Posts Tagged ‘android apps’

Top 10 Productivity Apps For Android

June 27th, 2013 Leave a comment 1 comment
Top 10 Productivity Apps For Android

Smartphones are the way of the future- or so we’re told. Smartphones should make our lives better, easier, and more productive- but finding the right combination of apps and workflow to maximize your productivity is often easier said than done. Here’s a list of apps that could help point you in the right direction when it comes to getting your operation more productive! 1. Google Docs (Free) Easily on the top of productivity checklist, Google Docs is the on-the-go app that a great deal of people swear by (though it’s a mystery why Google took so long to roll it out initially)…. View full post »

Fundamentals of Android Applications

June 7th, 2013 Leave a comment
Fundamentals of Android Applications

Android applications are written in the Java programming language and compiled using the Android SDK tools. A compiled app will include all data and resource files packed together in one package, which will be a single file with an .apk extension. That single file is the full Android application and is what devices will use to install the app. Installed apps live in their own little sandbox on the device. This way is something goes wrong with one, it’s unlikely to break out of its sandbox and affect other apps. The easiest way to envision this is to… View full post »

Creating “Good” Android Apps

May 12th, 2013 Leave a comment
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You have heard people say it: “App X is a good app”. You didn’t think about it at the time, but it begs the question. What makes a good Android app? How can you determine if the app you are writing will be good or not? It seems like a subjective thing but there are some areas that all apps could focus on that would make them better. In this article, I will explore the factors that you need to consider when creating an Android application to ensure that you also end up on the list of “good” apps, instead… View full post »

Free Or Paid: Deciding Which Path To Take With Your App

November 3rd, 2012 Leave a comment
Free Or Paid: Deciding Which Path To Take With Your App

Free or paid? It’s a question that has plagued Android developers almost since the platform has been introduced. For developers looking to make money off their apps, it seems like going the paid app route would be the best way to monetize your app: if it’s useful enough, people will be more than willing to pay a dollar or two to pick it up and use it. In reality, however, the choice between paid and free isn’t so cut and dry. In real life studies and examinations, it’s coming to light that advertisements on free apps can monetize perhaps as… View full post »

Top 5 Network Management Apps For Android

October 23rd, 2012 Leave a comment
Top 5 Network Management Apps For Android

Sometimes it can be rough being a sysadmin on the go- many of the calls sysadmins get asking for help are when they’re stuck somewhere without access to a computer. When you’re stuck in a train without your laptop and your junior sysadmin floods your inbox with panicked emails about the mail server not responding, sometimes it can be helpful to have something to act as a backup. Enter your Android phone! With the host of Android apps available that relate to network management, you never have to be without some form of remote control over your servers. Here are… View full post »

Best Free Android Apps for Network Professionals

October 28th, 2010 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment 1 comment
Best Free Android Apps for Network Professionals

Network professionals often find themselves on call. All too often, something simple pops up during these on-call periods that could be quickly resolved with the right tools. As a result, many network professionals find themselves lugging around a laptop “just in case”. However, Android phones are now capable of running a number of network applications that can greatly simplify those quick fixes. While they won’t replace the PC versions and they won’t always solve your problem, these 7 applications are indispensable to a network professional and may even save you from dragging out your laptop. Ping This handy… View full post »