Google will be hosting a series of workshops designed for programmers who want to bring apps to Android tablets, in an attempt to enhance the quality of tablet-optimized apps for Android slates.
Though reports vary on the number of available tablet-specific apps for Android Honeycomb users, it is said to be somewhere around 300, which compared to Apple’s 100,000 iPad –optimized apps is rather insignificant. Google’s proposed workshops seek to improve the quality of apps firstly, with the plan to then focus on increasing the quantity available for users.
The seminars will take place in Seattle, New York and Los Angeles on August 15/16, August 23/24 and September 2, respectively. Anyone is welcome to register for the workshops, though space is limited and priority will be given to developers with potential top-tier apps. More information can be found here.
Listen to developers complain, and one of the biggest issues they face when creating apps for Android tablets is the variety in screen design and layouts. It’s tough, if not impossible, to craft one app that works seamlessly across all products. Though details on Android’s next operating system version, Ice Cream Sandwich, have been scarce, it has been said that this problem may be addressed with the new release.
Over the past few months Google has improved its Web page to incorporate a tablet-specific design and made the Android Market more user friendly by revamping the interface and including app categories. These workshops are another step from the corporation to better its Android software and maybe boost sales.