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Google Play September 2018
 
Android Studio 3.2
Build Android App Bundles, the new app publishing format which results in smaller apps and simpler releases, and discover over 20 new features focused on quality. Update to the 3.2 stable release today.
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FEATURED MEDIUM POSTS
Upgrade your subscription business(14 min)
Upgrade your subscription business (14 min)
Outsourcing app development: Laying the foundations (10 min)
Outsourcing app development: Laying the foundations (10 min)
How to make a difference: develop for social impact on Google Play (14 min)
How to make a difference: develop for social impact on Google Play (14 min)
What’s new on Android
What’s new on Android
Android Studio 3.2: with support for the Android App Bundle, the new app publishing format.
More power in Android 9 Pie: the first in a series of blog posts that outline strategies in Android with regard to power.
Evolution of Android Security updates: following the release of Android 9 Pie, a more comprehensive update on the state of security updates.
Google Assistant media action integration: test the intricacies of media playback on Android with the Media Controller Test (MCT) app.
Alternative input methods for Android TV: how to use a second screen to gather input from the user with less friction.
What’s new on Google Play
What’s new on Google Play
Organic acquisition insights: the new Google Play Console acquisition report provides details on in-store discoverability.
Streamlining the developer experience for Google Play Instant: URLs are no longer required to build instant games and apps.
Staged releases: a closer look at how staged releases work, and how you can use them as part of your release process.
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Redesigned Wear OS by Google
Redesigned Wear OS by Google
Review the requirements for the new notification stream, the evolving new design of Wear OS, allowing quicker access to information and notifications
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Updated Google Fit
Updated Google Fit
Discover the redesigned Google Fit with new activity goals and segments, as well as new brand guidelines. The Google Fit SDK remains the same.
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What’s new in Firebase
What’s new in Firebase
New launches: learn about the latest products and features across In-App Messaging, Crashlytics integrations and more.
Halfbrick Developer Story: through Firebase Predictions and Google’s machine learning, Halfbrick — the mobile game studio behind Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride — was able to increase retention 20% by serving an in-game promotion to users who were predicted to churn.
Google Photos Developer Story: Firebase debugging tools and Google Analytics for Firebase have empowered the Google Photos team to gather better insights, which has led to a 40% higher engagement rate with the app.
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Making a difference with Android and Google Play
Making a difference with Android and Google Play
Developers from around the world are generating positive social impact with their apps on Google Play. Hear from the developers of My Earthquake Alerts, Prepup, Fresh EBT - Food Stamp Balance, and Forest: Stay focused on how they are using technology to improve the lives of people globally.
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Camera360 achieves global success with Kotlin and new technologies
Camera360 achieves global success with Kotlin and new technologies
The team at Camera360 discuss the inspiration behind their business, how they developed with Kotlin and used features such as Android vitals and ARCore to improve performance and user experience
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.page launching soon
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.page is a brand new namespace that makes it easy to build a simple, more secure online presence. Stand out from the crowd with a great new domain - early access begins on 10/2/18.
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