Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Episode 101: Prefetch and Paging

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.

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Links:
Chris@chris_craik
Yigit@yigitboyar
Tor@tornorbye
Chet@chethaase

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Episode 100: Android Rendering

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.)

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Links:
Chris@chris_craik
Yigit@yigitboyar
Tor@tornorbye
Chet@chethaase

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Episode 99: Accessibility Time

Chet, Phil, Tor, and
Phil's topical t-shirt
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.

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Links:

Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Episode 98: Filament

Romain, Chet and Tor posing behind a
giant poster rendered with Filament
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Romain about Filament, a real-time physically based rendering engine for Android (and Windows, Linux and macOS.)

We talk about graphics, graphics, and then some more graphics.

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Links:


Romain: google.com/+RomainGuy, @romainguy
Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Episode 97: Bluetooth

Tor, Andre and Chet in the studio
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Andre Eisenbach from the Device Connectivity Team about Bluetooth -- Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth BLE, profiles, compatibility challenges and more.

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Links:

Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Episode 96: Location: It's Where It's At

In this episode, Chet and Tor talk 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.


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Links:
Fused Location Provider basics
Migrating to Fused Location Provider 
BG location limits
Wifi RTT
Raw GNSS Measurements
GNSS Raw Measurements API
Sensors

Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Episode 95: The New News Thing

In this episode, Chet and Tor talk talks with Kyle Lampert from the Google News team about... News. Kyle is the lead of the Android app for News and discusses how the team created a rich, smooth UI experience for the reincarnation of this new News thing.

(Apologies for the audio quality: this episode was recorded while Chet was on a trip out to the Cambridge office, and the quality is not up to our usual standards. But it should suffice.)

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Links:
Google News

Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.