it supports HD videos and also full screen mode. According to your browse history it will suggest you the top videos of the category. You can do all basic actions like you do for any other social app “like/dislike” and comments. Moreover, you can subscribe and unsubscribe to any channel on YouTube.

Therefore, all of these apps are quite general but as become vital these days as socializing is not just limited to stay connected with family or friends  but its vital part for online marketing of a product, service or any business development.

 

iBook and Apple’s Map at Mac

Recently, Apple has announced that some key features of iOS apps would be inside Mac like iBook and Apple’s Maps. Both of these apps are stand alone applications and widely used by the Apple device users. These applications are now downloadable from the Mac App store.

You would no more be lost as Apple’s maps are here to serve you while yopu are on your way. Some of the interesting features of the Apple’s map is a flyover and Yelp integration. You can look into the roadways, which route would be shorter than the other one so that you can reach on time. Yelp integration can also be integrated with calendar which will send you alerts when you need to go to a certain appointment. Moreover, you casn save locations in the form of bookmarks in Safari. This will help in reminding about location in case you forget. New maps are better integrated with wide mapping. The redesigned app of calendar which allows adding directions directly at calendar events.

The iBook version for Mac will help you to get access to all books. You can adjust type and also the font size and can go into the night mode which is relaxing for eyes. Furthermore, iBook textbooks are interactive as you can see videos, pinch into content’s table. Also, you can select chapters via scrolling till the bottom of the program. You can create study card and add notes while reading. To the sidebars, users while reading can highlight titles and can use this feature as easily as they want. iBook feature is only for the iOS device users and not available otherwise.

These apps are linked to iOS counterparts so your travel routes and notes will appear on iPhone and iPads which are linked with same Apple account. This will be available for developers at the end of this month whereas for public it would be available in this fall. Therefore, iBook and maps are two vital apps which are popularly being used which is why Apple thought of it to have inside Mac as well. You can read books and use maps any where and at any time. All of the added features into the Mac version of iBook and Apple’s map are making the usage of iOS devices even friendly. So, Apple has given another reason to start using Mac or iOS devices.

Bio:

Heidi J. Wright is professional and likes to read and write about apple app development, latest and hot topics related to technology.