Tag: developer

What if TikTok USA isn’t sold?

Like Huawei and Honor, Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is suffering the wrath of US President Donald Trump. With an impending ban in the USA, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has decided to quit the company – a mere two months into the job. He’d recently moved from Disney to …

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in gaming

Many online games – whether they’re racing car games, first-person shooters, or strategy games – have various parts controlled by AI. As an example, the enemy bots, enemy characters or vehicles that move around your game. The main reason for using AI in gaming is to deliver a …

Huawei – Who needs Google Play?

Well, if you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll know that Huawei (and therefore Honor) have had a rough time of late. America really doesn’t like Huawei right now, and they’re of the opinion that Huawei are bad in every way. It’s all cobblers of course …

How to hire mobile app developer

Despite all the popularity of mobile applications, it’s not very clear how much it costs to build one. Yes, there’s app creation tools out there that’ll make a free app, but if you want something a bit less generic, you need to go and find yourself a developer. …

What services are included in mobile app development?

Are you considering building an app to promote your business, keep in touch with customers or to launch a startup You’re probably busy shortlisting development companies right now, trying to find a team with a good portfolio and skills. Although a lot of companies offer a similar package …

The uncontainable expansion of mobile apps

Virtually every segment of our lives is monitored by an app. We use them to track our diet and exercise routines, meditate and unwind, run our business or just have fun. Since their conception, these apps have come a long way. From a so-called hand extension, they have …

Bug bounty on offer as Google goes for a big clean-up

It’s pretty simple logic when you think about it. If there’s apps and manufacturers out there developing ways to disinfect and clean up your Android phone, then there’s obviously some apps out there that are misbehaving. Just this week, Google started pushing to get this fixed, with a …

Big Android BBQ Europe 2016 – Code Kitchen

Sunday August 14th 2016. Today it’s Code Kitchen day, part of Big Android BBQ Europe 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Code Kitchen is a hackathon event where developers or people who would like to learn more about development come for the day and complete challenges. Said challenges can be …

Coolsmartphone will be at Big Android BBQ Europe 2016

Big Android BBQ Europe is happening next week in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Coolsmartphone will be there covering it for you. While we won’t be able to use Three’s Feel At Home benefits there yet, we’ll still be bringing you the news and views from Europe’s Big Android BBQ …

Android N Developer Preview 2 Is Out

Today those with compatible Nexus devices are being treated to the option to upgrade to the Android N Developer Preview 2. I’ve already upgraded my Nexus 6P and will do the same with my Nexus 9 this evening. This is an incremental update to the Android N Developer …

Teen Developers – Tillson Galloway

Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? I’m a 16 year old high school sophomore who lives in Charleston, SC.  I develop iOS and web applications. You’ve won two WWDC student scholarships. What was the application process like? How did 2015 differ from 2014? The …

Teen Developers – Gustaf Rosenblad

Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? My name is Gustaf Rosenblad and I was born in 1998 in Gothenburg, Sweden. I love programming! Programming runs in the family. I’m the third generation of programmers. I started programming when I was 8 years old. I got …

Teen Developers – Alex Choi

Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? I’m Alex Choi, a 14 year old teen developer from the United Kingdom. I first gave coding a try when I was 11 and from there I found that I had a passion for it. I’ve enjoyed building …

Teen Developers – Darshil Patel

Sorry for being quiet over the last several weeks, everyone! I’ve been busy adding more developers to the list, and trying to branch away from the typical iOS developers. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’re interested in an interview! I love hearing from people! Could you …

Teen Developers – Sergen Gönenç

Woo! Happy one year anniversary of our teen developers series! We have an anniversary post here, along with another interview for the day! Enjoy your 14th of August, everyone! Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? Hello! I am a 12 years young iOS Developer and …

Teen Developers – Peter Campanelli

Hard to believe it’s already been a year of these developer interviews! Next Friday will be our one-year anniversary and in celebration, I will post a list of all my favourite online tutorials for getting started developing for mobile devices! But right now, we have another interview to conduct! …

Teen Developers – Junaid Abdurahman

From now on, our popular “teen developers” feature will be posted Fridays rather than Thursdays. To kickstart our new schedule, we have Junaid Abdurahman from South Africa! Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? I’m 16 years old and live in Durban, South Africa. I currently …

Coda 2 for iOS is an Amazing Update to a Great App

Earlier this week, Panic – maker of apps Transmit, Prompt, and Coda – unveiled a humongous, free update to Diet Coda, now called Coda for iOS. Panic really wants to stress that that this is no longer an accessory or counterpart to the Mac app, but rather a full …

Teen Developers – Charley Hutchison

Sorry it’s a little late folks, but better late than never! This week I interviewed Charley Hutchison, a 15 year old iOS and web developer (he likes math too)! Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? I’m 15 years old and I’m a web and …

Teen Developers – Peter Soboyejo

Sorry it’s out a little later today, folks! But do not worry, today’s teen developer interview is here! As for why we didn’t have one last week, I was at WWDC and nobody had time to do an interview, including myself! But rest assured, I was still hard …

Teen Developers – Lars Schwegmann

Great response to the changes we made with our last interview. If you have any suggestions for ways we can improve this segment, don’t hesitate to reach out! Continuing with the new format, we have Lars Schwegmann!   Could you start by telling us a little about yourself? …

Teen Developers – Harrison Weinerman

Wow. It’s been over a month since our last interview. I apologize for the delay, but I’ve been hard at work getting together a new lineup of developers to interview. If you have any ideas for this segment, or know someone who would like to be interviewed, let …

Teen Developers – Patrick Balestra

Amazing that we’ve come to 15 interviews now! That means we’ve been doing this segment for about 30 weeks! As such, the list of new people to interview is slimming down. If you’re interested in an interview for you or someone you know, email me! Thanks! Could you …

Teen Developers – Amit Kalra

Wow! This is our 14th developer interview, and the list to come is still long! I’m so glad it’s lasted this long and hope for it to continue far into the future! But in case you haven’t noticed, quite a few of the questions are repetitive. So that’s …

Teen Developers – Rohan Kapur

My apologies for our last interview, as it came out a little later than we were hoping. You may’ve noticed it wasn’t posted by me; Life’s had me busy, but I’m sure this week’s interview will make up for it! So my thanks to Rohan for such an …

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 – Virindh Borra

Hey folks! For those of you who may not have noticed, the past several months we’ve been doing a bi-weekly series featuring teenaged developers who create all the awesome software for your phone! The interviews are pretty short, but a fun and inspiring way to see the thought …

Android Studio is out of beta

If you are an app developer you’re probably familiar with Eclipse and the Android SDK. Back in 2013 Google announced Android Studio which was to be a more integrated and smarter way to build apps. It’s been available to use as a 0.1 Alpha version since May 2013 …

Teen Developers – Tyler Guidry

Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? My name is Tyler Guidry, and I’m a 17 year old highschool student in Louisiana. I’m pretty much that one nerdy guy that everyone knows. You know, the one that fixes everyones computer problems when most of the …

Teen Developers – Micah Benn

Hey, folks! Sorry this week’s interview is a little late. I had a bug with the scheduled publishing, but it’s all good now! Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? Of course! Let’s see, where to start. I’m Micah Benn, a Computer Science major at …

Teen Developers – Jonathan Kingsley

Could you start by telling me a little about yourself? I’m a software developer/computer security nerd from Britland, I’ve been building things at companies and freelancing for the better part of 2 years now, and i’m currently working on my own company with 3 other awesome people. I …

Teen Developers – Colton Anglin

Today we talked with Colton Anglin, a young developer based out of Oklahoma City. He develops for open source and the Web, and loves all things Apple. Hackathons are pretty great too.     You say that you enjoy contributing to open source projects. Does developing open-source feel any different than …

StartApp – iOS 8 supporting Mobile Ad Networks

Developers! So, you’ve done the hard bit. You’ve made your app, you’ve crafted it, you’ve spent many sleepless nights ensuring that it’s perfect and squishing any bugs that might be there. That, though, could be the easy bit. Getting noticed out there on the  internet, unless you’ve got …

Teen Developers – Chris Frees

For our third instalment of our teen developer interviews I had Chris Frees come on to talk about his experiences with developing and designing websites. You define yourself as a designer and developer. Which do you enjoy most? Do you define yourself with one over the other? That’s a …

Flying high or crash and burn? You decide…..

Its just a normal run of the mill day.  Get up, make the kids breakfast, have a shower, check if that pesky direct debit was actually paid, drop the kids off at school, book that private jet to Paris, head off to work. What, you don’t book a …

Teen Developers – Eytan Schulman

Before beginning this week’s interview, I’d just like to thank everyone for the great response we got to our first interview a few weeks ago. The feedback we got was great and we have an amazing lineup that we can’t wait to show you.   This week I …

Security researcher claims responsibility for Apple breach

The Apple Developer Center has been down over the past four days, and it has only recently began to come back online, with the main pages and forums back in operation (although the main members area is still down). Apple’s statement reads as follows: We’ll be back soon. …

Featured Android App – iDone

  Notes apps, have a look in the play store and there are literally hundreds.  Some are good, some are poor and some stand out from the crowd. Evernote is probably the biggest but requires a centrally registered account and, lets face it, isn’t exactly what could be …