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Guess I'm not the only one who finds this exciting. #io15
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I'm looking forward to seeing you my friend!
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Good to see you again, old friend. #io15  
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As I got off the tube today I was welcomed back on ground by this weirdly refreshing weather: Wind, rain, sun, clouds and a nice rainbow.
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Debugging and testing in Android Studio is now a lot easier thanks to recent enhancements in the IDE and our Gradle plugin, as well as the release of the Android Testing Support Library. Take a quick tour of new features with this Android Studio DevByte from +Wojtek Kaliciński 
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Come over, they should be at perfect drinking temperature by now.
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Enjoying a nice Saturday out in sunny London, when suddenly a highly civilised Cricket match appears.
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A abridged version of the rules.. for foreigners ;)

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/page/429550.html
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A great update to Android Wear UI components.
 
The latest Wear update has a bunch of great new features[1], however you may not have noticed we also released an update to the Wearable UI library (v1.2.0). Outside of some good old bug fixes, this version also brings some new UI widgets, such as ActionPage[3] - a full screen circular button with text below it (basically a FAB for Wear).

The nice thing about this widget, is it handles screen shape for you (the button is centered on round device and placed slightly higher on square devices) and it also includes an ActionLabel[4] which automatically adjusts font size to fit text into a defined space.

Using this button helps the actions in your Wearable app to look and feel like actions from the system or other apps - including the refreshed Material styling like ripple touch feedback based on easily customizable primary and accent colors.

It's really simple to use, but if you want an example, the XYZTouristAttractions code sample[5] has been updated to use it[6].

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[1] http://android-developers.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/always-on-and-wi-fi-with-latest-android.html
[2] https://developer.android.com/training/wearables/apps/layouts.html#UiLibrary
[3] http://developer.android.com/reference/android/support/wearable/view/ActionPage.html
[4] http://developer.android.com/reference/android/support/wearable/view/ActionLabel.html
[5] https://github.com/googlesamples/android-XYZTouristAttractions
[6] https://github.com/googlesamples/android-XYZTouristAttractions/blob/master/Wearable/src/main/res/layout/gridpager_action.xml
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The 2015 version of the Google I/O for Android app has been released.
Google Developers originally shared to I/O:
 
Download the Google I/O 2015 Android app! #io15  

Following the release of the I/O schedule last week (https://goo.gl/r6tlfc) on the I/O web app (https://goo.gl/xk3NcN), you can now also customize your schedule and plan your I/O experience via the Android app: https://goo.gl/yLE3bF

Feel free to switch back and forth between the I/O web app and the I/O Android app -- your schedule will always sync between the two. To remain even more in sync, you can enable the Google Calendar integration in the Android app settings to see your I/O schedule alongside your personal events, all in one place.  

In addition to the schedule, the I/O’15 Android app includes the agenda, a video library from past I/Os and an overview of the social conversations happening about the conference on both Google+ and Twitter. By indicating if you’ll be attending in-person or remotely, the app shows you only the content that’s relevant to you - this means onsite attendees are offered facilitated pre-event WiFi configuration and can browse the venue map, while the remote experience shows live streamed content (with closed captions and Cast support).  

New this year: inspired by Google Now, the Explore screen aggregates similar content in cards. We hope this will make it even easier for you to find interesting events to add to your schedule.

Every year we build and open source the I/O mobile app with the goal of providing the developer community with a canonical example of a well designed Android app. This year our development applies Android best practices across testing, architecture, and UI, as well as a full implementation of the material design library. More details about the open source to come soon!

The app release to all users on Google Play might take up to 24 hours, so check back in soon if you’re not seeing it yet.
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Make sure to check out LeakCanary when you're dealing with memory issues or have a case of Schrodinger's context leaks.
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Exercising, now with even more achievements.
 
We are pleased to announce the release of Games in Motion, an open source game sample to demonstrate how developers can make fun games using #GoogleFit and #AndroidWear . Read more in the blog post below.

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Install FitHub !
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Sound advice on job interviews. Don't waste your time.
 
When it comes to finding the best people, there’s no such thing as too many interviews, right? Thankfully, for all parties involved, that’s actually not the case. After studying candidates and their outcomes at Google, we discovered that you could tell with 86% confidence whether or not someone should be hired after four interviews by averaging their interview scores. We only gained 1% of additional confidence with each added interview, making them a waste of both the candidate and the interviewer’s time. We also discovered that with the exception of one engineer in a highly specific role, no single interviewer, no matter how experienced, was more accurate than four interviewers combined. So the next time you’re thinking about bringing a candidate back in for one more round of conversations with the team, think about whether that’s really necessary. You might already have all the info you need! #workrules #hiring #interviewing

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Hey #androidDev there's a new helper in town when it comes to screen capturing.
 
If you've ever taken a screenshot or a screen video from an Android phone, there's a good chance you've been copying and pasting shell commands. I made a tool that does all this in one single click, even on multiple devices at the same time. 

I actually just made this for my team, but it turned out a lot of other people in the company could use it, so I thought other people might find it useful too. 

You can get it here
https://github.com/mortenjust/androidtool-mac
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If you use mac, that is.
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