Announcing the Google Play Indie Games Festival in San Francisco, Sept. 24

Posted by Jamil Moledina, Google Play, Games Strategic Lead If you’re an indie game developer, you know that games are a powerful medium of expression of art, whimsy, and delight. Being on Google Play can help you reach over a billion users and build a successful, global business. That’s why we recently introduced programs, like…


Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 2

Posted by Hoi Lam, Android Wear Developer Advocate At Google I/O 2016, we launched the Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview, which gives developers early access to the next major release of Android Wear. Since I/O, feedback from the developer community has helped us identify bugs and shape our product direction. Thank you! Today, we are…


Changes to Trusted Certificate Authorities in Android Nougat

Posted by Chad Brubaker, Android Security team In Android Nougat, we’ve changed how Android handles trusted certificate authorities (CAs) to provide safer defaults for secure app traffic. Most apps and users should not be affected by these changes or need to take any action. The changes include: Safe and easy APIs to trust custom CAs.…


Building for Billions

Posted by Sam Dutton, Ankur Kotwal, Developer Advocates; Liz Yepsen, Program Manager ‘TOP-UP WARNING.’ ‘NO CONNECTION.’ ‘INSUFFICIENT BANDWIDTH TO PLAY THIS RESOURCE.’ These are common warnings for many smartphone users around the world. To build products that work for billions of users, developers must address key challenges: limited or intermittent connectivity, device compatibility, varying screen…


New video tips to help news publishers find success on Google Play

Posted by Tamzin Taylor – Strategic Partner Lead, Google Play Today we have released a three-part video series ‘Tips for your news app on Google Play’, where you can find actionable tips and learn best practices for developing, launching and monetising a high quality news app. The video series accompanies the recently published News Publisher…