The Secrets to App Success on Google Play (Second Edition)

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Read this business playbook for app and game developers to learn about the best practices and Google tools that will help you improve the quality of your app, grow a valuable audience, increase user engagement and retention, and earn more revenue on Google Play.

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Google Play Books
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Nov 17, 2015
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English
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Computers / Programming / Mobile Devices
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Learn how to…

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A complete guide to get you started with cross-platform mobile application development with Google Flutter


Important Features:


1. Understand the fundamentals of Dart and Flutter to begin cross-platform mobile app development.

2. Learn about Flutter concepts like:

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- Navigation and Routing in Flutter

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Book Description:


Google Flutter is an application development framework for mobile, desktop and web which uses Dart as the primary back-end language. Flutter is highly efficient, fast and easy to work with. In this book, you will learn how to leverage Flutter awesome features and components to develop beautiful native applications.


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3. Recommender App

4. NASA Picture of the Day

5. Weather App

6. Planets App

7. Quotes App



Who this book is for:


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