Android Developers Blog: Launching Notes from Google Play

Posted by Purnima Kochikar, Vice President, Google Play Partnerships Hello there, Today we are kicking off Notes from Google Play, a new series where several times a year we celebrate your creativity and impact, and share key insights and best practices, to inspire you to be bolder, go further, and build even more innovative apps … Read more

10 Tips to Consider While Hiring React Developers

Apps have become a critical part of (almost) every online business. In fact, some experts even say that an app is your business’ virtual identity. And it’s for this reason online business owners are now becoming more and more cautious when it comes to choosing the correct technology and hiring the right developers for their … Read more

Android Developers Blog: Introducing Jetpack Media3

Posted by Don Turner, Developer Relations Engineer Introducing Jetpack Media3 Today, we’re launching the first alpha of Jetpack Media3. It’s a collection of support libraries for media playback, including ExoPlayer. This article will explain why we created Media3, what it contains, and how it can simplify your app architecture. Why another media API? We have … Read more

What’s new for Android developers at #AndroidDevSummit’21

Sagar Kamdar, VP of Product Management The app experiences that you as developers build help people around the world in ways we couldn’t have imagined, and at Android Dev Summit, happening over the next two days, we’ll talk about that spirit – focusing on the user, understanding their needs, and then building experiences to delight … Read more

Android Developers Blog: Introducing Jetpack Media3

Posted by Don Turner, Developer Relations Engineer Introducing Jetpack Media3 Today, we’re launching the first alpha of Jetpack Media3. It’s a collection of support libraries for media playback, including ExoPlayer. This article will explain why we created Media3, what it contains, and how it can simplify your app architecture. Why another media API? We have … Read more

What’s new for Android developers at #AndroidDevSummit’21

Sagar Kamdar, VP of Product Management The app experiences that you as developers build help people around the world in ways we couldn’t have imagined, and at Android Dev Summit, happening over the next two days, we’ll talk about that spirit – focusing on the user, understanding their needs, and then building experiences to delight … Read more

Google to Lower Its App Store Fees for Developers to 15%

Google said it planned to lower the cut it takes on subscription-based apps in its Play Store for devices running its Android software, in the latest concession to regulatory pressure challenging whether the company has overcharged developers. In a blog post on Thursday, Google said it would reduce its commissions on subscriptions for apps that … Read more

Epic vs Apple: what happened and what does it mean for developers?

In August 2020, Epic filed a lawsuit against Apple after they removed Fortnite (Epic’s game) from the App Store. 9 months later, in May 2021, the trial took place in Oakland, California, under the scrutiny of all tech professionals.     Because Epic was accusing Apple of having unfair and anti-competitive actions to maintain its monopoly, this … Read more

Android Developers Blog: Mindful architecture: Headspace’s refactor to scale

Posted by Manuel Vicente Vivo, Android Developer Relations Engineer Contributors: Mauricio Vergara, Product Marketing Manager, Developer Marketing, Marialaura Garcia, Associate Product Marketing Manager, Developer Marketing Executive Summary Headspace was ready to launch new wellness and fitness features, but their app architecture wasn’t. They spent eight months refactoring to a Model-View-ViewModel architecture, rewriting in Kotlin and … Read more

How Apple’s Changes to Its Store Could Benefit App Developers

Dan Burkhart, the chief executive of Recurly, a subscription management and billing platform that works with more than 2,000 companies, said many of the app developers he communicates with regularly were buzzing with enthusiasm on Friday afternoon. Larger companies with “established momentum and notoriety” are likely to benefit from being able to direct their loyal … Read more