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Play Billing Library 1.0

2 days ago
Google Play Billing Library 1.0 has been released to simplify billing, allowing you to focus your efforts on implementing logic specific to your app, such as displaying in-app products and purchasing items. This library includes several convenience classes and features for you to use when integrating your Android apps with the In-app Billing service. Starting […]

TextView: Now with Auto-Sizing

1 week ago
For the best user experience with text, material design recommends using a dynamic type instead of smaller type sizes or truncating larger-size text. With Android O and Support Lib 26, TextView gains a new property: autoSizeTextType, which allows the text to scale uniformly when working with dynamic content. You can fine tune the auto-size by […]

Using Fonts in Android

1 week ago
Android O and Support Library 26 introduce new ways of working with fonts. You can now bundle fonts as resources by adding the font file in the res/font folder and use it like any other asset in XML layouts, styles or programmatically via the Typeface. Instead of bundling your font files in the APK, you […]

Android Developer Story: Reigns – Winner of the Google Play Indie Games Contest

2 weeks ago
Watch François Alliot, Game Developer and the winner of the Google Play Indie Games Contest in Europe discuss his experience of being an indie game developer and the story behind his hit game Reigns. Get the game from the Google Play store: goo.gl/mvQFnt Find out more about last year’s contest and stay tuned for news […]

Introduction to Android Things

2 weeks ago
Dave Smith (google.com/+DaveSmithDev) introduces the Android Things platform, the first version of Android supported by Google that enables developers to build their own production devices and maintain them at scale. Learn more about the Android Things SDK at developer.android.com/things and join our community at g.co/iotdev. Subscribe to the Android Developers channel here: goo.gl/vLYDU

Notification Updates in Android Oreo

2 weeks ago
Notification Channels: goo.gl/2iyGTx Notification Badges: goo.gl/PxZ9tN Android Oreo introduces several key updates to notifications, including notification channels and notification badges. Notification channels are collections of associated notifications. Each notification has a channel, and users can set preferences for each notification channel via the app’s settings. Notification channels are especially important because they are required for […]

Android Adaptive Icons

2 weeks ago
Adaptive icons, introduced in Android-O, are a new way to deliver your application’s icon which will be masked by user’s devices; making all of the icons on it more coherent. Developers supply separate foreground and background layers allowing devices to perform interesting visual presentations and animation. Providing an adaptive icon is straightforward and will help […]

Enroll in Google Play App Signing to Secure Your App Keys

2 weeks ago
We’re now offering an app signing service on Google Play that can help you if you lose or compromise your key. For existing apps, it requires transferring your app signing key to Google Play. For new apps, we can generate your app signing key. Once enrolled in app signing, you sign your APK with an […]

Android Developer Story: Zalando improves performance via app quality refinements

3 weeks ago
Watch Rushil Dave, Senior Product Specialist and Meritxell Rivera, Android Developer, discuss how the company has improved user experience and key revenue and engagement metrics by investing in app quality for their Zalando app. Learn more best practices to plan and build a high-quality app on Google Play: goo.gl/SSTq8x Download Zalando from the Google Play […]

EmojiCompat

3 weeks ago
With the EmojiCompat library, part of the Support Library 26, your app can get backwards-compatible emoji support on devices with API level 19 and higher and get rid of the blank square characters. To use EmojiCompat, initialize the library when the application starts, by using downloadable or bundled fonts. Start supporting emojis in your text […]

What’s New in Support Library v26

3 weeks ago
Support Library v26 comes with a lot of new features, specifically: fonts as resources and downloadable fonts, access to backwards compatible emoji support via the new EmojiCompat library, the ability to allow the text size of your TextView to expand or contract automatically to fill its layout, the option to implement animations driven by physics […]

Android Oreo Background Execution Limits

1 month ago
Android Oreo introduces important background execution limits that all developers should be aware of, such as not being able to freely launch services from the background and restrictions on implicit broadcast receivers. See how these changes affect apps and best practices for updating your apps. If you’d like to learn more, check out the documentation: […]