I’ve been digging into my old Android apps, trying to decide if I should reinvest in bringing them back to life. The general atmosphere for independent developers has been quite bearish for a couple of years. But I’ve seen these downturns transform and lead into new generations of apps & services – that’s how we got Facebook and YouTube.
- Android Tips
- App Stats
- Digital DJing
- DJ Biz
- DJ Mixes
- HD Widgets
With both iOS and Android sporting similar apps and features, it’s creative design and clever animations that’s driving competition between the platforms. Each platform is constantly updating with powerful tools and components to make up-to-date mobile apps really stand out. With the intense competition in the app stores and waning apathy of users, developing something striking is critical.
It takes an experienced creative developer to handle this challenge, which is a role I’ve held for the last six years. I’m an Android UI developer.
I learned a very cool method over the weekend which should make managing image resources for my Android apps much more streamlined. Adobe Generator adds asset organization into Photoshop layers, dramatically simplifies the process for creating images, and resolves common human errors.
Beatport just updated their lists of genres for the first time in five years. They announced the coming change last month and spent the last few weeks re-categorizing over 500k tracks for the big change. I was very curious what would happen and even made a few suggestions. Now they’re here!