Project Ara, the modular smartphone

“The smartphone is one of the most empowering and intimate objects in our lives. Yet most of us have little say in how the device is made, what it does, and how it looks. And 5 billion of us don’t have one. What if you could make thoughtful choices about exactly what your phone does, and use it as a creative canvas to tell your own story?  

Introducing Project Ara.

Designed exclusively for 6 billion people.”

(source http://www.projectara.com/)

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App Inventor, the easiest way to be an Android developer

App Inventor is a blocks-based programming tool that allows everyone, even novices, to start programming and build fully functional apps for Android devices.

With App Inventor anyone could be a mobile developer and have his first simple Android app in less than one hour.

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Nicer tabs in Chrome mobile

Android users who have updated their system toLollipop have surely noticed that each Chrome tab is now visible in the task manager, together with all the other running apps.
This is for sure a good news, but there’s more if you are a web developer: you may be interested in making tabs of your apps nicer and catchier.

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Android ACTION_SEND Intent

When we develop an application we want users to be able to share contents using services and applications already installed on their device such as Facebook, Twitter, SMS, Mail, etc.

This possibilities are infinite so it will be great to find a way to present to users only the applications that can share the content type required; in Android it’s available the ACTION_SEND Intent.

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How to hide a toggle in Android L quick settings menu

Google recently released Android Lollipop for devices bringing both graphic and functional changes.

After updating my Nexus 5 I noticed the presence of a strange toggle in the quick settings menu, the toggle labeled “invert colors”. Not knowing what it was I continued to turn it on and off trying in every way to hide it from the dropdown menu but with no results.

But there is a solution!

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