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Google simplifies requirements for Instant apps and games, support for app ads coming soon

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

One of the things that's unique to the Play Store compared to other mobile app stores is the ability to try out an app without having to download and install it. Android Instant Apps have been around for over two years now, with support for Instant Games added back in March, allowing potential users to play around with a game before deciding to download the full version. For developers, this provides a golden opportunity to get their app or game into the hands of users who would likely not have downloaded it otherwise, with the only real drawback being the small additional work involved in getting the Instant app up and running.

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Google simplifies requirements for Instant apps and games, support for app ads coming soon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v7.24 beta prepares floating sports scores, Doodles in the search box, Project Valyrian, home automation, and much more [APK Teardown]

Monday, March 26th, 2018

A beta update to the Google app has been making the rounds. As usual, there's not much new to see after installing this release, but many changes are awaiting Google to flip a switch before going live. Also following the usual pattern, there's a teardown of the APK that provides plenty of hints about what's to come. Version 7.24 reveals plans for a floating bubble with current sports scores that remains visible on top of other apps, an effect for the Google search box, a mysterious new project called Valyrian, assorted follow-ups for the Pixel Buds, home automation, and more.

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Google app v7.24 beta prepares floating sports scores, Doodles in the search box, Project Valyrian, home automation, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Instant Apps break PackageManager list of installed apps on Android 8.0

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Google has been talking about Instant Apps for a few years now, but it only turned developers loose on the tools around the middle of last year. With Instant Apps gaining popularity, users have started to notice some strange behavior. In Android 8.0, Instant Apps appear to break the ability of the PackageManager to return a list of installed apps.

According to the Issue Tracker thread, Instant Apps interfere with the getInstalledPackages and getInstalledApplications commands.

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Instant Apps break PackageManager list of installed apps on Android 8.0 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Play Instant lets you tap and play games—no download and install needed

Monday, March 19th, 2018

It's coming up on two years now since Google first introduced the idea of Android Instant Apps. Instead of users having to download and install a full app prior to using it, Instant Apps allowed developers to give users a way to jump right into app screens and start interacting with them, as easily as if they'd clicked a link to a webpage. Not only did that let you get things done faster, but also served as some smart advertising for devs; if a user liked what they saw with Instant Apps, they might consider downloading and installing the full thing.

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Google Play Instant lets you tap and play games—no download and install needed was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Studio 3.0 arrives in stable channel, with support for Kotlin, improves device emulators, and more

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

For the past few years, the primary way to build Android applications has been through Google's Android Studio. The first stable release arrived in 2014, with version 2.0 appearing last year. The third major update was announced at Google I/O 2017, and now it is finally ready for prime time.

Kotlin and Java

The flagship new feature in Android Studio 3.0 is the ability to develop apps with Kotlin.

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Android Studio 3.0 arrives in stable channel, with support for Kotlin, improves device emulators, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

“Try Now” button starts showing up in the Play Store for Instant Apps

Friday, October 20th, 2017

The road to Instant Apps has been a long and tedious one. After being announced at I/O 2016 (yes, more than a year ago), they only began testing at the start of 2017, were opened to devs at I/O this year, and started properly rolling then to reach more than 500 Million devices in August. One component was still missing though from the Instant Apps experience: a way to try an Instant App on the Play Store without downloading it first.

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"Try Now" button starts showing up in the Play Store for Instant Apps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Instant Apps now rolled out to 500 million Android devices

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Instant Apps were first announced over a year ago at Google I/O 2016. Put simply, when tapping on search results from a supported site, a minimal version of the site's app would quickly install and immediately display the content. For example, tapping on a Vimeo link would open the Vimeo app and the video would start playing.

The feature started gradually rolling out in January, and became open to all developers in July.

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Instant Apps now rolled out to 500 million Android devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Here are all the Instant Apps announced at Google I/O

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Instant apps were announced one year ago at Google I/O 2016, but only now are they rolling out to large amount of users. Now any developer can make instant apps, and Google showed off a massive list of them at a session earlier today (seen above).

Some of the highlights include Vimeo for watching videos, Jet for shopping, Periscope for watching live streams, The Weather Channel, and even the New York Times crossword puzzle.

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Here are all the Instant Apps announced at Google I/O was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Studio 3.0 brings Kotlin support and a ton of new debugging tools

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Android Studio 3.0 hero

Android Studio 3.0 seems to be living up to that major version change the 3.0 number implies. There are many useful new tools for developers, especially when it comes to improving and easing the burden of debugging. There are also some changes that will require advanced preparation to keep your apps and workflow functioning before things break. We have many things to cover, so let's dive in.

Languages

To start, 3.0 brings with it support for Kotlin, which we also covered here, so you don't need to install anything extra to be able to play around with the new language support.

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Android Studio 3.0 brings Kotlin support and a ton of new debugging tools was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Any developer can now make Instant Apps for Android

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Instant apps were announced exactly one year ago at Google I/O 2016, allowing sites to load basic native applications from search results, in place of normal web sites. Instant apps load quickly, have all the functionality of native Android apps (including the ability to request permissions), and don't require a brand new version of Android.

  

Until now, development of Instant apps have been limited to select partners, but that changes today.

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Any developer can now make Instant Apps for Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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