Google introduces Android Training to help developers

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Over the course of the last year of using Android, there have been numerous times when I would see a cool app on a TV or magazine ad, only to read the fine print and see it is only available in the Apple store. It seems like there is a huge chunk of really good apps that are available for Apple, but left out of the Android Market.  Now there are many reasons why this might be the case, with a couple of them being the difficulty in coding for the many different screen sizes Android has, and also the many different versions of Android running on those devices. It seems Google has decided to step in and offer what they are calling Android Training for app developers.

Android Training aims to help developers “build great apps for Android, using best practices in a variety of framework topics.” There are only eleven classes available right now including: Designing for Multiple Screens, Managing Audio Playback, Optimizing Battery Life, and a handful of other ones. Google says this is just the beginning and they are committed to adding more classes in the future as well as expanding and refining the current class listings.

Hopefully this move by Google will help the Android Market offer new and better apps in the future. This is definitely a step in the right direction.

[Android Training]

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Bryan Faulkner

Bryan Faulkner is a former associate editor at Pocketables. He loves to find new ways to use his tablets while working as the Tech Director at his local church. Mixing sound from the iPad is his newest obsession. He currently has a pair of HP TouchPads, an iPad 2, a decommissioned HTC EVO 4G, and a Samsung Galaxy Note II to tinker with.

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