160: Increase App Engagement with Android Q

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With the release of Android Q we now have the settings panel and all its glory. This panel, while most likely overlooked as a minor feature, is actually a diamond in the rough.

Why?

Simply because it’s going to lower the abandonment rate of your app and increase the engagement of your app at the same time. Donn talks about this in depth in this episode.

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159: Improve Your App with the Android Material Components (feat. Cameron Ketcham & Connie Shi)

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In this show, Donn and Kaushik talk to Cameron Ketcham and Connie Shi from the Android Material Components team at Google.

The Android Material Components are material designed components that you can easily drop into your application with just a few small tweaks. You get a bunch of fully built out material components, from the Android Material team at Google. From Chips, to Cards, to Buttons and much much more … the goal is to enable you to build your application faster when using these components.

Donn and Kaushik talk to Cameraon and Connie about the components and how to use them in this episode.

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158: Building High Performance Audio on Android

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In this show, Donn and Kaushik talk to Don Turner about how to build high-performance audio apps on Android.

We dive deep into history of audio on Android, some of the problems that the platform faced. Then look into the tools that we now have to solve those problems so that developers like you can build killer audio apps.

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157: Effective Java Item# 20 – Prefer interfaces to abstract classes

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In this episode, Donn talks about Item #20 in the Effective Java book (third series) by Joshua Bloch. He discusses why you should think about using interfaces over abstract classes, how they can add mixin like behavior to retrofit existing classes with new behavior, default methods, skeleton implementations and more.

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Fragmented Podcast Update – TSHIRTS 🐀

We’re extremely excited to announce a brand new T-shirt sale from Fragmented.

Our last run with the Spacedroid was so successful with listeners that we decided to work again with our good friend Taylor Ling for this brand new design.

Taylor’s DroidTee designs have gained legendary fame amongst Android devs and this time he’s made something extra special just for us:

The pragmatic programmers will astutely observe why this design is so close to our hearts. We’re big fans of the Rubber duck approach to debugging and we hope you’ll proudly wear these as you champion on with your development.

The campaign closes April 7th, so please place your order before then. We hope you love the t-shirt as much as we do.

Purchase the t-shirt here!