Google offers developers 25% off Pixel C tablet to build split screen apps – 32GB: $375, 64GB: $449

Update 3/14: The discount is now available to those in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Update: As of Wednesday afternoon, Google has started emailing the redemption codes. They must be redeemed by July 15th. The 25% discount also applies to the 32GB model.

To coincide with the release of the Android N Developer Preview, Google is offering developers a hefty 25% discount on the 64GB Pixel C. This 0 price cut brings the device down to a much more reasonable 0.

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Google Home adds new tools for developers to build better games, like text adventures

Actions on Google was announced last year and meant to expand Home’s capabilities through third-party services. Since then, a number of services have released fun and useful experiences. Google is now adding new tools for developers to build better voice games for Assistant.

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Android Wear API 23 now available to developers, brings Marshmallow to smartwatches

Google has released API 23 SDK for Android Wear, which means developers can now start optimizing their smartwatch apps for Android Marshmallow. Once apps are updated, it means they’ll be able to take advantage of a number of new Android features, and they’ll be better at automatically detecting if they’re being displayed on a round or square watch face…

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Google releases Google Cast SDK version 3 to developers

First announced at Google I/O 2016, Google has today released version 3 of its Google Cast SDK to developers. The new SDK significantly reduces the code required to add Cast support to your app, provides UI widgets that comply with the Cast Design checklist, a Cast notification and lockscreen controller on Android, and more.

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Developers can now charge up to $400 per app on the Google Play Store

Google has raised the per-app maximum charge limit available to developers on its Play Store to 0 in the US. The maximum limit has been increased in multiple regions, and means app developers can now charge up to 0 for an app. It’s worth noting that 0 apps probably won’t show up any time soon. However, it is perhaps concerning to think which developers may decide to start offering ludicrously expensive in-app purchases for virtual donuts, credits or gold (or whatever else you may wish to pay for). more…

Chrome Canary comes to Android, but beware: it’s unstable and only recommended for developers

Google Chrome has multiple release channels to test new features and insure that bugs are ironed out before they reach end users. Joining Android’s current stable, beta, and dev channel is Chrome Canary. Long available on desktop, Canary “is primarily intended to be used by developers and early adopters to test recent Chromium changes.”

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Google officially announces agency certification as part of its Developers Agency Program

We exclusively told you a few weeks ago that Google was planning to launch a partner program for agencies that build Android apps, and the company confirmed the existence of said program on the day of the Google I/O 2016 keynote. Now, Google has taken to its Developers blog to formally “announce” the program and spill some more details…

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Report: Google also working on 85-15 revenue split with developers, but without year long wait

Among other changes this morning, Apple announced a new 85-15 revenue split with developers of apps that have subscriptions. Recode is now reporting that Google has had the same plan in mind for the Play Store, but with an important advantage.

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Google building a new engineering team in Singapore, plans to train 100,000 developers in Indonesia as it refocusses on southeast Asia

Google today announced a couple of new significant moves as it plans to refocus on development in southeast Asia. It will build its first engineering team dedicated to the area, in Singapore, and has promised to help train up to 100,000 developers in Indonesia within 4 years, in a bid to get more content out in the country, using its own national language(s).

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