Topic: android

SD Times news digest: Android Basics in Kotlin course; SharePoint Framework 1.13 release candidate; Crystal 1.2

The Android development team announced the release of the final unit of Android Basics in Kotlin, a free programming course initially announced in 2020. Today, over 100,000 beginners have completed their first milestone in the course. Android Basics in Kotlin offers people with no programming experience the education needed to build sample Android apps. With … continue reading

Greater control over location data in Android 12

Android 12 final release code pushed to the Android Open Source Project

Android 12 has been pushed to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and will make its way to supported Pixel devices in the next few weeks. Devices from manufacturers such as Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi will receive the latest OS later this year.  According to the Android development team, the Android … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab 14.3, Improved Google Play Console user management, and Informatica and Snowflake announces on-prem to cloud modernization program,

GitLab announced the release of GitLab 14.3 with project-level security scan execution policies, next generation SAST to reduce Ruby false positives, group level permissions for protected environments and group access for the GitLab Kubernetes Agent. The project-level DAST and secret detection scan execution policies allow users to require DAST and secret detection scans to run … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple releases new marketing tools for App Store, Android to expand permissions auto-reset, Swift 5.5 released

Apple announced that users can now easily create custom marketing assets such as banners and images to promote their apps on social media and more.  One just needs to select their app, choose a template, customize their design, and add preset messages in multiple languages.  The new App Store marketing tools can also be used … continue reading

What to consider when getting started with mobile app testing

As organizations have shifted to a mobile-first approach, they’ve found that testing for the sheer number of devices and operating systems out there has become a real challenge.  The most important thing in getting started with mobile app testing is ensuring quality by defining a profile of the end users to select the required mobile … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries, Domo Sandbox, and new Sentry capabilities

Android recently announced the delivery of the first five stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries. These include: wear, wear-input, wear-ongoing, wear-phone-interactions, and wear-remote-interactions. The wear library allows users to lay out elements in an arch and write curved text in order to support the curvature of round watches. In addition, wear-input identifies and interacts with hardware … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android improving how ratings work in Play Store, Kong Konnect available on Red Hat OpenShift, IBM unveils processor for deep learning inference

Android started a multi-quarter program of improvements to make ratings more personalized and indicative of the experience each individual user can expect, and to make them easier to navigate and use for developers. In November 2021, users on phones will start to see ratings specific to their registered country.  Also, early in 2022, users on … continue reading

JetBrains Academy launches Kotlin Basics

JetBrains Academy launched its new Kotlin Basics program as a free introduction for people getting into software development to get started on the most popular language for building Android apps.  In this track, students will get familiarized with the language syntax, concepts, and libraries, as well as with the basics of object-oriented programming.  Students will … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google launches Android 12 beta 4, LANSA launches portal development acceleration with Portalize, Talend announces updates toward healthier data

Google launched the fourth beta of the Android operating system, Android 12, which has now achieved the Platform Stability milestone. The changes impacting Android app developers are now finalized. One major change is a new dashboard in Settings that lets users see which apps are accessing which type of data and when. Android 12 also … continue reading

SD Times news digest: No-code platform Betty Blocks raises $33 million, Microsoft introduces feature support in Direct3D 12, Android announced Jetpack Tiles API alpha release

Betty Blocks announced that it raised $33 million in funding, led by European Private Equity and SmartFin Capital.   The platform enables fusion teams from the business side and IT to quickly build software, and Betty Blocks stated that it is planning to make the platform easier to use, enhance the citizen development governance features, introduce … continue reading

Mobile testing: So many devices, so many variables

As organizations have shifted to a mobile-first approach, they’ve found that the main challenge is testing for the sheer variety of devices out there. Also, tests need to be run on various telecom providers in different parts of the world. This infinite web of possible combinations has prompted a need for automation and framework consolidation … continue reading

Compose Preview in Jetpack Compose 1.0

Jetpack Compose 1.0 introduces new method of previewing states

The Android team at Google has announced that Jetpack Compose 1.0 is now available. Jetpack Compose is a UI toolkit for Android developers.  According to the team, Compose has been developed in the open for the past two years with participation from the Android community. As of this 1.0 release, there are already 2000 apps … continue reading

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