5 Top Links from Google I/O: Android App Development

SmartLogic mascot Mia the sausage dog I watched the Google I/O conference this week from my desk in Baltimore. If you didn’t have time to stream any of the sessions, here are a few interesting resources and highlights that could be useful to you.

  1. Android L Developer Preview
    • Preview Android L before it comes out
    • Android is now on everything
      • Phone
      • Tablet
      • TV
      • Wear
      • Auto
    • Lots of new features
      • Recent apps is now card-like and can have multiple cards per app
      • Animations
      • Project Volta–battery life improvements
    • Get your app working for Android L’s release date in the fall
  2. Android Wear
    • Powerful notification system
    • Context aware applications
    • It’s 4pm and you usually order pizza now, pop open a hint to order quickly from your watch
  3. Android TV
    • Leanback framework
    • Ships with almost complete activities and fragments to get you most of the way
  4. Material Design
    • New theme and framework for Android L
    • Lots of animation
    • Made to have depth, designs have a z index
  5. Chromebooks Run Android Apps
    1. Possible to run Android apps on Chromebooks
    2. Increases the usefulness of a Chromebook
    3. Access to non webapps

 

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