Android Programming News

Arrow targets DragonBoard 410c devkit

A low-cost development board design based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, which supports Android 5.1, is available from Arrow Electronics, the company has announced…

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Material Design example app hits GitHub

Much is heard of Material Design as Google’s revamp of its mobile user interface, and the company is now making available a working example of best practice as an Android app…

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Android API and teleporting goats

It’s funny the things you come across in Android API reference documentation. Ever think that goats could be teleported? Or that you would need to test for this in your Android app…

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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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