Issue #206

May 22nd, 2016

Articles & Tutorials

link image   Material Design for Wearables (

Google has produced Material wear design guidelines for the upcoming Wear 2.0.

FlexboxLayout – Part 2 (

In this article Mark Allison looks at the layout attributes which can be applied to child Views to control how they are positioned within the parent FlexboxLayout.

Notification Changes in Android Wear 2.0 (

Android Wear 2.0 updates the visual style and interaction paradigm of notifications as well as introduces expanded notifications, which provide substantial additional content and actions in an app-like experience.

Enhancing Android Pay APIs (

With just a few lines of code, you can enable quick and seamless checkout to help increase purchase conversions and ongoing engagement.

Google Awareness API (

The Awareness API unifies 7 location and context signals in a single API, enabling you to create powerful context-based features with minimal impact on system resources.

The new Firebase Crash Reporting (

Gabriele Mariotti takes a quick look at how easy it is to integrate Firebase crash reporting, and what the reports look like.



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Libraries & Code

Cappuccino (

A sweeter Espresso. Never write your own IdlingResource again. Never manually turn off system animations again.

link image   RxSocialConnect-Android (

RxSocialConnect simplifies the process of retrieving authorizations tokens from multiple social networks to a minimalist observable call, from any Fragment or Activity.



link image   Google Developer Training (

Google Developer Certification is a program designed so you can show what you can do and not simply what you know. It allows you to demonstrate your proficiency and skill with typical tasks that you as a developer perform daily in your job.

Improving the Security and UX of your Google Sign In Implementation (

Google launched a fully revamped Sign-In API with Google Play services 8.3 providing a much more streamlined user experience and enabling easy server authentication and authorization.

What’s new in Google Play (

Google has improved the Play console with better betas, the pre-launch report, benchmarks, a new Play Console app, and more.

Introducing Android Instant Apps (

Google announced Android Instant Apps, and it evolves Android apps to be able to run instantly, without requiring installation. With Instant Apps, a tap on a URL can open right in an Android app, even if the user doesn’t have that app installed.

Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview (

Google announced the most significant Android Wear update since its launch two years ago: Android Wear 2.0. It will be available to users this fall.

What’s new in Android (

The N-Release, Virtual Reality, Android Studio 2.2 and more

Android Studio 2.2 Preview 1 Available (

Google previewed Android Studio 2.2, a major update that includes a rewritten layout designer, new constraint layouts, a Firebase plugin, and much much more

Gradle Meets Kotlin (

Hans Dockter demoed the first milestone of writing a Gradle build script using Kotlin.

Kotlin Meets Gradle (

The first demo of Gradle Script Kotlin was delivered onstage at JetBrains’ Kotlin Night event in San Francisco. Here's some more information about the announcement.

Google Play services 9.0 updates (

Google shipped some updates to Ads, Nearby, Player Stats API and Video Recording API.



link image   Google Play Developer Console App (

Access your Google Play Developer Console data from your Android device.


Videos & Podcasts

link image   Google I/O 2016 (

The playlist for all Google I/O 2016 presentation videos.

Internal Library Dependency Management (

In this mini episode, the team talks with the lovely Kelly Shushter about Internal Library Dependency Management.



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