Unlike the usual Google IO, this year the developer keynote was a separate event.
There was highlights on the below areas –
- Google Assistant and Chrome
- MI/AL and Firebase
I would like to detail the announcements in 3 different blogs.
Below are some of the highlights from Developer Keynotes exclusively on android.
Jason started with some numbers on play store and developer training programs.
First – Kotlin was introduced as an additional official programming language for Android. It is an additional language investment for Android. Kotlin provides a much cleaner and simpler code.
Java 8 support in Android –
It was assured that support to Java language will continue to be there and continue to keep working better.
Second – Below are the updates on Android Studio 3.0
Third – App quality and success –
Test labs improvement with new device catalog – Device targeting based on installs, revenue by device.
When the app quality increases from average to good,
- Spend increased by 6X
- Retention increased by 7X
Fourth – Android Instant Apps is open to all now.
As per google it take 4 to 6 weeks to fully start implementing apps as instant apps. Also google provides way to shrink the instant app by providing –
- Shared Library
- Asset Delivery
- On – The wire compression
Let us see more on Google Home and Chrome in next blog.