The Developer Show — TL;DR 017

Jump to the tl;dr below for just the updates and links.

Welcome to the Developer Show, where you can stay up to date on all the latest Google Developer news, straight from the experts. This week, I go over all the latest updates from new tools on Google Play to the latest Android Support Library (23.2).

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The Developer Show — TL;DR 017 — March 11th, 2016

tl;dr

Just the updates and links

Web

Learn how to use the new Save-Data client hint to deliver fast and light applications to users who have opted into ‘data savings’. It’s available in Chrome, Opera, and Yandex browsers and Ilya shows you how to use it.

Cloud

The Google Cloud Platform now has their own podcast! Tune in during your commute, at the gym, mowing the lawn, cooking dinner, or wherever… to hear about exciting things happening on Google Cloud.

Android

Cross-platform game publisher Poki reaches 30 million monthly active users and their recent mobile app has over 500K downloads and a 4.4 rating across the app stores. Check out the article for tips from their co-founder Sebastian on how they test their games before launching.

We’ve made a number of improvements in the Google Play Developer Console to help you engage and understand your users with ratings and reviews. Updates include seeing ratings over time, ratings breakdown, review highlights, and device metadata.

The latest Android Support Library is available now. It adds a few new support libraries as well as new features to many of the existing libraries. The post has everything you need to know.

Firebase

If you watched last week’s show, you know David East is always ready to talk about Firebase. In this interview, David talks to Laurence Moroney about what he calls ‘The Holy Grail of Development.’ That’s probably something you should check out.

Launchpad Accelerator

Google’s Launchpad Accelerator is a new program that provides late-stage startups with mentoring and resources to successfully scale in their local economies. During the intensive two-week Accelerator kickoff in our Mountain View headquarters last month, Google engineers from 11 product areas, as well as experts from other companies, were on hand to provide 24 promising startups with mentorship on how to scale and monetize their apps, and ultimately, build successful businesses. Learn more on the post and apply for the June class.

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