Google I/O just kicked off and is still going on, so we’ll keep you apprised as to any development developments that… um, well… develop.

Google I/O

  • Android heading for major tools update

    On stage at Google I/O this week, Dave Burke, vice president of engineering at Google, detailed some of the improvements in Android N. Then, David Singleton, vice president of engineering at Google, then announced Android Wear 2.0, the first revision of that platform to support standalone devices.

  • Android N Developer Preview 2 Includes New Vulkan 3D Rendering API

    Vulkan is a new generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices from PCs and consoles to mobile phones and embedded platforms.

Consumer Market

  • Kantar Launches Quarterly Report for Wearable Technology

    Top consumer behavior company finds that more than one in ten consumers in the US own either a fitness band or smartwatch (12.2%), nearly double the penetration in the EU4 (6.6%). Europe’s big four markets include Great Britain, Germany, France, and Italy.

Client resources

  • Free Guide to In-App Ads from Google

    This tells you how digital ads in your mobile app work. It’s not the only way, and it is certainly Google-centric, but hey, it’s a place to start and free is a nice price.

Fun with Ruby

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