Category: AndroidProgramming

Google expands Flutter mobile app SDK to the web, desktop, and embedded devices – VentureBeat

Google expands Flutter mobile app SDK to the web, desktop, and embedded devices  VentureBeat

At its I/O 2019 developer conference today, Google launched version 1.5 of Flutter, its open source mobile UI framework that helps developers build native interfaces for Android and iOS. But that’s no longer true: The mobile framework is now a multi-platform UI framework, supporting the web, desktop, mobile, and even embedded devices. Flutter’s mission has expanded to building “the best framework for developing beautiful experiences for any screen.” Flutter was first announced as an early alpha at Google’s I/O developers conference in May 2017 and finally hit version 1.0 in December 2018. M…

Kotlin is now Google’s preferred language for Android app development – TechCrunch

Kotlin is now Google’s preferred language for Android app development  TechCrunch

Google today announced that the Kotlin programming language is now its preferred language for Android app developers. “Android development will become increasingly Kotlin-first,” Google writes in today’s announcement. “Many new Jetpack APIs and features will be offered first in Kotlin. If you’re starting a new project, you should write it in Kotlin; code written in Kotlin often mean much less code for you–less code to type, test, and maintain.” It was only two years ago at I/O 2017 that Google announced support for Kotlin in its Android Studio IDE. That came as a bit of a surprise, given th…