This was my first time attending Android Dev Summit in person. It was great to come to California and reconnect with many of my Android friends. I put together a few highlights below.
A new machine. Now what? Time to set it all up. Inevitably I end up going back and forth from my old machine or worse yet, my memory, to figure out what needs to be installed. No more. Today, I have compiled a list of everything I need to feel productive with a new dev machine. Perhaps, this can help you as well.Continue Reading
We’re adding the use of dynamic feature modules to our app. This will help us to improve build speeds, conditionally include features and decouple our code. As noted previously, we make use of Dagger Multibinding and the Android Job library to handle our background tasks.
When we created our first feature module we ran into an issue when we attempted to move the associated
Job classes. Let me walk you through the problem, the solution we settled on and then proposed next steps.
Seven years ago, Zola Electric welcomed its first Android application into the world. It was designed to support our sales and service staff as they went throughout Tanzania introducing solar energy to folks. It served us well.
Since then we’ve grown as a company and our needs have expanded as well. This led us to focus on developing a new Android application which met the following requirements:
- Resilient to unstable network conditions
- Worked seamlessly offline
- Used the latest Android best practices
- Incorporated User Experience principles