The new marketplace (sorry, “play store”) includes content from four main areas – Movies, Music, Apps & Games, and Books. Of course, not all of these are available outside of the US yet, so folks in Australia will only get access to Apps & Games and Books for now. READ MORE »
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The goal is to create “a place for Android developers everywhere to meet, share, and connect with the people behind the Android developer experience”.
The Android Developer Relations team will be hosting Google+ Hangouts from this page, and even calling in some external developers to talk about how their apps are made. If you’re keen to sit down for a chat, check out the weekly Android Office Hours on Google+.
The page was only created a few hours ago, but already holds some great info. It’s great to see Google reaching out to developers in this way, and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes in the future.
Check out the Android Developers page on Google+
Last night Google posted a tweet from @AndroidDev mentioning a new badge available for Android developers. If you’ve currently got an app on the Market, you can download the official badge titled “Available in Android Market” to place on your website. This is designed to help standardize the Android branding experience, and ensure your app marketing looks professional. READ MORE »
Google has just announced the availability of the Plus One (+1) button for webmasters. Google +1 is similar to Facebook’s “Like” button. Clicking “+1″ on a webpage will share the page publicly with your friends. But where can your friends see this? Unlike Facbook, Google doesn’t have a homepage where you can see all your friends’ activity. Instead, your +1′s will be shown to your friends – in the actual Google Search results. If you click +1 on a news article about Android, the next time your friend searches for “Android” there’s a good chance they’ll see this article, with a little icon beside it indicating you recommend the link.
Obviously, Google +1 is a powerful tool for website owners. By placing a simple button on your website where visitors will click, you can directly influence your search ranking! But how can you add the +1 button to WordPress? There are no plugins or widgets for +1 yet. Instead, I’ll show you how to add the Google +1 button directly to your WordPress site. READ MORE »
According to the latest report from Engadget, Google has pulled a popular range of video game console emulators from the Android Market. The developer Yong Zhang’s account has been disabled, and all his apps removed from the Android Market. Some of the apps previously published under his account (yohngzh) include Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, N64oid, Ataroid, Gearoid and Gameboid. READ MORE »
No, it’s not the latest version of the Samsung Galaxy phone. The galaxy Google’s talking about is the App Galaxy – a term they use to describe the world of Android development. Google has published a guide for Android developers which is, essentially, a guide to making money with Android. READ MORE »