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Thomas Devaux
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Software Engineer at Google / Nest labs, cheese lover and happy married man. Dev of "URL Shortener" for Android.
Software Engineer at Google / Nest labs, cheese lover and happy married man. Dev of "URL Shortener" for Android.

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URL Shortener 3.0 for Android is out!

It's been a long time without any update, but I hope you'll like this one.

The coolest feature (I think) is the Analytics Sheet. It fixes something that annoyed me from day one. When clicking on a short link (like goo.gl/n2Uiwn), should it open the app, or the browser?

You're left with the default Android Chooser. Either you live with it, and always do one or the other, or you pick "ALWAYS" and you're trapped: you won't be able to get the Analytics, or you won't be able to select another browser or app to open the link.

Not anymore!
Click on a link, select "Open with URL Shortener", then "ALWAYS".
You'll then get a sheet similar to the Android Chooser AND you'll get the Click Analytics too. No need to choose, nor leave the app you clicked from!

There is a bunch of other new features:
• UI refresh: new icon, reveal animations, launch screen, list animations, etc.
• New login flow
• Integration of new permission model
• Performance improvements
• Lots of fixes in preparation for Android Nougat
• Option to remove "http://" when sharing
• Ukrainian and Slovak support
• Chrome Custom Tab support: option to stay in the app to open links
• Lots of bug fixes

Get it on Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tdevaux.googleurlshortener

(Note: it's a staged rollout, starting with 20%)

#android #urlshortener
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URL Shortener 3.0 for Android is out!

It's been a long time without any update, but I hope you'll like this one.

The coolest feature (I think) is the Analytics Sheet. It fixes something that annoyed me from day one. When clicking on a short link (like goo.gl/n2Uiwn), should it open the app, or the browser?

You're left with the default Android Chooser. Either you live with it, and always do one or the other, or you pick "ALWAYS" and you're trapped: you won't be able to get the Analytics, or you won't be able to select another browser or app to open the link.

Not anymore!
Click on a link, select "Open with URL Shortener", then "ALWAYS".
You'll then get a sheet similar to the Android Chooser AND you'll get the Click Analytics too. No need to choose, nor leave the app you clicked from!

There is a bunch of other new features:
• UI refresh: new icon, reveal animations, launch screen, list animations, etc.
• New login flow
• Integration of new permission model
• Performance improvements
• Lots of fixes in preparation for Android Nougat
• Option to remove "http://" when sharing
• Ukrainian and Slovak support
• Chrome Custom Tab support: option to stay in the app to open links
• Lots of bug fixes

Get it on Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tdevaux.googleurlshortener

Note: it's a staged rollout, starting with 20%.
Also, this app is not affiliated with Google in any ways.

#android #urlshortener
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My dear international friends! Some new features need translations. If you speak any of the following, you can easily create an account and translate few sentences!

Help needed in Arabic, Czech, Dutch, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian.

getlocalization.com/googleurlshortener

Thanks so much!
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My son crawling into a self-driving car.
I'll have to explain him what steering wheels were ;)

+Google Self-Driving Car Project​
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Un air de ressemblance ?
Awesome gift from my wife by Kody Stewart. This is so much us ;)
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The Yorkshire Dales National Park in Great Britain is mesmerizing. There are way more sheep there than tourists!

#uk #england #dales
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Didn't know Google had shops in Europe. Featuring Nexus devices and other hardware.
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View from our cottage for a big family reunion near York, UK.
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Hello London. Apparently, Big Ben is leaning by 0.26° to the right - hard to tell!
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Best Christmas dinner ever: a sandwich!
So worth the hike. #columbia #oregon
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