Smile, it’s CameraX! [intro]

As humans, we have emotions and feelings and one of the best ways to capture our emotions is to take pictures. 

Some of our greatest experiences are actually captured in pictures. For sure each one of us have pictures from birthday parties, holidays, travels, conferences. We also like capturing feelings like happiness or reactions when bad surprises happen. And, in the latest years, we discovered that we love taking selfies.

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Android Developer Challenge – 10 Winning Apps

Last year, Google invited developers to submit their ideas for the Android Developer Challenge, focused on “Helpful Innovation, powered by on-device machine learning.” They picked 10 winners, and have been working with them since then to help bring their apps to life. #AndroidDevChallenge

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[mDevCamp] Smile, it’s CameraX!

I recently presented this talk at mDevCamp – Online edition. More than that I was part of a Virtual 3D world. Great event, awesome organizers and really interesting questions from the audience.

This talk contains the answers for the next questions:

  1. What are the main challenges of working with Camera APIs on Android?
  2. What are the main advantages of using CameraX API?
  3. How to integrate CameraX in our Android apps?
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Kotlin Basics

In my previous article we discovered details about how Kotlin was designed, what is the philosophy behind this new programming language and how its popularity has grown over the past years.

In this article we’re going to continue with some basic concepts from Kotlin Wonderland like the available types, control flow instructions, equality checks and null safety.

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Workout your tasks with WorkManager — Advanced Topics

“WorkManager is a library for managing deferrable and guaranteed background work.”

In my previous two posts about WorkManage I covered topics like:
  • Android memory model
  • Android battery optimizations
  • Current background processing solutions
  • Where is WorkManager placed in the background work schema
  • WorkManager components: Worker, WorkRequest and WorkManager
  • Constraints
  • Input/Output Data

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Workout your tasks with WorkManager - Main Components

“WorkManager is a library for managing deferrable and guaranteed background work.”

In my previous post I covered details about the Android memory model, battery optimization features, current background processing solutions and what are the main advantages of WorkManager and where it should be used.

Workout your tasks with WorkManager — Intro

Until now, in order to perform background work in Android, developers had to choose between multiple execution options. At Google I/O 2018, the Android team launched WorkManager as part of the Android Jetpack.

This library provides a simple and clean interface to specify deferrable, asynchronous tasks and when they should run. This blog post is the first in a new series on WorkManager. The series will include an overview about the Android memory model, existing background solutions, what’s happening behind the scenes and why and when we should use WorkManager.

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