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Replying to User Reviews on Google Play

[This post is by Trevor Johns from the Android team — Tim Bray] User reviews on Google Play are great for helping people discover quality apps and give feedback to developers and other potential app users. But what about when developers...Show More Summary

Helping you build beautiful, powerful, successful apps

[This post is by Billy Rutledge, Director of Developer Relations for Android. — Tim Bray] Just in time for Google I/O next week, the Android Developers site is stepping into a new look that is streamlined, simplified, and refocused. A developer’s tasks fall into three baskets: Designing, developing, and distributing. Show More Summary

In-app Subscriptions in Google Play

[This post is by Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, Product Manager on the Google Play team. —Dirk Dougherty] We launched In-app Billing on Google Play a year ago to give developers more ways to sell and engage users over the lifetime of their apps. Show More Summary

Using DialogFragments

[This post is by David Chandler, Android Developer Advocate — Tim Bray] Honeycomb introduced Fragments to support reusing portions of UI and logic across multiple activities in an app. In parallel, the showDialog / dismissDialog methods in Activity are being deprecated in favor of DialogFragments. Show More Summary

Android C2DM — Client Login key expiration

[This post is by Francesco Nerieri, engineering team lead for C2DM — Tim Bray] In the upcoming weeks, some of the older Client Login authentication keys will expire. If you generated the token you’re currently using to authenticate with the C2DM servers before October 2011, it will stop working. Show More Summary

New Seller Countries in Google Play

Over the past year we’ve been working to expand the list of countries and currencies from which Android developers can sell their products. Starting today, developers in Czech Republic, Israel, Poland, and Mexico can sell priced applications and in-app products on Google Play, registering their local bank accounts for payment. Show More Summary

Accessibility: Are You Serving All Your Users?

[This post is by Joe Fernandez, a technical writer for who cares about accessibility and usability. — Tim Bray.] We recently published some new resources to help developers make their Android applications more accessible:...Show More Summary

A Faster Emulator with Better Hardware Support

[This post is by Xavier Ducrohet and Reto Meier of the Android engineering team. — Tim Bray.] The Android emulator is a key tool for Android developers in building and testing their apps. As the power and diversity of Android devices has grown quickly, it’s been hard for the emulator keep pace. Show More Summary

The Gmail Public Labels API

[This post is by Nadav Aharony, a product manager on the Android team — Tim Bray] We’re rolling out new developer features for the Gmail Android app: It now includes a public ContentProvider that you can use to retrieve label data. You can use this to access up-to-date unread counts for specific accounts’ inboxes and labels. Show More Summary

Making the Android Developer Console work for your whole team

[This post is by Ellie Powers, a product manager on the Google Play team. — Tim Bray] As your apps have gotten more successful, more people have joined your team. Today, we’re making it easier to work together on analyzing and managing your published Android apps. Show More Summary

New Sales Reports on Google Play

[This post is by Debashish Chatterjee, Krishna Atkuru, and Ellie Powers of the Google Play Publisher Site team. —Dirk Dougherty] For app publishers, complete and timely sales reporting is incredibly useful for managing a business on Google Play. Show More Summary

Updated SDK Tools and ADT revision 17

Today we are releasing an update to the SDK Tools and the Eclipse plugin. Revision 17 brings a lot of new features and bug fixes in various areas such as Lint, the build system as well as the emulator. Lint is a static checker whichShow More Summary

Unifying Key Store Access in ICS

[This post is a group effort by Tony Chan, Fred Chung, Brian Carlstrom, and Kenny Root. — Tim Bray] Android 4.0 (ICS) comes with a number of enhancements that make it easier for people to bring their personal Android devices to work....Show More Summary

Introducing Google Play

[This post is by Kenneth Lui, Android Developer Ecosystem. —Dirk Dougherty] For more than a year we’ve been focused on expanding the reach, content, and monetization opportunities of Android Market. We started by extending the store to users on the web and then went on to add books, movies, and music. Show More Summary

Android Apps Break the 50MB Barrier

Android applications have historically been limited to a maximum size of 50MB. This works for most apps, and smaller is usually better — every megabyte you add makes it harder for your users to download and get started. However, some types of apps, like high-quality 3D interactive games, require more local resources. Show More Summary

Android Design V2: Now with stencils

[This post is by Android designer Alex Faaborg, on behalf of the entire User Experience team. —Tim Bray] When we initially released Android Design, by far the number one request we received was for us to release stencils as well. The...Show More Summary

New App Stats for Publishers on Android Market

If you've published an app on Android Market, you’ve probably used Application Statistics to help tune your development and marketing efforts. Application Statistics is a set of dashboards in the Developer Console that shows your app’s installation performance across key dimensions such as countries, platform versions, device models, and others. Show More Summary

Share With Intents

[This post is by Alexander Lucas, an Android Developer Advocate bent on saving the world 5 minutes. —Tim Bray] Intents are awesome. They are my favorite feature of Android development. They make all sorts of stuff easier. Want to scan...Show More Summary

Android Security Update

Recently, there’s been a lot of news coverage of malware in the mobile space. Over on our Mobile blog, Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Android engineering, has posted Android and Security. We think most Android developers will find it interesting reading.

New Social APIs in Android ICS

[This post is by Daniel Lehmann, Tech Lead on the Android Apps team. — Tim Bray] [We’re trying something new; There’s a post over on Google+ where we’ll host a discussion of this article. Daniel Lehmann has agreed to drop by and participate. Show More Summary

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