Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Episode 143: Shhhh! Private!

Tor, Romain, Sara, Philip, and a little tiny Chet top-right

In this episode, Tor, Chet, and Romain talk with Sara N-Marandi and Philip Moltmann from the Android framework team about some of the new permissions changes in Android 11. We talk about why these changes were made, how to use them correctly in your code, and how things actually work on the inside.

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Links


Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Episode 142: Machine Learning Learning


Hoi and Matej in the top row, Chet and Tor below
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Hoi Lam and Matej Pfajfar about machine learning on Android. Tune in to learn about ML Kit, TensorFlow Lite, transfer learning, federated learning, ML model binding, the Android Neural Networks API, and more!

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Links


Hoi: @hoitab
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Episode 141: Discussing Conversations

Romain, Tor's large head and bad framing, Chet's
little tiny picture top-right, Julia, and Stefan
It's all about people! In this episode, Tor, Chet and Romain are joined by Julia  Reynolds and Stefan Franks from the System UI team to have a discussion about conversations. We also converse about things unrelated to conversations.

Starting with Android 11, conversation notifications now appear in a dedicated space at the top of the notifications shade. These notifications come with specific actions like opening a bubble or setting a reminder. Tune in to learn more about this new people-forward design.

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Links

Android 11 Beta
Notifications

Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Episode 140: Bubbles!

Artur, Chet, Mady, Romain and Tor
In this episode, Romain, Chet and Tor talked with Mady Melor  and Artur Tsurkan from the System UI team about... Bubbles!

Bubbles let users easily multi-task from anywhere on their device, and facilitates real-time communication using a chat application.

Tune in to learn more about this new API in Android 11!


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Links

https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/bubbles

Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Episode 139: AndroidX. Jetpack. AndroidX. Jetpack. Whatever.

Romain, Chet, Alan, Nick, and a little tiny Tor
in the upper-right corner
In this episode, Romain, Chet and Tor talked with Nick Anthony and Alan Viverette from the AndroidX team about... AndroidX. And Jetpack. And androidx. (Spoiler alert: androidx is the set of libraries. Jetpack is that... plus opinionated guidance. AndroidX is the name of the team that ships this stuff).

We also talked about the release cadence (currently every two weeks, up from every-several-months a couple of years ago), the standards for release naming/versioning, API standards, and everything else in the world of AndroidX infrastructure and release.



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Links

AndroidX releases

Alan: /u/alanviverette
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Episode 138: Animated IME — Oh, my!

Chet, Romain, Jorim, Adrian and Taran. Oh and Tor hiding the upper  right.
In this episode, Tor, Chet and Romain are joined by Jorim, Adrian and Taran from the Window Manager team. We discussed newly announced capabilities of the IME (Input Method Editor) in Android  11. These new APIs allow applications to react in real-time to IME animations and thus provide a more polished and seamless user experience. It also happens to be the answer to one of your most requested features: knowing when the on-screen keyboard is showing.

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Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Episode 137: Accessibility

Chet, Qasid, Romain, Sally, Tor, and a very mysterious
guest in a very dark room in the lower-right.
In this episode, Romain, Chet and Tor talked (remotely!) with Sally Yuen and Qasid Sadiq from the Accessibility team. We discussed the kinds of tools and facilities that their team provides, and how developers can (and should!) make their applications more accessible. We talked about Accessibility Services, Talkback, Accessibility Scanner, organizational complexities of accessibility efforts, and more.

Pro tip: Avoid creating custom widgets by using the built-in widgets in the platform to inherit accessibility functionality for free.

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Links

Build more accessible apps: Guide with videos and links to more resources.
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.