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Lens Launcher – A new and awesome launcher

Lens Launcher – A new and awesome launcher

Which custom launcher do you use? Nova Launcher? Action Launcher? That are normal and very popular launchers. But Lens Launcher is different… Lens Launcher is an Android Experiment by Nick Rout directed to improve the usability of launchers. Instead of scrolling trough multiple pages and long lists, all apps are shown directly on the home-screen […]

Slide for Reddit – The best Reddit client I saw yet…

Slide for Reddit – The best Reddit client I saw yet…

Reddit is a common source for me to stay up to date about Android topics. I browse a lot on /r/Android, r/AndroidApps, r/AndroidDev and many more… But how do I serve on Reddit with my phone? Here I want to present you a very cool alternative to the just released official Reddit app (read the […]

7 libraries that should be used in every Android app

7 libraries that should be used in every Android app

Today I want to talk about something development related again. About libraries for Android apps. Libraries are a bunch of code that simplifies developing of certain features. Because most Android libraries are open source it’s also possible to fork and modify them. But you should take care about the specific licenses. I’ll present you some […]

EarthViewer Beta – Beautiful Earth-wallpapers

EarthViewer Beta – Beautiful Earth-wallpapers

Did you ever took Google Earth to fly around the world to discover some great looking parts of our planet? Either you did it or not, there’s a cool app called “EarthViewer”, that helps you to use the satellite images from our planet (made by Google) as wallpaper on your Android phone. The app, which […]

7 resources every Android developer should know

7 resources every Android developer should know

Today I want to share a bit of my experience about Android development with you and I want to show you where I find solutions when I have problems with my own code. Because I already created a whole bunch of apps I know all this resources very well. Android Developers channel on YouTube The […]

Revolutionary app: Monkey Tester

Revolutionary app: Monkey Tester

Do you ever wanted to know if you are a monkey or a goat? To get a clear result, there’s now a new app called “Monkey Tester” by the developer James Fenn. The app uses the Android APIs ActivityManager and UserManager. These APIs have the methods .isUserAMonkey() and .isUserAGoat() which use advanced monkey and goat […]

Open Currency

Open Currency

Did you ever visited a country with another currency in your home country? How did you manage the currency problem? The last summer I traveled around Europe with a friend and we also visited countries like Hungary where they haven’t the €uro. We always had to believe the exchange rates the bank automat showed us. […]