Android L Is a Game Changer for Developers

In our latest Ask a Dev video, Android engineer Justin Holmes discusses the big changes that have come with Google's Android L announcement at last week's Google I/O. The newest version of Android, codenamed Android L for now, will bring developers 5,000 new APIs, a new application runtime, 64-bit support and Material Design. See also: Google Overhauls Android With L Developer Preview Material Design is an entirely new design language for phones, tablet, and the web. It cements Google’s focus on cross-platform design, which allows for more consistent user experiences. And for times when you need a little extra juice, the Android L release also introduces Project Volta, which improves battery life and adds a battery-saving mode. Read more...More about Tech, Apps Software, Dev Design, Gadgets, and Ask A...

Ask a Dev: How to Ensure Your Web Apps Are Top Notch

In our latest Ask a Dev video, Mutual Mobile web director Clay Benson discusses good rules of thumb for web app quality assurance testing. See also: Apple Adds In-App Purchase Warning to iOS 7.1 Clay suggests that developers work closely and personally with their QA team. "Point one, developers need to talk to the QA team," he says. "Physically move yourself over from your desk as a developer over to their desk as a QA individual and have a conversation about the things you have learned as a result of building and testing your own code." Our developer experts are from Mutual Mobile, a leading development and design firm that builds mobile strategies for top companies such as Audi, Google and Citigroup. The team is eager to answer your questions about mobile, so ping us with your top queries on Twitter, using the hashtag #AskaDev. Don't forget to check out our Ask a Dev YouTube channel and subscribe. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Tech, Apps Software, Dev Design, and Ask A...