On Monday we released Android 9 Pie. As we continue to push the Android platform forward, we're always looking to provide new ways to distribute your apps efficiently, help people discover and engage with your work, and improve the overall security of our ecosystem. Google Play has had a busy year so far with some big milestones around helping you reach more users, including:
As described by the PCI Security Standards Council, early versions of the TLS security protocol are susceptible to widespread exploits that could expose potentially sensitive data. On June 30th, we upgraded Quizlet’s security to require TLS 1.2 or higher as part of our continued following of best-practice data security recommendations.
In previous articles we’ve covered styling sections of text (even internationalized text). The solution involved using either framework or custom spans. While spans are a great solution in many cases, they do have some limitations that make them unsuitable for our problem. Appearance spans, like BackgroundColorSpan, give us access to the TextPaint, allowing us to change elements like the background color of text, but are only able to draw a solid color and can’t control elements like the corner radius.
Building a custom TensorFlow Lite model sounds really scary. As it turns out, you don’t need to be a Machine Learning or TensorFlow expert to add Machine Learning capabilities to your Android/iOS App. One of the simplest ways to add Machine Learning capabilities is to use the new ML Kit from Firebase recently announced at Google I/O 2018.
In the first part, I’ve explained the basics of Android Slice and how it works on the Android Application. We’ve seen the use-cases of Android Slices and just a very basic sample Slice. Let’s a recap of Android Slices, Android Slices are emitted by the android application which has implemented SliceProvider and has the correct URI implemented. In Android slice, there are two entities involved hosts and provider applications. Host application host the slice once it has been emitted by provider application. We’ve seen that how Google Search application on the android device can host any kind of slice from slice provider application. We’ve seen how android slice architecture works, how slice presenter and slice-provider communicates. Check out the first part if you’re interested to know about the basics.