Modern Android development: Android Jetpack, Kotlin, and more (Google I/O 2018)

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The last couple of years have seen a plethora of new features and patterns for Android developers. But how do developers know when to use existing APIs and features vs. new ones? This session will help developers understand how they all work together and learn what they should use to build solid, modern Android applications.

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44 Comments on “Modern Android development: Android Jetpack, Kotlin, and more (Google I/O 2018)”

  1. Thumbs up! ^^ Look forward for more video from you. 🙂

    By the way, is it possible if i can have your advice in this open source android app I have posted below? I am still a beginner and many things to learn. I hope to get more feedback to improve it!…

    Just need to search ' pub:Path Ahead ' in Google Play (P & A are case sensitive).

    thank you !

  2. xml/json/whatever format is the only way to go for layouts. Working with visual editors is a nightmare. Just look at Interface Builder in iOS! Don’t repeat the same mistake in Android.

  3. Been using one single activity with my own "FragmentLauncher" since 2015, converted back to multiple activities six months ago because it was "the right thing to do", then I find out today I was right all along! Haha. Single activity and my "FragmentLauncher" is now a "Navigation"

  4. Hey Google! Can you make sure that all of my app icons are inside a circle and are all the same size, and can you make it possible for developers to create just one app that works in both Android and Chrome?

  5. Single activity app hmmm, what about changing themes per screen, I usually have some translucent statusbar ui somewhere, id needto restart the app with single activity arch

  6. I built my first app 7 months ago, it is high time to upload it on the store 🙂 going to do this tomorrow! I have it already on my smartphone. Name : Chat@Scale R-Control

  7. Despite some good points, I'm still not sold on the "single activity" approach. Quite on the opposite actually, since I learned Activities could be styled to look as dialogs and whatnot, I tend to prefer them over Fragments. It mostly has to do with navigation (e.g. screens started from notifications) and properly restoring the state.

  8. After the keynote, this is my favourite video so far. My apps generally have a lot of Activities, I had found it to be an easy way to handle UI changes, and many tutorials seem structured in this way. Is there a good source I can read that lean more to single activity applications?

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