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Google Launches Android Experiments To Showcase Experimental Open-Source Android Apps

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August 18
12:01 AM 2015

Google recently launched Android Experiments, a gallery collection that showcases creative projects using Android devices and other tools.

Deemed as the mobile apps counterpart to its Chrome Experiments site, Android Experiments is a gallery of projects that showcases creative uses of Android devices, their capabilities and aesthetics. Notably, all of the apps in the Android Experiments' gallery will be open source so other developers can see how they were made, Tech Crunch stressed.

Furthermore, the reported end goal of the Android Experiments Gallery is to allow anyone to learn how an experiment was made, and hopefully inspire aspiring developers to create their own, Venture Beat quoted. A spokesperson stated that Google want to encourage more developers to challenge how they interact with the devices they use every day, and show how creative they can be on Android.

Android And Me elaborated that Google applications that use forward-thinking technology, interfaces and aesthetics are of high priority to be showcased in Android Experiments. The applications that are showcased on the site are all open source, too, so that developers can find out what makes them function and use those same ideas to build something else. For now, there are only 20 experiments available ranging from camera experiments to innovative Android Wear apps to hardware hacks to cutting-edge OpenGL demos. These are built with common developer tools like Android SDK and NDK, Android Wear, the IOIO board, Cinder, Processing, OpenFrameworks, and Unity.

As for online availability, Google confirmed that these experimental apps won't get their own dedicated collection on the Google Play store. However, this tech giant is delighted to announce to media that these experimental apps will be searchable and available for download there, Tech Crunch concluded.

Lastly, Google is issuing an open invitation for all developers to submit their own experiments to the gallery. Developers can now submit their apps to get them included on the site.

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