Google Cloud Platform provides services that let you focus your development time on your application, not on your infrastructure. Build your app for Android, iOS, and the mobile web on services that will reliably scale as your app grows.
- Building a Mobile Backend Walk through the steps to build a sample application using Google App Engine backends with sample code provided for the Android App.
Taking it to the next level
- Mobile Game Development Combine Google Compute Engine, Google App Engine, Cloud Datastore, and Google Cloud Storage into a robust and high performing mobile gaming application
- iOS Push Notifications Learn how to use the Apple Push notification service from inside your Google App Engine backed application. Use App Engine Task Queues and sockets to communicate with the APNS and reach your users' iOS devices.
Why Google for Mobile
The scalability of Google Cloud Platform has powered thousands of mobile applications to deliver millions of customers' incredible experiences. This capacity to handle explosive growth can be the difference between a big splash and a big crash.
Let Google worry about database administration, server configuration, sharding and load balancing. With Traffic Splitting, you can A/B test different live versions of your mobile app potentially avoiding download marketplace updates.
Powerful Developer Tools
Easily support rich and sophisticated features in your mobile application by taking advantage of our mobile SDKs for both Android and iOS. These support not only cloud platform APIs such as the Firebase real-time data service, but other Google services such as Google Maps and Google Drive.
Quickly and easily build real-time mobile applications using Firebase, a real-time application platform that combines a highly scalable NoSQL database with rich SDKs for major mobile platforms.
Cloud Tools for Android Studio
Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development. One of the many features Android Studio offers is built-in support for the Google Cloud Platform. In a couple of clicks, Android Studio can add the required code and dependencies to your project for a functioning, runnable cloud backend that you can extend with the features you want, such as data storage.