What you need to know: 64-bit requirement, Attract new customers with Google Play Instant

Google Play January 2019
 
Get your apps ready for the 64-bit requirement
Get your apps ready for the 64-bit requirement
Starting August 1, 2019, all new apps and app updates that include native code are required to provide 64-bit versions, in addition to 32-bit versions, when publishing to Google Play. We want to help you get ready and know you need time to plan. Read on for more details to make the transition as easy as possible.
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10 tips to optimize app engagement (10 min)
10 tips to optimize app engagement
(10 min)
Your first success: a burden or a new opportunity? (15 min)
Your first success: a burden or a new opportunity?
(15 min)
The season of (subscriptions) gifting (8 min)
The season of (subscriptions) gifting
(8 min)
What’s new on Android
What’s new on Android
Android Studio 3.3: includes performance enhancements to improve stability, updates to the build system, full support for Instant-enabled Android App Bundles, and a number of key fixes.
Changes to Google+ APIs: shutting down on March 7, 2019.
Security & Privacy: the latest Android Pie security enhancements for increasing user privacy.
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What’s new on Google Play
What’s new on Google Play
New version of the Play Billing Library: version 1.2 adds support for subscription price changes and new subscription plan change proration modes, and deprecates setSku() in favor of setSkuDetails(). Version 1.2.1 adds support for rewarded products.
Wrapping up 2018: some Google Play milestones and commitments in supporting the 1M+ developers on the Play Store.
The Academy for App Success: now in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese and South American Spanish, learn about tools and tips within the Play Console from 50+ courses.
New country seller support: the latest countries where developers can register for Google Play merchant accounts and sell paid applications, in-app products, and subscriptions on Google Play.
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Attract new customers with Google Play Instant
Attract new customers with Google Play Instant
Learn how Evino used Google Play Instant as a way to introduce new users to their easy-to-use app, while streamlining their checkout process, without impacting any major functionality.
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Chrome OS development environment
Chrome OS development environment
Chrome OS not only powers devices from tablets to desktops, but it can also run Android, web and Linux applications, making Chromebooks great machines for development. Linux (Beta) on Chrome OS allows to run Linux container and use top tools and editors, like Android Studio while still getting the speed, simplicity, and security of Chrome OS.
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Flutter Live recap
Flutter Live recap
Review all the announcements from Flutter Live, including partner announcements such as in-app payments from Square, the 2Dimensions Flare animation tool, and Codemagic for Flutter CI/CD.
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HelloTalk
HelloTalk improves app quality & revenue with Android vitals & Subscriptions
Discover how HelloTalk has increased revenue with Google Play subscriptions and also improved app quality with Android vitals.
 
QQMusic
QQMusic delivers great experiences with Android 9
Learn how the team at QQMusic adapted their app to Android 9 and how they used Android Studio and Kotlin.
Google Mobile Developer Day at GDC19: save the date
Google Mobile Developer Day at GDC19: save the date
Join us Monday, March 18 for a full day of sessions covering tools and best practices to help build a successful mobile games business on Google Play. We’ll focus on game quality, effective monetization and growth strategies, and how to create, connect and scale with Google.
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Early access for .dev top-level domain begins February 19th
Early access for .dev top-level domain begins February 19th
.dev is a secure domain for developers and technology. On February 19th, .dev starts the early access period, allowing you to secure your domain ahead of general availability. Mark your calendar!
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Monetize your app
Monetize your app
Best practices across Google Play's monetization options, including global pricing models, how to configure managed products and subscriptions, administer refunds, create and configure sales, and view financial reports.
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