Exciting New Tools for Designers, December 2020

Jumpstart your next design project or speed up a workflow with some of these new tools and resources. With so many new tools being developed all the time, you are almost certain to find something that can help you with projects. Here’s what new for designers this month. Everypixel Patterns Everypixel Patterns solves a common… Continue reading Exciting New Tools for Designers, December 2020

What is the Android SDK and How to Start Using it

Android SDK is a software development kit developed by Google for the Android platform. The Android SDK allows you to create Android apps, and you don’t need to be an expert to use it. In this tutorial, I’ll explain what the Android SDK is and how to get started with it.  Android SDK comes bundled… Continue reading What is the Android SDK and How to Start Using it

The Simplest Android App: Hello World

Learning to code Android apps is a great decision. It’s fun and it’s an in-demand skill for the tech industry. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to build the simplest Android App: Hello World. It’s a great place to start making Android apps. Prerequisites for Creating a Hello World App Before you get started with… Continue reading The Simplest Android App: Hello World

Google Flutter From Scratch: Building Apps With Widgets

Flutter is fast becoming one of the most popular frameworks for developing cross-platform mobile apps. Most Android and iOS developers today are starting to agree that it is a faster and more future-proof alternative to other cross-platform frameworks such as React Native and NativeScript. Google itself is leaving no stone unturned to attract more developers to… Continue reading Google Flutter From Scratch: Building Apps With Widgets

How to Build a Pebble Application

What You’ll Be Creating The Pebble smartwatch has been around since its very successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 and is a popular choice amongst smartwatch users. This is due to its excellent battery life, low price, various models to choose from, and compatibility with both iOS and Android. Pebble has had a developer SDK since day one, encouraging developers… Continue reading How to Build a Pebble Application

Android From Scratch: Setting Up the Development Environment

So you’ve decided to take your first steps into learning about Android app development. Great choice. Android is currently the most widely used smartphone platform in the world and it is a fun operating system for app development. This article shows you how to set up Android Studio, the official IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for… Continue reading Android From Scratch: Setting Up the Development Environment

An Introduction to Intel RealSense Technology for Game Developers

Intel RealSense technology pairs a 3D camera and microphone array with an SDK that allows you to implement gesture tracking, 3D scanning, facial expression analysis, voice recognition, and more. In this article, I’ll look at what this means for games, and explain how you can get started using it as a game developer. What is… Continue reading An Introduction to Intel RealSense Technology for Game Developers