Google I/O will take place between May 18-20 in Mountain View, California, this year. The announcement for the annual developer conference was made by Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, on Twitter. The conference is going back to where it began, on familiar soil, for the ten-year anniversary.
I/O'16 coming to neighborhood where it all started 10 yrs ago: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, May 18-20. More details soon. #io16
Other details regarding the event are scarce, but Pichai himself assures us that more details will be made public soon. That’s about it for now, that’s all we know about I/O at the moment. It will definitely take place in California in mid-May. Stay tuned for more!
Chrome 48 beta browser is always a good way to preview features before you release them to the public and it doesn’t matter if they are targeted at the desktop or mobile version. The most recent release for Android allows sites to send presentations to Chromecast devices, a feat doable by using the right API and SDK from Google (you can find them in the source link).
Another new feature in Chrome 48 beta is the option of adding custom buttons when it comes to push notifications from developer websites. This would let users complete tasks easier, be it on mobile or desktop-type devices. Google is advertising this feature by highlighting the fact that Chrome is serving over 350 million push notifications on a daily basis.
AIDE app is a popular Android integrated development environment destined for app developers. It allows users to easily develop Android apps on their Android devices. The app itself is free but it does have in-app purchases that you can use if you want to learn more about coding and visual design. You get a premium version as well, but you have to take a good few dollars out of your wallet to get it.
In a nutshell, AIDE app will teach you to visually design apps, to write code and check errors in real time, it will help you with refactoring and core navigation and it will even allow you to run your app easily and use Java debugger to find different bugs in the finished product. It is compatible with smartphones and tablets and it can make you a successful developer on the go.
The app supports building apps with Android SDK and Java/Xml, C/C++, and Eclipse. You can keep code in Dropbox because AIDE app integrates with Dropbox and allows syncing with it. This app can open Android Studio projects made in default folder structure and Git for professional development.
Starting today, AIDE app has Android 6.0 Marshmallow support via version 3.2. Among the more important improvements you will find are the option to refresh Maven libraries and Android NDK updated support and updated Google libraries.
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The best part about today is that, along with the support, Intel decided to sponsor a number of premium keys. A premium key usually costs $10 and we will tell you what to do to get a chance at a free one.
In order to claim a sponsored license you have to exit and restart the app, then select the ‘Code for Experts’ option. You should immediately get a notification if you qualified for a free premium key. If you are lucky, you can then choose a Google account to tie the free key to.
Motorola is working on its current products and their software programs as it is attempting to update all of them. This ultimately means releasing kernel sources to the public as well. This time, the device getting this treatment is the 2015 Moto E, its low-cost smartphone. The device was updated to Android 5.1.1 in May and now its kernel source files are being published.
This will probably interest you developers out there and, if you are intrigued and eager, you can head over to Motorola GitHub (link in source) to find and download this package or any other Moto package that interests you (and is available at this time). After downloading the files, you can start tinkering with the source code to create beautiful ROMs, better recoveries and apps for instance.
Attention: this is not the package for the AT&T Go phone or the Verizon prepaid Moto E.
The full factory images for Android Lollipop 5.0 were released today, and the first image up is the one for Nexus 9/ Volantis. Even if most of you are probably not helped by it, at least you know things are moving along.
The factory images are important because they let Nexus device users undo anything they may change or mess up on their device. They are also good for getting back to the stock Android before an OTA update. In case you’re an avid modder, you can now be assured you will have a certain way to go back to stock Android just in time for that OTA next time!
The new Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK will be available to all those devs who enjoy testing, building and debugging apps for Android starting tomorrow. The ADT bundle will offer you all the API libraries and developer tools you can want or need to develop your own apps.
Developers will be able to play with Lollipop’s features and solve bugs as well as create their own. Among the features you can meddle with are JobScheduler, the camera API, and other performance improvements.
The final SDK is also helpful in testing apps and making sure they are ready to run on the updated Android Lollipop devices and not on the preview OS version. You should get all of your tools updated before getting the SDK as you will be facing tons of compiling.