Issue #477

August 1st, 2021

Articles & Tutorials

link image   Jetpack Compose: styling Text (

In this article, Alex Zhukovich explores the possibilities of a Text composable function and how we can apply multiple styles to text with the AnnotatedString.

eBook reader sample with Jetpack Window Manager (

In this blog, Raymond walks through an eBook reader sample that demonstrates how the Two Page layout for foldable devices can naturally spread content across multiple screens.

How does suspension work in Kotlin coroutines? (

Suspending functions are the hallmark of Kotlin coroutines. With this chapter, Marcin Moskała's goal is to help you forge a solid understanding of how it works.

link image   World's First Jetpack Compose Chat SDK! (

Stream's new Jetpack Compose team has worked hard for the past few months to build the first Compose Chat SDK out there! Please try it out and let us know what you think.

Coroutines (Part I) – Grasping the Fundamentals (

Victor Brandalise starts a series of articles on how to use Kotlin Coroutines well.

A Vocabulary of Jetpack Compose Terms (

Jetpack Compose often has terms that are used without explanation. This article by Pamela Hill aims to clarify these terms for readers unfamiliar with their meaning.

Android Sleep API Tutorial (

Roberto Orgiu shows how to use the Android Sleep API in your Kotlin apps to track when the user is asleep, awake, how long they slept, and the confidence of the results.

NavigationRailView MaterialDesign 1.4.0 Stable (

In this article, Nav Singh writes about NavigationRailView which has hit the stable channel.

Atomic Updates on MutableStateFlow (

Michael Ferguson writes about a new feature in the 1.5.1 release of Kotlin Coroutines; extension functions to help with “atomic” updates of values for a mutable state flow.

Create an animated Instagram-like progress bar with Jetpack Compose (

Thomas Pucci shows how to build a segmented, timer-based progress bar similar to Instagram.

Composing a Text line with InlineTextContent in Jetpack Compose (

In this article, Shreyas Sharad Patil shows how to use InlineTextContent in Jetpack Compose to create a line of text.

Building a Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile Proof of Concept Conclusions (

This article contains information about Aleksander Jaworski's experiences with Kotlin Multiplatform, which hopefully might be useful for others.


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Libraries & Code

pluto (

Pluto is a on-device debugger for Android applications, which helps in inspection of HTTP requests/responses, capture Crashes and ANRs and manipulating application data on-the-go.

compose-richtext (

A collection of Compose libraries for advanced text formatting and alternative display types.



link image   Why Compose (

Jetpack Compose is Android’s modern toolkit for building native UI. It simplifies and accelerates UI development on Android bringing your apps to life with less code, powerful tools, and intuitive Kotlin APIs

Accessing car hardware APIs in your app for cars (

Google announced the availability of CarHardwareManager APIs as part of version 1.1 alpha02 to get developer feedback.

Announcing Policy Updates To Bolster Privacy and Security (

Looking to make Google Play a safer and more trustworthy experience for developers and consumers, Google announced new policy updates to bolster user control, privacy, and security.

Preparing for Google Play’s new safety section (

Google announces additional details for the upcoming safety section in Google Play.

Jetpack Compose is now 1.0 (

Google has launched version 1.0 of Jetpack Compose, Android's modern, declarative UI toolkit to help you build better apps faster. It's stable, and ready for you to adopt in production.

Android Studio Arctic Fox (2020.3.1) Stable (

Google announced that Android Studio Arctic Fox is now available to download in the stable release channel.


Videos & Podcasts

link image   Material Components: Text Fields (

Text fields allow users to add text into an app’s UI. Learn best practices for text fields from Material Design and how to make them discoverage, clear, and efficient

Introducing Android Game Development Kit (

Dan Galpin introduces the Android Game Development Kit, which includes tools and libraries that simplify Android game development, improve development workflows, and help you optimize your Android games.

What's new in Android Studio Arctic Fox (

Get an overview of what tools and features are available in Android Studio Arctic Fox and the new updates and requirements to Android Gradle Plugin 7.0.

Announcing Jetpack Compose 1.0 (

Google has launched version 1.0 of Jetpack Compose, Android's modern, declarative UI toolkit to help you build better apps faster. It's stable, and ready for you to adopt in production.

FastHub with Kosh Sergani (

Discussions with Kosh Sergani, author and maintainer of FastHub, one of the most popular (and open-source) Github clients for Android.

Live coding an Android app with Jetpack Compose (

Two Italian coders live stream their sweary, mostly unsuccessful attempts at coding stuff. They stream live on Twitch twice a week, and post their past streams archive in this playlist.