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Registering OAuth clients for Google Sign-In

Posted by Isabella Chen, Software Engineer, and Laurence Moroney, Developer Advocate Starting with Google Play services 8.3, we did a major revamp of the Google Sign-In APIs, supporting both client and server auth. Behind the scenes, these APIs use OAuth 2.0 tokens to ensure secure authentication and authorization. Show More Summary

Announcing the 2016 Android Experiments I/O Challenge!

Posted by Roman Nurik, Senior Interactive Designer, and Richard The, Google Creative Lab Last summer we launched Android Experiments: a showcase of creative Android projects, and an open invitation for all developers to submit their own experiments to the gallery. Show More Summary

Grow your games business on Google Play: Game parameters management, video recording, streaming ads, and more

Posted by Morgan Dollard, Product Manager of Google Play Games With mobile gamers across 190 countries, Google Play Games is made up of a vibrant and diverse gaming community. And these players are more engaged than ever. Over the past...Show More Summary

Game developers, get ready for our Developer Day at GDC 2016

Posted by Morgan Dollard, Product Manager of Google Play Games Next week, we’ll be in San Francisco to host our annual Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). Join us to get a first look at our latest efforts to help developers...Show More Summary

First Preview of Android N: Developer APIs & Tools

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Today we’re happy to announce a Developer Preview of the N release of Android! We’re doing something a little different this year by releasing the preview early… really early. By releasing a “work in progress” build earlier in development, we have more time to incorporate developer feedback. Show More Summary

Find success on Google Play: What app developers can learn from games

Posted by Matteo Vallone, Business Development Manager at Google Play (As a way to reach more app developers and help them grow successful businesses on Google Play, this post was first published on The Next Web – Ed.) There is much common ground between freemium apps and games businesses when it comes to achieving success. Show More Summary

Explore the new Google Play Developer Policy Center

Posted by Atul Kumar, Google Play Policy More than 1 billion Android users come to Google Play every month to discover their favorite apps and games, enabling developers to reach a vast global audience and build successful businesses on the platform. Show More Summary

New tools for ratings & reviews on Google Play to engage and understand your users

Posted by Fergus Hurley, Product Manager, Google Play Millions of users rate and review your apps every day on Google Play. From feature requests to technical issues, ratings and reviews offer a wealth of information about what people like and dislike. Show More Summary

Google’s Launchpad Accelerator successfully takes off. Apply to join the June class.

Posted by Roy Glasberg Global Lead, Launchpad Program & Accelerator Last month, 24 promising startups from India, Indonesia, and Brazil came to Silicon Valley to participate in Google’s Launchpad Accelerator, a new program that provides...Show More Summary

Android Support Library 23.2

Posted by Ian Lake, Developer Advocate Android Support Library 23.2 When talking about the Android Support Library, it is important to realize this isn’t one monolithic library, but a whole collection of libraries that seek to provide backward-compatible versions of APIs, as well as offer unique features without requiring the latest platform version. Show More Summary

Using Credentials between your Server and Google Services

Posted by Laurence Moroney, Developer Advocate This is part 4 of a series on Google Sign-In that began with a blog post on the user experience improvements that launched with Google Play services 8.3. We then discussed the API updates that make the programming model much easier. Show More Summary

Get the guide to family app success on Google Play and see how BabyFirst increased installs by 50%

Posted by Lily Sheringham, The Google Play Apps & Games team We recently released the second edition of The Secrets to App Success on Google Play with more best practices for finding success growing an app or game business on Google Play. Show More Summary

Announcing the People API

Posted by Laurence Moroney, Developer Advocate We’re delighted to announce the availability of the People API. With it, you can retrieve data about an authenticated user’s connections from their Contacts. Previously, developers had to make multiple calls to the Google+ API for user profiles and the Contacts API for contacts. Show More Summary

Android Studio 2.0 - Beta

Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android Android Studio 2.0 is latest release of the official Android IDE focused on build performance and emulator speed to improve the app development experience. With brand new features likeShow More Summary

Project Tango workshops help bring indoor location apps to life

Posted by Eitan Marder-Eppstein, Developer Engineering Lead, Project Tango GPS helps us find our way outside whether it is turn by turn navigation to the nearest grocery or just getting us oriented in a new city. But once we get indoors, it is not quite as easy - GPS doesn't work, with accuracy dropping and navigation becoming all but impossible. Show More Summary

Marshmallow and User Data

Posted by Joanna Smith, Developer Advocate Marshmallow introduced several changes that were designed to help your app look after user data. The goal was to make it easier for developers to do the right thing. So as Android 6.0, Marshmallow,...Show More Summary

Android Developer Story: Travel app Wego, increases monthly user retention by 300% with material design

Posted by Lily Sheringham, Google Play team Headquartered in Singapore, Wego is a popular online travel marketplace for flights and hotels for users in South East Asia and the Middle East. They launched their Android app in early 2014, and today, more than 62 percent of Wego app users are on Android. Show More Summary

How Fabulous and Yummly grew with App Invites

Posted by Laurence Moroney, Developer Advocate Introduced in May 2015, App Invites is an out-of-the-box solution for conducting app referrals and encouraging sharing. So far, we’ve seen very positive results on how the feature improves app discovery. Show More Summary

New features to better understand player behavior with Player Analytics

Posted by Lily Sheringham, Developer Marketing at Google Play Google Play games services includes Player Analytics, a free reporting tool available in the Google Play Developer Console, to help you understand how players are progressing, spending, and churning. Show More Summary

Play Games Permissions are changing in 2016

Posted by Wolff Dobson, Developer Advocate We’re taking steps to reduce sign-in friction and unnecessary permission requests for players by moving the Games APIs to a new model. The new interaction is: Players are prompted to sign-in...Show More Summary

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