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Google dives deeper into App Indexing

Google dives deeper into App Indexing

App Indexing is Google’s way of surfacing links to apps as part of a search results page – and it claims to now have 30 billion links within apps indexed.

This is to help people find their way back to an Android app after they’ve installed it. Now, however…

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European Union extends anti-competitive probe to Android

European Union extends anti-competitive probe to Android

The European Union has laid a formal competition charge against Google, over search results ranking manipulation. Garnering less attention, Android has also been drawn into the EU-Google dispute, highlights The Guardian…

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Android course tweaks your app's performance Read More
The unwanted app Read More
Initial thoughts on Lollipop, on Moto G Read More
Google extends Android gaming analytics

Google extends Android gaming analytics

Google is making available its Play Games Player Analytics, a new set of free reports to for managing understand in-game player behaviour and managing a games business. The tools are accessed via the Google Play Developer Console.

The idea is to enable better metrics for a gaming environment, such…

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Book Review: Smashing Android UI

Book Review: Smashing Android UI

At the most recent Droidcon London, one of the most impressive speakers, for me, was Juhani Lehtimaki. It subsequently made me check out his book, which I’m happy to report is equally good - Smashing Android UI

It’s not cheap, at £27.99, but the first thing that strikes…

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Xiaomi offering Android alternatives Read More