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Couldn't agree more.
 
Now, this is sensible UI design: App adds support for Shortcuts; home screen (with Action Launcher) shows visible indicator so I know something's there.

Compare that to Google's own native approach for App Shortcuts, which requires endless guessing and awkward behavior: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3141644/android/android-app-shortcuts.html

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Hopefully, it will come in an update to Google Now/Pixel Launcher.
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Over the holidays I submitted my next +Udacity assignment which was a mock-up of "Musical Structure App".

I went with a podcast theme for the CSICON network. The assignment called simply for placeholders to describe what each activity would do and then allow navigating between activities.

I kind of overdid it. While the show information is all hard coded (versus pulled from a feed), the background colors for the tiles are pulled from the image itself (BitmapFactory and Palette) and the selected episode actually plays (MediaPlayer and AudioManager).

Enjoying the Android Basics Nanodegree so far.
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Pixel XL camera with some automatic help from Google Assistant. That's Chicago in the distance.
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Wow! Very cool!
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GET OVER HERE!

For all your Mortal Kombat cosplay needs.

Or... you know... just to keep warm.
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Got my 7.1.1 update to my Pixel XL yesterday. Tap-to-wake is just what the doctor ordered. Frankly, I don't understand why it wasn't a Day 1 feature given the fact that my Nexus 9 (all Nexuses... Nexii... whatever?) had it.

Motorola includes a lot of creature comfort options that I'm going to miss. Waving my hand at the phone to wake it up is one. Tapping is a reasonable compromise.
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I do like the Moto convenience features. Maybe a Pixel for me next year...
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Nothing more terrifying that sitting there in VR goggles and headphones and having a toddler grab your leg without warning.
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Well, the wife thought I might like this for Christmas.

Now I have to go back and look up all the posts from +Marlon Thompson and +Joseph Cappellino about things they liked. ;)
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Lol. Congrats! 
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My Christmas fits on Blu-ray disks.
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This was fascinating. Guy gets his phone stolen to follow/record the thief for weeks.

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Went with a skin from +dbrand for my Pixel XL for now.

Between this, my PC & my PS4 controller, I'm apparently a closet Stormtrooper.
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Now all you need is the armor and you're all set.
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Man! Today's +Udacity Android development course is... intents.

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I'm a life-long geek who has been fortunate enough to find people willing to pay me to play with technology every day. I must be doing something right because now they pay me to tell others how to play with technology.

Or maybe I've been doing something wrong. That just now occurred to me.

At any rate, I also enjoy exercising my creative side by dabbling in photography, drawing and painting. All with a digital twist, of course.

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