Google has introduced cloud dataflow which will give you actionable insights from your data. There are no problems regarding deploying, maintaining or scaling infrastructure. Google cloud monitoring system will assist you to discover and fix strange behaviour of your application stacks. Constant error showing in app engine module and sluggish query times from cassandra database with minimal configuration, will be solved by Cloud Monitoring.
Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) was a replacement for Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM). With GCM, app developers (http://www.mobileapptelligence.com/
GCM android app prerequisites are google play services in SDK, Google APIs, Google Play Services Lib project as Android dependency, Google Project ID and Register/login with a Google account in the AVD.
App developers can use google cloud messaging as a notification engine. Unlike a send-to-sync message, notification of up to 4 kb of payload can be sent to an android app. The app will get this message from google cloud messaging server. Now with the new feature Return receipts, you can be sure that a message is sent to a device. For this upstream messaging is to be used.
Android developers can also make use of the GCM feature, canonical registration IDs, to recover from bug-generated multiple registrations for the same device.
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