Android Studio support for NDK is no longer experimental. Read the latest docs on [Add C and C++ Code to Your Project] to see how to support native code in your Android Studio projects.
I wrote [an app] to control the kids’ computers with a lock screen after bedtime. The app launches on startup and when locked cannot be killed, closed, minimized, moved, or switched out of. After a password is entered, the lock can be temporarily delayed by 30 minutes or an hour.
I’ve started to learn the [Cocos2D Engine]. So far I have it building and running on Android. The next step is to add an IAP sample.
Coding while listing to Final Fantasy music (Nobuo Uematsu)…
[Google IO Schedule] May 18th – 20th.
[The Smash the Code WorldCup contest starts tomorrow!]. The Smash the Code WorldCup Contest starts tomorrow, Saturday, April 30th at 12:00 pm EST and will end on Sunday, May 8th at 2pm EST.
Learn how the Pascal architecture will benefit you as a developer. [read more]
In the [Cordova Plugin Reference], under `config-file Element`, the text reads “The config-file element only allows you to append new children to an XML document tree”. The Cordova NPM module installs globally into the following:
It would be great to make existing `XML` content editable. The plugin code has logic to remove elements, but it hasn’t been exposed or documented.
[Kite] is an artificial pair programmer that gives an enhanced intellisense experience as you write code.
Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux and GIT, speaks at TED on [The mind behind Linux].
The Myo from Thalmic Labs has been taught to translate sign language. The application and device can [translate ASL sign language to text].
[Gitkraken] is a new GIT client for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
On the Microsoft Blog, [Microsoft to acquire Xamarin and empower more developers to build apps on any device]. I use Xamarin frequently to build games in [MonoGame] to run on Android. Potentially this could be good news for developers if Microsoft either makes Xamarin free for all users or incorporates features into Visual Studio.
The [Vimeo Developer Portal] has information on how to embed Vimeo videos into your applications.
Unfortunately because of the [same origin policy], the Vimeo API can’t be invoked from HTML5 invoked from `file:///`. Chromium has a [Command-Line] to specify `–disable-web-security` when doing local development. Web security should be enabled for the final application.
Valentin Roland appears in [Featured Developer: Connecting Myo to an Arduino Board] on the featured section of the developer blog of Thalmic Labs for the Myo armband. This is some neat tech as you can directly connect the Myo to do some neat electronics.