DevBytes: Google Play Services 7.3

Google Play Services 7.3 brings a ton of great new features to help you BUILD BETTER APPS! This update brings the ability to connect multiple wearables simultaneously to a single phone. There…
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  1. *Google Play services 7.3 available now!* We’ve completed the rollout of Google Play services 7.3 and have an updated SDK available now via the Android SDK Manager, bringing new Android Wear APIs, the addition of nutrition data and additional smarts to Google Fit, improvements to retrieving the user’s location, and better support for optional APIs. *Android Wear* With the new release allowing multiple Wear devices to be connected to a single handheld device, the new *CapabilityApi* makes it easy to find the correct node on the new Android Wear network. Need a low level connection between devices? The *ChannelApi* makes it easy to stream data or send files between devices. *Google Fit* This release adds a simple *readDailyTotal()* method for getting daily step data for Wear apps, automatic distance calculations, and support for nutrition data. *Location* We’re including new tools to verify location data availability as well as enabling batching location updates for your LocationRequests – saving significant amounts of battery. Read through the blog post (http://goo.gl/8pM2Ab) and get started with the updated SDK now! #AndroidDev #AndroidWear #GoogleFit #GooglePlayservices 

  2. *Google Play services 7.3 available now!* We’ve completed the rollout of Google Play services 7.3 and have an updated SDK available now via the Android SDK Manager, bringing new Android Wear APIs, the addition of nutrition data and additional smarts to Google Fit, improvements to retrieving the user’s location, and better support for optional APIs. *Android Wear* With the new release allowing multiple Wear devices to be connected to a single handheld device, the new *CapabilityApi* makes it easy to find the correct node on the new Android Wear network. Need a low level connection between devices? The *ChannelApi* makes it easy to stream data or send files between devices. *Google Fit* This release adds a simple *readDailyTotal()* method for getting daily step data for Wear apps, automatic distance calculations, and support for nutrition data. *Location* We’re including new tools to verify location data availability as well as enabling batching location updates for your LocationRequests – saving significant amounts of battery. Read through the blog post (http://goo.gl/8pM2Ab) and get started with the updated SDK now! #AndroidDev #AndroidWear #GoogleFit #GooglePlayservices 

  3. *Google Play services 7.3 available now!* We’ve completed the rollout of Google Play services 7.3 and have an updated SDK available now via the Android SDK Manager, bringing new Android Wear APIs, the addition of nutrition data and additional smarts to Google Fit, improvements to retrieving the user’s location, and better support for optional APIs. *Android Wear* With the new release allowing multiple Wear devices to be connected to a single handheld device, the new *CapabilityApi* makes it easy to find the correct node on the new Android Wear network. Need a low level connection between devices? The *ChannelApi* makes it easy to stream data or send files between devices. *Google Fit* This release adds a simple *readDailyTotal()* method for getting daily step data for Wear apps, automatic distance calculations, and support for nutrition data. *Location* We’re including new tools to verify location data availability as well as enabling batching location updates for your LocationRequests – saving significant amounts of battery. Read through the blog post (http://goo.gl/8pM2Ab) and get started with the updated SDK now! #AndroidDev #AndroidWear #GoogleFit #GooglePlayservices 

  4. Wear them all? I think this update to Google Play services is pretty important to the future of #wearables. No, I doubt anybody really wants to wear more than one watch at the same time, but there is an increasing chance that you may own more than one watch and would like to switch easily between them say to go for a jog with one and switch to another for an evening out. Prior to this update, if you want to switch watches you have to go through the process of manually un-pairing and re-pairing with every switch. This change will allow you to just take off one watch and put on another without going through the arduous process. However, what if you want to wear more than one *kind* of wearable at the same time? I am more excited about what this means for say future versions of #GoogleGlass or the introduction of new #AndroidWear capable devices. Right now, I can have either Google Glass or my #AndroidWear watch receiving Wear notifications, but not both. This change would potentially allow that. Also, the update allows one wearable to talk directly to another via the phone. This would allow apps that run on the watch to control apps on Google Glass directly. Essentially you have this personal body network that you can plug many wearables into and share functionality across them in interesting ways. Looking forward to testing this out… 

  5. *Google Play services 7.3 available now!* We’ve completed the rollout of Google Play services 7.3 and have an updated SDK available now via the Android SDK Manager, bringing new Android Wear APIs, the addition of nutrition data and additional smarts to Google Fit, improvements to retrieving the user’s location, and better support for optional APIs. *Android Wear* With the new release allowing multiple Wear devices to be connected to a single handheld device, the new *CapabilityApi* makes it easy to find the correct node on the new Android Wear network. Need a low level connection between devices? The *ChannelApi* makes it easy to stream data or send files between devices. *Google Fit* This release adds a simple *readDailyTotal()* method for getting daily step data for Wear apps, automatic distance calculations, and support for nutrition data. *Location* We’re including new tools to verify location data availability as well as enabling batching location updates for your LocationRequests – saving significant amounts of battery. Read through the blog post (http://goo.gl/8pM2Ab) and get started with the updated SDK now! #AndroidDev #AndroidWear #GoogleFit #GooglePlayservices 

  6. *Google Play services 7.3 available now!* We’ve completed the rollout of Google Play services 7.3 and have an updated SDK available now via the Android SDK Manager, bringing new Android Wear APIs, the addition of nutrition data and additional smarts to Google Fit, improvements to retrieving the user’s location, and better support for optional APIs. *Android Wear* With the new release allowing multiple Wear devices to be connected to a single handheld device, the new *CapabilityApi* makes it easy to find the correct node on the new Android Wear network. Need a low level connection between devices? The *ChannelApi* makes it easy to stream data or send files between devices. *Google Fit* This release adds a simple *readDailyTotal()* method for getting daily step data for Wear apps, automatic distance calculations, and support for nutrition data. *Location* We’re including new tools to verify location data availability as well as enabling batching location updates for your LocationRequests – saving significant amounts of battery. Read through the blog post (http://goo.gl/8pM2Ab) and get started with the updated SDK now! #AndroidDev #AndroidWear #GoogleFit #GooglePlayservices 

  7. *Google Play services 7.3 available now!* We’ve completed the rollout of Google Play services 7.3 and have an updated SDK available now via the Android SDK Manager, bringing new Android Wear APIs, the addition of nutrition data and additional smarts to Google Fit, improvements to retrieving the user’s location, and better support for optional APIs. *Android Wear* With the new release allowing multiple Wear devices to be connected to a single handheld device, the new *CapabilityApi* makes it easy to find the correct node on the new Android Wear network. Need a low level connection between devices? The *ChannelApi* makes it easy to stream data or send files between devices. *Google Fit* This release adds a simple *readDailyTotal()* method for getting daily step data for Wear apps, automatic distance calculations, and support for nutrition data. *Location* We’re including new tools to verify location data availability as well as enabling batching location updates for your LocationRequests – saving significant amounts of battery. Read through the blog post (http://goo.gl/8pM2Ab) and get started with the updated SDK now! #AndroidDev #AndroidWear #GoogleFit #GooglePlayservices 

  8. Welcome #ChannelApi and #CapaibilityApi for #AndroidWear …as always awesomely presented by +Magnus Hyttsten​ with the latest #GooglePlayServices #AndroidDev

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