Type Elements at Android Developer Summit ‘22


Posted by Alex Vanyo, Developer Relations EngineerThe Android Developer Summit is stay with the second cease on our world tour – and we’re thrilled to provide the newest updates on Android type elements! Uncover the most recent instruments, APIs and steering that make it simpler to construct apps that look nice on giant screens, wearables, and TVs. Listed here are the three issues it is advisable find out about type elements at ADS, and take a look at the full YouTube playlist right here:

#1: Android builders are discovering BIG success when optimizing their apps for big screens

The big display class is rising, with over 270 million lively giant display Android gadgets and an increasing portfolio of tablets, desktops, and foldables to select from. That’s why there has by no means been a greater time to make certain your app appears nice throughout all display sizes and postures. To be taught sensible ideas for optimizing your app for big screens, try the Do’s and Don’ts: Mindset for optimizing apps for bigger screens session. All through the session, the Android staff highlights design steering, app high quality, and extra ideas for big screens on all the things from reachability to canonical layouts. New Android Studio instruments like emulators and reference gadgets make it simpler to construct and check.In-depth guides assist you to enhance your app by optimizing layouts, avoiding digital camera points, and enhancing assist for peripherals like mouse, keyboard and stylus.

Giant screens allow customers to see extra, do extra, and expertise extra. With giant display sizes, there are ever-expanding alternatives to excite and delight your customers with differentiated app experiences. That’s why we launched our new giant screens gallery web page through the Android Dev Summit kickoff, with normal design ideas and verticalized use instances, and implementation concepts.

#2: It’s simpler than ever to develop for Put on OS

Compose for Put on OS is steady, bringing the trendy UI toolkit to the wrist and making it easier than ever to construct distinctive Put on OS apps. This toolkit is designed that can assist you get your app up and working quicker than earlier than; Outdooractive adopted Compose for Put on OS and enhanced their wearable expertise with 30% fewer improvement hours. Equally necessary as improvement time is the consumer expertise you’ll be able to present. Todoist rebuilt their app utilizing Compose for Put on OS, noticed their development fee on Google Play improve by 50%, and heard constructive suggestions internally and on their social media channels. To start growing with Compose for Put on OS, get began on our curated studying pathway for a step-by-step studying journey. The place you could find documentation together with a fast begin information and get palms on expertise with the Compose for Put on OS codelab!

Outdooractive cut development time by an estimated 30% with Compose for Wear OS

The Android Developer Summit technical periods dive deep into the content material it is advisable construct Put on OS apps, with steering on app structure, testing, dealing with rotary enter and verticalized periods for media and health. We have now seen the affect that Well being Providers has had on growing well being and health apps for the wrist, and the way highly effective this may be when prolonged with Well being Join on cell. Utilizing Google APIs and instruments, Strava improved their consumer engagement and retention – with 30% extra lively days from Put on OS customers on Strava than customers with no wearable system. For extra info on methods to begin constructing apps for Put on OS try the developer website.

#3: Discover ideas and tips for growing a fantastic Android TV app

Lastly, for Android TV we now have collected ideas for constructing superb front room consumer experiences, together with some new platform options in Android 12 and 13. TV is a vital a part of the Android ecosystem; of US households watch 25+ hours of content material every week. Plus, there are actually over 110 million month-to-month lively AndroidTV OS gadgets. There’s a ton to study how one can faucet into this viewers in our Bettering the TV Consumer Expertise technical session together with an replace on Compose, seeing how App Bundles relate to TV, and steering and finest practices round power financial savings and consumer preferences.

These have been the highest three bulletins about Type Elements at Android Developer Summit. Wish to be taught extra? Take a look at the total type elements playlist on YouTube!

What’s subsequent for Android Dev Summit’ 22? The Platform monitor, on November 14

This was the second cease on the Android Dev Summit ‘22 tour. Final month, we kicked issues off with the keynote in addition to our first monitor on Fashionable Android Improvement. After at present’s second monitor on Type Elements, there’s extra to return in our third and closing monitor on the Platform, which might be broadcast stay on YouTube subsequent week on November 14. We will’t wait to see you once more subsequent week!


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