TagGoogle Play Services

Exploring the Play Billing Library for Android

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In-app billing is a powerful part of the Android framework that allows us to easily monetise our applications with in-app purchases and subscriptions. Google previously provided us with the in-app billing which allows us to implement this within our apps. However, I remember this never being exactly a straightforward task — we’d have to add a InAppBillingService class, bind to it, remember to...

Introducing Custom Map Styles for Google Maps

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Play services has just received an update to version 9.6.0 and there’s an awesome new addition to it, custom styling for Google Maps 😍 I feel like this has been a long time coming, so I decided to give the documentation a good read to see exactly what we can do with this new feature 🛠 Why should I use this? Maps can becomes very cluttered for users. All of the roads, rivers, labels, points of...