Google announced that it’s increasing the APK file size limit for Android apps from 50MB to 100MB giving developers more room to work with in creating app experiences with less restriction.
Google does warn, however, that just because you can now make an app bigger, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should. It reminds developers to consider things like mobile data connectivity, mobile data caps, app performance, and install time.
October 02, 2015
The Google Developers YouTube channel has a series called “Coffee with a Googler,” in which various Googlers share insights into various dev topics in a casual interview setting. The latest one focuses on what is one of Google’s newest mobile ranking signals – App Indexing.
September 18, 2015
Slack has been getting a lot of big improvements over the past month or so. In July, it got an adjustment that made it better for communication. Then, earlier this month, Slack announced the ability to direct email to channels.
August 28, 2015
Google announced improved beta testing for Android apps on Google Play with new features like open beta and closed beta using email addresses.
Google first launched beta testing two years ago, and has been gathering feedback from developers ever since. The Google Play Developer Console lets developers release early versions of their app to select users an an alpha or beta test with the select user group downloading the app on Google Play as normal. They can’t review or rate it on the store, however.
July 31, 2015
Google announced the general availability of App Engine for Go, the cloud-native open source language aimed at solving large-scale compute issues.
The company is removing the beta label on the offering and extending the App Engine Service Level Agreement and Deprecation Policy to it.
July 17, 2015
A couple months ago, Pinterest announced the launch of its new Developers Platform, a suite of APIs for building apps and integrations with the service. This was the first time the company opened up API access for development of consumer apps. It began with a beta program for developers in the U.S. who signed up.
July 10, 2015
Google announced the real-time integration of third party log analytics service Logentries with Google Cloud Platform for “near real-time” log streaming and analysis. Cloud Platform customers, as a result, gain a new choice for log management and analytics including anomaly detection.
June 26, 2015
Apple previewed the new watchOS 2 update to its Apple Watch software today at WWDC. It gives developers the ability to build faster and more powerful apps natively on Apple Watch, and lets them take advantage of hardware features like the Digital Crown, Taptic Engine, heart rate sensor, accelerometer and microphone.
June 12, 2015
While in beta, Google has a new toolkit for mobile app developers called App Invites, which enables them to provide users with…you guessed it. They’re making it available to both Android and iOS app developers. Launch partners include UrbanSitter, Yummly, The CW, Coinbase and Picsart.
June 05, 2015
Bing is trying to make it easier for mobile application developers to get their apps found in search results. It’s expanding its “Actions Intelligence” to Bing and other Bing-powered search products, such as Cortana, and creating a “massive” index of apps and app actions.
May 29, 2015