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Yay, a feature I worked on! I've been wanting to do this for the last several years.

A few more quick bits of info:

* The system will only query the top ranked apps for targets.

* Only the top N targets will be shown. Right now N=8.

* The current developer preview build doesn't have the final ranking in place, it's still the same usage time-based sorting seen in Lollipop.

* If you want to know where to begin integrating this into your app, start at the docs for ChooserTargetService.
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(And you would also want to bias based on things like recency, etc.)
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Watching this transformation happen from the inside from the eyes of an engineer has been nothing short of wild.
 
Thanks +Cliff Kuang for helping tell our stories!
Google's transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.
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The transformation in the last years is amazing. I'm also really happy that people are finally starting to see Google more than "just an engineering" company. The amount of design posts in various blogs about (how good) material design (is) is really inspiring and a testimony to the success of the very brave step they (you) took when going for this new design language.
I think congratulations for a great success are in order here.
Job well done guys!
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Goodbye for this year, Google I/O. Thanks to everyone who attended talks and stopped to say hi. #io15
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So awesome. Proud of you, buddy
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Spoilers: it's pretty cool.
 
Pssst, we've released a new Design support library. More info coming soon.
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More information online to come and at the box talk tomorrow: https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule?sid=e958a197-b6d4-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7
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"You have to keep doing that work because there are still all sorts of imbalances that need correcting. Right now, there's some toddler with a brain capable of curing cancer, and we're never going to know because he was born in inner-city Detroit, and he's going to go to a bullshit school and grow up with no positive role models. And the moment he commits a misdemeanor as a teenager, society is going to declare him a lost cause and flush him away. The process intended to discover his talent, cultivate it, and get him into a lab curing your cancer is still in shambles. Please note that it's just as tragic if, instead of curing cancer, his best-case scenario is to grow up to be a good friend and father while doing oil changes at Jiffy Lube.

Helping to rectify that situation is one of the many, many things you're tasked with due to having been born in a fairly high place in the world. It's not "fair," but that's a meaningless word when referencing things you have no control over. You didn't ask to be born half-way up a mountain, but you were, and I need you to look down and realize that mountain is really a pile of bones."
What I am finding as time goes on is that we are all secretly Billy Joel.
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Frankly, this is brilliant. Minesweeper and Solitaire taught a generation how to use a mouse and Candy Crush has an analogous relationship with touch. But beyond that it has the potential to position recurring in-app purchases as normal on the platform.

Microsoft has been trying to pitch consumer SaaS for at least 15 years at this point. I can't help but marvel that this is where it's taken us.
Microsoft calls automatic install of game "an added bonus."
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I like W10 a little less now.
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Miss out on #io15? Just sorry it's over? Go watch +Ian Lake​ talk about the new design support lib and marvel that this is one time you'll see him not wearing Glass. 😀 #androiddev
 
Want to keep the magic of #io15 alive? We do too! That’s why we’re launching 100 days of Google Dev. Starting today, we are releasing 100 developer videos over 100 days, covering everything from Chrome to Android.

Episode 1/100: The Android Design Library provides many of the high-level components you’ll need to build a great app that feels at home with material design. 

Subscribe to our channel now for updates as we release new videos: http://goo.gl/mQyv5L

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I guess we've been up to things on the Android team this year. +Chet Haase​ and +Dan Sandler​ seem to know what's up.
 
Those I/O folks are getting faster and faster at posting our talks on YouTube. Next year, they'll be live before we give them, which would save us the effort of actually doing the talk, since we could simply queue the video instead.

Presenting... What's New in Android, with +Dan Sandler:

https://youtu.be/ndBdf1_oOGA
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Great stuff in here.
 
Android Design Support Library: bringing material design to life
The Design library brings a number of important material design components to all Android 2.1 or higher devices (http://goo.gl/KZBhH2). You’ll find a navigation drawer view, a floating label TextInputLayout, a floating action button, snackbar, tabs, and a motion and scroll framework to tie them together.

You’ll be able to build your navigation drawer’s items using a menu resource file and connect a TabLayout with a ViewPager with just a single call to setupWithViewPager().

AppBarLayout lets you set scroll flags to control how views such as your Toolbar scroll on and off the screen or extend it farther with CollapsingToolbarLayout to resize title text size, pin views as the app bar collapses, and add parallax effects - again just a few lines of XML.

With components that match the material design spec out of the box and the tools you need to provide rich behavior between views via the new CoordinatorLayout, the Design library gives you the building blocks needed to build a modern, great looking Android app without building everything from scratch.

#io15   #materialdesign   #supportlibrary   #AndroidDev  
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The #io15 keynote is about to start. Watch it live here if you're not there.
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Thanks for the link.
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This is hugely exciting. Bring on the lab burgers.
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... or simply eat vegetables! 😜
Interesting nonetheless, though as I see it it would need a lot of additives to add the nutrients we get from "natural" food. 
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Axiom Verge is out for PC. It's awesome.
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+Michael Kuechenmeister​ looks almost like Contra without a shoot-n-run action!
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Android framework engineer at Google. I help make the little green robots.
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Shipped a few mobile games, an online collectible tactics game, some browser-based game frameworks and around 15 API releases of Android.
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