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You likely are using third-party SDKs or libraries in your app. After all, why build functionality from scratch if the building blocks are readily available and can save you time? As an app developer, you are responsible for the overall user experience and code shipped in your app, including those provided by any third-party SDKs. …

  Android works best when it helps developers create apps that people love. That’s why we are dedicated to providing useful APIs like Activity Recognition which, with the user’s permission, can detect user’s activities (such as whether a user is biking or walking) to help apps provide contextually aware experiences. So much of what we …

An important change is coming to Android 12 that improves both app and platform security. This change affects all apps that target Android 12. Activities, services, and broadcast receivers with declared intent-filters now must explicitly declare whether they should be exported or not. ❗️If your app fails with one of these error messages, it’s most …

Authored by Nir Eyal, best selling author of ‘Hooked’ and ‘Indistractable’ explores the behavior apps should foster to drive retention on Google’s Apps, Games, & Insights podcast. Customer retention is vital for every app business: if customers don’t hang around, neither will your company. Therefore, a successful retention strategy is becoming more important for every …

This article is based on Google’s Apps, Games, & Insights podcast episode featuring Maria Neumayer, Staff Software Engineer at Deliveroo alongside Shobhit Chugh, Product Manager at Firebase. Over the last few years, users’ expectations of apps have increased. First impressions count. An app that crashes, hangs, or drains battery life, probably has a competitor that …

This is the third in a series of articles which cover the fundamentals of creating and using RecyclerView. If you already have a solid understanding of how to create a RecyclerView, then carry on. Otherwise, consider starting with this post. When displaying a list of data with RecyclerView, you may want to have a response …

Co-authored by Howard Chen, Developer Growth Consultant at Google Play and David Eckelberry, VP and General Manager at Scopely. They discuss the game genre, how the Scopely team approached Star Trek™ Fleet Command, and how other game developers can find success in the genre on Google’s Apps, Games, & Insights podcast. Read the full Google …

3 of 3 — Monetize to win and grow to expand your app footprint In the second part of the make your app shine series, we talked about how you can acquire and engage your target audience to build traction and gain more mindshare. Acquisition happens by rethinking some of the marketing elements like discovery, …

Hilt got released in June 2020 as a way to standardize dependency injection (DI) in Android. For new projects, Hilt provides compile time correctness, runtime performance and scalability (read more about that here)! However, what are the benefits for an application that already uses Dagger? Should you be migrating your current app to Hilt? The …

In the first part of this “make your app shine” series, we talked about how you can transform that ‘back of the napkin’ idea into an app that delights users. You can do this via a well thought through design framework and a robust development environment. So, you’ve built your app and launched it on the …