It’s been a year since we first heard about Instant Apps, a neat-sounding feature that launches a slice of an app you don’t have, instead of making you download the entire thing from the Play Store. Consider it App Light. Diet App. Now, Google is making Instant Apps a much bigger part of the Android OS — and it’s opening up the platform to all developers.
Link: A flood of mini Android apps is coming
Google might have a solution: Android Instant Apps, which will allow people to use an app without ever having to download it from the Play Store. Instant Apps are now open to all developers, the company announced Wednesday at its I/O developer conference. First introduced at last year’s I/Android Instant Apps essentially let you stream an app from Google’s Cloud.
Link: Google imagines an app-less future with Android Instant Apps
No more cluttering your phone with one-off apps — Google’s Instant Apps will load when you need them without taking up space. Every company has an app. Want to buy a camera? Buy one through B&H’s app. Want to refill your parking meter? Download the app and make sure your car doesn’t get towed. Sure, some of these actions can be done via a mobile site, but they don’t always offer the best user experience — and most people don’t want to install an app for a one-time scenario, like when you visit a museum or want to pay for parking.
Link: Android Instant Apps and Progressive Web Apps load instantly on your phone
2017 has been the best year yet for Citrix Cloud (read blog post). Whether you plan to transition to the cloud soon or are already making the transition, expand your breadth of knowledge by participating in these Citrix Cloud activities at Citrix Synergy 2017. SYN108: Cloud Conversation: International Financial Services Firm Counts on Citrix Cloud -Learn why financial services firm, Hernandez & Company, selected Citrix Cloud to accelerate a transformative business strategy in a regulated industry…
Link: Ready. Set. Cloud! Citrix Cloud Activities at Synergy
Gordon Ramsay, the intimidating British chef who terrifies contestants on Hell’s Kitchen and offers culinary advice to tiny chefs on Masterchef Junior, doesn’t have much in common with Kim Kardashian – except he’s followed in her footsteps and created a popular mobile game with San Francisco…
Link: How Gordon Ramsay Became a Mobile Gaming Mogul
On the heels of the Build conferences these last few years, we have had the pleasure of meeting thousands of developers around the world. Their feedback and technical insight has helped us to continue the tradition and explore more technical depth. Today, I’m excited to announce the Microsoft Build Tour 2017, coming to cities around the globe this June!
Link: Announcing Microsoft Build Tour 2017
At its I/O 2017 developer conference today, Google launched the Android Instant Apps SDK. Now all developers can write Android Instant Apps, as opposed to just a handful of partners. Google Play product manager Ellie Powers made the announcement onstage today. She also shared that the company’s partners have launched 50 instant apps so far and added that some app makers have seen double digit increases in purchases, leads generated, and videos watches.
Link: Google opens Android Instant Apps SDK to all developers
At its I/O 2017 developer conference, Google today unveiled Android Studio 3.0, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE). You can download the new version for Windows, Mac, and Linux now directly from developer.android.com/studio. The latest release isn’t yet ready for…
Link: Google unveils Android Studio 3.0 with new performance profiling tools, Instant Apps, and Kotlin
PC gaming isn’t ceding the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow to consoles, and it is even getting some of the biggest names in the industry to fill out its stage presentation. Xbox and the popular Battle Royale-like online shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are joining the PC Gaming Show at E3.
Link: Microsoft and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds join E3’s PC Gaming Show
Android app developers will soon have a specialized version of TensorFlow to work with on mobile devices as TensorFlow Lite will soon become available. With TensorFlow Lite will be part of the TensorFlow open source project and let developers use machine learning for their mobile apps. The news was announced today at I/O by Dave Burke, vice president of engineering for Android.
Link: Android to launch TensorFlow Lite for mobile machine learning
As technology changes the way people shop, concerns about security breaches on mobile devices have been revealed as the biggest fear among consumers when it comes to deciding on downloading a retail app, according to research by Apadmi. The survey showed three quarters (74 per cent) were most concerned about the security of their information if they downloaded a retail app.
Link: Cyber security big concern for consumers shopping with apps
In addition to the fact that there are over two billion monthly active Android devices in the world right now, Google has even more of a reason to brag.According to Dave Burke, vice president of Android engineering at Google, over 82 billion Android apps have been installed from the Google Play…
Link: Android users have installed over 82 billion apps