Upcoming changes to InAppProducts API and subscription catalog management
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4d ago
Posted by Rejane França, Product Manager and Serge Beauchamp, Software Engineer at Google Play Last year, we introduced new capabilities for subscriptions on Google Play, giving you more flexibility and control when it comes to growing and retaining your subscribers. The enhanced developer experience enabled by the monetization.subscriptions APIs, separates your subscription products - what you sell - from how you sell them, allowing you to configure multiple base plans and offers for each subscription. The new model is designed to reduce the complexity and overhead of managing your product c ..read more
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#WeArePlay | Meet Tessa and Saasha from the UK, founders of waste-fighting app Olio
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5d ago
Posted by Leticia Lago, Developer Marketing In our latest #WeArePlay film, we’re spotlighting Tessa and Saasha - best friends turned co-founders of Olio. They’ve been on a mission to help people reduce waste by encouraging communities to share, sell or give-away what they no longer need - from leftover food to household items. The app now helps millions take one big step closer to living in a zero waste world. Growing up on a farm, Tessa quickly learned how much hard work goes into producing food. Meanwhile, Saasha spent her childhood helping her family make ends meet through scavenging item ..read more
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Top 3 things to know in Modern Android Development at Google I/O '23
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1w ago
Posted by Rebecca Franks, Android Developer Relations Engineer Google I/O 2023 was filled with exciting updates and announcements. Modern Android Development (MAD) is all about making Android app development faster and easier! By creating libraries, tools and guidance to speed up your flow and help you write safer, better code so that you can focus on building amazing experiences. Here are our top three announcements from Google I/O 2023: #1 Get your development questions answered with Studio Bot One of the announcements we’re most excited about is Studio Bot, an experimental new AI powered ..read more
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Designing for Wear OS: Getting started with designing inclusive smartwatch apps
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2w ago
Posted by Matthew Pateman & Mallory Carroll (UX Research), and Josef Burnham (UX Design) Smartwatches are becoming increasingly popular, with many people using them to stay connected, track their health, and control their devices. Watches enable people to get information at a glance and then take action. These quick and frequent interactions can help people get back to being present in their daily lives. To help with the challenges of designing and building great watch experiences that work for all, we have created a series of videos. These videos cover a variety of topics starting with h ..read more
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WPS uses ML Kit to seamlessly translate 43 languages and net $65M in annual savings
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3w ago
Posted by the Android team WPS is an office suite software that lets users effortlessly view and edit all their documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. As a global product, WPS requires a top-notch and reliable in-suite translation technology that doesn’t require users to leave the app. To ensure all its users can enjoy the full benefits of the suite and its content in their preferred language, WPS uses the translation API from ML Kit, Google's on-device and production-ready machine learning toolkit for Android development. WPS users rely on text translation Many WPS users rely on M ..read more
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Second Beta of Android 14
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3w ago
Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Today, coinciding with Google I/O, we're releasing the second Beta of Android 14. Google I/O includes sessions covering many of Android 14's new features in detail, and Beta 2 includes enhancements around camera and media, privacy and security, system UI, and developer productivity. We're continuing to improve the large-screen device experience, and the Android 14 beta program is now available for the first time on select partner phones, tablets, and foldables. Android delivers enhancements and new features year-round, and your feedback on the Android ..read more
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Google I/O 2023: What's new in Jetpack
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3w ago
Posted by Amanda Alexander, Product Manager, Android Android Jetpack is a key pillar of Modern Android Development. It is a suite of over 100 libraries, tools and guidance to help developers follow best practices, reduce boilerplate code, and write code that works consistently across Android versions and devices so that you can focus on building unique features for your app. The majority of apps on Google Play rely on Jetpack, in fact over 90% of the top 1000 apps use Jetpack. Below we’ll cover highlights of recent updates in three major areas of Jetpack: Architecture Libraries and Guidance ..read more
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Redesigning the Android Studio Logo
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3w ago
Posted by Marie Prezner, UX Product Design, Android Developer UX The Android Studio logo redesign caught the attention of the developer community since its sneak peek at the Android Developer Summit ‘22. We are thrilled to release the new Android Studio logo with the stable release of Flamingo. Now that the new logo is available to most Android Studio users, we can examine the design changes in greater detail and decode their meaning. "@androidstudio has a new logo, and it looks much, MUCH better”  tweet by @evowizz Oct 25, 2022 This case study offers a comprehensive overview ..read more
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What’s new with Android for Cars: I/O 2023
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3w ago
Posted by Jennifer Tsau, Product Management Lead and David Dandeneau, Engineering Lead For more than a decade, Google has been committed to bringing safe and seamless connected experiences to cars. We’re continuing to see strong momentum and adoption across Android for Cars. Android Auto is supported by nearly every major car maker, and will be in nearly 200 million cars by the end of this year. And the number of cars powered by Android Automotive OS with Google built-in — which includes top brands like Chevrolet, Volvo, Polestar, Honda, Renault and more — is expected to nearly double by the ..read more
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Watch the Wear OS updates at I/O 2023
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3w ago
Posted by Kseniia Shumelchyk, Android Developer Relations Engineer As we continue to evolve the Wear OS platform, we're excited to share with you some of the newest features and improvements that have been added to help you create innovative and engaging experiences for your users. Partners like Peloton and Todoist have been building exceptional experiences for Wear OS - and seeing the impact on their feature-adoption and engagement. Hear directly from Peloton engineers about how they built a differentiated experience for the watch with Compose for Wear OS. In this blog post, we’ll be highl ..read more
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