Google Play Services ships with New APIs


    Google announced the availability of Google Play Services version 7.8 to ease the development of mobile apps. The most compelling aspect of this code release is a new application programming interface called Nearby Messages. The API gives developers a way to expose content in apps to the devices and beacons around you. Google Play Services 7.8 also make it easier for developers to incorporate better face detection and barcode scanning into their applications, thanks to the new Mobile Vision application programming interface (API).