August 11, 2014
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Developers, prepare your apps! Google is widely expected to debut its Android Wear 2.0 platform in early February, and the company wants to ensure a wide selection of compatible apps are available at launch. Be sure to take advantage of the on-watch Play Store and stand-alone functionality.
Google released a new version of Android Studio today, and the new IDE has everything developers need to build apps for Android smartphones, tablets, watches, and other form factors. Want to put the latest APIs to use? Android Studio 2.0 is what you need. The update is free.
Last week, online mapping platform Mapbox announced the launch of Smart Directions, a premium addition to its core offering which allows organizations and developers to incorporate maps into their applications. With Smart Directions, companies and developers are given the ability to create custom routing profiles which enable them to describe how users should be taken from their starting points to their destinations.