Take Away From Google I/O 2013 – All Androids Are Equal!


Time was when Google developer conferences buzzed round Google Maps, Internet software package and so forth. However from the final convention onwards the limelight was on Android, and Chrome in that order. Maybe the humongous alternative resting in smartphones has sunk deep into Google. A reality acknowledged by Larry Web page himself when he quipped that he wish to run the corporate through his smartphone.

Google has sought to combine its different merchandise with Android and replace them in Android with out having to replace Android to match them in compatibility.


As talked about within the earlier paragraph, Android aficionados do see a silver lining out of the restricted Android updates. Blogs are rife with how options launched from this version onwards do not essentially want an replace within the OS. It offers fodder for settlement as the fundamental premise for altering an OS’ model is to allow it to play all of the functions, be it historical or futuristic. The assorted variations and configurations (of particular person cell {hardware} firms like Samsung, HTC, Sony and so forth) of Android have been creating appreciable firewalls to updating even the proprietary Google apps; apps that present the quintessential Android expertise. Google through its characteristic replace, successfully tackles the issue of fragmentation as Google+, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, apps which can be current in Android from variations Froyo onwards a properly as Google Music All Entry which can be to be launched now can all reside in variations Froyo onwards with out want of an replace. It appears the difficulty of fragmentation has been hopefully nailed.

Android Studio: this replace does have the identify android stamped on it! Which means, it’s Android particular. Information is that Google plans to introduce Android Studio to interchange the present Eclipse developer setting for Android apps. Google collaborated with JetBrains to create the Android Studio. After all this improvement has some free ends to tie up, but Google feels this IDE when launched would assist Android builders enhance their productiveness. Here is the way it might assist:

  • It combines capabilities of Maven and Ant to construct versatile and variedly flavored options.
  • Glorious code modifying capabilities together with discovering inline assets and Android particular customizations. It’s boosted by superior editor UI that allows drag-drop of widgets, simulate output view in numerous {hardware} configurations and even preview whereas modifying in XML.
  • Gives deep analytical functionality to determine all types of bugs
  • Gives wizards primarily based on preset templates and likewise entry to different Google companies.
  • Gives for simple migration of initiatives from Eclipse (as export) or import into Studio (of present Eclipse IDE initiatives).

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

Google Play: Android builders can use the Google Play companies to acquire the specified APIs to assemble maps, video games or social media (learn Google+) on Android gadgets (mobiles or tablets).

Gaming: leisure is transferring to handheld gadgets by droves placing a premium on offering the identical consumer expertise as in pc/gaming console. Google has stepped up the consumer expertise by introducing the next options:

  • Leaderboards: a most of 100 leaderboards, each public and social, is offered to allow builders interact customers by letting them evaluate scores with different gamers. Leaderboards are created routinely for each day, weekly, month-to-month or custom-made variations.
  • Rewards system: builders can reward customers for partaking within the sport by offering customary or incremental achievements that may be seen in a consumer interface. The can use the developer consoles to manage the achievements.
  • Google offers the Cloud Saving APIs to save lots of sport standing and settings on cloud.
  • Builders can permit customers to ask different gamers to the sport or play with random customers with the utmost restrict pegged at 4.

Google facilitates the event of location conscious apps by offering the next APIs:

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

  • to create alert filters for patrons exiting a selected space
  • alter updates of location in response to locomotion behavior(like strolling, using or driving)of the client (see Exercise recognition API)
  • add or delete geographical boundaries

Fused location supplier: this API makes use of underlying schema to supply the apt outcomes to your question on areas, even advanced stage queries. It’s fast, versatile and makes use of lesser battery energy.

Exercise recognition supplier: this API makes use of energy sensors to detect the client’s present exercise, for instance, driving, strolling, using idling and so forth. That is utilized in tandem with the Geofencing API to supply the apt updates to the client.

Single Signal-on through Google+: accounting for the truth that customers change cell gadgets typically and that these gadgets could run completely different OS, Google offers the API to check in through Google+ in any system. This obliterates the necessity to make companies like Google Pockets, Video games, Plus system particular. There are libraries for these companies that reply to the auto signal request utilizing their methodology.

Google Cloud Messaging: Google has made it doable to register apps utilizing its Single Methodology. It additionally offers for messaging to third social gathering servers through its bi-directional messaging (XMPP) utilizing Cloud Connection Server. Customers can synchronize notifications throughout gadgets utilizing Google’s APIs for consumer notification.

Google Play Developer Console: Google has been supporting its large Android developer group and this yr’s convention added the fillip to it.

App Translation Service: The localization assist staff from Google allows you to avail translation companies for a nominal charge and publish the strings to be translated within the language of your selection. If required it prompts the apt localization sting within the app graphics, APK or the In regards to the product sections. This ultimately helps builders attain out to a wider viewers.

Analytics and Monetization: Hold a observe on the efficiency of an app simply grow to be simpler. Google Play and Google Analytics present complementing companies like app views and downloads and engagement metrics.

Google has launched the order standing API to let builders view the order standing of an in-app from their servers. It has additionally determined to not cost take a look at accounts for in-app take a look at purchases.

Alpha and Beta testing and Staged Rollouts: Google has added the alpha-beta testing to let builders break up their apps into two variations, alpha and beta, and get them examined by completely different consumer teams. If wanted, testers for Google+ may also be added to check these variations.

Builders can henceforth roll-out updates solely, to their apps to a batch of customers to gauge their suggestions. Builders can set the proportion of customers who can be utilizing the replace.


Maybe for these anticipating Android solely chants on the Google I/O 2013, it is perhaps a dampener. However for these acquainted with the maverick that Google is will vouch the shrewd manner it is gone about indulging Android group. Updates to Google Play, its companies, launch of the Android Studio, cloud messaging and skill to signal into Google companies sans OS or {hardware} necessities are vital sport changers. Briefly, it’s about updating options sans the necessity to replace OS.

Google’s I/O 2013 was an Android winner, in a hush hush manner!

*Androider= a fan of Android who swears by it anytime, wherever!

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