New Client API Model in Google Play Services
Google Play Services has a new Client API Model that presents a new way to connect client APIs and manage API requests.
This Week in Android Development – February 17th 2014 VIDEO
Ankur Kotwal shares what’s new this week in Android development for February 17th 2014.
Smoother App Launching Protip
Today’s AndroidDev Protip from Nick Butcher and Katherine Kuan is on a smoother app launch experience.
Android Studio 0.4.5 Released
Android Studio 0.4.5 has been released to the canary channel, which includes a lot of bugfixes as well as an improved library dependency editor.
DevBytes: Google Cast SDK for Android VIDEO
Today’s episode of DevBytes is from Leon Nicholls. He shows us how to cast content from Android apps to Google Cast receiver devices such as a Chromecast.
Android Developers has just published a bunch of new samples to the repository at developer.android.com/samples! One of the new UI samples just published is SlidingTabsBasic which demonstrates how to create a tab bar similar to the one used throughout the Google Play apps for Android, including the Play Store.
DevBytes: Connecting to Google Play services with GoogleApiClient VIDEO
Summary: Today’s episode of DevBytes is from Katherine Kuan. She explains how to connect to Google Play Services so that you can access great APIs for games, authentication, app state, location, G+, wallet, and much more.
Google Play services 4.2 SDK now available
Google Play services 4.2 is now rolled out to devices worldwide. The new release includes Google Cast APIs that let you bring content to the TV, updated Google Drive APIs, and more.
How Numbers Lie
Juhani Lehtimäki shares thoughts on reports of smartphone shipments and their OS for the year.
Multitouch Android Coffee Tables VIDEO
3M and Ideum collaborate on a coffee table with a touchscreen running Android.
Blurring Images – Part 1
Sample code on how to blur images in Android using RenderScript.