Create Quality Apps for TV
Now that the Android platform has extended to TVs, your apps on Google Play have a new opportunity for engagement in the living room. To provide the best "leanback" experience on the couch, follow this quality checklist.
Building Great Apps for Tablets
Tablets are a fast-growing part of the Android installed base and they offer new opportunities for user engagement and monetization. If you are targeting tablets, check out this list of tips and techniques on how to deliver a great app experience for tablet users.
New Location APIs from Google
The latest version of Google Play services includes new APIs that provide more efficient and immediate user location data on devices running Android 2.2 and higher. Features include geofencing APIs, user activity recognition, and power-efficient location updates.
New Cross-Platform Single Sign On
Google+ Sign-In is an easy, trusted way to sign a user into your app. Now it's even more seamless. A user can sign in to your app on one device and pick it up on another—without signing in again. Best of all, it's built into Google+ Sign-in, so there's no change needed in your app.
New Google Maps Android APIs!
Google Maps Android API version 2 is now available with enhanced features such as 3D buildings, vector-based map tiles, rich overlay capabilities, indoor maps, support for fragments, and much more.
The APIs are bundled with Google Play services and are compatible with Android 2.2 and higher.
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Making Beautiful Android App Icons
As higher density screens gain popularity, it's important to make sure your launcher icon is crisp and high quality...
The Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Collection
See the apps chosen by the Android Design team for their masterfully crafted design details...
New Features in Google Play Games
Three new features that make it easier to understand what players are doing in your game and help you manage game features...
Linking Google Analytics with Google Play
Understanding your users easier through a new integration between Google Analytics and the Google Play Developer Console...
More developers are investing in a full tablet experience for their apps. Here are some stories from developers who are seeing real results as they expand their offering to include Android tablets.
Core App Quality Guidelines
This document helps you assess basic aspects of quality in your app through a compact set of core app quality criteria and associated tests. All Android apps should meet these criteria.
Updated Notifications API Guide
The Notifications API Guide is updated to include information about building Jelly Bean rich notifications using the Support Library APIs for backwards-compatibility.
Updated Dialogs API Guide
The Dialogs API Guide now shows to use DialogFragment class, a simpler way to manage your dialogs and embed them in alternative layouts.
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