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Modern Android Development at Android Developer Summit ‘22

Written by Nick ButcherAn Engineer in Developer RelationsHeader%20 %20Android%20 %20MAD%20ADS 22%20Track%20Spotlights

It Android The Developer Summit returns and is the second stop of the global tour! The latest development in the field was our focus. Modern Android DevelopmentThis is our collection of libraries, tools, and guidance which make it quicker and easier to create incredible things. Android apps. Below is a summary of the 3 most important announcements made at the conference.

#1: Jetpack Compose October ‘22

The October ‘22 stable release of Jetpack Compose brings support for staggered grids, snapping behaviors, pull to refresh, drawing text directly to canvas and many bug fixes and performance improvements. The stable version of Compose Material 3 is also included. This library will allow you to make beautiful new apps by incorporating updated components and styling.

We’ve also released a new Gradle BOM to simplify how you specify compose dependencies and launched the first alphas of Compose for Android TV—in our continued efforts to bring the joys of writing Compose UIs to all Android Form factors

#2: Stable Baseline Profile generation

If you haven’t tried them yet, Baseline Profiles are a powerful way to improve app startup and runtime performance—without changing a single line of app code—and we’ve seen them yield up to 40% faster startup times.

Jetpack Benchmark 1 and Android Gradle Plugin 7.3 has reached stable. The toolchain that generates a profile can now be integrated into an app. You will start to see the speed improvements. See the “Making Apps Blazing Fast with Baseline Profiles” talk for all the details.

#3: Architectural Guidance

A solid app needs a strong architecture and we’ve been bikeshedding on your behalf to provide detailed guidance on building scalable, testable, high quality apps. Check out the talks and new docs on Modularization, State holders & State Production, UI Events, Flow collection, building Offline first apps and more.

These are the Top Three Announcements about Modern Android At the forefront of development Android Developer Summit. Check out the complete playlist to learn more.

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