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Reminder: our WIMM Spring Developers Project is complete – claim your device!

Just this last week we've had a fabulous WIMM Spring Developers Project project going on in collaboration with SlashGear and WIMM in which we had you, the everyday average and awesome brainstormer, think up and write down Micro App idea's for the WIMM One developer kit. This project had us checking and working to find the greatest ideas of the pack and selecting the top 10 to receive the WIMM One developer kit for themselves! Have a peek at the winners once more and make sure, if you're one of them, to contact us asap!

Android Community’s WIMM Spring Developers Project Update!

It's time for the first big update of our Spring Developers Project, complete with the first three contributors who earned their very own WIMM One developer kit (which you can also view a full review of on SlashGear if you wish.) This event will continue through this weekend and on to the next week, leading all the way up to the end of the week before Mobile World Congress 2012! Join in on the fun today!

Porting your Android app to the BlackBerry PlayBook? Make due without ads

A lot of Android developers have been looking at the BlackBerry PlayBook as a new revenue platform, since RIM has developed a set of tools that make porting Android apps to the PlayBook OS a piece of cake. That interest only increased when RIM started literally giving tablets away to Android developers who joined the program. There's a hitch in the process, however: according to GigaOm, a RIM representative has stated that apps ported using the Android App Player won't support mobile ads, in addition to other limitations.

Portal ported to Android, the cake is not a lie

Oh man this news is just awesome. One of my favorite PC games of all times has been unofficially ported to Android. Portal, the popular shooter/puzzle game by Valve has been tweaked and ported with the Unity engine to run on our Android tablets and so far it looks amazing. While graphics are obviously missing and it can be a little glitchy at times this is a very early beta look at the game and we can expect huge improvements to follow.

Android Community WIMM Spring Developers Project Giveaway begins

For those looking to get the Android development and brainstorm train going we have just the device for you. The WIMM Android-powered smartwatch. The WIMM platform brings Android apps and development to wearable technology and we are proud to announce the Android Community and WIMM Labs Spring Developers Project Giveaway! What we’ve got here is a set of WIMM One developer preview kits ready to distribute to you, but what we need in return is your brainstorm of ideas for what the wearable module can do, and some Micro App ideas to help it do just that. This is all about ideas and creativity, and we want to hear your thoughts then send you a WIMM ONE kit to enjoy and start building your own micro apps.

Devs, start your compilers: Peek offers free/cheap devices to hackers

If there's one thing the Android development community can't resist, it's a cheap mod platform. The Nook Color and (eventually) the HP TouchPad both owe their legacies to budget-conscious Android users looking for something to mod. The latest platform for cheap hacking might just be the Peek, a single-function device built for SMS on the cheap. The company is going out of business, but The Verge reports that CEO Amol Sarva wants to give the thousands of unsold units to hackers, hoping that "maybe somebody can build something great". At least one member of the Reddit Android section has the idea of porting Android to the device - a familiar rallying cry.

RIM lures Android developers with free BlackBerry PlayBooks

Are you an Android developer? Do you collect obsolete and failed pieces of technology in a museum of electronic sadness? Looking for something to fill the space in between your HP TouchPad, Palm Folio and Nintendo Virtual Boy? Then Research in Motion has a deal for you. The Canadian BlackBerry manufacturer wants to build buzz around the OS 2.0 update for its PlayBook tablet, which includes an easy method to port Android apps over to its native software. Tweak an app for the PlayBook and submit it to their app store, and RIM will send you a PlayBook free, gratis and for nothing.

Rovio, creator of Angry Birds say piracy can be a good thing

Piracy is a touchy subject and has been looked down upon by many many different markets, Android included. Obviously we all know how the music industry feels on the matter, and we've seen the countless attacks and results from their approach. When it comes to Android or apps in general some might feel different. The creators of Angry Birds, Rovio had a thing or two to say regarding the matter -- and don't really think it's of much concern.

Official Android Developers now on Google+

Android and Google just keep getting more and more social. After making an official Twitter and Google+ page late last year they are back and now have an official social page for all things Android Development. The Android dev team now has a dedicated social space for developers to meet, share, learn, and connect with one another.