Issue #464

May 2nd, 2021

Articles & Tutorials

Never run Google ads if you have an Android app (

Dan Fabulich's warnings about using the same Google account to publish Android apps and running Google ads.

link image   Try Stream’s Android Chat SDK today (

The Android Chat SDK is easier than ever to get started with using our new beginner tutorials. Side projects and new startups can qualify for free access to Stream Chat with a Maker Account!

Google I|O 2021 and Uncomfortable Questions (

Mark Murphy wonders about Google's upcoming requirement that new apps and games publish with the Android App Bundle on Google Play in the second half of 2021.

link image   tru.ID Passwordless Mobile Auth using the SIM Card (

The simpler, stronger alternative to SMS OTP, email, or social login. In this tutorial you'll learn how to add passwordless authentication to your signup onboarding flow, using tru.ID's API to verify the phone number associated with the SIM card. Transformative UX, powerful security.

WebRTC Sample in Kotlin (

WebRTC is a platform that supports video, voice, and generic data to be sent between peers, allowing developers to build powerful voice and video communication solutions.

Flow/LiveData….What Are They? (

Inuwa Ibrahim compares LiveData to Coroutines Flow while implementing a Login screen using both.

Adaptive Framework for On-device Recommendation (

The TensorFlow team announces an adaptive framework to build on-device recommendation ML solutions with your own data and advanced user modeling architecture.

Navigation: Conditional Navigation (

Murat Yener continues this series on Jetpack Navigation showing how to add conditional navigation.

How to test a time-dependent coroutine (

Patryk Serek shares two approaches to test Kotlin coroutines code depending on time.

Bye XML, it was nice knowing you (pt. 1) (

This series of articles by Filip Wiesner focuses on the basics of Compose and has examples of the implementation of a specific UI design.

Jetpack Compose: An easy way to RecyclerView (Part I) (

Waseef Akhtar starts to take you through, step-by-step to building a modern app using Jetpack Compose.

Background Processing in Android (

Joyce Echessa takes a deep look at Android's different options for running operations in the background.

Android TV (

Learn how to create your first Android TV app! In this tutorial, Ivan Kušt creates an Android TV app for viewing RayWenderlich Youtube channel videos!

Apple M1 vs Intel — The ULTIMATE Comparison (

Tuan Kiet compares Android compilation on an Apple Silicon vs Intel MacBook.

Modular Navigation with Jetpack Compose (

Joe Birch's in-depth look at how to handle navigation in a modularized app using Jetpack Navigation.


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Android Developer (Cincinnati, OH/Remote)

Atomic Robot is looking for a passionate, collaborative, and innovative Android developer to help us bring our clients mobile projects to life

Principal SDET - Native Mobile (Android) ( MA, VA, NY, or GA)

CVS Health is looking for candidates in Test (Mobile) with a background writing and executing test automation to ensure the delivery of a high quality user experience on our mobile- Android platform. You will work closely with teams to ensure quality is built into the features to be delivered.

Principal Android Engineer ( MA, CT, NY, or GA)

CVS Health is looking for candidates with experience working in a startup environment. A talented software development expert with a technical background and experience building user focused solutions. If you're excited by mobile platforms and translating code into user-friendly apps, please apply!

Android Engineer (USA)

ClassPass is the world's leading fitness and wellness aggregator and we're on a mission to help everyone lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. We're hiring junior and senior Android developers to build and grow our mobile app which is used by hundreds of thousands of users around the world.

Android Engineer (London or Remote)

Ctrl Group is looking for an Android engineer to join our team in London, or work remotely. You will be a part of an engineering team that values collaboration and shared ownership of the codebase. With our designers, you will work on features that help patients and clinicians work together.

Senior Android Engineer (Berlin or Hamburg)

Develop a suite of mobility applications involving maps, routing & live navigation#Develop using industry best practices & modern testing methods#Be part of a diverse and dynamic team at one of the largest platform developers for Mobility-as-a-Service applications in Europe

Senior Android Developer (Remote - EMEA)

Komoot is an app that lets you find, plan, and share adventures with the easy route planner. It’s our mission to inspire great adventures by making them accessible to all. You’ll take over full responsibility of our Android App and team up with the rest of our world class Android team.

Lead Android Developer (Jetpack Compose & Kotlin) (Amsterdam )

Stream is hiring a Lead Android Developer to build and mentor a new team around our Jetpack Compose efforts. Join one of the growing startups in Colorado and Amsterdam and help us build the world’s most complete SDKs for chat and messaging applications. Apply now!

Senior Android Engineer (Portland, OR / San Francisco, CA/ Remote)

Kiva is a 501(c)3 non-profit on a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. You’ll be a key member of an established team during an exciting time of growth and innovation.


Libraries & Code

Bundel (

A digital wellbeing Android app that helps minimise distractions when you don't want them

Compose-Settings (

This library provides a set of Settings like composable items to help android Jetpack Compose developers build complex settings screens without all the boilerplate



link image   Updated guidance to improve your app quality & discovery (

Google pre-announces a policy change for app metadata and introduces new guidelines on Store listing preview assets.


Videos & Podcasts

link image   Getting ready for Declarative UIs (

Raul Hernandez Lopez will give us his talk "Getting ready for Declarative UIs with Unidirectional Data Flow using Kotlin Coroutines".

Using scenes in Actions Builder (AoG Pro Tips) (

In this episode of Actions on Google Pro Tips, Developer Advocate Mandy Chan will show you how to replace Dialogflow’s context with scenes Actions Builder.

More About Future Support for Value Classes (

This video describes Jetbrains' plans to expand value class functionality.

Kotlin vs Java for Android Development in 2021 (

This week's episode is an FAQ-episode covering a handful of the most commonly asked questions about Java and Kotlin for Android development

Android Developers Backstage: Kotlin Symbol Processing (

Jeffrey, Ting-Yuan, and Yigit join Tor to talk about Kotlin Symbol Processing (KSP), a new, faster, and better tool to replace annotation processors. You will learn how KSP works, what it can do, why it was created, and how it is used in the Room Jetpack library.

Talking Kotlin: Teaching Kotlin at Stanford (

In this episode of #Talking​ #Kotlin​, listen to Rahul Pandey, Android engineer from Facebook and lecturer at Stanford, about his approach of teaching Kotlin for Android development.

Conditional Navigation (

Murat will implement conditional Navigation and implement a one-time flow to direct the users to make a selection when they launch their application for the first time.

Code with the Italians (

Ivan Morgillo and Sebastiano Poggi start a series of live shows where they build a digital wellbeing Android app.

MoshiX and KSP with Zac Sweers (

It’s time to talk about meta-programming, annotation processors, and compiler plugins with Zac Sweers, Mobile Engineer at Slack, and maintainer of Moshi, a popular JSON library.