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 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.
Google Expands Cardboard Availability
Google today made its Cardboard app available to more countries and more languages. Google says the app can be used across 39 languages in more than 100 countries around the world.
Google Search App Can Be Used to Open, Interact with Other Apps
Google has updated the main search application for Android devices and expanded its ability to use voice commands with other installed applications. For example, users can say things like, "Ok Google, Shazam this song," or "Ok Google, listen to NPR" and it will do exactly that.