Take away from Google I/O 2013 – All Androids Are Equal!

Take away from Google I/O 2013 – All Androids Are Equal!


Time was when Google developer conferences had been buzzing about Google Maps, Net Toolkit, and so forth. However from the final convention onwards, the highlight was on Android, and Chrome in that order. Maybe the nice alternative to calm down on smartphones has sunk deep into Google. A reality admitted by Larry Web page himself when he stated he want to run the corporate by means of his smartphone.

Google has sought to combine its different merchandise with Android and replace them to Android with out having to replace Android to make them appropriate.


As talked about within the earlier paragraph, Android lovers see a silver lining from restricted Android updates. The blogs are filled with how options launched from this launch onwards do not essentially want an OS replace. It supplies fodder for settlement as the essential premise of adjusting an OS model is to allow it to play all functions, be they historic or futuristic. Totally different variations and configurations (of particular person cell {hardware} firms like Samsung, HTC, Sony and so forth) of Android had been creating vital firewalls to replace even Google’s proprietary apps; apps that ship the quintessential Android expertise. Google by means of its function replace successfully addresses the fragmentation downside as Google+, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, apps which are current on Android from Froyo variations onwards, in addition to Google Music All Entry that will likely be launched now can all keep in Froyo variations onwards without having to replace. It appears that evidently the problem of fragmentation is hopefully resolved.

Android Studio: this replace has the android title stamped on it! That’s, it’s particular to Android. The information is that Google plans to introduce Android Studio to interchange the present Eclipse developer setting for Android apps. Google partnered with JetBrains to create Android Studio. In fact this growth has some free ends to tie up, nonetheless Google feels that this IDE when launched would assist Android builders enhance their productiveness. Here is the way it may help:

  • It combines the capabilities of Maven and Ant to construct versatile and flavored options.
  • Wonderful code enhancing abilities, together with discovering on-line sources and Android-specific customizations. It’s enhanced by the superior editor interface that allows dragging of widgets, simulation of the output view on totally different {hardware} configurations and even preview whereas enhancing in XML.
  • It supplies deep analytical capabilities to determine all forms of errors
  • It provides wizards based mostly on predefined templates and in addition entry to different Google companies.
  • Offers simple venture migration from Eclipse (as export) or import to Studio (of present Eclipse IDE tasks).

Google, like Android OS, has made Android Studio free and open supply, which will be the sweetener.

Google Play: Android builders can use Google Play companies to buy the specified APIs to construct maps, video games or social media (learn Google+) on Android units (cell or pill).

Video games: leisure is transferring to handheld units inserting a premium on offering the identical consumer expertise as on PC/gaming console. Google has enhanced the consumer expertise by introducing the next options:

  • Leaderboards: as much as 100 public and social leaderboards are offered to allow builders to interact customers by letting them evaluate scores with different gamers. Leaderboards are robotically generated for day by day, weekly, month-to-month or customized variations.
  • Rewards system: builders can reward customers for partaking within the sport by providing normal or incremental achievements that may be considered in a consumer interface. Can use developer consoles to test achievements.
  • Google supplies cloud save APIs to save lots of sport standing and settings to the cloud.
  • Builders can permit customers to ask different gamers to the sport or play with random customers with the utmost restrict set at 4.

Google facilitates the event of location-aware functions by offering the next APIs:

Geofencing APIs: this API is used to outline geographic boundaries. It additionally provides the next choices:

  • to create alert filters for purchasers exiting a sure space
  • change location updates in response to the shopper’s motion behavior (corresponding to strolling, driving or driving) (see Exercise Recognition API)
  • add or delete geographic boundaries

Federated Location Supplier: this API makes use of the underlying schema to offer the suitable outcomes to your location question, even complex-level queries. It is quick, versatile and makes use of much less battery energy.

Exercise recognition supplier: this API makes use of energy sensors to detect the present exercise of the shopper, for instance, driving, strolling, idling, and so forth. That is used together with the Geofencing API to offer the suitable updates to the shopper.

Single sign-on by means of Google+: contemplating the truth that customers change cell units steadily and that these units could use totally different OS, Google supplies the API to log in through Google+ on any machine. This removes the necessity to make companies like Google Pockets, Video games, Plus machine particular. There are libraries for these companies that reply to the auto-token request utilizing their very own technique.

Google Cloud Messaging: Google has made it doable to register functions utilizing its personal technique. It additionally supplies messaging to third-party servers by means of its bi-directional messaging (XMPP) utilizing the cloud connection server. Customers can sync notifications throughout units utilizing Google’s Person Notification APIs.

Google Play Developer Console: Google has supported its giant Android developer neighborhood, and this 12 months’s convention added to that complement.

Software translation service: Google’s localization help workforce lets you use translation companies for a nominal payment and submit the strings to be translated within the language of your alternative. If vital, it seems to be for the suitable localization hit within the app graphics, APK, or About product sections. This in the end helps builders attain a wider viewers.

Evaluation and monetization: Conserving observe of an app’s efficiency simply bought simpler. Google Play and Google Analytics present complementary companies corresponding to app views and downloads and engagement metrics.

Google has launched the Order Standing API to permit builders to view the order standing of an app from their servers. It has additionally determined to not cost trial accounts for trial in-app purchases.

Alpha and beta testing and phased rollouts: Google has added alpha-beta testing to permit builders to separate their apps into two variations, alpha and beta, and check them by totally different teams of customers. If vital, testers for Google+ will also be added to check these variations.

Builders can now solely distribute updates to their apps to a bunch of customers to judge their suggestions. Builders can set the share of customers who will use the replace.


Maybe for these anticipating solely Android to sing at Google I/O 2013, it may be a pacifier. However for these accustomed to the maverick that’s Google, it should vouch for the ingenious method it has gone about pleasing the Android neighborhood. Updates to Google Play, its companies, the launch of Android Studio, cloud messaging, and the power to check in to Google companies with out OS or {hardware} necessities are vital sport changers. Briefly, it is about updating options with out the necessity to replace the OS.

Google’s I/O 2013 was an Android winner, in a quiet method!

*Androider= an Android fan who swears by it anytime, anyplace!

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