At Google IO 2013, Google has launched three new location APIs for developers to access the location of a device. Below these are listed: “Geofencing”, “Activity Recognition” and”Fused Location Provider”.
Here are its descriptions:
Geofencing: apps define virtual fences around areas to then do actions when the user enters or leaves the area.
Activity Recognisation: tracks movement without the use of GPS
Fused Location Provider: it improves GPS efficiency for apps.
Coming onto Google Play Games
It allows you to
- Cloud Save – progression and game states saved to the cloud and synchronized across devices.
- Google+ Circles to make connections
It allows cross-platform gaming experiences and ensure that users can easily switch between their phones and tablets without losing their game states.
More Here: Google IO 2013