Category: Resources

Android developers’ app idea: how to tell if it’s a good one

After gaining the required technical skills to dominate the Android development process, some developers may wonder how to make it into the market with real chances of success by creating the next Big App, just as Instagram, WhatsApp or Snapchat did. Even though it is true the app market has changed since these popular apps were launched, Android still provides developers the opportunity to reach millions of people around the world and innovate the mobile market. However, knowing if you own a great idea for an app is the very first step to take into this journey. But, how...

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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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All you need to know about the Android logo

The Android logo is without any doubt one of the most recognized graphic symbols in the entire world. Being Android a powerful and open-source operating system, it is not surprising the growth of its popularity and the way it has become a preference for a great majority of mobile device users. Back in 2007, Google told their graphic designers to create a logo that would define its OS. Irina Blok was one of the people in charge of accomplishing this task.    Android OS was developed by Android Inc. before Google bought it in 2005, so the robot/android theme...

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