Thursday, June 27, 2019

Episode 116: CameraX

Chet, James, Vinit, and Tor, in reverse-polish notation.
Tor and Chet talked with Vinit Modi and James Fung from the CameraX team. CameraX is a Jetpack support library that released in alpha form at Google I/O 2019. It offers developers an easier way to embed camera functionality while performing more consistently across Android versions (back to Lollipop) and across various devices.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Episode 115: Jetpack Compose

Tor, Chuck, Leland and Romain
Jetpack Compose is an unbundled UI toolkit written in Kotlin and based on the reactive programming model that was recently introduced at Google I/O. Compose is not ready for production yet but is now being developed in the open on AOSP. In this episode Tor and Romain have a chat with Chuck and Leland to discuss how Jetpack Compose works and some of the goals and ideas behind its design.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Episode 114: Pocket Casts Cast

Romain, Philip, Ben, Tor, and Chet
(listed in alphabetical order)
In this episode, Chet, Romain and Tor talk to Philip Simpson and Ben Trengrove from the cast of Pocket Casts. We talk about their app, coincidentally called "Pocket Casts," and how they implemented various features like Material, audio, and even how the company made a complicated weather app for a country where it's always sunny.
Oh, and we talked about some of the stuff happening at Google I/O 2019, because that's when we recorded this conversation.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Episode 113: IO19

Tor, Romain and Chet
In this episode, Chet, Romain and Tor discuss the Android-related announcements at Google I/O this year -- Android Q, Jetpack Compose, Project Marble, etc.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Episode 112: Cutting Corners with MDC

Tor, Mel, Chet, and Romain
(shown in alphabetical order)
In this episode, Chet, Tor, and Romain chat with Mel Goetz, an engineer on the Material team, about Material Design Components, the set of components for Android that implement Material Design.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Episode 111: Emulator Snapshot

Romain, Frank and Tor in the Studio
In this episode, Romain and Tor chat with Frank from the Android Studio team. Frank works on the Android emulator and in this episode he explains the differences between a simulator and an emulator, how snapshots work, how does GPU support is implemented and much more.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Episode 110: It's all about the Treble

Chet, Iliyan and Tor in the Studio
In this episode, Chet and Tor chat with Iliyan Malchev from Project Treble. We already covered this a year and a half ago back in episode 75, but this time we dig deeper and also cover the progress made since then. Tune in to learn about acronyms like HAL, HIDL, GSI, VTS, and more!

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