What’s new on Android and Google Play

Google Play October 2019
 
News from Android Dev Summit
News from Android Dev Summit
Review the latest product announcements, including Jetpack Compose, Android 11, Android Studio 4.0, Kotlin Certification, the Android Developer Challenge, and more.
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FEATURED VIDEOS AND POSTS
Google Play Academy for App Success
Google Play Academy for App Success
Now in Android #4
Now in Android #4
Android samples update
What’s new on Google Play
What’s new on Google Play
Improved security and privacy: expanding efforts on our vulnerability reward programs.
Unlock your creativity with Google Play Pass: express interest in participating in Play Pass, a subscription service offering users access to hundreds of apps and games, completely free of ads and in-app purchases.
Accelerate your launch with a pre-registration campaign: Panzerdog doubles retention and drives 3x conversion through pre-launch testing and Google Play Instant while Etermax drives almost 30% engagement lift with pre-registration milestone rewards.
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Google Play & Android deadlines
November 1st:
Android targetSdkVersion: updates to apps and games on Google Play will be required to target Android 9 (API level 28) or higher.
Update your store listing videos: videos with YouTube monetization turned on will no longer be shown on Google Play.
In-app purchases: reminder that apps offering mechanisms to receive randomized virtual items from a purchase (i.e. "loot boxes") must clearly disclose the odds of receiving those items in advance of purchase.
December 1st:
Google Play Developer API: versions 1 and 2 of this API will no longer be available. Please migrate to version 3 to avoid a disruption in service.
POLICIES & CHANGES TIMELINE POLICIES & CHANGES TIMELINE
Google Play Business growth series
Google Play business growth series
Register for the upcoming “Introduction to metrics” webinar to expand your knowledge of KPIs that our Google Play team uses when discussing app & game performance and to get your questions answered. Here are some of the fundamentals we’ll dig into further.
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What’s new on Android
What’s new on Android
Android Dev Summit: you can watch the keynote, technical sessions, and behind-the-scenes content.
Jetpack Compose is in Developer Preview: start learning about our declarative toolkit for building native Android UI.
Launched Kotlin Certification: earn your Associate Android Developer Certification: Kotlin. As part of our launch, we are offering a discount for a limited period of time using the code ADSCERT99.
Android Developer Challenge: we are bringing back this developer challenge, in a hunt for helpful apps with machine learning at the core.
Latest on Android Automotive OS: new emulator system image now includes Google Play Store, enabling media developers to design, build, and now run apps right within the emulator.
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What’s new on Chrome OS
New courses on Academy for App success
News from Android Developer Summit: higher engagement, larger screens — learn how Android developers can reach users on any device.
2 weeks to 25% more engagement on Chromebooks: how Pixonic optimized War Robots for larger screens.
New courses on Academy for Apps success: learn how to grow your audience by adapting apps for tablets, laptops, and foldables, and how to build Android apps on your Chromebook.
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News roundup from the Firebase Summit 2019
News roundup from Firebase Summit 2019
Learn everything that was announced at Firebase Summit 2019, including new products and features, web support, and more.
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New Flutter Developer Stories page
New Flutter Developer Stories page
See how customers like BMW, Realtor.com, The New York Times, Nubank, Alibaba, Tencent, Ebay, and many more are using Flutter to make beautiful apps in record time.
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Ever been asked how Flutter is different for app development?
Ever been asked how Flutter is different for app development?
What goes on under the hood when you create apps with Flutter, and how it’s different from other
approaches.
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Celebrating 1 year of the Academy for App Success
Celebrating 1 year of the Academy for App Success
It’s been one year since we launched our free e-learning platform for apps and games. To celebrate, we’ve added new content, languages, and a refreshed look to help you make the most of the Google Play Console, learn business growth strategies, and gain insights on Google Play policies.
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