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Google preps Udacity Android Fundamentals training course

Here’s one to bookmark. Welcome to Android Fundamentals, an online training course approved by Google. It’s aimed at “experienced developers who are new to Android – maybe even new to mobile – but not new to programming”. It’s Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals to give it its full name…

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Bluetooth Smart Starter Kit targets quick prototyping

Need Bluetooth Smart comms for your IoT app, but not sure where to start? Take a look at this latest Bluetooth devkit from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group itself: a Smart Starter Kit (SSK) for developers to get prototypes up and running.

It is essentially a free-to-download kit…

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Bluetooth Innovation Training - London seminar

One for UK developers wanting to learn how to create Bluetooth Smart applications….

“Learn how to implement Bluetooth technology from the experts,” is the promise of an event organised by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

As well as events in San Jose and Beijing, London is also hosting the…

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Intel emulates x86 Android with Google API calls

An interesting one to flag on The Inquirer to document the march, if that’s the right verb, of Android on x86.

They highlight a post on Intel’s Developer Zone blog, covering Google releasing an x86 system image for the Android SDK that includes the Google APIs – so that…

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Programming MOOC uses Android to build mobile game

Don’t know if MOOCs have caught your eye (massive open online course) but these free-to-take course modules are run by proper universities and seem a rather interesting and positive development for online learning…

Which is a long preamble to flag the fact that the University of Reading…

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Amazon amends Amazon Coin for Android

In-game purchases are a major element of the modern gaming world – an alternative source of revenue, and less of a barrier to entry than app pricing. Why do I mention this? Amazon is extending “Amazon Coin” functionality to all Android devices with the Amazon Appstore installed.

The idea is…

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