Whats new in Android 4.4 SDK

Google recently announced the new Nexus 5 and the next version of the Android operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat. It also quickly released an updated version of the Android Software Development Kit and the Android Developer Tools. With the SDK and associated tools app developers can now start to tweak their apps to take advantage of the many changes introduced by Android API level 19.

android studio

During the Google I/O 2013 Keynote presentation Hugo Barra announced that Google is working on a new integrated development environment (IDE) for Android app development called Android Studio. Could this tempt even more developers over to Android?

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google improves Android with each new iteration by baking in new features, but where do they come from? Could it harm the app ecosystem if the hard work developers put in on an app has no pay off because the improved core functionality makes it obsolete? We take a look at developer pain, discuss the impact, and remember some pioneering apps that no longer seem necessary.

android-security

Google Play Services is rolling out OAuth 2.0 for strong security without passwords. The basic idea is to streamline the user experience and ditch that irritating sign in. Developers who implement OAuth 2.0 will be able to enable their apps or games to authenticate your device through your Google account. So, in effect you’ll enter your password for Google once and that will be it.

deploygate

DeployGate may be the best thing to come along in a while, especially for developers, who have enough struggles keeping Github and Sourceforge projects up and running. Android shines again, as DG is a real-time, OTA service that lets any amount of beta testers try out apps in development phase and DG, in turn, monitors performance.