POSTS TAGGED: Google Play Services
Posted November 17, 2014 at 08:30 pm by Will Verduzco
The last time we saw a major update to Google Play Services was back in September with the launch of Play Services 6.1. This update brought new ecommerse analytics tools, a tag manager, and an improved Drive API. Google Play Services 6.1 was then rolled out to all Play-enabled users via the Google Play Store roughly one month later, alongside a revised app settings icon. Now, approximately another month later, Google has yet again updated Play Services, this time to 6.5.
Google Play Services 6.5 brings quite a few additions to the company’s fragmentation-thwarting tool. For starters, version 6.5 updates the recently released Google Fit API. Using the Fit SDK, you can “supercharge your fitnes. . . READ ON »
Posted October 11, 2014 at 02:00 pm by Will Verduzco
A little under a month ago, we wrote about how Google Play Services had begun receiving a version bump to 6.1. Chief among the enhancements brought forth by the new version are added e-commerce analytics support through Google Tag Manager and improved APIs for Google Fit and Google Drive, including a new Material Design compliant file picker for the latter. With this update’s improved tag support, developers were then able to better understand how various user acquisition campaigns perform at a granular level. Now according to the Android Developers Blog, the rollout has finished making its way to all devices connected to Google Play, which means that developers can now feel free to use these updated . . . READ ON »
Posted September 16, 2014 at 08:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
In addition to Android operating system proper, Google is focusing hard on giving the developers new tools to make their projects better and to fight against the growing problem of Android version fragmentation. Over the next few days, Google will be releasing an update to Google Play Services 6.1, which brings many new API enhancements to the platform independent of main Android version.
The Google Play Services 6.1 update isn’t quite as big as some would expect. Google has added Enhanced Ecommerce analytics support from Google Tag Manager and improved the Google Drive Android API. The new release also puts a great emphasis on the new Google Fit.
So far the biggest update for analytics was . . . READ ON »
Posted September 2, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jimmy McGee
Xposed Modules are usually pretty simple. There are a few out there where a Smali edit or a change in build.prop would produce the same result. However, sometimes you just don’t have the time or desire to dig through mountains of build.prop fields to find what you are looking for. But that’s alright, Xposed Module creators have found and shared their tweaks for us.
In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you change the duration between wake locks for one of Google’s location services. XDA Senior Member cryptyk created the NLPUnBounce module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »
Posted June 25, 2014 at 06:30 pm by Will Verduzco
Google talked about plenty of its popular products and services at the I/O 2014 opening keynote earlier today. Most notably, we caught a few first glimpses of Android L, its revamped UI, and its new permissions system. However, the platform’s progress isn’t limited to those with devices set to run the Android L developer preview. Rather, Google Play Services brings many key APIs and software advancements to users, regardless of target device platform version.
Today, Google has begun rolling out Google Play Services 5, which brings several key enhancements such as Android Wear support and improvements to Google Play Games such as Quests, Saved Games, and Game Profile. Play Services . . . READ ON »
Google Play Services 4.3 Brings New Analytics, Tag Manager, and Address APIs, and Improvements to Play Games and Drive
Posted March 17, 2014 at 09:00 pm by Will Verduzco
For some time now, Google has been combating Android fragmentation by delivering key developer services and frameworks independently of Android OS versions through Google Play Services. And over the past year and a half, we’ve seen several key updates roll out, which have enabled developers to target a wider range of Android devices. Now with Play Services 4.3, Google has incorporated a few additional developer APIs and updated some of their existing services.. . . READ ON »
Google Play Services 4.1 Brings Turn-Based Multiplayer, New Drive API, Improved Ads, and Better Google+ Integration
Posted January 9, 2014 at 08:00 pm by Will Verduzco
Google is in a seemingly never-ending battle against Android platform fragmentation. They’ve approached this problem in many ways, such as KitKat’s focus on lower end devices and the decentralized update process for key developer APIs through Google Play Services.
Now, Google has begun rolling out an update for its Play Services to version 4.1. This comes just a little over two months after the release of Play Services 4.0. Today’s update brings a few new features that may be of importance if you’re an app or game developer.
The biggest addition is that Play Games now supports turn-based multiplayer. This allows game devs to use Play Services for asynchronous multiplayer supp. . . READ ON »