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Keeping it real: Improving reviews and ratings in Google Play

Posted by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager and Buddhika Kottahachchi, Product Manager The Play Store contains the largest catalog of apps in the world. As our users make decisions about the apps they'd like to install, we want to ensure Play provides...Show More Summary

Android Developer Story: Le Monde increases subscriptions with Google Play Billing

Watch Edouard Andrieu, Director of Mobile, and Ahcene Amrouz, Product Manager for Mobile, explain how La Matinale has a 6% higher subscription conversion on Android than on other platforms thanks to tools like Google Play Billing. Learn...Show More Summary

Your next growth market: Realizing the potential of MENA

Posted by Mohammad El-Saadi, BD, Google Play We know that many developers want to take advantage of growth opportunities in new regions, but are held back by not knowing the most important areas to focus on. That's why we wanted to share stories from our partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Show More Summary

Final update to Android 7.1 Developer Preview

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Today we're rolling out an update to the Android 7.1 Developer Preview -- the last before we release the final Android 7.1.1 platform to the ecosystem. Android 7.1.1 includes the developer features...Show More Summary

Calling European game developers, enter the Indie Games Contest by December 31

Originally posted on Google Developers blog Posted by Matteo Vallone, Google Play Partner Development Manager To build awareness of the awesome innovation and art that indie game developers are bringing to users on Google Play, we have...Show More Summary

Google Play services and Firebase for Android will support API level 14 at minimum

Posted by Doug Stevenson, Developer Advocate Version 10.0.0 of the Google Play services client libraries, as well as the Firebase client libraries for Android, will be the last version of these libraries that support Android API level 9 (Android 2.3, Gingerbread). Show More Summary

Pixel Security: Better, Faster, Stronger

Posted by Paul Crowley, Senior Software Engineer and Paul Lawrence, Senior Software Engineer Encryption protects your data if your phone falls into someone else's hands. The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL are encrypted by default to offer strong data protection, while maintaining a great user experience with high I/O performance and long battery life. Show More Summary

Understanding APK packaging in Android Studio 2.2

Posted by Wojtek Kalici?ski, Android Developer Advocate Android Studio 2.2 launched recently with many new and improved features. Some of the changes are easy to miss because they happened under the hood in the Android Gradle plugin,...Show More Summary

Look out for our bi-annual Google Play Developer Sentiment Survey, coming soon

Posted by Dorothy Kelly, Head of Developer Insights, Google Play Developer Marketing Core to our mission, we're always focused on the user and delivering the best experience possible. This same principle underlies how Google Play works with developers, as we aim to provide you with best experience working with us and our products. Show More Summary

Adding TV Channels to Your App with the TIF Companion Library

Posted by Nick Felker and Sachit Mishra, Developer Programs Engineers The TV Input Framework (TIF) on Android TV makes it easy for third-party app developers to create their own TV channels with any type of linear media. It introduces...Show More Summary

Make and ndk-build support in Android Studio 2.2

Posted by Kathryn Shih, Android Product Manager In addition to supporting the experimental Gradle plugin, Android Studio 2.2 enables you to build C/C++ components of Android projects using CMake and ndk-build. The Android Studio team...Show More Summary

Test on Android 7.1 Developer Preview in Firebase Test Lab

By Ahmed Mounir Gad, Product Manager, Firebase Test Lab To deliver the best user experience right out of the gate, Firebase Test Lab for Android allows you to test your apps and ensure their compatibility with multiple device configurations, across OS versions, screen orientations, and locales. Show More Summary

Welcome to Playtime!

Posted by Larissa Fontaine, Director, Global Head of Apps Business Development, Google Play Almost three years ago, we started the first of an ongoing series of developer events, called Playtime, dedicated to educating partners on best practices and tools available to improve their apps and games and grow successful businesses on Google Play. Show More Summary

Support Ended for Eclipse Android Developer Tools

By Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android With the release of Android Studio 2.2, the time has now come to say goodbye to the Eclipse Android Developer Tools. We have formally ended their support and development. There's never been aShow More Summary

Keeping the Play Store trusted: fighting fraud and spam installs

Posted by Kazushi Nagayama, Search Quality Analyst, and Andrew Ahn, Product Manager We strive to continuously make Google Play the best platform for enjoying and discovering the most innovative and trusted apps. Today we are announcing additional...Show More Summary

Readfeed graduates from Google Play’s Early Access beta program & offers some learnings

Guest post by Rajiev Timal, Founder of Readfeed Readfeed was created to help book lovers around the world share and discuss heir favorite reads with each other more easily. Today, we are excited to officially launch the Readfeed app on Google Play. Show More Summary

3 Exercises To Get Your Fitness App In Shape

By: Mary Liz McCurdy, Health & Fitness Lead, Google Play (Originally published on Android Central) It's an exciting time to be a health & fitness app developer. With people shelling out on fitness more than ever before, we're seeingShow More Summary

Android Developer Stories: drupe and Noom expand globally by localising their apps on Google Play

Posted by Kacey Fahey, Marketing Programs Manager, Google Play Interested in growing your app on a global scale? See how two app developers localized their apps in unique ways to drive revenue and user engagement. drupe drupe is a communications...Show More Summary

Now available: Android 7.1 Developer Preview

Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering A couple of weeks ago we announced that a developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat was on the way. You can get started with this new release today by downloading the SDK and tools. To get the 7.1 release on your eligible device, enroll your device in the Android Beta program. Show More Summary

Tips to help you stay on the right side of Google Play policy

Posted by Lily Sheringham, Google Play team Today we have released a new video ‘10 tips to stay on the right side of Google Play policy’. The video provides 10 best practices to help you develop and launch apps and games which follow...Show More Summary

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