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Support for 100MB APKs on Google Play

Posted by Kobi Glick, Google Play team Smartphones are powerful devices that can support diverse tasks from graphically intensive games to helping people get work done from anywhere. We understand that developers are challenged withShow More Summary

Android Development Patterns: A Series on Best Practices for Android Development

Posted by, Ian Lake, Developer Advocate One of the benefits of Android development is the flexibility provided by the large number of APIs in the Android framework and Support Library, not even including the Google Play services APIs. Show More Summary

Always-on Android Wear apps with the Google Maps API

Originally posted on the Geo Developers Blog Posted by Ankur Kotwal, Developer Advocate Some Android Wear apps are most useful when they are always available to the user, even at a glance. Now, with Google Play Services 8.1, the Google Maps Android API supports ambient mode, the API that provides always-on capabilities. Show More Summary

Google Play services 8.1 and Android 6.0 Permissions

Posted by, Laurence Moroney, Developer Advocate Along with new platform features, Android 6.0 Marshmallow has a new permissions model that streamlines the app install and auto-update process. Google Play services 8.1 is the first release to support runtime permissions on devices running Android 6.0. Show More Summary

Google Play services 8.1: Get ready for Marshmallow!

Posted by, Magnus Hyytsten, Developer Advocate With the rollout of Google Play services 8.1 finally finished, there’s a lot of new information to share with developers about the release! Marshmallow Permissions Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) has introduced a new permissions model allowing users to control app permissions at runtime. Show More Summary

Introducing Android Developer Nanodegree in India with Udacity—1000 scholarships available

Originally posted on the Google India blog Posted by Peter Lubbers, Senior Program Manager, Google With a vision to transform India into a hub of high-quality mobile developers for global and local apps, we’re delighted to announce the launch of a program to offer Android Developer Nanodegrees in India in partnership with Udacity. Show More Summary

Telltale Games share their tips for success on Android TV

Lily Sheringham, Developer Marketing at Google Play Editor’s note: This is another post in our series featuring tips from developers finding success on Google Play. This week, we’re sharing advice from Telltale Games on how to create a successful game on Android TV. Show More Summary

New Android Marshmallow sample apps

Posted by Rich Hyndman, Developer Advocate Three new Android Marshmallow sample applications have gone live this week. As usual they are available directly from the Google Samples repository on GitHub or through the Android Studio samples...Show More Summary

Android Developer Story: Domain increases installs by 44% with Material Design and Google Play services

Posted by Lily Sheringham, Google Play team Australian developer Domain is part of a multi-platform property business, which provides search tools and information for buyers, sellers, renters, investors, and agents across Australia.Show More Summary

New permissions requirements for Android TV

Posted by Anirudh Dewani, Developer Advocate Android 6.0 introduces a new runtime permission model that gives users more granular control over granting permissions requested from their apps and leads to faster app installs. Users can also revoke these permissions from Settings at any point of time. Show More Summary

Play Games Loot Drop for Developers

Posted by Ben Frenkel, Product Manager Google Play Games Launched last March, Player Analytics is already becoming an important tool for many game developers, helping them to manage their games businesses and optimize in-game player behavior. Show More Summary

New Course: Android Design for Developers

Posted by Nick Butcher, pixel pusher What makes an app intuitive and easy to use? What makes it hard or frustrating? How can your app stand out in a competitive market? Learn the fundamentals of good Android design and the patterns that...Show More Summary

Chrome custom tabs smooth the transition between apps and the web

Originally posted on the Chromium blog Posted by Yusuf Ozuysal, Chief Tab Customizer Android app developers face a difficult tradeoff when it comes to showing web content in their Android app. Opening links in the browser is familiar for users and easy to implement, but results in a heavy-weight transition between the app and the web. Show More Summary

Games developer, Dots, share their Do’s and Don’ts for improving your visibility on Google Play

Posted by Lily Sheringham, Developer Marketing at Google Play Editor’s note: A few weeks ago we shared some tips from game developer, Seriously, on how they’ve been using notifications successfully to drive ongoing engagement. This week,...Show More Summary

Announcing the Android Auto Desktop Head Unit

Posted by Josh Gordon, Developer Advocate Today we’re releasing the Desktop Head Unit (DHU), a new testing tool for Android Auto developers. The DHU enables your workstation to act as an Android Auto head unit that emulates the in-car experience for testing purposes. Show More Summary

Building better apps with Runtime Permissions

Posted by Ian Lake, Developer Advocate Android devices do a lot, whether it is taking pictures, getting directions or making phone calls. With all of this functionality comes a large amount of very sensitive user data including contacts, calendar appointments, current location, and more. Show More Summary

Get the Do’s and Don’ts for Notifications from Game Developer Seriously

Posted by Lily Sheringham, Developer Marketing at Google Play Editor’s note: We’ve been talking to developers to find out how they’ve been achieving success on Google Play. We recently spoke to Reko Ukko at Finnish mobile game developer,...Show More Summary

Hungry for some Big Android BBQ?

Posted by Colt McAnlis, Head Performance Wrangler The Big Android BBQ (BABBQ) is almost here and Google Developers will be there serving up a healthy portion of best practices for Android development and performance! BABBQ will be held...Show More Summary

Interactive watch faces with the latest Android Wear update

Posted by Wayne Piekarski, Developer Advocate The Android Wear team is rolling out a new update that includes support for interactive watch faces. Now, you can detect taps on the watch face to provide information quickly, without having to open an app. Show More Summary

Develop a sweet spot for Marshmallow: Official Android 6.0 SDK & Final M Preview

By Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android Android 6.0 Marshmallow Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten center, or in fluff form, who doesn’t like marshmallows? We definitely like...Show More Summary

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