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Roman Nurik posted great news to Google+ today
The upcoming version of Android tooling will allow users to create
templates. This opens doors to whole new kind of Android open source
projects providing application and activity templates to help developers
get started with projects much faster.
I'm a big fan of the way Google is doing this. Until now they've
provided us only with couple of templates (which are already very
useful) and have promised to create more but a team of developers can
never match the power of enthusiastic crowd of Android developers. Now,
they unleash this powerful tool to us. Projects like the ActionBarSherlock
provide templates that help developers get started with projects as
well as tons of things we can't even guess yet. In any case put your
thinking caps on and star thinking about the possibilities. There's
going to be a whole new set of opportunities for projects to get fame
and reputation as the defacto templates for different things.
Head to Google+ to read the Roman's post here
. Checkout the temporarily hosted documentation here
(note: this link can expire at any point. It is only a temporary location!).
Huge thanks to the Android tools team!!
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