Issue #566

April 16th, 2023
Android Weekly Updates
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Articles & Tutorials
Mark Murphy digs through the API differences report, the high-level overviews, and even the release blog post to find out what the first Beta has in store for us.
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Alex Styl covers how to use the Insets API so that your app can look incredible on every screen.
Pavlo Stavytskyi shares the experience of reducing the startup time of the Turo Android app.
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Arnaud Giuliani shows how to use Koin Annotations instead of Koin DSL to configure all the app’s components injection.
Explore a collection of practical Kotlin Coroutine recipes that can help streamline your development process.
So you want to build a local first application that works both offline and online seamlessly with no interruption to the end user? CharlieTap introduces the concept and a new library called Synk.
Alina Dolgikh writes up all the information shared during the KotlinKonf '23 opening keynote.
Boris Farber shows how to update your app build files to accommodate five important build behavior changes when you upgrade to Android Studio Flamingo and Android Gradle Plugin (AGP) 8.0.
Sam Edwards shows how you can combine both Espresso and Compose in an Android instrumentation test.
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Victor Brandalise shows you how to build the account switcher Google uses in its applications, using Jetpack Compose.
Libraries & Code
A set of simple, extendable components to build Redux-like architectures for Kotlin Multiplatform
A Kotlin multiplatform CRDT library for building offline/local first applications.
A Kotlin multiplatform implementation of a hybrid logical clock
To deliver seamless experiences in cars, Google is now enabling developers to bring their internet of things (IOT) apps to cars
To reduce unnecessary uninstalls and help users successfully install new apps, Google has introduced a new feature: auto-archive.
The multiplatform Collections and DataStore libraries are now alpha releases. Annotations, a core Jetpack library, is now also available for multiplatform.
Google has released the first Beta of Android 14, building around our core themes of privacy, security, performance, developer productivity, and user customization while continuing to improve the large-screen device experience on tablets, foldables, and more.
Google is switching the default language for build scripts to Kotlin.
Google has announced the stable release of Android Studio Flamingo🦩
The Gradle team is excited to announce Gradle 8.1.
Videos & Podcasts
In this tutorial, Arfin Hosain demonstrates how you can use Firebase Authentication with Jetpack Compose. The tutorial is for beginners who are trying to understand Firebase and use Compose.
In this video, Daniel Atitienei teaches how to create a photo picker using Jetpack Compose.
Charfaoui Younes teaches how to test Kotlin Flow using Turbine - a powerful testing library that simplifies the process of testing asynchronous code.
Philipp Lackner shows how you can get started with Wear OS development using Jetpack Compose and build your first stopwatch app.
In this episode, Donn and Kaushik talk to long-time friend Dan Lew about his recent career switch from Android developer to TypeScript/Node.js/Progressive Web App Developer (and more).
This video explains how to implement Preview and ImageCapture with CameraX’s ProcessCameraProvider class.
Developer interviews from KotlinKonf `23
Android Studio Flamingo version 2022.2.1 is now available for download on the stable channel. In this version, you can find improvements for building beautiful UIs, new features that help you debug and inspect your apps and more!
JetBrains proudly welcomes you to KotlinConf'23