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All Google Play Developers Can Now Reply to User Reviews

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team There are a lot great things a developer can do to promote their app, but the best way for your app to take off is when a really happy user tells their friend about your app, who tells their friend,...Show More Summary

Android at Google I/O 2013

Posted by Reto Meier, Android Developer Relations Tech Lead Google I/O 2013 is less than a week away, and the full session schedule - featuring 34 Android sessions (and 3 codelabs) - is now available. We have great Android content spread across three packed days - covering everything from design, development, and distribution. Show More Summary

Tablet Optimization Tips in the Google Play Developer Console

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team Last week we updated our guidelines for making great tablet apps and added the ability to upload tablet screenshots that are shown preferentially in Google Play to users on those devices. Today...Show More Summary

Update on Tablet App Guidelines and Screenshots

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team More and more, developers are investing in a full tablet experience for their apps and seeing those investments pay off big. Starting today, it’s even easier to show off those tablet apps to users...Show More Summary

New Look, New Purchase Flow in Google Play

Posted by Purnima Kochikar, Director of Business Development, Games & Applications Today we announced that a new version of the Google Play Store app is rolling out worldwide to Android phones and tablets. This new app brings a redesigned UI that’s easier to use and showcases more great content for users. Show More Summary

Now is the time to switch to the new Google Play Developer Console

Posted by Ellie Powers, Google Play team The new Google Play Developer Console is out of preview and is the default experience. In addition to offering all of the functionality of the old version, the new version features a streamlined...Show More Summary

Native RTL support in Android 4.2

Posted by Fabrice Di Meglio, Android Frameworks Team Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) introduced limited support for bidirectional text in TextView and EditText elements, allowing apps to display and edit text in both left-to-right (LTR) and right-to-left (RTL) scripts. Show More Summary

Google+ Sign-In Now Part of Google Play Services

Posted by Reto Meier, Android Developer Relations and Matt Waddell, Google+ Google Play Services is our platform for offering you better integration with Google products, and providing new capabilities to use within your apps. TodayShow More Summary

Using Cryptography to Store Credentials Safely

Posted by Trevor Johns, Android Developer Relations team Following our talk "Security and Privacy in Android Apps" at Google I/O last year, many people had specific questions about how to use cryptography in Android. Many of those revolved around which APIs to use for a specific purpose. Show More Summary

Security Enhancements in Jelly Bean

Posted by Fred Chung, Android Developer Relations team Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, introduced quite a few new features, and under the covers it also added a number of security enhancements to ensure a more secure environment for users and...Show More Summary

Android Developer Story: Smule

Check out our latest Android developer story, this one from Smule, creators of AutoRap, Magic Piano, and Songify. In this short video, the Smule team talks about their experiences launching on Android, the explosive global growth they’ve...Show More Summary

Evolution of Renderscript Performance

Posted by R. Jason Sams, Android Renderscript Tech Lead It’s been a year since the last blog post on Renderscript, and with the release of Android 4.2, it’s a good time to talk about the performance work that we’ve done since then. One...Show More Summary

Verifying Back-End Calls from Android Apps

Posted by Tim Bray Most Android apps have some sort of server-side back end, to persist and share data. Even the most basic game needs to remember its players’ high scores. When you’re building your back end, one problem you have toShow More Summary

Daydream: Interactive Screen Savers

Posted by Daniel Sandler, a software engineer on the Android System UI team I’ve always loved screen savers. Supposedly they exist for a practical purpose: protecting that big, expensive monitor from the ghosts of spreadsheets past. But I’ve always imagined that your computer is secretly hoping you’ll stand up and walk away for a bit. Show More Summary

Localize Your Promotional Graphics on Google Play

Posted by Ellie Powers, Product Manager on the Google Play team Google Play is your way to reach millions and millions of Android users around the world. In fact, since the start of 2011, the number of countries where you can sell apps...Show More Summary

The 2012 Android Developer Survey

The Android Developer Relations team is passionate about making Android app development a great experience, so we're asking all of you involved in building Android apps -- from engineers, to product managers, and distribution and support...Show More Summary

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

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