Newsletter - February 2020

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Android / Google Play

  • The first developer preview for Android 11 is out now. Learn more about what is included in this launch, as well as how you can download it.
  • Bring voice-based interactions to your apps with App Actions. App Actions expand the reach of Android apps by letting users launch directly into specific app features or activities from the Google Assistant.
  • Check out how VideoLAN adapted VLC for Android TV. By optimizing for TV remote controls, Leanback Library and integrating voice controls, VLC brings users’ personal videos to the big screen.
  • Learn best practices for growing your business, releasing with confidence, and accessing valuable insights in the Play Console.
  • Remember to enter the Indie Games Festival from Google Play by March 2nd for your chance to win prizes that will help you grow your business on Google Play, including promotions in store and other channels, consultations, and many other prizes.
  • You can now watch all of the Android Dev Summit sessions with captions in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indonesian.

Firebase / Google Cloud

  • Learn how the Google Doodle team used the Realtime Database to build a multiplayer Game.
  • Catch up on ways to improve your app’s quality and discoverability on Google Play with best practices to help you prepare for launch, and more.
  • The BigQuery Weekly Data Challenge is live. Each week, Felipe Hoffa will issue a new data challenge - solve the puzzle for a chance to win $500 in Cloud credits. Put your skills to the test .
  • Build your community, learn from experts, and access free hands-on labs during this online Study Jam . In this session, we'll work through some of the labs in the Google Cloud Run Serverless Workshop. Googlers will be on standy-by to answer your questions about the labs and discuss other serverless technology solutions.
  • Attending Next '20 in SF? Spend time with a Google expert to deepen your skills and discover exciting new ways to work with Google Cloud Platform. Bootcamps offer a mixture of training, demos, and engaging labs to help build your practical skills and theoretical knowledge.
  • Get valuable tips and tricks to help you prepare for Google Cloud’s Professional Cloud Architect Certification Exam .


  • Making "Speed" their company-wide theme, eBay optimized the performance of their sites and apps for a faster user experience. Read their Web story . To read more such stories and learn about modern web development, subscribe to the   newsletter .
  • Angular Version 9 Now Available !  Update and start taking advantage of the benefits.


  • Check out how to use the Distance Matrix API in the Google Maps Platform.
  • TensorFlow.js for React Native is here !
  • Read about how VisionAir is using Federated Learning to estimate Air Quality using the Tensorflow API for Java.
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