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Cryptic to Clean: Architecture for Projects that Never Quite got around to it
Featuring Catalina Chioveanu and Andrew Fulcher
Clean architecture is increasingly popular in Android development, and you’ve probably seen elegant examples of it in inspiring talks and blog posts by experts in the field.
But what about the app your team works on? The one that was started in a hurry, with the intention of doing it right later...mobile codebase droidconuk clean-architecture android
Mutative Design - Design for the "User", not "Users"
Featuring Faiz Malkani
Focus on the user, all else will follow. The splendid user-centric ideology strongly advocated by the Google Design team that - at a glance - makes perfect sense, but take a step back.mobile droidconuk user-research inclusive-design ux-design
Modularization - How Hard Can It Be?
Featuring Elin Nilsson
Modularizing Android codebases are all the hype these days. It can be as simple as moving a few files, and maybe creating a new build config or two along the way, or it can be much more gruelling.mobile droidconuk modularization best-practices mobile-architecture
Why a Whole Country Skipped a Day: Fun with Timezones and Locales
Featuring Kai Koenig
The correct handling of timezones and locales is one of the most under-appreciated parts of software development. Commonly known as internationalisation (i18n), a lot of people underestimate the impact that getting it wrong can have for your users as well as your systems.mobile kotlin software-without-frontiers time locale l10n g11n i18n android
Upgrading Android App Unit tests to Mockito 2.x
Featuring Hazem Saleh
Mockito 2.x solves many problems that most of the Android developers were having in their tests in Mockito 1.x. But what if you are having today large tests written in Mockito 1.x and PowerMock, will it be an easy task to migrate?mobile best-practices unit-testing migration powermock mockito
Hunting Android Malware
Featuring Chris Le Roy
Android malware is a continuing problem in the Android ecosystem, even after 9 major Android releases. Android currently relies on implicit and explicit user participation to identify malicious applications, both on the Playstore and on devices.mobile runtime heap development malware hacking security android
Android Autofill: 10 ways to optimize your app for a better user experience
Featuring Felipe Leme
The Android 8.0 release introduced the Autofill Framework, a secure and efficient way to enable password managers to automatically enter user data into other apps.mobile integration optimization tricks tips autofill
Adventures in Navigation
Featuring Daniel Galpin and Lyla Fujiwara
Take a spin with the new Android Jetpack Navigation Components library announced at Google I/O. The Navigation Components let you keep all of your navigation information in one place and include support for Material components such as bottom navigation, the app drawer, and the overflow menu.mobile droidconuk android dynamic-app-delivery jetpack