Category: Android News

Why Android MOOCs like the MicroMasters program are important for your tech knowledge?

We live in a time when getting tech knowledge is crucial to understand and be part of the economy that is currently shaping the world. Given their characteristics, online courses can help you improve yourself or boost your professional career. Of course, there might be people who have learned about certain tech topics by themselves, they even may have great technical skills and know the latest trends in mobile app development. However, these people may need to work to get stronger bases. This strengthening of knowledge must come from somewhere anyway, and that’s where a MOOC becomes handy. The...

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Kotlin: A new supported language in Android

The news that Google I/O offers annually allows developers to learn trends and detect opportunities in the mobile applications market. Although Android is close to become the most popular operating system, it continues amazing everyone. In this year edition of this highly expected event, it was announced the integration of a new programming language in Android App development: Kotlin. Kotlin was launched by JetBrains in 2011, and in 2012 the project became open source. The announcement of its integration with Android OS opens up many opportunities for developers who are familiar with this language and it is also an...

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What is the Google DevRel team?

Google DevRel team (Developer Relations) is an important part of this global organization, as they evangelize their technologies and advocate for the needs of other developers. The DevRel team was founded in the US in 2006 with the goal of making Android, HTML5 and the Google Developer platform the greatest ecosystem for the developer community. Soon it expanded to Asia Pacific and Latin America, and in just four years it went global.   This is a group of very passionate people who share their love for Google products. They are engineers who play a huge role by spreading the...

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How to implement Design Thinking in your App development process?

Design Thinking is a methodology to solve problems, its special feature is to build innovative solutions focused on end users. Implementing Design Thinking forces your work team to think like your potential users and helps you finding solutions beyond the initial hypothesis through research. How Design Thinking works? Design Thinking is developed in three phases: Understand, Explore and Materialize. At the same time they are divided into six key elements: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test and Implement. The process is cyclic, meaning that regardless the stage you are in, you can go back to step one and identify improvements...

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Important announcements for Android OS at Google I/O 2017

Last week Google held its famous event for the present year, where thousands of developers gathered to know the latest trends related to Android OS (Android Operating System).   The congress took place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California and it brought important news about next Android version, Google Lens, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, among other technologies. Android O Google announced the release of Android’s next version: Android O (Android Oreo sounds to be its delicious name, although still unofficial). This time improvements on speed, performance and battery life are going to be added, or “Fluid Experiences”...

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