Playtime 2018: better apps in a smaller bundle, What’s new on Android and Google Play

Google Play October 2018
 
Playtime 2018: build better apps in a smaller bundle
Google Play continues to invest in giving you the tools that make it easier to develop and distribute apps to a global audience. Review some of the exciting updates we announced at this year Playtime annual events.
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FEATURED MEDIUM POSTS
What a new publishing format (15 min)
What a new publishing format means for the future of Android
(15 min)
Outsourcing app development: Working effectively (13 min)
Outsourcing app development: Working effectively (Part 3/3) (13 min)
5 principles for apps to survive and thrive (6 min)
5 principles for apps to survive and thrive
(6 min)
What’s new on Android
What’s new on Android
#AndroidDevSummit: tune in to the live stream of 2 days of technical sessions, starting off November 7.
Kotlin Momentum: a number of important improvements to the Kotlin developer experience
Android Protected Confirmation: mobile OS API that leverages a hardware protected user interface (Trusted UI).
Google Play Time
Playtime 2018: latest updates
Android's new app publishing format: deliver a great experience in a smaller app size with the Android App Bundle. Now stable in Android Studio 3.2 and with even more size savings.
Unified instant experience: with the Android App Bundle you can build and publish a single artifact for your instant and installed app.
Extending instant trials: Google Play Instant is now available for premium titles and pre-registration campaigns.
Reducing crash rates and improving quality: a review of pre-launch report and Android vitals.
Optimizing your app business: flexible subscription pricing and tools, powerful metrics and easier app updates with a new API.
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What’s new on Google Play
What’s new on Google Play
Academy for App Success: free training for Android developers to learn on how to succeed on Google Play.
Offline peer-to-peer: allowing offline authentication and install services via Play-approved peer-to-peer sharing.
New country seller support: onboarding Palau, Belize, Ghana, Mauritius, Virgin Islands (US), Bahamas, Guam, Haiti, Fiji and Macedonia, where developers can now monetize their apps, in-app products, and subscriptions on Google Play.
The Academy for App Success provides free training for Android developers on how to succeed on Google Play.
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Optimizing Chrome
Optimizing for Chrome OS
The latest addition to the Chrome OS family: Google Pixel Slate, is the first-ever convertible, premium tablet made by Google. Developers have a tremendous opportunity to create immersive experiences on every screen and reach even more users. Apps like Evernote, Slack, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and 1 Password are already optimized for Chrome OS, achieving higher revenue, more installs, and more active users on large-screen devices.
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Firebase Summit
Firebase summit livestream
Tune into the Firebase Summit livestream on 29 October at 10 AM CET to hear about the latest improvements to Firebase’s app development tools. Talks will be posted to YouTube after the event.
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IMakeApps
#IMakeApps
Meet Mateo Salvatto, a 19-year old robotics champion who is traveling to schools across Argentina to share his knowledge. He is also the founder of ¡Háblalo!, an app that helps people who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate more easily.
 
Build for Android
Build for Android (Go Edition)
Android (Go Edition) is an opportunity for your apps to reach a global audience, offering fast and optimized mobile experiences for over 200 devices in more than 120 countries.
Great apps evolve alongside
Great apps evolve alongside the latest tech
See how SongPop uses Actions on Google to obtain great results by adapting their popular music trivia app to include a conversational interface.
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Monetizing your Actions
Monetizing your Actions while creating better user experiences
You can now offer digital goods, including one time purchases like upgrades and recurring subscriptions, directly within your Action for the Assistant, and manage these in the Play Console.
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Free training for Android developers
Free training for Android developers. Learn how to succeed on Google Play.
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