Google Provides Devs with New App Stat Tool
Google has made available a new Application Statistics console that Android developers can use to view how their apps are performing on installed devices. It has insights on things such as Android platform versions, devices, user countries, and user language. Google is making statistics available as far back as December 22, but will provide daily statistics moving forward. Google hopes that developers will take advantage of this tool to improve their performance of their applications.
Google Waffles On Android WearOS Power Management
Google has reversed course on some ideas it had for managing battery life on WearOS devices in Android P. The company's original intent was to limit certain background operations, particularly alarms and jobs, in order to conserve power.
Google to Help Developers Make Apps More Accessible
Google today released a tool for developers that will scan apps and provide feedback on their accessibility. The idea is to help developers view their apps from a different perspective and gain insight about how their user interface choices may or may not work for those with special accessibility needs.
Android O to Feature Picture-In-Picture and Improved Security
Google today provided more details about the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference. One of the biggest additions to the platform is picture-in-picture for mobile phones.
Developers Can (Finally) Create Instant Apps
Google today made its instant apps tool available to all developers. Google first announced instant apps at its I/O developer conference in 2016.