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The Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Collection on Google Play

Posted by Marco Paglia, Android Design Team Attention to detail makes an app truly beautiful: transitions are fast and clear, layout and typography are crisp and meaningful, and design touches that delight you in surprising ways are sprinkled throughout. Show More Summary

Adding a Backend to Your App In Android Studio

Posted by Sachin Kotwani, Google Cloud Platform team Android Studio lets you easily add a cloud backend to your application, right from your IDE. A backend allows you to implement functionality such as backing up user data to the cloud,...Show More Summary

Offer Your Educational Apps On Google Play for Education

Posted by Pratip Banerji, Google Play for Education team Last month, we announced Google Play for Education — a platform enabling developers and content providers to reach K-12 educators and students in the United States through a new Android based initiative. Show More Summary

Google Play Developer 8-Step Checkup

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team Google Play gives you tons of options on publishing your apps and connecting with users. But as you get started with new features like beta testing and staged rollouts, it’s a good idea to do a checkup and make sure you’ve covered the basics. 1. Show More Summary

Bootstrap Your App's Cloud Services with Mobile Backend Starter

Posted by Brad Abrams, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform Many of the best mobile app experiences are powered by services in the cloud. Top Android developers such as Pulse and SongPop have long taken advantage of the convenience and scalability of Google's cloud platform in their businesses. Show More Summary

Watch Android @ Google I/O 2013

Posted by Reto Meier, Android Developer Relations Tech Lead We had a lot to talk about this year at I/O. We launched Google Play services 3.1 with Google Play games services, improved Location APIs, and Google Cloud Messaging enhancements;...Show More Summary

Handling Phone Call Requests the Right Way for Users

Posted by Dirk Dougherty, Android Developer Relations One of the things users like most about Android is the flexibility to choose which apps should handle common tasks on their devices — from opening a web page or sending an SMS to playing a music file, taking a picture, or making phone calls. Show More Summary

Transitioning to Google Wallet Merchant Center

Posted by Mark Thomas, Product Manager, Google Wallet A key focus of Google Wallet is to simplify commerce for merchants and shoppers; for over a year now, consumers on Google Play have been using Wallet to make their purchases, to the benefit of the entire ecosystem. Show More Summary

New Ways to Optimize Your Business in Google Play

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team This week at I/O, we were excited to announce some updates to Google Play to help you optimize your business on Google Play: to help you take control of your app publishing, gain insight intoShow More Summary

Social Gaming, Location, and More in Google Play Services

Posted by Greg Hartrell, Angana Ghosh, Francesco Nerieri, Francis Ma, and the Google Play services team Some of the most exciting Android announcements at Google I/O this year are part of our latest Google Play services release, version...Show More Summary

Android Studio: An IDE built for Android

Posted by Xavier Ducrohet, Tor Norbye, Katherine Chou Today at Google I/O we announced a new IDE that’s built with the needs of Android developers in mind. It’s called Android Studio, it’s free, and it’s available now for you to tryShow More Summary

Android at Google I/O 2013: Keynote Wrapup

The last year has been an exciting one for Android developers, with an incredible amount of momentum. In fact, over 48 billion apps have been downloaded from Google Play to date, with over 2.5 billion app downloads in the last monthShow More Summary

All Google Play Developers Can Now Reply to User Reviews

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team There are a lot great things a developer can do to promote their app, but the best way for your app to take off is when a really happy user tells their friend about your app, who tells their friend,...Show More Summary

Android at Google I/O 2013

Posted by Reto Meier, Android Developer Relations Tech Lead Google I/O 2013 is less than a week away, and the full session schedule - featuring 34 Android sessions (and 3 codelabs) - is now available. We have great Android content spread across three packed days - covering everything from design, development, and distribution. Show More Summary

Tablet Optimization Tips in the Google Play Developer Console

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team Last week we updated our guidelines for making great tablet apps and added the ability to upload tablet screenshots that are shown preferentially in Google Play to users on those devices. Today...Show More Summary

Update on Tablet App Guidelines and Screenshots

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team More and more, developers are investing in a full tablet experience for their apps and seeing those investments pay off big. Starting today, it’s even easier to show off those tablet apps to users...Show More Summary

New Look, New Purchase Flow in Google Play

Posted by Purnima Kochikar, Director of Business Development, Games & Applications Today we announced that a new version of the Google Play Store app is rolling out worldwide to Android phones and tablets. This new app brings a redesigned UI that’s easier to use and showcases more great content for users. Show More Summary

Now is the time to switch to the new Google Play Developer Console

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team The new Google Play Developer Console is out of preview and is the default experience. In addition to offering all of the functionality of the old version, the new version features a streamlined...Show More Summary

Native RTL support in Android 4.2

Posted by Fabrice Di Meglio, Android Frameworks Team Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) introduced limited support for bidirectional text in TextView and EditText elements, allowing apps to display and edit text in both left-to-right (LTR) and right-to-left (RTL) scripts. Show More Summary

Google+ Sign-In Now Part of Google Play Services

Posted by Reto Meier, Android Developer Relations and Matt Waddell, Google+ Google Play Services is our platform for offering you better integration with Google products, and providing new capabilities to use within your apps. TodayShow More Summary

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