Now in Android, a dedicated showcase app doubles as a developer news portal
It is currently in its early stages but a Play Store version is expected soon
Getting into Android app development is like getting into the fast lane – Google isn’t shy about keeping developers on their toes with new libraries, ever-changing APIs and, of course, design guidelines. frequently updated. Staying up to date with all these changes is becoming crucial if you want to stay relevant as a mobile developer, and one of the best resources for that is Now on Android, with many educational articles on Medium and YouTube videos. Now Google is building on those with a dedicated Now in Android app, helping to further highlight its latest best practices.
the fresh out Now in Android app is built with Kotlin and Jetpack Compose and follows best Android design and development practices – meaning that apart from the informational material it provides, the app itself is a great point of reference for developers, with UI components showcasing Material 3 guidelines. Screenshots highlight its flexible interface that adapts to different display sizes and aspect ratios, just like a good Android app should. To do. Google says its goal here is to showcase “best practices, savvy designs, and solutions to complex real-world problems that other sample apps don’t address.”
As well as leading by example, Now in Android is also a wealth of information, with helpful little info boxes on various topics that users can tap and follow to stay up to date. Everything is still in alpha and Google warns of bugs and missing features, but a more stable Play Store version is in the works. For now, you can check out the initial version of his GitHub repository.
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