Newsletter - April 2019

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April, 2019
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Missed Google Cloud Next ’19?

Watch session replays on demand. See the latest innovations; check out in-depth interviews with experts, customers, and partners; and explore breakout sessions focused on key topics like AI, serverless, containers, and more.

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DevFest World Tour

Check out the behind the scenes videos from the DevFest world tour. Watch how local developers gathered for learning and inspiration.

Android / Google Play

  • Android Studio 3.4 : now available for download, the first Project Marble milestone release includes a new Resource Manager, Project Structure Dialog, and Foldables emulator support with Android Q.
  • Read how Flutter enables developers to create beautifully-designed Android and iOS apps with one codebase.
  • Be sure to nominate your apps for the Google Play Awards.  
  • The Indie Games Showcase from Google Play will be closing submissions soon. Enter your game by May 6.
  • Launch high-quality apps or games, and make app testing a breeze with the newly added features to the Play Console Pre-Launch Report.
  • Take a look at the improvements to the Android App Bundle, including a new API install for additional languages, a more streamlined publishing process, and the ability to permanently uninstall dynamic feature modules.
  • New Google Play app and game icon specification : introducing new design specifications for your app icons. New icon uploads must meet specifications starting May 1st and existing icons must be converted by June 24th.
  • Android developers using versions 1 and 2 of the Google Play Developer API will need to migrate to version 3 by December 1, 2019.
  • Learn how Duolingo reduced their app size by 56% with the Android App Bundle without sacrificing functionality.
  • Help players more easily discover your game with Google Play Instant .

Firebase / Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Need a good reason to attend #CloudStudyJams? How about five? Watch to learn about networking opportunities, how to get free stuff, and how to find a Study Jam near you.
  • Turn engagement into conversation. Get these five value tips on how to design intuitive, natural voice interactions.
  • Do you have a project you want to run on Google Cloud Platform? Get 30 days free training to get started. Just click “Join,” enter your email, and explore quests.
  • Here is a recap of everything that’s new from Firebase at Next, including enterprise-grade support and a Firebase Hosting plus Cloud Run integration.


  • Did you miss the AMP Conf 2019 in Tokyo? You can catch up on all the session videos here .
  • Check out the first TensorFlow video recorded entirely in Brazilian Portuguese.


  • Join a developer community near you for in-person meetups and learning with Google Developer Groups. With over 500 groups in 135 countries, GDGs are led by local developers with various backgrounds around the world.
  • Developer Student Clubs help thousands of student developers learn and work with their communities to solve real-life problems. University students who lead a DSC gain access to Google technology, events, and mentorship while training their local community through meetups, project building activities and global competitions. Applications deadline May 15. Apply now .

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