Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The ADB podcast has moved to Libsyn

 Hey ADB listeners!

After nearly 7.5 years and 158 episodes since that first one on KitKat, we've decided to relocate our show notes and feed to Libsyn.

This should give us great distribution (including landing on Spotify, which some of you have asked for), while not sacrificing anything we get from blogger (show notes, the feed, mp3 downloads, the sometimes-awkward pictures of hosts and guests... i
t'll all be there).

This change should have zero visible impact on you. You should not need to subscribe to a new feed to get ADB; it should update automatically and you'll get the new episodes from the new location.

So if you want the show notes for ADB 159, or any of our future episodes, head over to, the new address for your favorite (and only!) Android Developers Backstage podcast content.

And keep listening... because we'll keep talking.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Episode 158: Jetpack Compose... C'est bĂȘta !

Chet, Nick, Clara, Leland, Tor, Adam, and Romain.
So many guests!
This time, Tor, Romain, and Chet chatted with a few people on the Jetpack Compose team, about... Jetpack Compose!

Compose hit Beta a couple of weeks ago (don't believe me? Check out the recent Android show on Compose Show!), so we took the opportunity to talk to some of the people that have helped build it. We talk about the current state of the library, but also about some of the design decisions that went into developing the APIs and functionality.

(Note on the audio quality for this episode - it turns out that mixing so many people, all of whom recorded themselves separately using very different hardware and setups was... tricky. It's listenable, but maybe a tad below the level we shoot for. Blame the pandemic. I do.)

Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly.

The Jetpack Compose site (overview, tutorial, docs, samples, and more)

Nick: @crafty

Thanks to our audio engineer, Dustin Elm, who has handled all of our audio mixing
for the last couple of years, including the tricky part of mixing all of our remote-
recorded episodes, like this one.
Dustin's moving on to (greener? softer? louder?) pastures, so we'll be using
a new, exciting process for mixing future episodes. Thanks, Dustin!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Episode 157: Audio feedback

What does a podcast look like? We don't know,
so here's a picture of the podcast's website
We want to hear from you! In this episode,
Tor, Romain, and Chet talk about what they could do — or not do —to improve Android Developers Backstage.

Please check our survey and let us know how you would like to see this podcast evolve. We recommend you first listen to the podcast to get the full context for some of the questions in the survey.

Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly.


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