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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Episode 94: TV Time

Chet, Isaac, Virgil, and Tor, in stark black & white,
because it's so totally artistic, and not because the
studio lighting made us look like human-shaped
blue jello. 
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Isaac Katzenelson and Virgil Dobjanschi from the Android TV team. We chat about UI, existing devices, IR-vs-BLE, new devices, feature requests from Tor, and digital channel surfing. Oh, and about telivision.

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Links:
Android TV

Isaac: @lechefisaac
Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

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

Friday, June 1, 2018

Episode 93: WorkManager

Tor, Sumir, Tor, Chet, a spiral notebook (blank), and Tor
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Sumir Kataria about the new WorkManager library that was announced at Google I/O (and released in early form). WorkManager makes it easier to schedule asynchronous work at a more appropriate time using a fluent, chainable API. Think of it as JobScheduler (in fact it uses JobScheduler internally when present), but handling situations and devices that don't have a recent enough version of the OS to have the JobScheduler API available.
Go get WorkManager and try it out - we'd love to get feedback on it as we iterate toward 1.0.

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Links:
I/O Video: Easy background processing with WorkManager
Article: Schedule tasks with WorkManager
Reference docs
Codelab

Sumir: @SumirKodes
Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

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