Dear Testdroiders,

As it seems that Google is officially ending the support of Eclipse-based Android Development Toolkit (ADT), we’ve prepared everything for you in Android Studio and our Gradle-based plugin is readily available to get your tests seamlessly running from Android Studio (instead of using our old Eclipse-plugin) to Testdroid Cloud.

According to that blog, Google will end their development and official support for ADT at the end of this year and both Eclipse ADT and Android Ant build system are affected.

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Dear Testdroiders,

Testdroid provides a compelling API for its users to manage all aspects of mobile development and testing automatically. The integration API will bridge your development tools, environment with our real Android and iOS devices on Testdroid Cloud service. This article includes the full reference guide to our integration API.

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How to Monetize Mobile Games in China

China’s mobile gaming is a monster opportunity. The size of the mobile market allures every western gaming developer to monetize their games in this market. However game monetization in China can still be difficult without a right process and good resources, even though you have great culturalization and integrations.

Today we are going to talk about how to monetize your games in China – the business model, promotion and marketing, and the need for a publisher.

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Dear Testdroiders,

This question comes up every now and then – and especially when iOS development tools (and Apple Dev Center) evolve. Indeed, running your .IPA on Testdroid Cloud is extremely easy and straightforward process – and doesn’t require much. I will walk you through here of two basic things in iOS app development: creating a provisioning profile that can be used to sign apps – and how to build an IPA (with provisioning profile) to make it run instantly and smoothly on Testdroid Cloud devices.

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Integrations with Chinese Services

Once you are done with culturalizing your in-app contents, the next thing that you want to deal with is the external culturalization – third-party integrations. While the integration with Facebook or Google+ and VISA or MasterCard secures social gameplay and convenient payment in the rest of the world, it just won’t work in Mainland of China. The same situation applies also in the payment system. To succeed, you need to play by the local rules and make integrations with local service providers.

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