In this episode, Chet and Tor Romain Guy talk with Ben Murdoch and Matej Pfajfar from the Android ML team to talk about... ML! We talk about ML Kit, Adaptive Battery in Android 9 Pie, TensorFlow Lite, building and using ML models, and machine learning in general.
In this episode, Chet and Tor Yigit Boyar talk again with Chris Craik from the Android Toolkit team about RecyclerView prefetch and the new Paging library.
This is Part 2 of a much longer conversation that started in Episode 100, in which Chris talked about Android's UI hardware renderer. We created this second episode from that single, larger conversation because the topics are very different and because we just talked too darned long to stuff it all into a single episode.
In this episode, Chet and Tor Yigit Boyar talk with Chris Craik from the Android Toolkit team about graphics and the evolution of the UI renderer on Android.
By the way, THIS IS EPISODE 100, PEOPLE! WE MADE IT! AND THEY HAVEN'T EVEN CANCELED US YET! Sure, it's because the people that could and would cancel us don't know we exist, but I still think it's an important milestone to still be here, still recording, still posting, and still talking about random Android development stuff.
In the studio, we had a massive celebration for this amazing achievement, which consisted of recording the conversation and then returning to the office.
(This is actually part 1 of a 2-part episode; we talked so much about rendering that we made the first part into its own episode. We will carry on into non-rendering topics in the next Chris-filled episode.)
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Phil Weaver about accessibility on Android. We talk about accessibility services, TalkBack, Switch Access, testing, and general approaches for developers to make applications that are accessible.
Oh, and we talk about "onClick bait" too.
In this episode, Chet and Tortalk talks with Patrick Robertson from the Location team about... location! We wax poetic about fine-grained location using Wifi routers (among other mechanisms), the Fused Location Provider API for apps that need location information, battery impact of location (and what we're doing to improve that), how GPS works (apparently it uses pieces of string!), and detecting 3D locations for finding where you are in a tall building.