App Store and the Google Play Store, but according to independent analyst firm Canalys, only a select few developers are truly making bank. According to a Canalys study, which took place over the first 20 days in November, just 25 developers pulled in 50% of app revenue between the App Store and the Google Play Store.
Google up in Mountain View announced some awesome news for Android developers, especially if you're a developer that works with apps taking advantage of Google Maps. Today they launched an update to the Google Maps Android API that opens the door for developers to use the comprehensive and extensive amount of options and features available from Google Maps.
Samsung-made Nexus 10 is certainly a feast for the eyes, especially with that beautiful 2560x1600 display. There's just one problem: there aren't many Android developers who fine tune their apps for use on tablets. Instead of making a version of their app for Android tablets, a number of developers will just blow up their smartphone apps, which doesn't exactly make for the prettiest of experiences. Google is looking to change that, urging developers to focus on the tablet experience when it comes to their apps.
Google I/O was filled with a lot of announcements this year, but one of the announcements aimed solely at Android developers was the reveal of Google Play services. In a nutshell, Google Play services allows app developers to integrate other Google services, like Google Plus, into their apps. Today, Google rolled out version 1.0 of Google Play services, inviting developers to get to coding.
next-gen game that we are still awaiting more details on. In the meantime we wanted to talk about their game and app launches. Gameloft recently took to Twitter and announced that in 2012 their goal is "simultaneous launches on iOS and Android." If you've ever seen an awesome game from Gameloft, you know their games always arrive on iOS first.
announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean last month at Google IO it was all cheers. They made the early SDK available for developers in a preview state, but today have unleashed it into the wild for all. This is good news for those developers looking to get into Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and start pumping out awesome applications.
Galaxy S III or tablets like the Nexus 7 taking center stage, now is the perfect time to join our forums as a regular member, or as a moderator. Today we're happy to announce we are recruiting new mods to join our team.
Google IO was in full swing. Obviously you know they announced the Nexus 7 tablet, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a few other goodies but today we have even more for you. Google has released the videos from all the developer sessions for those who missed out.