App Development

Testdroid allows Remote Manual Access to any Android device

Android developers need all the help they can to make their apps better. Testing on local phones may be enough but one can’t avoid bugs and errors to appear on different devices. The key is to test any app project on many units as much as possible to see the issues that may occur.

Amazon Appstore introduces live app testing for developers

If you’re an app developer, you would always want to ensure that your product is fully tested before unleashing it into the market. Live testing is probably the best way for you to see if there are any bugs needed to be fixed or if your app is actually working properly. Amazon Appstore is now introducing Live App Testing for their developers, proof that they are indeed serious in getting through to mobile developers and the app market.

Play Store to feature tablet optimized apps starting November 21st

Google has been trying to get app developers focused on Android tablets for some time. By asking them time and again to design their apps to look good on tablets as well as phones, Google is trying to get them to understand the importance of the platform. Starting on November 21st, they’re getting a bit heavy-handed about it.

Google Releases Tablet App Quality Checklist

Most apps in the Google Play store are designed for smartphones, and as any Android tablet owner knows, the apps that are available for Android tablets are often less-than-stellar. With the release of the Nexus 7 tablet and rumors of an upcoming Nexus 10, it's no surprise that Google is pushing for higher quality apps for tablets. One such way the company is trying to improve tablet apps is with a newly published checklist aimed at helping developers.  

We heard you like apps: AIDE builds Android apps on Android

There's a lot of tools out there to help aspiring developers get started on a new Android app, not the least of which is the newly-resurrected App Inventor from MIT. Now would-be app makers have a new option, specially suited to those whose skills or inclination tend towards Java: AIDE. The free app stands for "Android Integrated Design Environment", and is a full-fledged Java IDE contained within an Android app.
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