Android Development in 2020

Through each new surprise and challenge of 2020, the Android development community continues to move forward. Whether it be new tools and libraries, updates to Kotlin, or the developer community adapting to a new normal

What’s New In Android? – February 2020

What’s new in Android in February 2020? Quite a lot actually. Discover the latest updates including Android 11 preview, Android Studio 3.6 release, and more.

Android Development Tools – What’s In Your Toolbox?

What are your favorite Android development tools? Have a favorite IDE? Have a go-to command line utility? I’m sharing a list of my favorite Android development tools, and would love to hear about your favorite tools as well.

Android Development in 2019 – A Year In Review

How did Android development evolve in 2019? In this week’s newsletter, we are taking a look back on the year that was, and highlighting some of the biggest updates in Android, Kotlin, and Flutter.

Quickly Edit Color Resources In Android Studio

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This week’s tools & tips video is another Android Studio tools tutorial demonstrating how you can quickly edit color resources using Android Studio.

We can use this tool for several useful things

  • quick choose new colors with a color picker
  • update color alpha values using a 0-100% input field
  • pick for default sets of Material Design color palettes

Convert PNG to WebP in Android Studio for Smaller APKs

In this video, we learn to convert PNG to WebP in Android Studio for smaller apks. WebP images tend to be smaller than their PNG counterparts, so by converting our PNG images to WebP we can reduce the overall size of our apks.

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