Issue #613

March 10th, 2024
Articles & Tutorials
Fajar Febriyan compares Paparazzi and Shot libraries to see how they have different methods and produce different results.
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Explore Jetpack Compose's latest dragAndDropTarget and dragAndDropSource modifiers.
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A quick tip by Kaushik Gopal on setting up the JDK for your project.
Amit Shekhar writes about the difference between remember and rememberSaveable in Jetpack Compose.
Donovan LaDuke examines downloadable fonts in Android, and the potentially more efficient preloaded fonts as well.
Eevis Panula explains why having both of them is essential and provides further reading on the topic.
Learn more about creating more developer-friendly composables in this article from Tomáš Repčík.
Stelios Frantzeskakis shows how to enforce architecture and best practices as unit tests with Konsist.
Mike Yerou examines Play Console's built-in feature for prompting updates, with no code changes required.
The Android team has published some more official guidance on testing.
This article documents how Márton Braun created a custom screen saver for macOS, built almost entirely in Kotlin, using the powers of Kotlin Multiplatform to target macOS.
Gustavo Fão Valvassori shows how to use Kotlin Multiplatform to write code that runs in the browser using Web Assembly.
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Libraries & Code
Gradle plugin which identifies multiplatform targets you should be supporting
This project is a shared Android dependency catalog for projects that use Gradle's version catalog feature. It's also used for generating a dependency cache for use in CIs to speed up builds.
Announcing a powerful new addition to Firebase App Distribution – automated smoke testing for Android apps.
This new release enables Large Language Models (LLMs) to run fully on-device across platforms
Google has improved the speed of updates of the time zone database on users' devices.
The Fused Orientation Provider (FOP) is a new API in Google Play services that provides quality and consistent device orientation by fusing signals from accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer.
Google announced the release of a new Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine that is performant and reliable on WearOS.
Videos & Podcasts
Maia Grotepass' talk is a comparative view of four interrelated programming paradigms: imperative, declarative, object oriented, and functional - from a Kotlin perspective.
Daniel Atitienei shows how to display stickers & GIFs using Jetpack Compose.
Dive into the Compose multiverse with the latest episode of Talking Kotlin! In this insightful conversation, Seb and Hadi, bring on a special guest, Adriel Café, to discuss two powerful libraries in the Kotlin ecosystem – Lyricist and Voyager.
Learn how new enhanced fraud protections may impact distribution of your apps. Explore best practices and developer resources to help fix potential issues with your apps and instructions for filing an appeal if needed.
Philipp Lackner shows you how to create custom shapes in Jetpack Compose.
Learn more about what shipped in Compose Multiplatform v1.6.0.
Learn about the first developer preview of Android 15, the stable release of Android Studio Iguana, ML Kit Document Scanning, the Wear OS Hybrid Interface, Nested Scrolling, Strong Skipping, and Shape Morphing in Compose, and more!
Mobile World Congress is when Android device makers show off their latest devices, and we saw a number of new wearables and foldables for developers to get started building
In this segment in #TheAndroidShow, go behind the scenes with Gemini Nano, Google’s most efficient model built for on-device tasks, and AICore, Android’s system service for on-device foundation models
Building interactive experiences with generative AI is now easier than ever with the new Extensions: Multimodal Tasks with the Gemini API and Build Chatbot with the Gemini API.
Dive into our live coding session where we build an innovative image sharing app, focusing on manipulating images' metadata before sharing.
Dave Leeds unlocks the mental model of generic variance by first teaching how variance works with regular type hierarchies!