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Announcing the Material Design Showcase and Awards

Posted by Rich Fulcher, Material Design Team When we first announced material design in June 2014, we shared an aspirational highlights reel that demonstrated key material principles for motion, interaction, and visual design across a range of hypothetical apps. Show More Summary

A Closer Look at Google Play services 7.5

Posted by Ian Lake, Developer Advocate At Google I/O, we announced the rollout of Google Play services 7.5 that deliver new capabilities and optimizations to devices across the Android ecosystem. Google Play services ensures that you...Show More Summary

Empowering successful global businesses on Google Play

Posted by Ellie Powers, Product Manager, Google Play With more than 50 billion app installs over the past year from users across 190 countries, Google Play continues to see incredible growth thanks to developers like you creating amazing experiences. Show More Summary

Android M Developer Preview & Tools

By Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android Today at Google I/O, we announced a developer preview of the next version of Android, the M release. Last year’s developer preview was a first for Android and we received great feedback. We want...Show More Summary

Game Performance: Geometry Instancing

Posted by Shanee Nishry, Games Developer Advocate Imagine a beautiful virtual forest with countless trees, plants and vegetation, or a stadium with countless people in the crowd cheering. If you are heroic you might like the idea ofShow More Summary

Always-on and Wi-Fi with the latest Android Wear update

Posted by Wayne Piekarski, Developer Advocate A new update to Android Wear is rolling out with lots of new features like always-on apps, Wi-Fi connectivity, media browsing, emoji input, and more. Let’s discuss some of the great new capabilities that are available in this release. Always-on apps Above all, a watch should make it easy to tell the time. Show More Summary

Android Developer Story: Wooga’s fast iterations on Android and Google Play

Posted by Leticia Lago, Google Play team In order to make the best possible games, Wooga works on roughly 40 concepts and prototypes per year, out of which 10 go into production, around seven soft launch, and only two make it to global launch. Show More Summary

Exercise or Games? Why Not Both!

Posted by Alice Ching, Google Engineer We are pleased to announce the release of Games in Motion, an open source game sample to demonstrate how developers can make fun games using Google Fit and Android Wear. Do you ever go on a jogShow More Summary

Android Developer Story: The Hunt -- Increased engagement with material design and Google Play

Posted by Laura Della Torre, Google Play team We've been in San Francisco talking with the team from The Hunt — a style and product sharing community. They've recently lifted the rate at which Android users start hunts to 20 percent after successfully implementing material design in the app, which is a 30 percent improvement over other platforms. Show More Summary

Integrate Play data into your workflow with data exports

Posted by Frederic Mayot, Google Play team The Google Play Developer Console makes a wealth of data available to you so you have the insight needed to successfully publish, grow, and monetize your apps and games. We appreciate that some...Show More Summary

There’s a lot to explore with Google Play services 7.3

Posted by Ian Lake, Developer Advocate Today, we’re excited to give you new tools to build better apps with the rollout of Google Play services 7.3. With new Android Wear APIs, the addition of nutrition data to Google Fit, improvements...Show More Summary

New Android Code Samples

Posted by Rich Hyndman, Developer Advocate A new set of Android code samples, covering Android Wear, Android for Work, NFC and Screen capturing, have been committed to our Google Samples repository on GitHub. Here’s a summary of the new code samples: XYZTouristAttractions This sample mimics a real world mobile and Android Wear app. Show More Summary

Game Performance: Explicit Uniform Locations

Posted by Shanee Nishry, Games Developer Advocate Uniforms variables in GLSL are crucial for passing data between the game code on the CPU and the shader program on the graphics card. Unfortunately, up until the availability of OpenGL...Show More Summary

Android Support Library 22.1

Posted by Ian Lake, Developer Advocate You may have heard the phrase ‘the best code is no code.’ While we don’t recommend not writing any code at all, the code you do write should be adding unique value to your app rather than replicating common boilerplate code. Show More Summary

Android Developer Story: Jelly Button Games grows globally through data driven development

Posted by Leticia Lago, Google Play team For Jelly Button Games, understanding users is the key to creating and maintaining a successful game, particularly when growth relies on moving into overseas markets. The team makes extensive use of Google Analytics and Google BigQuery to analyze more than 3 billion events each month. Show More Summary

Drive app installs through App Indexing

Posted by Lawrence Chang, Product Manager You’ve invested time and effort into making your app an awesome experience, and we want to help people find the great content you’ve created. App Indexing has already been helping people engage with your Android app after they’ve installed it — we now have 30 billion links within apps indexed. Show More Summary

Helping developers connect with families on Google Play

Posted by Eunice Kim, Product Manager, Google Play There are thousands of Android developers creating experiences for families and children — apps and games that broaden the mind and inspire creativity. These developers, like PBS Kids,...Show More Summary

New course: Take Android app performance to the next level

Posted by Jocelyn Becker, Developer Advocate Building the next great Android app isn't enough. You can have the most amazing social integration, best API coverage, and coolest photo filters, but none of that matters if your app is slow...Show More Summary

Enable your messaging app for Android Auto

Posted by Joshua Gordon, Developer Advocate What if there was a way for drivers to stay connected using your messaging app, while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road? Android Auto helps drivers stay connected, but in a more convenient way that's integrated with the car. Show More Summary

Power Great Gaming with New Analytics from Play Games

By Ben Frenkel, Google Play Games team A few weeks ago at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), we announced Play Games Player Analytics, a new set of free reports to help you manage your games business and understand in-game player behavior. Show More Summary

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