Google Play – old store new look

We are paying a lot of attention to Android since Google IO 2014 and try to be up to date with all new things. One of those things is Google’s Material Design. Android Developers Blog post reveals more information about it.

In our opinion it looks really nice and intuitive. App users have the most valuable data „on top”, drawn on a card-looking layout. It’s easy to navigate through views as well. Generally, the interface became less obscure and more content-oriented.

As Android user you’ve probably noticed Google’s Play new look. See the screenshot below if not 😉

Google Play screenshot

Here you can see the promo video. If it’s absent, the promo graphic will be shown instead. In case there is no promo at all, empty space will be substituted with app’s icon and title. Clever, huh? You can experience many clickable areas like app’s opinions, description, feedback, developer’s info and others.
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AndEngine Cookbook is finally available!

After learning from tutorials, blog posts and who knows where else, AndEngine for Android Game Development Cookbook has been finally published!

andengine cookbook

You can buy it on the publisher’s site which is [PACKT] publishing or on Amazon and a few other stores.

As the overview on publisher’s site says, this is a step-by-step instruction on how to write games using AndEngine. It explains pretty much everything starting from basic things such as what is a texture, a sprite, how you can manage these things, etc. and goes to more advanced topics such as performance optimization, physics extensions and some others. At the end you have a source code for the example game you were writing while doing exercises from this book.
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