Issue #513

April 10th, 2022
Articles & Tutorials
Alex Styl shares a quick mindset jump from Android Views to Jetpack Compose (with a cheat sheet included).
ANRs happen for way more reasons than just blocking the main thread for 5 seconds. Join this webinar for a deep dive into the Android internals for ANRs, including how they are monitored, processed, and triggered. You'll also learn about different approaches to detecting ANRs in production.
Jake Wharton describes the slope-intercept way to think about the design of libraries in relation to each other.
Casper Kessels shares some design insights into creating a more usable automotive touch interface.
Runway is a first-of-its-kind platform that serves as mission control for you and your entire mobile team. Runway connects all of your existing tools (think GitHub, Play Console, Jira, etc.) to create a single source of truth and automate everything from kickoff to submission to release – even hands-free, customizable staged rollouts. Ditch the massive spreadsheets and constant pinging people on Slack and get started with Runway for free today!
In this Kotlin Sequences tutorial, Ricardo Costeira teaches what a sequence is, its operators, and when you should consider using them instead of collections.
12L adds new features to improve the user’s experience on a large screen device. Pietro Maggi shows one of these improvements is the simpler UI to enter split-screen multi-window mode.
James Shvarts' goal with this post is to create a reusable Canvas component and explore basic concepts of drawing on it.
Kirill Grouchnikov looks at the recent addition in Skia – shader-based image filters, that are available as render effects in Compose Desktop.
Jorge Castillo writes about composed modifiers and compares those to standard ones.
Andrei C announces a new SnackbarContainer which allows you to place a Snackbar on a specific display area on foldable devices.
Pierre-Yves Ricau takes a deep dive into GC roots in Android M heap dumps.
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Libraries & Code
100% Kotlin, UIs are completely written in Compose
Highlight different features of the app using Jetpack Compose
A Material Dialog Builder for Jetpack Compose
If you are a small studio, the Indie Games Accelerator and the Indie Games Festival are tailored to help you grow your game and your business, no matter what stage of your journey you are in. If you want to enter the 2022 editions, start getting ready now, as submissions will open soon.
As part of Play’s latest policy updates, Google is taking additional steps to protect users from installing apps that may not have the latest privacy and security features by expanding their target level API requirements.
Kotlin 1.6.20 has officially been released. It offers previews of future language features, makes the hierarchical structure the default for multiplatform projects, and brings performance improvements for the JVM, JS, and Native platforms
Videos & Podcasts
In this episode, Matt McKenna and Madona Wambua talk with Thomas Künneth, Android Google GDE, author, and seasoned developer.
Watch Seb give a quick overview of the measureTimedValue function, and learn how you can time your code!
In this episode listen to Derek and Brian from the Skia team discuss Skia, pixel shaders, and the new “AGSL” API that lets you provide pixel shaders for advanced graphics effects, which was recently added to the preview release of Android T.
In this episode Donn and Kaushik are back together on the mic. After an extended break, they both returned renewed and ready to dive into all things software, starting off with IDE themes, plugins and what they’ve been up
Developer Relations Engineer Don Turner explains how the domain layer can simplify your app architecture, making it easier to understand and test.
Explore the latest market insights, trends, and best practices to optimize your game and marketing efforts for the Ramadan holiday.
Thomas discusses how you can monetize your Android TV app using Google Play Billing.
Theresa, Product Marketing Manager for Android and Google Play, shares important updates from our April 2022 Play policy announcements
Bhavna Thacker demonstrates building a BMI Calculator App using Jetpack Compose to simplify understanding of State Hoisting in Jetpack Compose
In this video, you'll learn how to drag object in Jetpack compose using Modifier pointerInput with detectDragGestures
Nicola Corti talks about Gradle with Tony Robalik and the Dependency Analysis Android Gradle Plugin (DAAGP).
In this episode, Android gurus will weigh in on thought-provoking technology choices they support or interesting practices they recommend to scale their Android developer experience.