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Episode 99: Accessibility Time

10/3/2018
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In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Phil Weaver about accessibility on Android. We talk about accessibility services, TalkBack, Switch Access, testing, and general approaches for developers to make applications that are accessible. Oh, and we talk about "onClick bait" too. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links: Android accessibilityAccessibility Service code labAccessibility Scanner Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Chet:...

Duration:01:02:05

Episode 98: Filament

9/19/2018
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In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Romain about Filament, a real-time physically based rendering engine for Android (and Windows, Linux and macOS.) We talk about graphics, graphics, and then some more graphics. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links: https://github.com/google/filamentFilament documentationMaterials documentation Romain: google.com/+RomainGuy, @romainguy Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase,...

Duration:00:54:33

Episode 97: Bluetooth

8/29/2018
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In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Andre Eisenbach from the Device Connectivity Team about Bluetooth -- Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth BLE, profiles, compatibility challenges and more. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links: Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase, @chethaase Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Duration:00:58:14

Episode 96: Location: It's Where It's At

8/8/2018
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In this episode, Chet talks with Patrick Robertson from the Location team about... location! We wax poetic about fine-grained location using Wifi routers (among other mechanisms), the Fused Location Provider API for apps that need location information, battery impact of location (and what we're doing to improve that), how GPS works (apparently it uses pieces of string!), and detecting 3D locations for finding where you are in a tall building. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the...

Duration:00:35:47

Episode 95: The New News Thing

7/2/2018
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In this episode, Chet talks with Kyle Lampert from the Google News team about... News. Kyle is the lead of the Android app for News and discusses how the team created a rich, smooth UI experience for the reincarnation of this new News thing. (Apologies for the audio quality: this episode was recorded while Chet was on a trip out to the Cambridge office, and the quality is not up to our usual standards. But it should suffice.) Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file...

Duration:01:05:32

Episode 94: TV Time

6/20/2018
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In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Isaac Katzenelson and Virgil Dobjanschi from the Android TV team. We chat about UI, existing devices, IR-vs-BLE, new devices, feature requests from Tor, and digital channel surfing. Oh, and about telivision. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links: Android TV Isaac: @lechefisaac Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase, @chethaase Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio...

Duration:01:00:07

Episode 93: WorkManager

6/1/2018
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In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Sumir Kataria about the new WorkManager library that was announced at Google I/O (and released in early form). WorkManager makes it easier to schedule asynchronous work at a more appropriate time using a fluent, chainable API. Think of it as JobScheduler (in fact it uses JobScheduler internally when present), but handling situations and devices that don't have a recent enough version of the OS to have the JobScheduler API available. Go get WorkManager...

Duration:00:40:39

Episode 92: Navigation Controller

5/18/2018
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In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Ian Lake and Joe Baker-Malone about the new Navigation Architecture Component and Navigation Editor, which were recently released in alpha form. This new architecture component makes it easier for developers to control and implement the flow through their application's screens. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links: I/O Video: Manage UI Navigation with Navigation Controller I/O Video: How to Smartly Use Fragments...

Duration:00:59:29

Episode 91: KTX

5/11/2018
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In this episode, Chet, Romain and Tor talk with Jake Wharton about Android KTX, a set of Kotlin extensions for Android development. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links: GitHub repository for android-ktx Jake's talk at Google I/O Jake: google.com/+JakeWharton, @JakeWharton Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase, @chethaase Romain: google.com/+RomainGuy, @romainguy Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio...

Duration:00:49:25

Episode 90: Spanspanspanspan

5/4/2018
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In this episode, Chet talk with Florina Muntenescu from Android developer relations and Clara Bayarri from the Android Toolkit team about text. The conversation spans spanning, spannables, spans, and of course spans, but also dives into some of the new text features in the P preview release, like pre-computed text measurement, magnifer, smarter Linkify, and baseline-alignment attributes. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links: Spantastic text...

Duration:00:45:57

Episode 89: Upon Reflection

4/13/2018
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In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Brian Carlstrom from the ART team about the new restrictions on non-SDK interfaces in Android P. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links: Restrictions on non-SDK Interfaces Brian: https://carlstrom.com/ Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase, @chethaase Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Duration:00:49:17

Episode 88: Autofill

3/15/2018
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In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Felipe Leme from the Android Framework team about Autofill, a framework in Android 8.0 and later which provides assistance with completing forms such as passwords and credit card numbers. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links: Main page: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/text/autofill.html Sample project: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-AutofillFramework IO presentation:...

Duration:00:57:17

Episode 87: ARrrrrrrr

2/22/2018
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In this episode, Romain, Chet, and Tor talk with Dushan Leska from the Daydream team, which works on immersive computing. His team is currently focused on AR Core, which makes Augmented Reality happen for Android. We talk about AR, VR, probably other Rs, and lots about graphics and performance. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links: Daydream developer site Romain: google.com/+RomainGuy, @romainguy Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Chet:...

Duration:00:51:25

Episode 86: It's gr8!

1/26/2018
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In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Jeffrey van Gogh from the Tools team. Jeffrey works on R8 and D8. D8 (available in Android Studio 3.0, but off by default) is the replacement for DX, which converts your java byte code to dalvik byte code. R8 (not available yet) is an optimizing compiler, which does the same as D8, but with lots of optimizations along the way. We talk about performance, faster builds, new language features on older releases, kotlin, compiler stuff, and video...

Duration:00:37:03

Episode 85: Focus on Audio

12/20/2017
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In this episode, Romain and Tor talk with Jean-Michel Trivi from the Android audio team. Tune in to learn about hardware speaker design, ducking and attenuation, stream types, audio tagging, audio focus, and...

Duration:00:54:20

Episode 84: Instant Apps

11/29/2017
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In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Patrick Baumann from the Instant Apps team. We cover everything from Instant to Apps. Links: http://g.co/instantappshttps://developer.android.com/stories/instant-apps.html Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Patrick: @PatrickBaumann Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase, @chethaase Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Duration:00:46:21

Episode 83: The Deal of the ART

11/15/2017
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In which Chet and Romain Guy talk with Nicolas Geoffray from the ART team about runtime performance, including various optimizations in the Oreo release. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links Performance and Memory Improvements in ART (Google I/O video on YouTube)Romain: google.com/+RomainGuy, @romainguy Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase, @chethaase Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer,...

Duration:01:09:52

Episode 82: Tooling Around

11/8/2017
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In this episode, Chet, Romain and Tor discuss the recently released Android Studio 3.0, the upcoming 3.1 preview release, KotlinConf, and whatever else happened to be on their mind last week. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links Android Studio 3.0 Release Announcement Android Studio 3.1 Preview Romain: google.com/+RomainGuy, @romainguy Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase, @chethaase Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Thanks to continued tolerance and...

Duration:00:57:05

Episode 81: Gradle Sync

11/6/2017
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In this episode, Chet and Tor sync with Alex Ruiz on Gradle, and in particular, the IDE integration of Gradle into Android Studio, past and upcoming performance work, the project structure dialog, APK Debugging, and more. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Alex: google.com/+AlexRuiz, @alexRuiz Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase, @chethaase Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Duration:00:50:00

Episode 80: Crash Talk

10/31/2017
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In which Chet and Dan Sandler talk with Andrea Falcone and Matt Willis from the Crashlytics team about (wait for it...) Crashlytics! Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. Links Crashlytics for Android Andrea: @asfalcone Matt: @mattwillis Dan: google.com/+DanSandler, @dsandler Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase, @chethaase Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye, @tornorbye The audio this time was recorded on sub-standard portable mics and mixed by Dan and Chet. Sorry.

Duration:00:53:00