|More Google Android Samples On GitHub|
|Written by Lucy Black|
|Tuesday, 28 April 2015|
New Android code samples covering Android Wear, Android for Work, NFC and Screen capturing have been made available on GitHub. The Santa Tracker Android app is also now available there.
The Google Samples repository already contains dozens of samples that you can use in your own apps or to discover how Android features work. You can access samples from Android Studio using its built-in Import Samples feature, which is the recommended method or download them in the Android SDK Manager.
The five new samples, added last week are:
In addition Google has now open-sourced its Santa Tracker Android app, which includes three games, two Android Wear watchfaces and hidden Easter Eggs and well as its parallax-scrolling village backdrop. For developers there is more to this Android App than you might imagine. To help with user engagement, the app uses the App Indexing API to enable autocomplete support for Santa Tracker games from Google Search. This is done using deep linking. In this video, Jarek Wilkiewicz demonstrates how the feature works in Santa Tracker, and explains how you can implement it in your own Android app.
So if you thought Santa Tracker was something only for a few days in December, it's time to see it in a different light.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 April 2015 )|