Issue #472

June 27th, 2021

Articles & Tutorials

link image   How to create Tabs with Jetpack Compose (

In this tutorial by John Codeos, you'll see how to create Tabs with Jetpack Compose and be able to scroll between them using the Pager.

The dangers of JSON + default values (

Dan Lew writes about a case where mixing JSON parsing and constructor default values can cause unexpected behavior.

link image   Machine learning for voice made easy (

Why don’t more Android apps use voice? Machine learning for voice is hard, and existing solutions are clunky and rigid. So we open-sourced an Android library (also Node, Python, iOS, & React Native), and built a no-code web tool to make custom wake words, speech recognizers, and AI voices—for all devs!

Navigating with Animations in Jetpack Compose (

Kaustubh Patange introduces a new navigation library that works with Jetpack Compose as well.

When and how to use RxJava Disposable (

Aida Issayeva writes about what Disposables are and how to use them.

Bluetooth Pairing (

Mark Allison outlines the various options for Bluetooth pairing that are available for different versions of Android.

Show layout bounds from command line (

Ivan Morgillo's quick tip for quickly enabling or disabling showing layout bounds from the command line.

An effective testing strategy for Android (Part 1) (

In this first part, David Guerrero tries to define and explain a balanced approach for implementing an effective test strategy for Android projects.

From Nothing to Material Transitions (

When an app has great animations everything looks more fluid, it’s easier to understand how things fit together. In this article by Victor Brandalise, he'll show you how to implement them in your app.


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Libraries & Code

link image   PasswordStrengthView (

This is an android library to represent password strength

ComposeArcade (

A sample Kotlin Multiplatform Compose Sudoku app for Android & Desktop.

navigator (

A small navigation library for Android to ease the use of fragment transactions & handling backstack (also available for Jetpack Compose).

JetQuotes-Desktop (

A Quotes Application built to Demonstrate the Compose for Desktop UI



link image   Continuing to boost developer success on Google Play (

More news about how Google is trying to cater to developers publishing apps to Google Play.

Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile for AppCode (

JetBrains expands its Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile ecosystem by introducing the Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile (KMM) plugin for AppCode.

Kotlin 1.5.20 Released! (

This blog post provides an overview of the updates in the Kotlin 1.5.20 release.

#AndroidDevJourney spotlight - June edition (

The final edition of #AndroidDevJourney spotlight features three Android developers, each with their own story to tell

Google launches Play Media Experience Program for Android (

Google is encouraging developers to get more apps on Wear OS, Android/Google TV, Auto, and tablets/foldables with the global launch of the Play Media Experience Program.

Play Media Experience Program (

The Play Media Experience Program helps developers build best in class user experiences through deep product integrations


Videos & Podcasts

link image   Understanding modern image loading on Android (

With this presentation by Sagar Viradiya, you'll learn about the advantages of using COIL and its image-loading pipeline.

Backend for mobile engineers with Kotlin and Ktor (

Yev Kanivets describes his experience of writing Kotlin backend for mobile apps using Ktor.

Code Conventions – Why It’s Important to Follow Them (

In this episode, Donn talks about the importance of following code conventions and coding styles in codebases

Navigation - Live Q&A (

Welcome to the second live Q&A of the Navigation series for MAD Skills, hosted by Android Developer Relations Engineer Florina Muntenescu on July 1st.

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask Us About Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile (

Save the date for the first webinar dedicated to #KMM on June 29, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, together with Kevin Galligan from Touchlab. They will be answering the top questions about KMM!

What's New in Kotlin 1.5.20 (

Kotlin 1.5.20 comes with various improvements for Kotlin/JVM, Kotlin/Native, Kotlin/JS, and the standard library. In this video, Anton Arhipov highlights features of this release.