Posted through Matthew McCullough, Vice President, Product Control, Android Developer
Nowadays, at Google I/O 2023, you noticed how we’re ushering in essential breakthroughs in AI throughout all of Google. For Android builders, we see this era serving to you out for your go with the flow, saving you time so you’ll center of attention on development attractive new studies on your customers. Time saving gear are going to be much more essential, as your customers are asking you to strengthen their studies throughout an increasing portfolio of monitors, like huge monitors and wearables particularly. Around the Google and Developer Keynotes, Android confirmed you numerous tactics to strengthen you on this project to lend a hand construct nice studies on your customers; learn on for our 14 new issues to grasp on this planet of Android Developer (and sure, we additionally confirmed you the most recent Beta for Android 14!).
#1: Leverage AI for your building with Studio Bot
As a part of Google’s broader push to lend a hand liberate the ability of AI that can assist you all over your day, we presented Studio Bot, an AI powered conversational revel in inside of Android Studio that is helping you generate code, repair coding mistakes, and be extra productive. Studio Bot is in its very early days, and we’re coaching it to grow to be even higher at answering your questions and serving to you be told perfect practices. We inspire you to learn the Android Studio weblog, obtain the most recent model of Android Studio, and learn the documentation to be informed how you’ll get began.
#2: Generate Play Retailer Listings with AI
Beginning nowadays, whilst you draft a shop list in English, you’ll be capable to use Google’s Generative-AI era that can assist you get began. Simply open our AI helper in Google Play Console, input a few activates, like an target audience and a key theme, and it’s going to generate a draft you’ll edit, discard, or use. As a result of you’ll at all times evaluate, you’re in entire keep watch over of what you publish and post on Google Play.
#3: Going large on Android foldables & pills
Google is all in on huge monitors, with two new Android units coming from Pixel – the Pixel Fold and the Pixel Pill – and 50+ Google apps optimized to appear nice at the Android huge display ecosystem, along a spread of apps from builders all over the world. This is a nice time to take a position, with progressed gear and steering like the brand new Pixel Fold and Pixel Pill emulator configurations in Android Studio Hedgehog Canary 3, expanded Subject material design updates, and inspiration for gaming and creativity apps. You’ll get started optimizing for those and different huge display units through studying the do’s and don’ts of optimizing your Android app for enormous monitors and observing the Creating prime quality apps for enormous monitors and foldables consultation.
#4: Put on OS: Watch faces, Put on OS 4, & Tiles animations
Put on OS lively units have grown 5x since launching Put on OS 3, so there’s extra reason why than ever to construct an ideal app revel in for the wrist. That will help you to your approach, we introduced the brand new Watch Face Structure, a brand new declarative XML structure inbuilt partnership with Samsung that can assist you convey your nice concept to the watch face marketplace. We’re additionally liberating new APIs to convey wealthy animations to tiles and serving to you get able for the following technology of platform updates with the Put on OS 4 Developer Preview. Be informed extra about the entire newest updates through testing our weblog, observing the consultation, and looking on the logo new Put on OS gallery.
#5: Android Well being: An interconnected well being revel in throughout apps and units
With 50+ apps in our Well being Attach ecosystem and 100+ apps built-in with Well being Products and services, we’re bettering Android Well being choices so extra builders can paintings in combination to convey distinctive well being and health studies to customers. Well being Attach is coming to Android 14 this autumn, making it even more uncomplicated for customers to keep watch over how their well being information is being shared throughout apps without delay from Settings on their software. Learn extra about what we introduced at I/O and try our Well being Products and services documentation, Well being Attach documentation, and code samples to get began!
#6: Android for Vehicles: New apps & studies
Our efforts in vehicles keep growing: Android Auto will probably be to be had in 200 million vehicles this 12 months and the choice of vehicles with Google integrated will double in the similar duration. It’s more uncomplicated than ever to port present Android apps to vehicles and convey completely new studies to vehicles, like video and video games. To get began, take a look at the What’s New with Android for Vehicles consultation and try the developer weblog.
#7: Android TV: Compose for TV and extra!
We proceed our dedication to bringing the most productive of the app ecosystem to Android TV OS. Nowadays, we’re saying Compose for TV, the most recent UI framework for creating stunning and practical apps for Android TV OS. To be informed extra, learn the weblog submit and try the developer guides, design reference, our new codelab and pattern code. Additionally, please proceed to present us comments so we will proceed shaping Compose for TV to suit your wishes.
#8: Assistant: Simplified voice studies throughout Android
Construction Google Assistant integrations inside of acquainted Android building paths is even more uncomplicated than prior to. With the brand new App Movements Check Library and the Google Assistant plugin for Android Studio–which is now additionally to be had for Put on and Auto–it’s now more uncomplicated to code, more uncomplicated to emulate your consumer’s revel in to forecast consumer expectancies, and more uncomplicated to deploy App Movements integrations throughout number one and complementary Android units. To get began, take a look at the consultation What is new in Android building gear and try the developer documentation.
#9: Construct UI with Compose throughout monitors
Jetpack Compose, our fashionable UI toolkit for Android building has been continuously rising within the Android group: 24% of the highest 1000 apps on Google Play are the usage of Jetpack Compose, which has doubled from closing 12 months. We’re bringing Compose to much more surfaces with Compose for TV in alpha, and homescreen widgets with Look, now in beta. Learn extra about what we introduced at Google I/O, and get began with Compose for development UI throughout monitors.
#10: Use Kotlin all over, all over your app
The Kotlin programming language is on the core of our building platform, and we stay increasing the dimensions of Kotlin strengthen for Android apps. We’re participating with JetBrains at the new K2 compiler, and are actively running on integration into our gear equivalent to Android Studio, Android Lint, KSP, Compose and so on and leveraging Google’s huge Kotlin codebases to ensure compatibility of the brand new compiler. We now suggest the usage of Kotlin DSL for construct scripts. Watch the What’s new in Kotlin for Android communicate to be informed extra.
#11: App High quality Insights now include Android Vitals stories
Android Studio’s App High quality Insights allows you to get admission to Firebase Crashlytics factor stories without delay from the IDE, permitting you to navigate between stack hint and code with a click on, use filters to peer most effective crucial problems, and notice file main points that can assist you reproduce problems. In the most recent liberate of Android Studio, you’ll now view essential crash stories from Android Vitals, all with out including any further SDKs or instrumentation on your app. Learn extra about Android Studio Hedgehog for updates to your favourite Android Studio options.
#12: What’s new in Play
Get the most recent updates from Google Play, together with new tactics to power target audience expansion and monetization. You’ll now create customized retailer listings for extra consumer segments together with inactive customers, and shortly for visitors from explicit Google Commercials campaigns. New list teams additionally enable you create and care for a couple of listings. Optimize your monetization technique with worth experiments for in-app merchandise and new subscription features that will let you be offering a couple of costs in keeping with billing duration. Find out about those updates and extra in our weblog submit.
#13: Design stunning Android apps with the brand new Android UI Design Hub
To make it even more uncomplicated to construct compelling UI throughout shape components, take a look at the brand new Android UI Design Hub. A complete useful resource to know how to create user-friendly interfaces for Android with steering – sharing takeaways, examples and do’s and don’ts, figma starter kits, UI code samples and inspirational galleries.
#14: And naturally, Android 14!
We simply introduced Android 14 Beta 2, bringing improvements to the platform round digital camera and media, privateness and safety, device UI, and developer productiveness. Get eager about new options and adjustments together with Well being Attach, Extremely HDR for photographs, predictive again, and ML. ML Equipment is launching new APIs like face mesh and report scanner, and Acceleration Carrier in customized ML stack is now in public beta so you’ll ship extra fluid, decrease latency consumer studies. Be informed extra about Beta 2 and get began through downloading the beta onto a supported software or trying out your app within the Emulator.
This used to be only a small peek of one of the new tactics Android is right here to lend a hand strengthen you. Don’t put out of your mind to try the Android monitor at Google I/O, together with a few of our favourite talks like learn how to Cut back reliance on passwords in Android apps with passkey strengthen and Construction for the way forward for Android. The brand new Task embedding finding out pathway may be now to be had to help you differentiate your apps on pills, foldables, and ChromeOS units. Whether or not you’re becoming a member of us on-line or in-person at some of the occasions all over the world, we are hoping you’ve gotten an ideal Google I/O – and we will’t wait to peer the nice studies you construct with the updates which are popping out nowadays!