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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2 thoughts on “Google introduces Android Training to help developers

  • Avatar of Aruna

    Apple has a huge market already. We can see custom apps being made almost every other day. With the popularity of Androids, I’m surprised Google hadn’t done this already. If they’re providing varying models, they should keep up with the app services too. The lack would mean a giveaway of customers to Apple.
    Well, now I bet we’ll see a boost in the Android Market soon. :)

    • Well the Android Market is very large already, but the difference is in the quality. There are so many more quality apps available for iOS. It seems like every time I search for a very specific app on the Android Market, it takes me 2-4 tries to find a decent one.


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