- Jetpack Compose 1.0 is graduating to the stable channel in July and will include more components, better support for big screens, among other improvements for the Developer.
- After spending months in the Canary channel, Android Studio Arctic Fox is now finally making a jump to the beta channel. The beta version includes some new debugging tools such as Accessibility Scanner and the Memory Profiler.
- Firebase, Google’s cloud-based app tooling suite, is gaining a plethora of new features, including Storage Emulator in the Firebase Emulator Suite, support for Android App Bundles in the App Distribution tool, App Check, real-time data processing in Performance Monitoring, new Web SDKs, and much more.
- Flutter 2.2 is the latest version of Google’s cross-platform app development language, and it introduces several new improvements. For one, null safely is now enabled by default. Flutter Ads SDK has also been updated with adaptive ad banners and built-in null safety, and there are some performance-related improvements to reduce app size and make animations smoother.
- ARCore, Google’s augmented reality platform, is gaining two new APIs. The first is the ARCore Raw Depth API, which will enable developers to capture more detailed representations of surrounding objects. Meanwhile, the ARCore Recording and Playback API allow developers to capture video footage with AR metadata.
- For Developer For Google Maps Platform, Google has released several new tools to help web developers deliver a richer embedded Maps experience in their web apps. The new tilt and rotation feature will bring a whole new perspective to the embedded maps with 67.5-degree tilt and 360-degree rotation. Meanwhile, WebGL Overlay View will let developers render complex 2D and 3D objects right on the base map.
- Sudden app removal from the Google Play Store without any prior notice or explanation is the worst nightmare of Android app developers. To improve the communication and transparency on this front, Google has detailed some changes that it will be bringing to the Google Play Console. In some cases, Google will soon start showing warnings under the “Policy and program” section in the Google Play Store when it detects any potential violations in your app and will provide guidance on fixing them.
- Google Play Billing Library v4.0 will add new ways for users to pay for apps and subscriptions. These new ways include multi-quantity purchases, multi-line subscriptions, and prepaid plans.
- Google is also making it easier for developers to develop apps for Android Auto and Android Automotive with the new Car App Library.
Happy Exploring 🙂
Written by Ranjan - June 18, 2021 - 829 Views