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Google I/O 2013 – Cognitive Science and Design, and how it applies to Android apps

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2exxj4COhU&w=560&h=315] This is an excellent talk by Alex Faaborg at Google I/O 2013 about cognitive science principles and how they apply to interface design. Here’s a summary of some of the main points and how they could be used to improve your apps: We can search for objects of the same colour much faster …

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Data on Android device supported features

I’ve recently been experimenting with OpenGL ES 2.0 on Android for a graphical app (some excellent guides can be found at http://www.learnopengles.com/). So far so good. It turns out that gone are the days of countless fixed function calls like glBegin() glVertex3f() glColor4f() for sending vertex data, nowadays you use shaders for everything and send …

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