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Multi-wearables and nutrition data in Google Play services 7.3

Google has rolled out Google Play services 7.3. What’s inside? New Android Wear APIs, the addition of nutrition data to Google Fit, improvements to retrieving the user’s activity and location, and improved support for detecting whether particular APIs are available. Google Play Services provide a dual role…

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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…

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Android Udacity course tweaks your app's performance

Here’s one worth flagging, I believe, for any proto-app developers. Google is highlighting a new Android course, available through the trainers Udacity – Android Performance, Optimizing Apps for Speed and Usability…

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Google extends Android gaming analytics

Google is making available its Play Games Player Analytics, a new set of free reports for managing and understanding in-game player behaviour and managing a games business. Basically, getting a better grip on Android gaming analytics. The tools are accessed via the Google Play Developer Console. The idea is…

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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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