Facebook says that Home will benefit app developers as well, by allowing them to further promote their content and better engage with their customers.
Android is just not good for graphics at all is because Google “doesn’t put enough love into it,” according to Geomerics founder and COO Chris Doran.
While this is intended more for developers, it will eventually bring some perks for those using a Kindle Fire. Amazon has released a few new Unity plug-ins, these will be used by developers and will make it easier to add things such as GameCircle support, Whispersync for Games and in-app purchasing.
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.
Put yourself in the shoes of someone who writes software in order to feed a family. Which platform are you going to support? The one that has the prettiest user interface? The one that’s open source? None of that matters, you’re going to write for the operating system that can give you the most revenue.
Many developers are shying away from working their magic on Exynos-based devices due to Samsung’s reluctance to share proper documentations and sources for its chipset. Following its promise to come up with a solution, it seems Samsung is ready to open its Exynos playground – albeit partially.
The good news for Indian developers is that Google now allows them to submit paid apps and apps that make use of subscriptions and in-purchases. Up until now, Indian devs were only able to submit free apps to the virtual marketplace.
Good news for all you Android developers – Google has rolled out the new version of the Android Developer Console.
It was recently revealed that only 5% of new Android activations are tablets, while daily a staggering 1.2 million Android smartphones are activated. However that still means that 70,000 or so tablets are activated every day, which after a quick bit of calculation, means nearly 2 million Android tablets are activated every month. Google has published some new tips urging developers to optimize their apps for tablets, as well as smartphones, as it forecasts that the number of Android tablet users, will grow which in turn offers developers new opportunities for monetization.