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Google launches Android Studio Arctic Fox and Jetpack Compose 1.0

Today, Google is releasing both Android Studio Arctic Fox and Jetpack Compose to stable. This isn't exactly a surprise announcement, since Google first announced that the latter would be released to stable this month back in May. We've got a bunch of coverage (linked below) in case you're not in the loop. But either way, you...

New Jetpack library adds backward compatibility for Android 12’s Splash Screen API

With the release of the third developer preview of Android 12, Google added a new platform API for apps to customize their app's splash screen. Although Android 12 automatically generates a splash screen that shows the app's icon on a light or dark background, developers can customize the splash screen with a custom icon or...

Google unveils new features for Android Jetpack, Android Studio, and Kotlin at Google I/O 2021

We're now well into the Google I/O 2021 developer conference, and so we're seeing a bunch of developer-centric news for all of Google's development products. On top of changes to Flutter and Firebase, we've also got some new features for native Android development, including announcements about Android Jetpack, Android Studio, and even Kotlin. Jetpack Compose Jetpack Compose...

Jetpack Compose for Web enters preview as a new UI framework for web development

In the past few years, there's been a pretty big push for cross-platform program development. Frameworks like React and Flutter were created to allow developers to share a single codebase across Android, iOS, desktop, and even the web. Even JetBrains, the company behind some of the most popular IDEs and the Kotlin programming language, has...

Developers can now publish Android Auto apps for charging, navigation, and parking to Google Play

In August last year, Google announced that it had started working with developers to bring a host of third-party navigation, parking, and electric vehicle charging apps to Android Auto. A few months after the announcement, Google released the Android for Cars App Library in beta to allow third-party app developers to design, develop, and test...

Google releases a Jetpack library for Android Auto apps and prepares a new Screen Extension API

Developing for Android can be an arduous affair given Google's yearly OS release cycle and shifting API requirements for Google Play, but that's why Google maintains a set of support libraries under the "Android Jetpack" umbrella. On top of compatibility libraries, there are also other libraries for app development included in Jetpack, the latest of...

Google releases Jetpack Compose beta, with a stable API, accessibility support, and more

Here we are again. I wrote about Jetpack Compose, Google's new UI engine, back when it went into alpha, and again when JetBrains ported it to desktop platforms. Today, the beta release of Jetpack Compose is here. In case you aren't caught up on all the new UI technologies in existence (I don't blame you) and you...

Jetpack Compose for Desktop, a cross-platform UI development framework, adds a Swing interoperability layer and Apple Silicon support

If you do any sort of development work, you've probably heard of JetBrains. They're the company behind the huge suite of IDEs that includes IntelliJ (the base for Android Studio), CLion, PhpStorm, and many others. They're also the ones who made Kotlin, the hugely-popular cross-platform programming language. And JetBrains is back at it again. A little...

Jetpack Compose, Google’s new UI toolkit for Android, is now in alpha

When it comes to developing an app, there are a lot of ways to go about it. You can choose which platform(s) to develop for, which programming language(s) you want to use, and so much more. Back in the fall of 2019, Google introduced a new framework for building UIs in Android, using Kotlin. Until now,...

Android Jetpack Rockets Forward With Cameras and Biometrics

The speed and ease of development have been core focuses of the Android platform practically since day one. Right from the beginning, Google set out to lay the foundation for how to support the greatest number of devices in the easiest possible manner on already available phone hardware. Last year at Google I/O 2018, Google...