Earlier this year at its Build conference, Microsoft indicated that it would soon enable mobile app developers to easily port their iOS and Android apps to Windows 10, but it looks like that may no longer be the case with Android, at least in the near term. While things are still in place on the… Continue reading Microsoft Not Interested In Android Apps For Windows
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… Continue reading Android Apps Now Have An Increased File Size Limit
Google recently unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop. The biggest difference Google has been touting is Material Design, which the company describes as “a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science.” Here’s 45 minutes of Google explaining what that means. Obviously developers… Continue reading Android 5.0 Gets New Design System
Amazon just announced the launch of a new developer tool called Live App Testing, which lets you distribute apps in the Amazon Appstore to a pre-defined set of testers. This way, chances of a successful launch are increased, as this testing takes place before the app goes fully live.
Back at Google I/O in May, the company showed off a new app translation service for Android developers. In short, it would allow developers to hire professional translators through Google who would then translate their app into however many languages they needed. Now the service is finally ready to go live.
Android currently dominates the smartphone landscape. The mobile OS is now on nearly 80% of smartphones worldwide. Google achieved this feat by making Android free and open, allowing manufacturers to use it without paying exorbitant OEM fees.
If you’ve heard some unpleasant rumors about Google controlling device manufacturers and making Android less open, don’t swallow them just yet. Google’s Andy Rubin told the company’s side of things yesterday, referring to the other tales as FUD. Rubin wrote in a post on the Android Developers Blog, “As always, device makers are free to… Continue reading Google Defends Role In Android Ecosystem
Novell announced today the availability of Mono for Android, a tool for developing Microsoft .NET apps for the Android platform using Microsoft Visual Studio. Novell is enabling Microsoft .NET and C# developers using Visual Studio and other environments to use a common code base to create applications for mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets,… Continue reading Novell Releases Mono For Android