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2016 Mobile Trends By DuckMa

Last year was the first year that mobile traffic exceeded that of desktop users. Statistics published by Go-Globe show that mobile apps now account for 52% of all the time spent on online digital media. That makes the importance of smartphone apps, and the speed at which information can travel and be seen, more important than ever. It has become abundantly clear that apps have come to permeate every aspect of our lives, from gaming to shopping to banking. But what are mobile app trends for 2016? At DuckMa, we are looking to the following mobile trends to be strongly…

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Phonotto Launcher Makes Your Android Smartphone Easy

The app, called Phonetto Simple Phone Launcher, is an affordable app available in the Google Play Store that will simplify many of the features of your Android smartphone. Developed by Matteo Gazzurelli and the Duckma team, this app allows you to make/receive calls and send/receive text messages, manage your contacts, take photos and make videos, and use all your existing apps, in a simplified manner. The Phonetto interface features a chunky, simple design with large buttons for easy phoning and texting. Do you want to give a smartphone to your grandmother or your elderly uncle? Maybe you have a younger…

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Build An Efficient REST Network Client In Android (With Retrofit 2 / OkHttp 3) – Part I – Retrofit

In this three-part series (plus a bonus at the end!) I will show you how to design an efficient network communication with REST web services for Android. We’ll provide examples on how to fetch data efficiently from a REST web service with Square Retrofit, Square OkHttp, and HTTP/2 protocol (hosted in Google Cloud Platform), implementing a two-level cache using OkHttp and Realm. Chapters Introduction: How to create a simple project in Google AppEngine that return a static Json Part 1: Retrofit Part II: HTTP/2 with OkHttp Part III: Caching Part I – Retrofit Note: In this article we refer to…

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Mobile Is Changing the World

Mobile is revolutionizing the technology industry, the internet, and the broader economy. To paraphrase Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans: In 2000 there were less than 500 million people online, while in the last few years that number has reached 3 billion. Two billion of those have been online on mobile devices. The trend for 2020 sees all 3 billion people connected on mobile. Smartphones, therefore, are driving much greater internet penetration. Our point of view on this subject is very well illustrated by Mr. Evans. By 2020, 80% of adults on Earth will have a smartphone (source: World Bank, GSMA)….

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Custom Watch Face for Android Wear (Analog and Digital)

Source Code (on GitHub): https://goo.gl/FQDlEq PlayStore Link: https://goo.gl/0rVD1z Creating a custom watch face for Android Wear is very cool and makes you feel unique. In this tutorial I’ll take you through the steps of how I made a rounded watch face (for both analog and digital) for my LG G R Android Wear-powered smartwatch. So let’s see how it’s done… Designing a Custom Watch Face Create a new project. Give the Application a name and the location. In “Target Android Device,” select “Phone and Tablet” and “Wear.” (I selected API 16 for Phone and Tablet, API 21 as the minimum…

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