Google releases the latest version of Google Play Services (4.1)
The latest release of Google Play services is now available on Android devices worldwide. It includes new Turn Based Multiplayer support for games, a preliminary API for integrating Google Drive into your apps and also improves battery life for all users with Google Location Reporting enabled.
Android Studio 0.4.3 has been released!
Android Studio 0.4.3 adds support for the new version of the Android Gradle plugin, along with new lint checks and a large number of bug fixes.
Version 0.8 of the Gradle plugin for Android has been released
Version 0.8 includes various new features and fixes.
UXD – LeanUX – Measurement – Quantitative and Qualitative (VIDEO)
Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups, introduces you quantitative vs qualitative measurement in the Lean UX process, and when to use either or both, in order to validate assumptions and create products that users will actually want to use.
PlayBytes: Updating your App’s price (VIDEO)
Dan Levelle explains how to update your app’s price for multiple locations on Google Play using the Google Play Developer Console.
A new version of Espresso for Android has been released!
Swipe view actions and multi-window support along with other new updates, fixes and optimizations comprise this new release.
PlayBytes: App Visibility and Search (VIDEO)
Dan Lavelle shares some helpful tips about getting discovered on Google Play search. He reviews how to avoid common publishing and filtering oversights, recommendations for your Store Listing, and other helpful discoverability features.
Slides for Espresso Introduction presentation
Stephan Linzner shares slides containing hints, tips and advice from his recent talk on UI Testing For Android using Espresso.
Android++ Visual Studio extension
Rob Marvin shares an article about a native extension for Android app development in Visual Studio.
The u2020 App!
A sample Android app which showcases advanced usage of Dagger among other open source libraries.
Awesome Android Design by Nick Butcher
This slide deck is packed full of important information from beginner to experienced Android designers and developers!
Udemy releases its Android app
Udemy is a website to teach yourself things in lots of categories and now with the app, you can take lessons with you and even save them offline.
Android Design in Action: Beautiful Design Winter 2013 Highlights (VIDEO)
Marco Paglia and Abhilash Kuduvalli from the Android Design team join regular hosts Nick Butcher, Mike Denny and Roman Nurik to discuss some of their favorite design elements from the 9 new apps in the collection.
Create Code Template for Log.d in Eclipse and Android Studio
Fré Dumazy just found a way to save a lot of time while developing Android apps using Eclipse or Android Studio, by creating a shortcut for the typical Log.d statement.
Why Chrome apps on Android could be a very bad thing
JR Raphael discusses in his article why the ability to port Chrome apps to Android can be a detriment to its unified design initiatives.
Run Chrome Apps on mobile using Apache Cordova
Andrew Grieve, Software Engineer and WebView Wrangler, gives an overview of how Chrome apps can run in Apache Cordova and the available Chrome APIs that can be used.
Process Stats: Understanding How Your App Uses RAM
Dianne Hackborn of the Android framework team takes us for a first look at the Process Stats graphical tool, then dig into the details of the memory data behind it, how it’s collected, and why it’s so useful to you as you analyze your app.
PlayBytes: Play Games Best Practices (VIDEO)
Summary: Todd Kerpelman takes a look at what we’ve learned by observing a few thousand games that make use of Play Games services, and comes up with some recommendations on how to make your own game approximately 38% more fun!
Chrome-Apps on mobile devices – a good idea?
Wolfram Rittmeyer, a software-developer from Germany, shares his thoughts on the recently announced news that Chrome apps can be ported to Android.
TextClock Version 2 – Part 4
Part 4 of the TextClock Version 2 Android app tutorial.
TextClock Version 2 – Part 5
Part 5 of the TextClock Version 2 Android app tutorial.
How to make gradient buttons in Android
This article discusses the steps in creating buttons in Android that have gradient fill.
How to make a chathead like Facebook messenger
This article discusses the implementation of the chathead feature similar to the one found in the Facebook Android app.