Tag: developers

Big Android BBQ Europe 2016

Last week I had the privilege of attending Big Android BBQ Europe in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Big Android BBQ Europe is a developer focused conference which this year was opened on Sunday with the Code Kitchen and followed by two days of talks with a real BBQ on …

A review of WWDC 2015, from a student’s POV

Introduction I attended WWDC 2015 this year on a Student Scholarship. For those that don’t know, it’s the annual conference Apple holds in San Francisco, California where they announce their newest updates to iOS and OS X, as well as some surprised! It was an amazing experience and …

Teen Developers – Erik van der Plas

Erik is our youngest developer to be interviewed, at only 13! Despite this, he’s accomplished a lot! Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? I’m a 13-year iOS Developer and Designer from the Netherlands. I started building apps when I was 11 years old. Since then …

Teen Developers – Josh Trommel

Thinking of creating your own app? It’s not as hard as you think, provided you put your mind to it. In our regular feature we take a look at teenage developers, how they got started, what drives them and the challenges they face on the way. This week, …

Teen Developers – Ahan Sabharwal

From New Delhi, India, we have Ahan Sabharwal! Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? I’m a 15-year-old Android and web developer. Apart from coding I enjoy photography, playing the guitar and designing. I also find startups fascinating and the idea of creating things sublime. …

Teen Developers – Marcel Voss

I certainly hope that everybody is enjoying our bi-weekly teen interviews. We had a little incident with our last interview and had to take it down, but I feel like this one is so awesome it’ll make up for it! Marcel is a 17 year old from Germany, …

Droidcon kicks off next month

This October marks the return of Droidcon London. The Android developer conference is your chance to get down and dirty with the OS and to gain development skills from experts. Gradleware, Evernote, Funky Android and I Fight Bears will be there and, during the two days, there’ll be …

Android 4.3 Factory Images now available for Nexus devices

Google yesterday released the latest incantation of Android 4.3 Jellybean stating that the the Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus will all be getting the update over the air (OTA) in the coming weeks. Some of us however can’t wait that long. For those of us …

Nexus 4 factory images back on Google Developers page

Recently a group of Canadian devs got the inert 4G chip working on part of the 4G spectrum after using the Google Nexus 4 factory images. They were subsequently pulled from the Google Developers page, probably because of licensing concerns from the chip makers. Anyway they are now …

HTML5 a Call to Arms for developers

I would warn you before you read any more this is a rant and it may ramble a bit.       Now with that sorted let’s continue, I like many of the Coolsmartphone team am now a proud owner of a Nexus7 tablet. It is a great …

Calling all app developers – We want YOU!

If you are involved in the development of apps or games then we want to hear from you. Regardless of platform, be it Android, Blackberry, iOS, Symbian or Windows Phone. We’d like you the developers to come to our forums and post details about your products. We can …

Late developer payments for Android devs

Google. An amazing company. Amazing products, an amazing experience. However, their customer service has always been a massive fail. I’ve seen websites vanish from Google after getting removed from search listings and, for over 10 years now, we’ve tried unsuccessfully to get into Google News, every time with …

XDA Premium HD app released on the Android Market

Love them or hate them, XDA Developers are a massive part of the Android community. Their forums cover hundreds of different devices and you can normally find no end of useful information, ROMs, tweaks and apps for your handset. The forums are sometimes difficult to browse on a …

Asus ready to unlock the Prime?

Story so far. The bootloader on the Asus Prime is locked. This prevents developers doing a lot of fun developer things like custom ROMs. The Prime is a SIM free device too, so there’s no networks asking Asus to stop network unlocking. The guys at xda-developers have started …

Windows Phone Build 7712 arrives for devs

Windows Phone “Mango” has been going great guns recently. The RTM build is now ready and today developers are seeing build 7712 appear on the phones. Although this isn’t the RTM build it’s fairly easy to install if you’re a developer, with Microsoft posting details here. We’ve had …