Show the annual plan first? Or the monthly? Which should you choose? It depends. That’s why you must use A/B tests to prove or disapprove your assumptions about any changes to your app’s checkout experience. Let’s see how it’s done.Continue Reading
I still remember that day back in May of 2013. I was sitting in Moscone Center, eager to hear what Google had to announce at its annual Google I/O conference. And then it happened. Android Studio was announced. The crowd went wild. And I joined the hundreds of other conference-goers in an attempt to download the brand new app over the conference wifi.
Fast forward to today, it’s been ten years, and Android Studio continues to deliver on its promise. We are both faster and more productive as app developers due to its existence.
So in honor of its ten-year anniversary, here are ten features that will make you fall in love ❤️ with Android Studio. In no particular order…Continue Reading
Each year there’s a new version of the Android SDK released. Along with the myriad of new features come deprecations. When something is deprecated, although it’s still available, it’s best to migrate to the recommended new API. With that being said here are some common deprecations I encountered in my company’s Android codebase and how to fix them.
Deprecated Menu APIs on Fragments
The Fragment APIs for providing a menu to your activity’s
ActionBar have been deprecated as they tightly couple your fragment to your activity and are not testable in isolation. The new
MenuProvider APIs provide a testable, lifecycle-aware equivalent API surface that fragments should use instead.
I didn’t intentionally aim to create a rhyming title, but there you have it. Each year, I look forward to Google I/O like a kid going back to school. This year was no exception. I watched as many videos as I could that were related to App Quality, Firebase Crashlytics, and Jetpack Compose. Here’s what I think engineering leaders should know.
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning dominate. Hiring these engineers will remain unbelievably competitive
- App quality matters and will impact your success on Google Play
- Large screens aren’t going away any time soon. Designers will need to adapt
- User data privacy changes are coming fast and furious
- Jetpack Compose: learn it or get left behind