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.
Google open sourced its I/O 2015 web app and this time you actually get some interesting functionality out of it. Each year after the conference the app is open-sourced in order to show its design suggestions and functionality on Android, but this year things will be different as the source of the app will be released for examination. Ioweb2015 is already available on Github if you want to grab it.
This intricately-designed app is mobile-first and offline enabled and some of its more important features are the polymer material design, the web components, the push notifications, the service worker, add to homescreen, google sign-in 2.0 and the web animation APIs.
Developers can relish in the knowledge of this app’s source code and you can do so too if you wish by accessing the source link below.
Android M Developer preview changelogs are already live and they already seem promising. Google released some of the source code in order to ensure GPL compliance.
The changelog measures around 4.7 MB and comprises 29,000 commits, some dating from as recent as one day before Google I/O. There is no clear official starting point of the changes and there may be differences between the preview firmware and the changelog, but things should be pretty much similar.
In case you are curious about Google and their most recent shenanigans, head over to the source link below to find some interesting jokes, details and secrets; there’s always something funny hidden in this type of thing.
It appears that things will change for developers on the Google Play Store! Now, all you can see when you check a developer page on the Play Store, all you get it a list of their apps but in the near future this will change as you will be able to see branded pages richer in content where developers will be able to properly display their goods.
This new landing page is supposed to have a larger top banner with custom profile icons and a description of the developer and what they try to accomplish. The new dev pages will have a full list of apps as well plus a featured app.
The developer pages will show up soon but in the meantime you can check out the Google Play Store landing page.
Developers, now you have yet another help in a new website-type library. The Android Arsenal is a new categorized directory of Android-related projects that can help developers find what they are looking for much faster. The directory comprises Buttons, Changelogs, Caching, Color Pickers, Action Bars, Analytics and Advertisements among others, and it already has over 250 links to different projects.
Most libraries are open source projects that are hosted on Github or Google Project Hosting and you will find some paid and closed source projects as well. If developers find missing projects from the links they can submit original projects from Github themselves.