25
Sep
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You can now download the ADC2 judging app, and therefore try out and judge PackRat! You can download the app here, or just scan the barcode below and follow the link. Once you installed that, it’ll notify you when PackRat becomes ready for review. Hope you enjoy it!

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19
Sep
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Just a short note today. I came across this summary of ADC2 submissions, gleaned from a thread on the Android developer list. There’s some really good stuff in there! But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself.

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Here’s what I found on the Android Developers Blog: One of the new features we’re really proud of in the Android 1.6 release is Quick Search Box for Android. This is our new system-wide search framework, which makes it possible for users to quickly and easily find what they’re looking for, both on their devices [...]

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At the moment, I don’t have much time to spend on PackRat. In a way then, it’s a good thing that I’m still waiting for the ADC2 judging app to be made public — if PackRat had more attention right now, I’d find it harder to keep from improving it, and sticking to paid work. [...]

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It looks like the upcoming Android 1.6 will include significant changes to the Market. We have also added four new sub-categories for applications: sports, health, themes, and comics. Developers can now choose these sub-categories for both new and existing applications via the publisher website. Finally, we have added seller support for developers in Italy. Italian [...]

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03
Sep
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Man was I crushed. The day after having submitted PackRat to the ADC2, I was idly browsing if I could find out more about other contestants’ submissions1… and came across Shelves. It’s written by Romain Guy, who most Android developers know is involved with Android at Google. Imagine my disappointment to realize that he’d not [...]