Exploring Android

Deep dives + how-to articles for the latest android platform features

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Joe Birch

Android Engineering Lead at Buffer, Google Developer Expert for Android & Flutter - Passionate about mobile development and learning. www.joebirch.co

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Chord Assist: What’s happening?

If you’ve been following me along online, you may have seen a recent side-project I launched — Chord Assist, an accessible guitar for the…

Serving web pages with Firebase Hosting

Firebase Hosting is a tool that provides us with a way to host web applications, allowing us to serve both static and dynamic content to…

Android Networking with Coroutines and Retrofit

Recently I’ve been reading up on, watching talks on and been generally getting more curious about Kotlin coroutines. Now that they are…

Learn Clean Architecture for Android at Caster.io

Last year I opened sourced a collection of Clean Architecture boilerplate repositories over at my works’ GitHub page. Whilst these were…

Exploring Android P: Fingerprint Dialog

A few weeks or so ago the first developer preview of Android P was made available to us. Along with this announcement we were introduced to…

Exploring Android P: Display Cutouts

A few days ago the first developer preview of Android P was made available to us. Along with this announcement we were introduced to a…

Exploring KTX for Android

Yesterday Google announced android-ktx, which is a set of Kotlin extensions for Android app development. It looks like the aim of the…

Exploring the Play Billing Library for Android

In-app billing is a powerful part of the Android framework that allows us to easily monetise our applications with in-app purchases and…

Android Architecture Components: Testing your Room DAO classes

In this previous post, we look at testing our ViewModel LiveData from the classes used in the Architecture components library. You can…

Android Architecture Components: Testing your ViewModel LiveData

Last week I pushed a fork of the Buffer Android Boilerplate to a public repository — the difference with this fork is that it uses the new…

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