Be-Bound is happy to announce that we are partnering with FAMOCO, the leader of Android-based transactional devices, as a step towards bringing connectivity to all. Together, our companies have decided that integrating Be-Bound’s technology (N4B) into Famoco devices will optimize transactions and the flow of data in regions where the majority of local businesses still face daily struggles related to the digital divide.
We recently returned from a visit to South Africa where we attended the NG Telecom Summit, a conference that brought together Telecom operators from across the continent, and private enterprises, to discuss the current state of the Telecom industry in Africa. While research on mobiles in Africa can be done from our home base in Paris, nothing can replace market research on location. What quickly became clear is that the Telco industry is undergoing a major transformation. We heard from operators who shared their struggles, and possible solutions to the challenges Telecoms are facing.
Last week, the Be-Bound team (including myself) had the opportunity to attend Droidcon Paris 2015. This is the second year that Be-Bound Android developers have gone together to the convention, the most important Android related event in France! The energy was amazing – with more than 600 developers gathered in the same space, sharing knowledge, ideas and laughs.
This article will briefly explain how to setup AndroidAnnotations in an existing project to simplify your code. For more details, you can check the official git repository wiki
Why Use AndroidAnnotations
AndroidAnnotations will considerably reduce the time you spend developing as well as the boilerplate code you need to write. Moreover, with some cool features as annotations for events, it’ll offset the fact that we can’t use lambda (at least without a tool like retrolambda) in android development.
When developing mobile apps, complexity increases as soon as you want to create something “out-of-the-box”. On large projects, quality analysis tools are life savers. SonarQube is an open source platform for continuous inspection of code quality. Today, it supports more than 25 languages, but initially, SonarQube was developed to only analyze Java code. It has been extended since, and we are lucky it has the ability to analyze Android applications, especially through a plugin : Android Lint.
The Mobile Marketing Association France (MMAF) regularly issues reports about mobile usage in France. Here’s an interesting outlook on how mobile phones and tablets are changing our lives.
The new LG3 is about to be released, thanks to our friends from www.androidcommunity.com Discover this new device at a glance.
On the 25th of April, Samsung published its smartphone OS update planning.
If you want to know when your Samsung terminal will be able to run with Android KitKat, the OS often described as “much better in performance and usability” than Ios 7 then the below table published by the Korean manufacturer will answer all your questions. One last thing however, this planning is an estimation and the dates might change a bit. Nevertheless, by the look of things, before end of Q2, beginning of Q3 2014 most Samsung terminals will run with Android KitKat.