Android too is an integral part of our core business.”. Zound Industries launches its own smartphone in partnership with Android. It made me learn more too. Moreover, development on Android OS allowed us to shorten our development cycle by 25%, which is a huge amount, given the kind of labour-intensive development required to make high-end smartphones like ours,” explains Bläker. Growing up with over 80% hearing loss hasn’t stopped Olivier Jeannel from living life to the full. Hans Jørgen Wiberg was 25 years old when he was diagnosed with an illness that would lead to him going blind. An app seemed like the easiest way for people to get involved. DailyArt is an app for art lovers who want to have regular contact with the art world. “One big advantage with Android is the fact that you can choose a phone to suit you – cheap or expensive, there’s a phone for everyone,” he adds. Android’s compatibility with a diverse range of hardware devices has helped Clue reach 5 million users in just 3 years. Testament to Listonic’s popularity, the app has been downloaded almost one million times and its content rating on Google Play has risen from 4.1 to 4.8 in the last 12 months. These talks/workshops are usually in schools and other events. “One of our babysitters recently called to say that the app has completely changed her life,” says Monica. You can check out my apps at https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Jomar+Tigcal or in my Google Play Developer Page. "Android’s open operating system and rich app ecosystem have been hugely helpful in developing our proposition across niche sectors because of the apps and content available," says Tim. Publish your apps and games with the Google Play Console and grow your business on Google Play. Ecosystem fragmentation of devices hasn’t brought challenges for Everytap, since Android allows them to focus more on innovations that lead to better interaction and user interface. As a result, Archos has doubled in size in less than six years. The company took on more employees and created a, competitively priced, high-quality Android smartphone. This openness enables the Bullitt team to build highly customized products to suit different customer needs. With its success on Android, Chinese game developer Tap4Fun now generates 55 percent of its total gaming revenue globally on Google Play. With his eyesight decreasing, Hans turned to Android to develop his app Be My Eyes. Launching in a new country takes just four days. Distributing the app via Google Play is a virtually automatic process – which, for a young and constantly growing company like EyeEm, carries another extremely important advantage: “We’re expanding at a phenomenal rate, but thanks to Google Play, we still have the capacity to focus on developing new technologies,” says Rizk. For customers requiring more bespoke network and connectivity solutions, the company also provides devices without these services. The myABCKit project was launched in 2015 with the ambitious goal of driving real change in primary education, both in Spain and the rest of the world. Shortly after changing hands, Fuelio was made available for free on the Play Store. Plus it’s flexible and allows us to adopt a global approach, meaning that we don’t have to worry about the fragmented nature of the industry.” So far, Mememtum has been tested by more than 1,000 patients and has been endorsed by two prominent neurologists. I also have Tigcal Utilities and an app for Celine (You and Me) there but these two are in Closed Alpha Testing. Outfit7, creators of My Talking Tom and My Talking Angela, recently announced they’ve achieved 2.5 billion app downloads across their portfolio. I decided to build a simple SIM utility app for personal use. Founded in Istanbul, Peak Games has grown into a global technology developer, providing community-based games for users worldwide. Fuelio is an app that allows drivers to track all the costs of running a vehicle, covering fuel, maintenance and more. When three university friends came up with an alternative transport idea one afternoon in a park, they wasted no time getting it on the road. Android provides Musixmatch unprecedented freedom, which makes it their leading development program. Jean-Baptiste Hironde, Executive Director, DJiT. “After one job via the website she was able to buy a smartphone. Å KODA uses Android Auto to bring connectivity to the road. Crosscall is a manufacturer of tough, resistant and waterproof smartphones. Vertu sees Android as a way to attract new customers in a demanding marketplace. He started developing the app in August 2011 and released a paid version a year later. Since launching on Android, DailyArt has been downloaded 135,000 times and the company now has over 80,000 members worldwide. In the beginning, the company developed apps exclusively, but later launched the Blackphone, a smartphone designed in-house that uses a modified version of Android to encrypt user data and communications. Overview. Our first target was to sell the phone in 30 markets and Google is helping us to achieve this goal.” General Mobile has also made a great contribution to the Turkish education system, by providing 1.5 million pupils across Turkey with Android-based tablets as part of the Fatih project – the biggest ever technology donation in the education field. The app, designed in 2013 to help with early detection of neurological disorders, replicates the tests that neurologists conduct on patients during consultations. Emmy is an app-based, eco-friendly, electric scooter-sharing company that gives Berlin access to an alternative way around the city. The best way for developers to take advantage of the improvement is to use FLP to get location information. In 5 years 750,000 tablets have been sold, and Clementoni is now the leader of the children’s tablets sector in Italy, with 55% market share. It's an expressive, concise, and powerful language. Android helped Pola develop an app that lets Polish shoppers find information about the origin of any product simply by scanning its barcode. Android has led to a 60% increase in the company’s revenue due to the huge demand for software for this operating system from third parties: “Since we started selling our services using Android, orders have been flooding in. Google Play Console. With their new Me range of Android smartphones, Gigaset has also managed to secure lucrative sponsorships with Bayern Munich and Royal Ascot. As of today, I have published nine (personal) Android Apps on Google Play Store. However, since the company launched Google Play Direct Carrier Billing, they’ve seen an increase in revenues of more than 100%, year on year. “Our members are using Android, especially in emerging countries, which has helped us when we launch in countries like India, Brazil, Turkey and Russia,” says Frédéric Dermer, Head of Product. To reach the greatest number of users across Poland, the app’s creators chose Android as a key development platform. EyeEm allows users to take and edit photos using filters and frames, then share them on their own website via email or social networks. Our average cost per acquisition in Android has been around 30-40% lower than other platforms. With Android, the development process allowed them to quickly launch their app called Too Good To Go and continue to make improvements to the service as it grows. Ida had the idea that through a mobile device, women could gain an understanding into their menstrual cycle, and a liberating insight into how their bodies work. From the beginning, Android has been essential as the basis for the Fairphone operating system. It was also apparent that there was a very large community in Sweden that truly wanted to help. David Purón, Vice President of Engineering, Blackphone. DJiT then decided to adopt the entire Google ecosystem, including the Android Platform, Google Play, App Engine and Google Apps for Business. I see Google not just as a tool to use, but as a partner in business. When asked about the future of the company, Szymon Pepliński says he could not imagine switching platforms, as only Android can guarantee efficient app development. Manel Alcaide, co-founder of Visualfy, Spain, We’re fascinated by the possibilities of technology, to be able to do something so meaningful, Emma Rosman, CEO and Co-founder Welcome App. Manel's ultimate ambition is to completely eliminate the barriers between the deaf and the hearing world. Thanks to Android, we've reduced our development expenditure by 30% and shortened the development cycle by 25%. After visiting refugee camps and asylum houses, it was clear that Sweden’s refugee population was struggling to integrate. The company started to design and create educational electronic toys in the early 1980s. Since March 2014 his company has developed ten titles, and the firm now has 13 employees and is based in an office in an upmarket part of Warsaw. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. In 2013, we started developing on Android. Inviting constant feedback from their customers, they use Android to quickly adapt and improve the service, and remain well ahead of the competition. When it came time to select a platform, the developers chose to work with Android from the outset – it was the natural choice for their business because of the extensive opportunities it offered. Without Android and Google Apps we’d be at a major disadvantage.” Customer feedback on the user experience has been very positive so far, and although it’s still early days for the Fairphone, Android is set to be a mainstay of their formula for the future. Features the ability to develop your company's own game console, plus a system for changing your staff members' professions. The demand for Doro phones has been so great, they are now available in over forty countries. General Mobile now generates a turnover of $1 billion from Android devices and Android One 4G has been its most successful phone to date, with almost 1 million devices sold since launch. “Our first Android smartphones are being very well received. With its latest for now version 4.2 and NDK r19 it is much easier than it was before. Developing on Android makes our lives easier because the platform is fast, efficient and has a better, quicker distribution system than competitors. Be My Eyes is a huge success for those that need help, and those that want to help. See details. Ola & Olo uses YouTube and YouTube Editor to advertise its products. Tim Shepherd, Head of Applications and Market Intelligence, Bullitt, We want to make life easy for seniors and include them in today's society, Thomas Bergdahl, Vice President Product Development Doro. JR: We often see stories about this-developer or that-developer complaining about how Android users don't buy apps, how it's impossible to make a living off of Android development, and so forth. For customers requiring access to apps like Google Maps, Gmail and Chrome, Bittium offers devices that include Google Mobile Services. With 35 million members in 22 countries, BlaBlaCar is the world’s largest ridesharing community, and Android is at the heart of the company’s success. And reading reviews and messages from users that my apps have helped or are helping them gives me inspiration to improve my existing apps and develop more. With our app, we can transform the lives of the blind. Alain Nteff, Co-Founder and Developer, GiftedMom, Android helps HotelOga grow and respond to their users. Becoming a mobile-first company and developing on Android has helped the company adapt to the needs of its users and reach more customers. We believe technology will lead us to a 100% accessible world. The app developers decided to use Android from the very beginning: “Developing on Android makes our lives easier because the platform is fast, efficient and has a better, more open distribution system than competitors,” says Filip Miłoszewski, the company Co-founder. That would just be inconceivable with another platform.” explains Pedro. Several versions of the Blackphone later, Silent Circle has doubled its sales, expanded its client base and launched worldwide. This is important for a company that depends heavily on user experience. This is the story of Emmy. I see Google not just as a tool to use, but as a partner in business,” says Paweł. The outcome has exceeded all of my expectations.”. Thirteen days after, I published the app. $5.49. I decided in 2012 to move to a different company to focus on mobile app development. In September 2014, Swisscom launched a campaign which focused on increasing the number of active, paying customers using Direct Carrier Billing via the Google Play store. And thanks to cutting-edge software, update issues have been resolved and battery usage has been reduced. By combining innovation with affordability, Archos has pioneered a range of new technologies throughout its history, from the first Android tablet to the first connected smart home. Thanks to Android, we developed new products and strengthened our leadership in the toy industry, growing in foreign markets as well. Which brings up another interesting point; even if you’re not currently looking for an Android developer position, perhaps you should consider doing so! Filip Miłoszewski, Co-owner, Product Manager, Listonic, Android helps myABCKit promote personalised learning in the classroom. Our first target was to sell the phone in 30 markets and Google is helping us to achieve this goal. Leading up to the launch of their hit time management game, Cooking Craze, the team ran an open beta on Google Play. Work hard and you may reach the top of the video game industry! “We get 65,000 installs per day from Android, and for games like Spades Plus, more than 70% of our mobile revenue comes from the Android platform.” Android’s dynamic structure and fast, flexible iteration cycles help Peak’s developers fix issues quickly and push improvements out to users. “The openness of Android leads to more developer talent and it has become a key tool for enabling us to provide compelling products,” says Tim Shepherd, Head of Applications and Market Intelligence. I have been invited to judge Android development competitions and conduct some Android trainings for companies. A gap she was determined to fill. Android played a pivotal role as Silent Circle extended its portfolio. In 2015, the company developed the Android One 4G smartphone – a competitively priced high-performance smartphone that has become the most popular Android smartphone in Turkey. If Android didn’t exist, we wouldn’t have grown so much, or so fast. It enables us to express ourselves through our hardware and offer customers a unique experience,” says Konrad Bergström, Founder of Zound Industries. Without Android there would be no Fuelio, and without Fuelio I wouldn’t have the job I do now. The company intends to make myABCKit available to all children aged between three and seven who want to learn in a fun and personalised way, which is why they have launched the product on Android: “Schools are a major part of our business and many of them have invested in Android tablets which they regularly use during lessons,” she says. Today, 16 million of their downloads have come from Google Play. EyeEm is a free photo sharing mobile app for iPhone and Android. In our case, it enables us to use the device’s sensors to take health readings.” José Luis also likes Android because he says the devices are more affordable and therefore accessible to more people. Android One runs the latest, fastest version of Android and automatically gets the new version once it’s released. The main idea behind the platform is to provide children with a personalised approach to language learning with content relevant to each individual child, including games and exercises adapted to different levels and paces. Gifted Mom is an app developed in Cameroon which provides users with basic, yet critical information about pregnancy, breastfeeding and child vaccinations. Google’s two-year update guarantee has played a tremendous role in this success. This is the story of Be My Eyes. The New York Times saw a 125% increase in subscription conversion using Google Play Billing after driving paying customers from over 150 countries via their Android app. Android’s openness has helped BlaBlaCar streamline the development process, so it can prioritise on improving customer experience. Kairosoft Co.,Ltd. “And that means we’re able to keep improving the service we provide.”. Giovanni Clementoni, Managing Director, Clementoni. “That gives us a full-featured open source operating system that doesn’t need much tweaking before it’s good to go.” The Fairphone 2 currently has 11 apps preloaded, and according to Olivier, the apps in the Google Play Store help keep the user experience competitive: “If you don’t go to the effort of installing Google apps, you’re ignoring out-of-the-box options that millions of customers know and want to use. What started with just six people in Amsterdam in 2013 has become a 50-strong social enterprise that now markets its phones across Europe. Å KODA is one of the first car manufacturers in Europe to integrate Android Auto into their car infotainment systems, and it offers Android Auto-enabled models in all vehicle categories. “When we started, ridesharing wasn’t a known travel alternative. Subscribers receive information on specific pieces of art, such as who created them and when - interesting and informed content, curated by art historians and delivered on a daily basis. Ola & Olo is a developer of mobile games and apps for children. There weren’t much… “The ease and accessibility of Android has allowed our team to widen the appeal of our products, and we have exceeded 5 million downloads of our Clementoni apps”, explains Giovanni Clementoni. According to Zuzanna Stańska, the Founder and Project Manager of Moiseum, it felt natural to first develop the app for Android because of the platform’s popularity worldwide. 3) The key employees of Android Incorporation are Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Chris White and Nick Sears. Zound Industries is known for premium lifestyle electronics under the Marshall brand. Muzaffer Gölcü, Managing Director, General Mobile, Leading landline telephone manufacturer transforms its business with Android. Listonic credits the efficiency and openness of Android for its recent success. The way we travel in cities is leading to an alarming rise in pollution and CO2 levels, the main cause of climate change. DailyArt has been downloaded 135,000 times to date and the company has over 80,000 members worldwide, most of which are in Europe (52%) and North America (30%). Android Developer Story: Gifted Mom reaches more mothers across Africa with Android 19 November 2015 Posted by Lily Sheringham, Google Play team. Google opened a world of profitability and new possibilities to us. By contrast, says David, working from nothing would have taken years. “We saw mobile as a good channel, due to its penetration, and decided to start GiftedMom.” Their app provides basic and simplified information about pregnancy, breastfeeding and child vaccination, to support expectant mothers and those who already have children. Nexus devices then do not have a SIM tookit and Globe does not have an app for it. In 2012, Jean-Baptiste Hironde launched a free music mixing app called edjing that allows people to share their creations on social networks. Android Developer Story: Shifty Jelly drives double-digit growth with material design and expansion to the car and wearables 24 June 2015 Posted by Lily Sheringham, Google Play team. The company produces platforms for a range of markets, including government authorities, the armed forces, and the police and fire services, as well as creating Internet of Things solutions for the industrial sector. "Android’s compatibility has a role in broadening the range of products and devices we use and develop for," says Tim. Gingerbread made the Android experience simpler and faster for both users and developers. “Infant mortality is a worldwide problem. Laura Desviat, Director of Marketing, believes that BQ is a great example of innovation and continuous improvement. This is key to fulfilling his ambitions for HotelOga, which include expanding into the remaining African markets in the near future. This is a truly remarkable achievement when compared against the competition. In 2015, Everytap became The Mobile Application of the Year in the Start-Ups category at the Mobile Trends Awards; and since September 2015 Everytap has been working in collaboration with TVN Ventures. During the Google Developers Study Jams in 2015, I finished Udacity’s Developing Android Apps (Android Fundamentals) Course as one of the facilitators for the GDG Philippines Android Fundamentals Study Jams. “Google is the development platform that’s best tailored to our needs. David is enthusiastic about the part played by Google and Android in the company’s growth. This is the story of Too Good To Go. Visualfy is transforming the lives of thousands of people. We’ve steadily increased our marketing spend on Android, and this is helping to grow our retention numbers with the platform.” Above all, though, for John and his team it’s all about “making games at the intersection of what you love and what the market wants,” he says. What the two groups needed was a way to connect. According to Adrian, Android was the obvious choice as the app's platform for several reasons. “Because we can give our customers the latest version of Android, they know they are getting the fundamentals they want. “Google Play has played a major part in helping EyeEm spread so quickly,” says CTO and Co-founder Ramzi Rizk. Listonic is so much more than a free grocery list smartphone app – its features include quick and intuitive list management, budget management and access to current shop promotions. Some materials used to make the phones, for example, are sourced from conflict-free mines in high risk areas which benefits local economies instead of armed militias. The … InLoop creates mobile apps for businesses around the world and CEO Martin Adamek credits much of its success to Android’s flexibility as a development platform. Use the previous and next buttons, as well as the keyboard arrows, to change the displayed item. In September 2015, the company launched the Aquaris A4.5, an Android One smartphone designed to help bring high-quality, affordable Android devices to everyone. Material design and beta testing within Android enabled Roger Voice to create an intuitive voice recognition app for the hearing impaired. We want to spread the GiftedMom concept to other developing countries.”. That really boosted our growth, we effectively tripled our audience. This is also an statement of how much I liked this game. - Made using Android Guidelines, simple and intuitive. Without a team of talented developers and the commitment of PEOPLE that drive and continuously improve its product, businesses can not truly thrive. This is the story of Ciclogreen. Android and Google Play let Wooga iterate its games with incredible speed, enabling the success hits such as Diamond Dash, Jelly Splash, and Pearl’s Peril. I knew that if we could get technology to work for women, it would have a huge impact in the world. 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