Android Developers Backstage
In this episode, Chet Haase, Tor Norbye and Dan Sandler delve into the world of the Android System UI, including tangents on notifications new and old, status bar icons, implementing user experience designs, and Android logos.
DevBytes – Google Compute Engine Core Concepts VIDEO
This episode of DevBytes is from Brian Dorsey. Learn the fundamentals of Google Compute Engine in less than five minutes. Brian will explain the key services and how they work together to run your applications on Google’s infrastructure.
Android Game Devs Links
Colt McAnlis shares links on how to optimize Android games.
Android Wear Notifications Protip
Today’s Android Design Protip from Roman Nurik is about optimizing notifications for Android Wear.
Cast Icon Update
The new design increases readability and better supports accessibility. Apps with limited colors or monochromatic icons are also better supported.
Android Testing Protip
Today’s Android Testing Protip from Stephan Linzner is about unit testing your code using Mockito.
DevBytes – Powering the next killer app with the Google Cloud Platform VIDEO
This episode of DevBytes is from Wesley Chun. Building your next app may be easy, but scaling that app is harder. This is where the Google Cloud Platform comes in.
DevBytes – Android Wear: Receiving Voice Replies VIDEO
This episode of DevBytes is from Justin Koh. He discusses how your app can let users provide voice replies to notification actions with Android Wear.
DevBytes – Introduction to Google Cloud Endpoints VIDEO
This episode of DevBytes is from Katherine Kuan. Learn how you can use Google Cloud Endpoints to create a server API and auto-generate client libraries for Android, iOS, and web.
Android Studio 0.5.2. Released
This release includes IntelliJ 13.1 RC2 (which for example adds multiple selection editing), as well as new lint checks and a number of bug fixes.
Android Wear Developer Preview Now Available
The Preview provides new APIs for wrist-based wearables, such as receiving voice replies, adding notification pages and stacking multiple notifications. There’s also a system image for the Android emulator to let you test your notifications
Blurring Images – Part 6
Part 5 of the sample code on how to blur images in Android using RenderScript.
Kurt Nelson shares his design process for creating apps for Google Glass.
Ken Burns Effect Library
A library that was shared that animates images using the Ken Burns effect.
On the Edge of the Sandbox: External Storage Permissions
Dave Smith explains in detail exactly how external storage permissions work, both in the past framework versions and today in KitKat.
Gradle for Android… And You! Free Webinar
This webinar is designed for people who have perhaps heard about Gradle for Android but are not using it today and may not understand its role or why it will be important for all developers, starting here in 2014.
ADT 22.6.2 Released
The new version comes with a handful of critical bug fixes for 22.6.
DevBytes: Google Play Services 4.3 VIDEO
This episode of DevBytes is from Magnus Hyttsten. He shares all of the latest updates on the latest release of Google Play services 4.3.
Google Play Developer Program Policies
Updates to the Play Store guidelines which include how to promote your apps with In App Purchases, Spam and other restricted promotional tactics.
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