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Android Technology San Francisco is home to technology. Now it’s home to perhaps the most technologically-advanced house, too.
Inside a new store on Fourth Street stands a mockup of a Victorian-style house, complete with gingerbread trim and a three-panel bay window  but made entirely out of acrylic.
There’s a nursery, in which visitors can trigger a morning routine that’s homey and alien all at once. A projected silhouette of a baby in an acrylic crib awakes. A onesie outfitted with sensors, from the startup Mimo, detects the movement and alerts a mother’s phone in the adjacent room. A shimmering white stream of data visualizes the connection.


Android Developer Story: Zabob Studio and Buff Studio reach global users with Google Play
South Korean Games developers Zabob Studio and Buff Studio are start-ups seeking to become major players in the global mobile games industry.
Established in 2013, Zabob Studio was set up by Kwon Dae-hyeon and his wife in 2013. This couple-run business but they have already published ten games, including hits ‘Zombie Judgement Day’ and ‘Infinity Dungeon.’ So far, the company has generated more than KRW ₩140M (approximately $125,000 USD) in sales revenue, with about 60 percent of the studio’s downloads coming from international markets, such as Taiwan and Brazil.
Elsewhere, Buff Studio was founded in 2014 and right from the start, its first game Buff Knight was an instant hit. It was even featured as the ‘Game of the Week’ on Google Play and was included in “30 Best Games of 2014” lists. A sequel is already in the works showing the potential of the franchise.

Android Experiments: A celebration of creativity and code
Android was created as an open and flexible platform, giving people more ways to come together to imagine and create. This spirit of invention has allowed developers to push the boundaries of mobile development and has helped make Android the go-to platform for creative projects in more places—from phones, to tablets, to watches, and beyond. We set out to find a way to celebrate the creative, experimental Android work of developers everywhere and inspire more developers to get creative with technology and code.
Today, we’re excited to launch Android Experiments: a showcase of inspiring projects on Android and an open invitation for all developers to submit their own experiments to the gallery.
The 20 initial experiments show a broad range of creative work–from camera experiments to innovative Android Wear apps to hardware hacks to cutting edge OpenGL demos. All are built using platforms such as the Android SDK and NDK, Android Wear, the IOIO board, Cinder, Processing, OpenFrameworks and Unity. Each project creatively examines in small and big ways how we think of the devices we interact with every day.
Today is just the beginning as we’re opening up experiment submissions to creators everywhere. Whether you’re a student just starting out, or you’ve been at it for a while, and no matter the framework it uses or the device it runs on, Android Experiments is open to everybody.
Check out Android Experiments to view the completed projects, or to submit one of your own. While we can’t post every submission, we’d love to see what you’ve created.

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