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Facebook’s FbStart Program Helps Asia Pacific Developers

Facebook’s FbStart Program Helps Asia Pacific Developers

Facebook launched FbStart in April of 2014 to help startups take off by offering them developer tools and services for free. The company partnered with a number of third-party service providers to do so. Facebook has given periodic updates on the program in the meantime, and just gave the latest one talking up its impact on Asia Pacific developers. “FbStart, …

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Google Talks ‘The Most Important Growth Metric’ For Your App

Google Talks ‘The Most Important Growth Metric’ For Your App

Google released a new video in which Max Sack from Google Admob talks about the most important growth metric for your app. The most important one to focus on first isn’t a traditional one, he says. It’s one that accurately measures user engagement for YOUR app. “For example, a casual gaming app might care about the percentage of users who …

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Android Developers Get New Beta Testing Options

Android Developers Get New Beta Testing Options

Google announced improved beta testing for Android apps on Google Play with new features like open beta and closed beta using email addresses. Google first launched beta testing two years ago, and has been gathering feedback from developers ever since. The Google Play Developer Console lets developers release early versions of their app to select users an an alpha or …

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AWS Device Farm Is About To Get iOS App Support

AWS Device Farm Is About To Get iOS App Support

Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services announced the launch of AWS Device Farm, a way to automate and scale app testing on actual mobile devices. It was only announced for Android and the Android-based Fire OS, however. On Wednesday, Amazon announced expansion of the offering for iOS apps. While it’s not quite here yet, it will be very soon. The …

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Google Play Search Ads Now Available To All

Google Play Search Ads Now Available To All

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was expanding paid search advertising to the Google Play store. Given that people frequently go there to search for apps, this seemed like an obvious place for search ads, and it’s still surprising it’s taken Google this long to offer them to app makers. Better late than never though. Google has been testing …

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Google Cloud Platform Gains Application Default Credentials Feature

Google Cloud Platform Gains Application Default Credentials Feature

Google just announced the Application Default Credentials feature for Google Cloud Platform. “When you write applications that run on Google Compute Engine instances, you might want to connect them to Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, and other Google Cloud Platform services,” writes Vijay Subramani, Technical Program Manager, Google Cloud Platform in a blog post. “Those services use OAuth2, the global …

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Google: Developing For Chromecast Means More Visits, Engagement & Monetization

Google: Developing For Chromecast Means More Visits, Engagement & Monetization

Google’s Chromecast has been a major hit with users. For $35 you can easily stream an ever-growing amount of app content on your TV. Google has improved the functionality over time with over the air updates, and more and more apps are supporting the device all the time. Things are looking pretty good in Chromecast land. Google is trying to …

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Google App Engine For PHP Is Now Available To All

Google App Engine For PHP Is Now Available To All

Google announced that it has peeled the “beta” label off App Engine for PHP, and is now making it available to all customers. Here’s an in-depth look from Google I/0 2013, when it was first unveiled: “App Engine’s default security policies and ability to patch underlying infrastructure automatically — even on apps in production — help reduce your apps’ susceptibility …

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Here’s Google’s Google I/O Talk For iOS Developers

You don’t typically associate Google developer events with iOS, but while Google I/O was largely about Android, there was a surprising amount of iOS discussion from the company last week. For one, the the company announced that it’s expanding app indexing (which is now a ranking signal for mobile search results) to iOS. At Google I/O, the company held a …

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A Closer Look At The New Android M Permissions

Google unveiled the developer preview of Android M last week, and among the new additions are some changes to permissions. “Apps can trigger requests for permissions at runtime, in the right context, and users can choose whether to grant the permission,” explained Android product manager Jamal Eason. “Making permission requests right when they’re needed means users can get up and …

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4 Important Google I/O Videos For Android Developers

With Google I/O in full swing, Google has been sharing some of the presentations it has already given. There have been a ton of announcements for Android developers as usual, and of course, some lengthy discussions centered largely around them. Google introduced Android M in developer preview, so you’ll definitely want to check out the What’s New in Android segment: …

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Google Launches App Invites Toolkit To Help Developers Get More Users

While in beta, Google has a new toolkit for mobile app developers called App Invites, which enables them to provide users with…you guessed it. They’re making it available to both Android and iOS app developers. Launch partners include UrbanSitter, Yummly, The CW, Coinbase and Picsart. According to Google, App Invites let developers increase reach, deep link new users to custom …

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