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Tips to improve your app quality
Tips to improve your app quality
Improve discovery on Google Play by ensuring your app or game has strong technical performance and engaging content.
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16 reasons to start using the Android App Bundle
How to scale the happiness of your users
How to scale the happiness of your users
Flutter and Chrome OS: Better Together
Flutter and Chrome OS: Better Together
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What’s new on Android
What’s new on Android
Android Q Beta 4: with final APIs and official SDK, ahead of the final release later in the summer.
Migrating Android Support libraries: Google Play services and Firebase SDKs will migrate to AndroidX.
Prepare for 32-bit Android Studio deprecation: this year we will deprecate the 32-bit version of Android Studio and only ship 64-bit versions of the IDE and Android Emulator going forward.
Android Kotlin Fundamentals: learn the fundamentals of building an Android app in Kotlin with this new 10-part codelab course.
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What’s new on Google Play
What’s new on Google Play
Families policy: read about new policies that create a safer Google Play for kids. As part of these new policies, all developers must complete the target audience and content section of the Google Play Console by September 1, 2019.
64-bit requirement reminder: 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.
App compatibility warnings in pre-launch report: alerts if you are using non-SDK APIs (restricted from Android P).
New buyer support countries and currencies: onboarding Bermuda, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos and Iraq as supported markets for distribution. In addition, you can now set local prices in Jordan (JOD) and Iraq (IQD).
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Riafy uses the Android App Bundle to reduce app size and grow installs
Riafy uses the Android App Bundle to reduce app size and grow installs
Learn how app bundles and dynamic features can lead to smaller downloads and higher install success.
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Developer spotlight: Concepts & BandLab
Developer spotlight: Concepts & BandLab
Watch how a team of high school students used BandLab and Concepts on Chrome OS to cheer up one very special six-year-old boy undergoing cancer treatment.
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Flutter developer story
Flutter developer story
Reflectly’s mission was to create a beautifully designed app to counter the stress of social media and technology. The team turned to Flutter to create a user friendly app that worked seamlessly on both iOS and Android.
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What’s new on Chrome OS
What’s new on Chrome OS
Chrome OS developer toolbox: explore practical tips for developing on Chrome OS, such as how to enable Linux dev environment to create apps natively on Chromebooks, install Android Studio and more.
TopHatch unveiled Concepts' immersive canvas on Chrome OS and Android, gaining 2x increase in revenue from Pixelbook users and 4x the rate on Slate.
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#FirebaseSummit
#FirebaseSummit
The #FirebaseSummit is coming to Madrid, Spain on September 26th 2019. Save the date! We can't wait to see you there, because we’re #BetterTogether.
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10 Best Practices for High Quality Actions (Google I/O'19)
10 Best Practices for High Quality Actions (Google I/O'19)
Increase the chances of getting your Action promoted with these top 10 best practices shared at Google I/O. Watch the recap to uncover the secret to building winning Actions on the Google Assistant.
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Understanding Google Play's Families policies
Understanding Google Play's Families policies
While designing experiences for children and families, learn the policies and requirements that help Google Play build a safe and high-quality place to discover apps and games.
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