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2014 Favorite GitHub projects

Everyone loves lists and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time for me to talk about my starred GitHub projects. I also use this as a way to filter what I have saved through the year and to only keep what I will likely use. Here's my list in the order I discovered the projects: android-validation-komensky - annotation based form validation for Android Android Image Resizer - Tool for resizing Android images for…

2013 Favorite GitHub projects

The end of the year is here and after reading countless best of and countdown lists I found an opportunity to create my own. I realized a long time ago that most of my bookmarks were to GitHub projects. At that point, I stopped creating GitHub bookmarks and started starring projects. I accumulate a lot of great projects. Some of them seem awesome when I am introduced them, but over time I realize it's very unlikely…

AnDevCon Takeaways

I attended AnDevCon last week and came away with a treasure trove of awesome information and projects. My favorite find was GenyMotion which is a fast Android emulator. No really, it is a fast Android emulator. It starts up quickly, it responds to touchs quickly and it has a set of useful actions available in a tab bar. If you take nothing else away from this post, this is the one thing to integrate into your…

AnDevCon

I just registered to attend AnDevCon from November 12th - 15th. I attended their first conference in March 2011 and really enjoyed the experience. It was very useful at that point in time because good Android information was still hard to come by. I am hoping that this time around the conference will be as informative and educational. Even though I am not currently working on Android development professionally, I still really enjoy writing apps and…

Mobile Action

Today was fairly active for me in the mobile app space. I found a new game Plague Inc, a new Android developer tools demo app DevAppsDirect and an update of my iOS app DayToDay was released. Plague Inc has a unique game dynamic where you take the role of a pathogen and your goal is to kill everyone on Earth as quickly and efficiently as possible. I've played a couple games and enjoyed it enough to…