Weekend good reads for Android developers, issue #33 (19/2022)

It’s Friday and we have a new pack of articles to go over the weekend.

13 Things to know for Android developers at Google I/O!

A lot of news related to Android was presented during the Google I / O conference. The most important of them are:

  • Jetpack Compose 1.2 Beta with more advanced features such as LazyLayouts, built-in Window Insets, or nested scrolling
  • Live Edit, i.e. the ability to immediately preview views created with Jetpack Compose in Android Studio
  • Baseline Profiles accelerating application development by up to 30%
  • More tablet support - Along with this news, Google announced a new Pixel tablet, expected to be available next year
  • Jetpack Compose for Wear OS beta. Additionally, Google announced the release of the Pixel Watch in the fall of this year
  • Health Connect to access and share your health information with other applications
  • Google Play Index, i.e. verification by Google Play that the application uses the correct SDK based on various metrics
  • Android 13 Beta 2

I strongly recommend watching a dedicated playlist for
Android and Play at Google I/O 2022.

Using MotionLayout in Compose

In this blog post, the Author goes over an example of using MotionLayout in Jetpack Compose by animating several widgets in relation to each other.

Design a pixel perfect Android app

The success of your app depends heavily on its UI/UX and from this article, you will learn how to create the best UI for different screens and resolutions.

Fact or kapt? Build your next annotation processor with KSP with David Rawson

Today we have a day of awesome videos :)

https://youtu.be/zI1BWZOoTfw

That’s all from us

Weekend good reads for Android developers, issue #29 (13/2022)

It’s Friday, it’s time for a new pack of articles to go over the weekend.

Make Android apps more accessible to all

Accessibility is about making sure that Android users who have limited vision or other physical impairments can use your application. Suchi Bansal's article shows all the necessary tools to make sure your app is fully accessible to all.

Crash course on the Kotlin compiler

A huge dose of knowledge about the Kotlin compiler.

Design a pixel perfect Android app

Article about the UI / UX of an android mobile application and screenshot testing. You will learn a lot of theoretical knowledge related to this type of testing.

Compose with Markdown in Google Docs on web

Google Docs users can use the Markdown syntax when creating documents. It is certainly a great help for people familiar with this markup language, which will allow them to significantly speed up their work with the text.

Tweet of the day:

https://twitter.com/kotlinist/status/1508744816661831680

That’s all from us, be safe!