Samsung Galaxy S II vs. HTC Sensation – Which is best?

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is the most popular phone in Samsung's Android lineupThe two hottest smartphones announced this year are the Samsung Galaxy S II, and the HTC Sensation. Both devices have fantastic specs and a huge 4.3″ screen. But at the end of the day, which one performs best? Which one should you buy? Read on for a full comparison, including a color-coded table showing where each phone wins in specifications.

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How to use ScoreNinja for Android App High Scores

ScoreNinja - New Score dialogMy latest application, Tap That! Number uses the ScoreNinja library to integrate global high scores. This library is very easy to include with only a few lines of code. Other solutions such as ScoreLoop try to bundle a full social framework, but ScoreNinja does just one thing – global high scores. In this post I’ll teach you how to integrate ScoreNinja into your own Android app.

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Introducing: Tap That! Number

My first Android app is now published and live on the Android Market! As I mentioned in an earlier post, this is a casual game and my first attempt at integrating the AdMob SDK into an Android app.

Tap That! Number for Android
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The aim of the game is simple – to tap all the numbers from 1 to 25 in sequence, in the fastest possible time.

This app is actually a great starting point for developing an Android game. While the concept is simple, this implementation makes use of custom views, UI themes, threading, and integration of a third-party high score system. It has several activities, and involves basic application life-cycle management (especially handling the threads).

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