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Droidcon NYC 2016 tickets are now available. If you can't make it to NYC this year, don't sweat it; sessions will be streamed live for the first time! #droidconnyc
SEPTEMBER 29-30 @ CONVENE, FINANCIAL DISTRICT + LIVE STREAM ATTEND Droidcon NYC 2016 tickets are currently available. We've changed the venue and format for 2016 to facilitate live streaming and do expect to sell out well in advance of the conference. If you purchased a ticket for Droidcon NYC 2014 or 2015, you will receive an email with a discounted ticket price. Please keep an eye out for that email, or reach out to us if you don’t see it s...
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Really frustrating that they keep cutting off the #io16  live streams when they get to Q&A. Just got a 15 min VR presentation, then cut to the same 4 vids that have been on loop for 3 days.

When will Google realize that the only real value of IO is the Q&A.
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I was going to write this very post. 1 hour slots for a talk, 15-30 minutes of actual talk and then 45-30 minutes of those videos, it got to my nerves by day 1. I'm considering this the worst IO for this reason.
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Google Play Developer Console app now available for Android.
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Time to say goodbye to the long loved andlytics
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With Material Design, Google acknowledged that they were essentially wrong on every Android Design principle. The reason for this appears to be user testing, even though we were told that was always happening. No, it's not that design evolved, because we've basically regressed into Apple HIG.

It stands to reason, then, that design decisions Googlers made, prior to Material, were based in faulty research. I truly wish that they would take another long, hard, and fresh look at navigation. Hopefully in Android O. One can only hope.

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+Bogdan Zurac Yeah, added clarification that one can only hope.
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This is when Android navigation truly died: When hitting a notification no longer acted as a temporary task, but as a shortcut to the app.

"If you’re building a notification that points to an Activity deep within your app, there’s one case you want to avoid: tapping the back button exiting directly to the launcher. [...] unless your notification is opening your launcher Activity, that’s not what you want. The user should be in the exact place they’d be as if they had navigated to that part of the app themselves. Your notification just saved them the intermediate steps."

The best feature of Android is was being able to quickly take action on a notification and then hit Back to get right back to where you were. The whole reason Android adopted "up" was to support both use cases.

I refuse to adopt this fake back stack policy, and truly appreciate apps that do the same. The fact that Google had to build this hacky API to achieve the bastardized vision of Android navigation speaks for itself. Not to mention, TaskStackBuilder has never worked properly, in my experience.
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+Mikael Alfredsson - they'll differ whenever one app starts another app's activity - for example whenever you're using an implicit intent.
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It's long-been ridiculous that Games are included in the Apps section of the Play Store, yet still have their own top-level category. It makes it impossible for an independent app developer to break into the "Top" lists, and as a result, I no longer browse the store for new apps. Who has the time to drill down into each category?

You know what's worse? There actually IS a way to view Apps by themselves, and Google simply hides it. This is pretty infuriating, but luckily there's a way to see it (on web and Android). 

Doesn't help much, as a dev, but at this point, that seems hopeless. After-all, you don't PLAY apps.

This app simply takes you to that section. You can also get to it by navigating to https://play.google.com/store/apps/category/APPLICATION. Probably a matter of time before google pulls the app.
With the most recent updates to the Play Store, it's become increasingly di...
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+Paul Burke yep, it seems this is the best safe approach, since many Twitter client use such a scheme.
But the screenshots can definitely be a problem.
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Wow, another legend lost in 2016. #ripprince  
The iconic musician was found dead at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota
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Yes really sad. I had the chance to meet him at his Purple Rain Tour in 1993 in Germany and he was a really impressive person. A real Big ONE!
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Man, the latest update to the Google Keyboard made it so much faster and smoother (on my 5X, at least). It feels really great to swipe.
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The new gestures are fantastic too, like moving the cursor by swiping along the space bar, and deleting words by swiping away from the delete key. I've only had these gestures for a couple of weeks, but already I can't imagine going without them.
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RIP web apps.
 
#pixelpushing #iopushing

"We're evolving Android apps to run instantly, without installations" and it was all like...
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+Bogdan Zurac Didn't claim it did, just thought it was relevant.
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These guys are not happy right now.
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About to present Helix.ai with +Neil Krishnan at #tcdisrupt  hackathon! What a 24+ hours it has been.
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+Tore Julø You can find videos in the articles about the hackathon, but no centralized video that I know of.

+Asher Simonds Thanks! Not sure we're going to do anything with it, but it was kind of cool to see it come together.
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This is the problem with our economy. $50 billion in revenue, 51 million iPhones sold, in 3 months, but because it's down from last year, people are already talking about the need for a new blockbuster product.

Constant growth is simply unsustainable and unrealistic.
Don't say they didn't warn you. Apple posted a year-over-year decline in revenue today, the first time the company's failed to grow its business in 13 years. It brought in $50.6 billion in revenue...
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+Ali Muzaffar not exactly it's how the stock market works, future potential is usually priced into a stock today. So if something is demonstrated that affects future earnings potential, people go haywire and sticks correct
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  • Paul Burke
    Android Developer / Consultant, 2008 - present
  • Touch Lab
    Creative Director / Product Designer, 2012 - 2013
  • Droplat LLC
    Co-Founder, 2010 - 2011
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Android app designer and developer based in Brooklyn, NY.

I'm a technology enthusiast, and the only thing I love more is music.
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Published first app on Android Market before it supported paid apps.
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Just had my first good experience with a car dealership. After visiting Toyota of Manhattan and Plaza Toyota (Brooklyn), I was starting to think that all Toyota dealers are snakes. Bill Olansen was a breath of fresh air. No hidden fees, TrueCar price honored, and generally a pleasurable experience. Lee's will be my #1 recommendation to anyone looking for a car in the future. Other places don't even come close.
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