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Updated Google Play Distribution Agreement takes a shot at Amazon

Updated Google Play Distribution Agreement takes a shot at Amazon

Google yesterday updated their Google Play Distribution Agreement, a document which sets out the rules that developers must abide by in order to play in Google’s Playground as it were. The updated agreement introduces a couple of new clauses aimed at improving developer response, but also appears to be making moves to encourage alternate providers of apps to move them into Google Play. In a move that appears to be a direct shot at Amazon, and their method of release for their Amazon Prime Instant Video app. Amazon, after a long wait, finally released their Amazon Prime Instant Video app for[Read More...]

by 11:50 AM on September 26, 2014 3 comments Google Play, Google Services, News
Google will require a developers physical address and a list of prices for apps with IAP

Google will require a developers physical address and a list of prices for apps with IAP

Google has been cracking down on in-app purchases (IAP). Recent sanctions in the European Union, as well as by the FTC in the US has seen Google (and others) taken to task over the ease with which children can access IAP and how hard it is to then refund those purchases. Google is about to get a little more serious about IAP in a big way at the end of this month. The Android Developer Console has some announcements for developers, which will go into effect as of the 30th of September. The first announcement is that going forward, any[Read More...]

by 9:46 AM on September 23, 2014 4 comments Android Development
All Nexus 7 variants on Google Play showing as out of stock

All Nexus 7 variants on Google Play showing as out of stock

With rumours circulating of a Nexus 9 launch mid-next month, there’s possibly something in the fact that customers checking stock levels on all variants of the Nexus 7 (2013) on the Australian Google Play store are being told ‘We are out of stock. Please check back soon’. It could also be nothing, with the tablet having previously gone out of stock, with stock being replenished after a brief time. Though it could be nothing, there’s also signs that stock of the Nexus 7 (2013) is beginning to dwindle at retailers with a number of stores – Dick Smith, OfficeWorks only[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on September 21, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
Google Play Store 5.0 sneak peek shows off more material design integration

Google Play Store 5.0 sneak peek shows off more material design integration

Material Design is the coming thing, with the release of Android L later this year, Material Design will be across most of Android, including Google Play. We’ve seen moves in this direction already, but a new version is on the way and it’s about to get flatter. Android Police has managed to get a hold of a version of the Google Play store and have given it the once-over. As you can see, it’s a new look as you can see, with flatter and a refined colour palette for each of the categories. The design has also extended into the[Read More...]

by 8:41 AM on September 17, 2014 5 comments Google Play
Nexus 5 replacement program is US Only

Nexus 5 replacement program is US Only

Last week, a few outlets in the US cottoned onto the story of Joshua D, who posted on Google+ (in a post that is no longer on-line) about having his Nexus 5 replaced by the Google Play support team after smashing it. The Google Play team member he spoke to also advised that Google had implemented a one-time replacement policy for Nexus 5 phones. So is this something we can all take advantage of? In a word No. It seems that even in the US, there are varying reports on how effective this is, with Droid-Life updating their post to[Read More...]

by 2:56 PM on September 11, 2014 11 comments Google Play, Phones
imo app UI updated in preparation for Android L

imo app UI updated in preparation for Android L

With the imminent arrival of Android L not to far away, free video calls and chat app imo has just been updated with a UI makeover inspired by Google’s Material Design guidelines. According to imo’s blog: “We created better visual hierarchy in the app through the use of deliberate colors choices, edge-to-edge imagery, new icons, and new typography using different weights and styles of Roboto. We also increased spacing for better scannability and comprehension of content.” The updated app generally features new fonts, increased spacing and more white space. The contact lists have small improvements including increased row height and The[Read More...]

by 9:35 PM on September 9, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Nexus 5 Black back in stock on Google Play

Nexus 5 Black back in stock on Google Play

Earlier this month, the Black coloured Nexus 5 went out of stock on Google Play in both 16GB and 32GB versions. The good news is, that Google has replenished supplies of the Nexus 5 and you can now purchase the phone again through Google Play, with an estimated shipping date of the 29th of August. The 16GB White Nexus 5 also briefly dropped to ‘Out of Stock’ status soon after the Black versions sold out, but it too is showing stock due to ship on the 29th of August. Pricing for the Nexus 5 remains at $399 for the 16GB[Read More...]

by 12:15 PM on August 25, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Phones
Boost Juice app now allows you to order your juice fix at your local store

Boost Juice app now allows you to order your juice fix at your local store

To date, the Boost Juice app has been a somewhat less than feature packed app. With a few basic features like store locator, menu and Boost Juice Vibe Member functions, it’s apparently learned a new trick with the latest update. Members can now order their favourite juice from their local or favourite store, then pay for their order using 10 Boost Vibe Points, Vibe cash, Credit Card or eGift Card. We are not sure what Vibe Cash is, however this sounds like a pre-loading of money onto your Vibe card to make purchases. Similar to what Starbucks Coffee’s offer on[Read More...]

by 9:44 AM on August 25, 2014 5 comments Apps
Australian Chromecast customers being offered 90 Day Google Play Music All Access Trial

Australian Chromecast customers being offered 90 Day Google Play Music All Access Trial

Chromecast is one of the best content delivery systems around, be it from external services with built-in Chromecast playback, or just using Google’s own service, and Google wants to show it off. Buying a Chromecast from Google Play – or it seems any Australian retailer (JB or Dick Smith) – will now net you 90 days access to Google Play Music. To redeem the offer, there’s two ways to go. Point your browser at chromecast.com/offers/ and select your Chromecast and then redeem the offer, or you can also go into your Chromecast app on your tablet/phone and select your Chromecast[Read More...]

by 6:30 PM on August 13, 2014 2 comments Chromecast, Google Play
Google Play has now sold out of the Black Nexus 5 – it’s White or Red now

Google Play has now sold out of the Black Nexus 5 – it’s White or Red now

The availability of Nexus devices on Google Play is slowly dwindling, with both the 16GB and 32GB version of the Black Nexus 5 showing as out of stock. The usual message: ‘We are out of stock. Please check back soon’ shows now on the entries, but this same message has accompanied the Nexus 7 in all variants since at least late June, and the Nexus 10 for even longer. The white and red versions of the Nexus 5 in 16GB and 32GB are both still available, with a 1-2 business day lead time on orders shipping out. Will Google make[Read More...]

by 2:19 AM on August 11, 2014 4 comments Google Play, Phones
Google Play welcomes BBC Content to Google Play Movies and TV in Australia

Google Play welcomes BBC Content to Google Play Movies and TV in Australia

Google launched the TV component of Google Play Movies and TV in Australia back in March, and the selection of content was fairly extensive, offering both Australian and US content, but if you were missing shows from the BBC, you can now check out shows from the UK on Google Play. Announced on Google+ yesterday, Google Play now has a launch offer, with a range of shows from the BBC, including Dr Who, Orphan Black, Sherlock, a range of documentaries and more, including new show The Musketeers. Pricing is on average around $2.99 per episode, with full seasons available as[Read More...]

by 11:25 AM on August 7, 2014 2 comments Google Play
Google Play refund window unofficially increased to two hours

Google Play refund window unofficially increased to two hours

The timeframe for having apps refunded on Google Play was lowered to 15 minutes back in December 2010. But that seems to have changed, the guys over at Android Police running a series of tests which shows that a majority of Apps and Games on Google Play now have a 2 hour window for refund. The team tested the window on several apps, and it appears to be a fairly reliable 2 hour window now. It hasn’t been officially acknowledged by Google as yet though, the official Google Play support page for refunds still lists the window for refunds at[Read More...]

by 4:58 PM on August 5, 2014 5 comments Google Play
Rumour: Google looking to offer customisable accessories for the Nexus 5

Rumour: Google looking to offer customisable accessories for the Nexus 5

Google has upped their game in the last year or so with accessories for Nexus devices. We’re a lot better off than we were, but it seems, it could get better. Android Police have published a rumour which shows Google could be about to launch a customisable accessory store offering cases and live wallpapers for the Nexus 5. Under the name ‘Workshop’, the accessory store rumour comes with pictures of the interface, which will apparently allow you to customise a case based on two types: Map with Me or Moments. Map with Me will be a location based option which[Read More...]

by 10:30 PM on August 2, 2014 3 comments Google Play, Rumours