Not many know about Google Play Services, but this is a very important service from your device that makes sure that all your applications stay updated. If you are a developer who wants to create an application for Android, then you should know about the Google Play Services.
You should know that Google Map Service (GMS) is one of the applications integrated into the Google Play Services. In other words, each application that needs data input will have to use the Google Map Service in Library. If the developer doesn’t use the Library, his application program will not function properly.
Google Map Service is also used to create the map display of the Google Map feature, but it is also used to add marker service, change the type of map and add features and information.
Google Play Services is a feature that needs to be implemented into an application if you want to login via Gmail access or Google+. In other words, you will need to use his email on Android in order to access the Gmail or Google Play Store. However, if you want to use the Google+ feature, you will need to activate this service, or else it will not work.
At the same time, Google Cloud Messaging (also known as GCM) is a service that will enable users to receive notifications from popular applications such as Facebook or Twitter. This notification message is using the push notification technology. Google is using the GCM service to support the notification messages performance, but it is good to know that this service can be used by any other developer for his application. So, in other words, all these services that we’ve mentioned in this article are available thanks to the Google Play Services and this is the reason why you should update it all the time.
Google Play Services 10.0.84: What’s New?
- The offline searches are working faster now;
- Maps are now more immersive;
- Gaming experience has been improved.