The Developer Show — TL;DR 091

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TL;DR 091 — December 1st, 2017

Moving Past GoogleApiClient

The primary change in the latest release of the Google Play Services SDK is the introduction of new Task and GoogleApi based APIs to replace the GoogleApiClient access pattern. Check out the post for a summary and code to get started with the new pattern.

Google Play Referrer API

Understanding how people find your app and what they do once they’ve installed it is crucial to helping you make the right product and marketing decisions. To help you obtain more accurate and reliable data about your installs, we’re introducing the Google Play Install Referrer API, which is a reliable way to securely retrieve install referral content. For details and code, check out the post.

Lower prices for GPUs and preemptible Local SSDs

We’re cutting the price of NVIDIA Tesla GPUs attached to on-demand Google Compute Engine virtual machines by up to 36 percent. Lower priced GPUs, together with Custom VM shapes and Sustained Usage Discounts, allow you to run highly parallelized compute tasks on GPUs with strong performance, all at a great price. Links to get started are on the post.

The Journey From Big Data to AI

Machine learning and data driven analysis can help you unlock valuable insights. But it’s not always easily to know where or how to start. To help with that, we’re hosting Cloud OnAir: The Journey From Big Data to AI on December 5 in the Americas and December 6 for the rest of the world. It’s a global online event, so everyone can join, no matter where you are. Links to view the breakout sessions and register are on the post.

Multi-database support in Firebase

We’re excited to announce multi-database support in your Firebase Projects which makes scaling your Realtime Database a lot easier. Check out the post for screenshots and code.