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In-App Billing Version 3

Posted by Posted by Bruno Oliveira of the Android Developer Relations Team In-app Billing has come a long way since it was first announced on Google Play (then Android Market). One year and a half later, the vast majority of top-grossing...Show More Summary

New Google Maps Android API now part of Google Play services

Posted by Reto Meier, Evan Rapoport, Andrew Foster Google Play services is our new platform that offers you better integration with Google products, and which provides greater agility for quickly rolling out new capabilities for you to use within your apps. Show More Summary

Designing for Tablets? We’re Here to Help!

Posted by Roman Nurik, who often writes about Android design-related topics on Google+ So you’ve got a great Android phone app on Google Play, your users love it, and you’re kicking back and watching the download numbers soar. Congrats!...Show More Summary

Android SDK Tools, Revision 21

Posted by Xavier Ducrohet, Android SDK Tech Lead, and Angana Ghosh, Product Manager in Android Along with the Android 4.2 SDK, we also launched a brand new update of the Android SDK Tools (Revision 21). The update includes new tools and capabilities that can help you work more efficiently as you create applications. Show More Summary

Introducing Android 4.2, A New and Improved Jelly Bean

Posted by Angana Ghosh, Product Manager in Android, and Dirk Dougherty, Android Developer Relations Team Today we are making Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) SDK platform available for download. Below are some of the highlights of Android 4.2,...Show More Summary

Google Play Seller Support in India

Posted by Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, Product Manager on the Google Play team Over the past year, Android device activations in India have jumped more than 400%, bringing millions of new users to Google Play and driving huge increases in app downloads. Show More Summary

New Google Play Developer Console Available to Everyone

Posted by Eva-Lotta Lamm, Riccardo Govoni, and Ellie Powers of the Google Play team We've been working on a new Google Play Developer Console, centered around how you make and publish apps, to create a foundation for the exciting features we have planned for the future. Show More Summary

Building Quality Tablet Apps

With the release of Nexus 7 earlier this year, we shared some tips on how you can get your apps ready for a new wave of Android tablets. With the holiday season now approaching, we’re creating even more ways for great tablet apps toShow More Summary

Google Play services and OAuth Identity Tools

Posted by Tim Bray Google Play services has started to roll out and should arrive on virtually all Android 2.2+ devices with the Google Play Store in the very near future. At that point, all those will have new tools for working with OAuth 2.0 tokens. Show More Summary

Creating Your Own Spelling Checker Service

Posted by Satoshi Kataoka and Ken Wakasa of the Android text input engineering team The Spelling Checker framework improves the text-input experience on Android by helping the user quickly identify and correct spelling errors. When an...Show More Summary

Getting Your App Ready for Jelly Bean and Nexus 7

[This post is by Nick Butcher, an Android engineer who notices small imperfections, and they annoy him.] We are pleased to announce that the full SDK for Android 4.1 is now available to developers and can be downloaded through your SDK Manager. Show More Summary

Google I/O and Beyond

[ This post is by Reto Meier, Android Developer Relations Tech Lead ] With most of the Android Developer Relations team now fully recovered from Google I/O 2012, I'm happy to announce that all of the videos for the Google I/O 2012 Android...Show More Summary

Android SDK Tools, Revision 20

[This post is by Xavier Ducrohet, Tech Lead for the Android developer tools] Along with the preview of the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) platform, we launched Android SDK Tools R20 and ADT 20.0.0. Here are a few things that we would likeShow More Summary

Introducing Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) preview platform, and more

[This post is by Angana Ghosh, Product Manager on the Android team] At Google I/O today we announced the latest version of the Android platform, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). With Jelly Bean, we’ve made the great things about Android even...Show More Summary

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

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