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If you write apps that link in native code, we just released this great blog post that talks about changes that are happening in Android M and Android N. Some of these changes will cause your app to fail if you are doing things like linking to non-public APIs or building your libraries in non-standard ways. So make sure you do the tests that Dmitry Malykhanov suggests in order to ensure that your app will have a smooth transition when N is released.
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Today we are releasing the new Google Cast SDK for Android and iOS. This new SDK focuses on making development for Cast quicker, more reliable, and easier to maintain. Learn more about it from our blog post, full documentation, and samples at: https://goo.gl/qYYWGJ

The release notes https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/release-notes contain more information about the specifics of the changes. The new Cast SDK v3.0.0 is an upgrade of the Cast Sender v2 APIs for Android and iOS. Improvements focus on significantly reducing the amount of code it takes for you to integrate Cast into your Android and iOS sender apps, while making Cast more reliable and easier to maintain. This was done by standardizing and moving much of the code into a new sender application framework. In addition, these framework APIs were re-designed to be consistent across Android and iOS. And the framework includes full state management that helps you implement the right abstraction between your app and Cast.

Enjoy the new SDK, and share with us what you think about it!

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New Google Cast SDK released for Android and iOS

Today we are releasing the new Google Cast SDK for Android and iOS. This new SDK focuses on making development for Cast quicker, more reliable, and easier to maintain. Learn more about it from our blog post, full documentation, and samples at: https://goo.gl/qYYWGJ

#GoogleCast
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At I/O 2016, I helped review the Android Wear talks, and when we were putting together the "standalone" apps talk, we needed a picture of something sleeping for the explanation about doze mode. Couldn't help myself but use a picture of my two sleeping pit bulls on their bean bag bed at home :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw37dxW6q5g&feature=youtu.be&t=7m36s

Enjoy the cute dogs, and learn more about Android Wear standalone mode!

And no matter where you are, if you are looking for a dog, remember there are lots of great dogs right now at your local animal shelter waiting to be your best friend forever.
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The Android Wear team asked me to share another survey they have prepared, to capture feedback about the Android Wear developer experience. Part of my role as Developer Advocate is to learn about what works and what needs improvements, so we can use this to prioritize future development work. We did something similar back in October 2015, and we received a lot of great feedback.

If you are a developer for Android Wear, please take the following short survey, and we look forward to hearing your feedback:

https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1G3mH5ruc3uNWP1kmQBpOZZJh9NqZzXV2vhkb6RCkjyk/viewform

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Android Wear Developer SurveyHello, If you've done Android Wear development, we would love hear about your experience! We’d like to understand the delights and frustrations experienced by Android Wear developers. Please take a moment to fill out the following survey. Your honest and detailed feedback is very much appreciated. Thank you for your time!
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Google Fit primarily: If you look at the COmmunity page you'll see lots of questions, hypothesizing about bugs, problems with implementation etc. Engagement by Google is spotty, infrequent, and vague. I recognize that part of the idea is that community members also help, but when it's questions about the inner workings of Fit, it really needs answers from Google. I've wasted several weeks on two problems which could have been clarified easily.

With S.O. noticeably less active in the last 6 months, I think the Community pages are one of our few resources.

Of course it's possible I'm misunderstanding the process.
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The SDK for Android N, also known as API 24, is now released, and you are able to use it in apps that you publish. You can still support older devices, but now target future API 24 devices as well.
 
Android N APIs are finalized with Dev Preview 4

Along with our 4th Developer Preview now available through new system images and through the Android Beta program (http://goo.gl/30p5KL), you can now compile and publish apps using API 24 - the finalized APIs for #AndroidN.

Check out the blog post for more details and continue to file issues on the issue tracker: https://goo.gl/g5UCp6

http://goo.gl/ivVxLP
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As a Developer Advocate at Google, I am now also working on IoT and the Living Room, which includes Android TV and Chromecast. I just had some old photos scanned the other day, and here is a picture of myself from probably 1979 in front of my parent's TV of the time in Adelaide, Australia. It was black and white, looked like a piece of furniture, there were maybe 4 TV channels, and it didn't have a remote control, streaming, or WiFi.

Check out the recording of my I/O 2016 talk, where I give an introduction to porting Android apps to Android TV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv-e1sV3gos&index=45&list=PLWz5rJ2EKKc8jQTUYvIfqA9lMvSGQWtte

#AndroidTV

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My Dad took these old photos on 35mm film, which I had scanned in recently. Many of the photos look like they were taken recently, apart from the old school technology in the background, and you can see the great color reproduction in the 1970s carpet :)
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Today we are releasing the new Google Cast SDK for Android and iOS. This new SDK focuses on making development for Cast quicker, more reliable, and easier to maintain. Learn more about it from our blog post, full documentation, and samples at: https://goo.gl/qYYWGJ

The release notes https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/release-notes contain more information about the specifics of the changes. The new Cast SDK v3.0.0 is an upgrade of the Cast Sender v2 APIs for Android and iOS. Improvements focus on significantly reducing the amount of code it takes for you to integrate Cast into your Android and iOS sender apps, while making Cast more reliable and easier to maintain. This was done by standardizing and moving much of the code into a new sender application framework. In addition, these framework APIs were re-designed to be consistent across Android and iOS. And the framework includes full state management that helps you implement the right abstraction between your app and Cast.

Enjoy the new SDK, and share with us what you think about it!

#GoogleCast
 
New Google Cast SDK released for Android and iOS

Today we are releasing the new Google Cast SDK for Android and iOS. This new SDK focuses on making development for Cast quicker, more reliable, and easier to maintain. Learn more about it from our blog post, full documentation, and samples at: https://goo.gl/qYYWGJ

#GoogleCast
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any plans allowing an Android phone to become a Cast receiver device?
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If you are using the Android N preview with Android Auto, you may have noticed that Google Maps was not working correctly. Sign up for the Maps beta to get updates that will make Auto+N work together.
 
Google Maps 9.31.0 with Auto and Wear Support now available in Open Beta
Google Maps 9.31.0 contains fixes for using Maps, Android N, and Android Auto together and includes the full Android Wear app as well (unlike the factory image provided version of Google Maps in Developer Preview 4).

If you're interested in either of these changes, sign up for the open beta now and download the new version from Google Play: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.google.android.apps.maps
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The Android Wear team asked me to share another survey they have prepared, to capture feedback about the Android Wear developer experience. Part of my role as Developer Advocate is to learn about what works and what needs improvements, so we can use this to prioritize future development work. We did something similar back in October 2015, and we received a lot of great feedback.

If you are a developer for Android Wear, please take the following short survey, and we look forward to hearing your feedback:

https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1G3mH5ruc3uNWP1kmQBpOZZJh9NqZzXV2vhkb6RCkjyk/viewform

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Android Wear Developer SurveyHello, If you've done Android Wear development, we would love hear about your experience! We’d like to understand the delights and frustrations experienced by Android Wear developers. Please take a moment to fill out the following survey. Your honest and detailed feedback is very much appreciated. Thank you for your time!
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I saw this amazing video of a 240 year old programmable robot that is capable of using a dipped ink pen to write on paper. It has realistic hand motions, and the eyes move to follow the pen. It is basically the original Teddy Ruxpin, except all mechanical like a clock. The entire machine is made up of 6000 parts and fits inside the body, and you can program what he will write by configuring a programming wheel of letters on the back.

What a truly beautiful machine created in the late 1700s, before steam engines, electricity, or pretty much anything else we have in our modern world.

As a comparison, the MOS 6502 in the Commodore 64 had 3510 transistors, and the Intel 8080 had 4500 transistors, giving an idea of the complexity of this mechanical device compared to a general purpose computer. Very amazing and inspirational what the dedicated Swiss watch maker Pierre Jaquet-Droz was able to achieve such a long time ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY_wfKVjuJM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Jaquet-Droz
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Recently we released a new open source sample that showcases the different components that come with the Android TV Leanback library. The home screen is a BrowseFragment consisting of a set of different cards, with each card representing a component in Leanback.

Try out the new sample here, and test it out on your TV device or emulator:
https://github.com/googlesamples/leanback-showcase

There is also the original Leanback sample as well:
https://github.com/googlesamples/androidtv-Leanback

If you have ideas for other features you would like to see in our samples, please share them in the comments.
leanback-showcase - Showcases different components that come with the Leanback library for Android TV
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So finally we can change the right hand side RowsFragment ;)
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Are you an Android developer who has developed a phone or tablet app, but thought it was too hard to develop for Android TV? Or that you didn't have a device to test it on?

I've met quite a few developers who thought this, and so we put together a talk that shows how easy it is to port your app over to Android TV, and use the emulator. In some cases, it can just be a few changes to your manifest and adding some D-pad event support. We do a quick run down on all the important things to consider when porting your app.

Check out our I/O 2016 talk, and we look forward to your feedback:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv-e1sV3gos&index=45&list=PLWz5rJ2EKKc8jQTUYvIfqA9lMvSGQWtte

#AndroidTV  
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If you could show this to someone on the Google Photos team that would be great.
Sorry for the sarcasm. I have a Shield TV and generally love it. Though it does drive me up a wall how Google does not seem to support Google. Isn't there somebody with authority to finger wag who can be sent 'round to sort it out?
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    PhD, 1999 - 2004
  • University of South Australia
    Computer Systems Engineering, 1995 - 1998
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Wayne Piekarski is a Developer Advocate at Google, focusing on Android, Wear, the Internet of Things, and the Living Room. He has worked for 15 years in academia and industry in the areas of wearable computing, outdoor augmented reality, 3D user interfaces, and mobile devices, with a PhD from the University of South Australia. Wayne works to get developers excited about new mobile and wearable technologies, through conferences, social media, and training materials. He also works to advocate for developers within Google, ensuring developers have the right tools and information to support their work.
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Senior Developer Advocate at Google
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Mobile computing, augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D user interfaces, software development
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  • Google
    Senior Developer Advocate, 2014 - present
  • Qualcomm
    Staff Engineer, 2010 - 2014
  • WorldViz
    Development Manager, 2007 - 2010
  • University of South Australia
    Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Wearable Computer Lab, 1999 - 2007
  • SE Network Access
    Manager of Research and Development, 1996 - 2001
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Visiting Researcher, 1999 - 1999
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