Google Defends Role In Android Ecosystem

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 Releases Mono For Android

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

In-App Billing Comes To Android Market

Android developers, let’s hear a cheer.  Late yesterday, Google announced the launch of in-app billing on the Android Market, meaning users can make purchases from within apps from now on. If you’re not familiar with the concept, in-app billing has a lot of promise.  For users, it means less hassle in terms of having to… Continue reading In-App Billing Comes To Android Market

Urban Airship Announces Availability Of Embedded Push For Android

It’s often the case that, when Google offers something, all competing products can be dismissed.  A product or service that has Google’s backing has the support of lots of geniuses and tons of cash, after all.  But Urban Airship has announced something called Embedded Push for Android, and it’s worth investigating. An official statement on… Continue reading Urban Airship Announces Availability Of Embedded Push For Android

Kyocera Announces Android Developer Program

Kyocera is calling all Android developers who would like to think outside the box.  Today, the company announced a new Android Developer Program designed to get people making apps for its dual-touchscreen smartphone, the Kyocera Echo. As you might expect, this move coincided with the release of a software development kit, along with a dev… Continue reading Kyocera Announces Android Developer Program

Application Stats Added To Android Market

The availability of feedback is important in many areas of life.  Consider how it might be unnerving to drive a car without any gauges, for example, or how your 401(k) would do if you weren’t able to perform research.  So developers should be pleased to hear about the addition of Application Statistics to the Android… Continue reading Application Stats Added To Android Market

Scoreloop Launches Android Program For Game Developers

Mobile social gaming platform Scoreloop is launching “Go Android,” a partnership program designed to help iOS developers bring their games to Android. This new initiative from Scoreloop offers eligible developers the ability to reach a new audience without the time and resourcing hassle that comes along with porting. “We’re providing real value for developers, not… Continue reading Scoreloop Launches Android Program For Game Developers

$100 Million Fund9 Encourages Porting To Android

Many people would agree that iOS developers who have ignored Android so far have missed a big opportunity.  The upside, however, is that they remain eligible to benefit from a new $100 million fund (called Fund9) established by OpenFeint and The9. OpenFeint and The9 want top developers to port their games to Android, and the… Continue reading $100 Million Fund9 Encourages Porting To Android