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From helping you log your meals with MyFitnessPal to getting a holistic view of your health with Withings, apps and devices are a source for many kinds of useful health and fitness data. As Android developers, connecting and sharing this data between apps can help you provide more meaningful experiences and insights for your users. …

Introduction We have less than a decade to cut global emissions to have a chance of limiting global heating to 1.5°c. As a company decision-maker, this gives you a huge opportunity to make your strategic choices matter. At first glance, you may feel that turning attention to your company’s digital footprint is unnecessary. After all, …

For community health workers in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs), mobile devices have become critical tools for doing community outreach and providing vital health services such as conducting health screenings, distributing medications, and accessing immunization records. Unfortunately, the lack of data interoperability means that patient records are fragmented between different outreach programs or applications, and caregivers have …

Attestation as a feature has been mandated since Android 8.0. As releases have come and gone, it has increasingly become more and more central to trust for a variety of features and services such as SafetyNet, Identity Credential, Digital Car Key, and a variety of third party libraries. In light of this, it is time …

Today we’re launching the Jetpack Core Performance library in alpha. This library enables you to easily understand what a device is capable of, and tailor your user experience accordingly. It does this by allowing you to obtain the device’s performance class on devices running Android 11 (API level 30) and above. A performance class is a ranking that reflects both …

Last month, we released the first developer preview of Android 13, built around our core themes of privacy and security, developer productivity, as well as tablets and large screen support. Today we’re sharing Android 13 Developer Preview 2 with more new features and changes for you to try in your apps. Your input helps us make Android …

Quality is foundational to your game or app’s success on Google Play, and Android vitals in Google Play Console is a great way to track how your app is performing. In fact, over 80% of the top one thousand developers check Android vitals at least once a month to monitor and troubleshoot their technical quality, and many …

Over the years, we’ve seen that apps and games are not just experiences – they’re businesses – led by talented people like yourselves. So it’s our goal to continue supporting your businesses to reach even greater potential. At our recent Google for Games Developer Summit, we shared how teams across Google have been continuing to …

One of the main reasons users uninstall apps is to free up space. To prevent unnecessary uninstalls and help users get more out of their devices, we started working on a new feature that would enable app archiving. Archiving is a new functionality that will allow users to reclaim ~60% of app storage temporarily by …

Today, we are excited to share an open source library, Maps Compose, which enables you to use the Maps SDK for Android alongside Jetpack Compose. Previously, adding a map to your app with Compose entailed writing a lot of View interoperability code to bridge between Compose and the View-based MapView. Now, you no longer need …