Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Google Brings an API to Let Developers Push In-App Updates

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For those unfamiliar with this app, Files by Google allows Android users to free up space on their mobile devices by storing it in the cloud using Google Drive.

Google has introduced a new developer tool aimed at encouraging Android users to update apps to the current version though in-app prompts. Google has added widely requested features in the latest In-app Updates API. Another neat reveal coming out of the Android Dev Summit, however, is a feature that will allow users to continue using Android apps while they're being updated.

Google is giving Android developers a new application programming interface (API) that lets them force users into updating to the latest version of their app. The former doesn't boot you out per se, but the update window takes up the entire screen, so you're essentially prevented from using the app while the update occurs. Though there's a catch, the app downloads the update when a user is using it, but it gets installed when you reopen the app.

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Android's announcement of its Foldables technology was also a summit highlight, with the company highlighting its support for the forthcoming Samsung device that was previewed this week by Samsung Senior Vice President Justin Denison at the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference.

This month over 118,000 new projects using Kotlin started in Android Studio, marking a 10-fold increase on past year, according to Google.

Google has also announced that in less than a year, the app has a whopping 30 million monthly users, which I am sure is earning Google some $$$.