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



Time was when Google developer conferences buzzed spherical Google Maps, Web instrument gear and so forth. Nevertheless from the ultimate conference onwards the limelight was on Android, and Chrome in that order. Perhaps the humongous various resting in smartphones has sunk deep into Google. A actuality acknowledged by Larry Internet web page himself when he quipped that he wish to run the company by way of his smartphone.

Google has sought to mix its completely different merchandise with Android and exchange them in Android with out having to interchange Android to match them in compatibility.


As talked about throughout the earlier paragraph, Android aficionados do see a silver lining out of the restricted Android updates. Blogs are rife with how choices launched from this model onwards don’t basically need an exchange throughout the OS. It provides fodder for settlement as the basic premise for altering an OS’ mannequin is to permit it to play all the functions, be it historic or futuristic. The numerous variations and configurations (of explicit individual cell {{hardware}} firms like Samsung, HTC, Sony and plenty of others) of Android had been creating considerable firewalls to updating even the proprietary Google apps; apps that current the quintessential Android experience. Google by way of its operate exchange, efficiently tackles the difficulty of fragmentation as Google+, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, apps which may be present in Android from variations Froyo onwards a properly as Google Music All Entry which may be to be launched now can all reside in variations Froyo onwards with out need of an exchange. It seems the issue of fragmentation has been hopefully nailed.

Android Studio: this exchange does have the establish android stamped on it! Which suggests, it is Android explicit. Info is that Google plans to introduce Android Studio to change the current Eclipse developer environment for Android apps. Google collaborated with JetBrains to create the Android Studio. In any case this enchancment has some unfastened ends to tie up, however Google feels this IDE when launched would help Android builders improve their productiveness. Right here is the way in which it’d help:

  • It combines capabilities of Maven and Ant to assemble versatile and variedly flavored choices.
  • Wonderful code enhancing capabilities along with discovering inline property and Android explicit customizations. It is boosted by superior editor UI that permits drag-drop of widgets, simulate output view in quite a few {{hardware}} configurations and even preview whereas enhancing in XML.
  • Provides deep analytical performance to ascertain all varieties of bugs
  • Provides wizards based mostly totally on preset templates and likewise entry to completely different Google suppliers.
  • Provides for easy 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 provide which may be the sweetener.

Google Play: Android builders can use the Google Play suppliers to accumulate the required APIs to assemble maps, video video games or social media (study Google+) on Android models (mobiles or tablets).

Gaming: leisure is shifting to handheld models by droves inserting a premium on providing the an identical individual experience as in laptop/gaming console. Google has stepped up the individual experience by introducing the subsequent choices:

  • Leaderboards: a most of 100 leaderboards, every public and social, is provided to permit builders work together prospects by letting them consider scores with completely different players. Leaderboards are created routinely for every day, weekly, month-to-month or custom-made variations.
  • Rewards system: builders can reward prospects for collaborating throughout the sport by providing commonplace or incremental achievements which may be seen in an individual interface. The can use the developer consoles to handle the achievements.
  • Google provides the Cloud Saving APIs to avoid wasting plenty of sport standing and settings on cloud.
  • Builders can allow prospects to ask completely different players to the game or play with random prospects with the utmost prohibit pegged at 4.

Google facilitates the occasion of location acutely aware apps by providing the subsequent APIs:

Geofencing APIs: this API is used to stipulate geographical boundaries. It moreover provides the subsequent selections:

  • to create alert filters for purchasers exiting a specific house
  • alter updates of location in response to locomotion habits(like strolling, driving or driving)of the consumer (see Train recognition API)
  • add or delete geographical boundaries

Fused location provider: this API makes use of underlying schema to supply the apt outcomes to your query on locations, even sophisticated stage queries. It is quick, versatile and makes use of lesser battery power.

Train recognition provider: this API makes use of power sensors to detect the consumer’s current train, as an illustration, driving, strolling, driving idling and plenty of others. That’s utilized in tandem with the Geofencing API to supply the apt updates to the consumer.

Single Sign-on by way of Google+: accounting for the reality that prospects change cell models sometimes and that these models would possibly run fully completely different OS, Google provides the API to enroll by way of Google+ in any gadget. This obliterates the need to make suppliers like Google Pockets, Video video games, Plus gadget explicit. There are libraries for these suppliers that reply to the auto sign request using their method.

Google Cloud Messaging: Google has made it doable to register apps using its Single Method. It moreover provides for messaging to 3rd get collectively servers by way of its bi-directional messaging (XMPP) using Cloud Connection Server. Clients can synchronize notifications all through models using Google’s APIs for individual notification.

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

App Translation Service: The localization assist workforce from Google allows you to avail translation suppliers for a nominal fee and publish the strings to be translated throughout the language of your various. If required it prompts the apt localization sting throughout the app graphics, APK or the Regarding the product sections. This in the end helps builders attain out to a wider viewers.

Analytics and Monetization: Protect a observe on the effectivity of an app merely grow to be easier. Google Play and Google Analytics current complementing suppliers 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 moreover decided to not price check out accounts for in-app check out 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 fully completely different individual groups. If needed, testers for Google+ may be added to verify these variations.

Builders can henceforth roll-out updates solely, to their apps to a batch of consumers to gauge their recommendations. Builders can set the proportion of consumers who might be using the exchange.


Perhaps for these anticipating Android solely chants on the Google I/O 2013, it might be a dampener. Nevertheless for these accustomed to the maverick that Google is will vouch the shrewd method it’s gone about indulging Android group. Updates to Google Play, its suppliers, launch of the Android Studio, cloud messaging and ability to sign into Google suppliers sans OS or {{hardware}} requirements are very important sport changers. Briefly, it is about updating choices sans the need to interchange OS.

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

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

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