Introducing Android Q, New Google Play app and game icon specification

Google Play March 2019
 
Introducing Android Q Beta
Introducing Android Q Beta
Introducing Android Q, with stronger protections for user privacy, new ways to engage users, extended support for foldables, Vulkan extensions, and more.
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New Google Play app and game
New Google Play app and game icon specification
Android Studio Project
Android Studio Project Marble: Apply Changes
Signs and signals
Signs and signals of sub-optimal monetization
What’s new on Android
What’s new on Android
Android Q beta: get your apps ready for Android Q, with stronger protections for user privacy, new ways to engage users, extended support for foldables, Vulkan extensions, and more.
Shaping the future of mobile with Android: working closely with a broad and open ecosystem of partners to push the boundaries of hardware and software experiences.
Android Jetpack WorkManager: simplify how you manage background work with WorkManager stable release.
Reddit AMA: see what the team had to say on answering technical questions related to improving Android Studio quality (Project Marble).
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What’s new on Google Play
What’s new on Google Play
New Google Play app and game icon specification: introducing new design specifications for your app icons; new icon uploads must meet specifications starting May 1st, existing icons must be converted by June 24th.
Android App Bundles language API: optimizing installation by delivering language resources matching the device’s system locales.
Rewarded products: available in open beta, reward users for a monetizable action, like watching a video, with in-game currency or other benefits.
Google Play Protect in 2018: making Android devices running Google Play some of the most secure smartphones available, scanning over 50 billion apps everyday for harmful behaviour.
New countries buyer support: onboarding Myanmar, as a supported market for distribution, where users can now download paid apps or apps with in-app purchases on Google Play.
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Ensure you’re launching a high-quality app or game
Ensure you’re launching a high-quality app or game with the Pre-Launch Report
The pre-launch report is a dashboard within the Google Play Console that alerts you to any quality concerns in your app before they affect your users.
 
Automate Android
Automate Android App Testing with Robo
It’s important to continually monitor and test your apps functionality to ensure a quality user experience. Review test automation options when it comes to your Android apps.
Duolingo
Duolingo reduces its app size by 56 percent with Android App Bundle
Learn how they significantly reduced their app size without sacrificing functionality, keeping most of the existing automation, and with a simple upload.
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Chrome OS for Web development
Chrome OS for Web development
Watch the Chrome OS for Web development session recording from CDS and learn how with Linux (Beta) on Chromebooks developers can build and test Web apps natively.
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Flutter 1.2
Launching Flutter 1.2 at Mobile World Congress (MWC)
The first feature update for Flutter focuses on major areas across core framework improved stability and quality, visual widget update and web-based tooling.
Watch the MWC talk recordings: Highlights, Business, Developers & Design.
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What’s new on Firebase
What’s new on Firebase
The audience builder in Google Analytics for Firebase received major enhancements, allowing you to better understand app users and create personalized experiences with more precision.
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.dev domains
.dev domains are now open for all
.dev is a secure domain for developers and technology. Get yours today at get.dev. Share what you build with #hellodotdev.
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Understand how Google Play supports you
Understand how Google Play supports you
As a Google Play developer, you can access a number of services and support channels. Learn how to engage with Google Play when you have questions or concerns about your app, the Play Console, or other programs.
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