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Episode 23: Re: In Car Nation

2015-03-20 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor and Chet are joined by Gabriel Peal from the Android Auto team. We talk about... cars! And dashboard entertainment systems, and notifications, and navigation, and the Android Auto capabilities available today.

Favorite phrase:
"Duck the audio"

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Relevant Links:

Android Auto Developer Site: http://developer.android.com/auto/index.html
Consumer Site: http://www.android.com/auto/

Gabriel: google.com/+GabrielPeal8 or on Twitter: @gpeal8
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye
Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Episode 22: Wear Wolves

2015-02-25 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor and Chet are joined by Justin Koh and Griff Hazen from the Android Wear team. We talk about watches, notifications, watch faces, data, apps, services, and All Things Wear. You could say that we wear out the topic. You probably wouldn't, but you could.

Favorite word:
"Transflective"

Favorite phrase:
"Eventually consistent"

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Relevant Links:

Overview of Wear Development: http://developer.android.com/wear
Creating a Wearable App: https://developer.android.com/training/wearables/apps/creating.html
Android Wear UI: https://developer.android.com/training/wearables/apps/layouts.html
Android Wear Suppor Lib Reference: http://developer.android.com/reference/packages-wearable-support.html
Watchfaces API: https://developer.android.com/training/wearables/watch-faces/index.html
Data APIs: https://developer.android.com/training/wearables/data-layer/index.html

Griff: google.com/+GriffHazen
Justin: google.com/+JustinKoh
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye
Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Episode 21: Material Designification

2015-02-04 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor and Chet are joined by Kirill Grouchnikov from the Play Store team (What, again? Don't these guys know more than twenty developers?) about various aspects of implementing Material Design in applications, including handling releases prior to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Favorite quote:
"It's like redesigning the whole pig"

Least favorite quote:
"Boooongggggg!"
(I really need to learn where the edge of the metal table is when I'm moving a bottle of water. At least after I hit it the first time.)

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Relevant Links:

Material Design: http://www.google.com/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html
Creating Apps with Material Design: http://developer.android.com/training/material/index.html
Roboto: http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Roboto

Kirill: google.com/+KirillGrouchnikov
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye
Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Episode 20: Fonts and Audio

2015-01-14 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor and Chet talk with Raph Levien from the Android UI Toolkit team, who works on font technology for Android. The conversation wanders freely into areas such as Raph's creation of the Inconsolata font, his work on Ghostscript, and tinkering he's done with audio latency and Android synthesizer apps. Oh, and we also talk about fonts, including some big improvements to font support in the Android 5.0 Lollipop release.

We also learned some new terminology along the way: glitch (the audio equivalent of jank in the graphics and UI world) and pangram (a sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet). So, bonus points for educational content.

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Relevant Links:

Inconsolata: http://levien.com/type/myfonts/inconsolata.html
Ghostscript: http://www.ghostscript.com/
Roboto: http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Roboto
Noto fonts: https://www.google.com/get/noto/
Synthesizer App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.levien.synthesizer
Synthesizer Source: https://github.com/raphlinus/music-synthesizer-for-android
High Performance Audio on Android (Google I/O 2013): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3kfEeMZ65c
Raph: google.com/+RaphLevien
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye
Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Episode 19: Android TV

2015-01-06 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor and Chet talk with Tim Kilbourn from the Android TV team. Learn about developing apps for this new platform and hear about exciting things in the TV world like "overscan" and "D-pads".

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Relevant Links:

TV Leanback API: https://developer.android.com/reference/android/support/v17/leanback/package-summary.html
Android Style Guide: http://developer.android.com/design/style/index.html
Nexus Player: https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_player
Gamepad for Nexus Player: https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_player_gamepad

Tim: google.com/+TimKilbourn
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbyeChet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Episode 18: Holidaze

2014-12-17 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

In another exciting departure from ancient ADB tradition, Daniel Sandler takes over the podcast in a [mostly] bloodless coup and interviews Chet and Tor. This results in a very varied conversation about tech presentations, Tools (yay Android Studio 1.0!) and easter eggs.

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Oh, and this is the picture that Dan proposed for Android Studio auto-fix hints. Imagine that popping up when you're trying to get some code written.













Relevant Links:

Big Android BBQ: http://www.bigandroidbbq.com/
Droidcon London: http://uk.droidcon.com/2014/
Devoxx: http://www.devoxx.be/ (recorded talks: https://parleys.com/channel/5459089ce4b030b13206d2ea/presentations)
Speechless: http://speechlesslive.com/
Android Studio: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Flappy Droid bug: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=79650

Dan: google.com/+DanSandler
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbyeChet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Episode 17: AppCompat

2014-12-10 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Chet and Fake Tor* are joined in this podcast episode by Chris Banes, an engineer in the Android Developer Relations group. Chris works on the AppCompat library, and other elements of the Android support library such as the new Palette utility, and talks about those things. And other things.

Oh, and we talk about "Shimming around a widget," which is a great phrase if nothing else.

* Tor was not available for this recording. He was probably elsewhere, writing code. The part of Tor will be played in this evening's performance by Richard Hyndman (not pronounced "Hindman," of course. Everyone knows that), also from the Android Developer Relations group.

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Relevant Links:
Chris’s blog: https://chris.banes.me/
AppCompat v21: https://chris.banes.me/2014/10/17/appcompat-v21/
Palette: https://chris.banes.me/2014/10/20/palette-v21/
Theme vs Style: https://chris.banes.me/2014/11/12/theme-vs-style/
Material (and other Lollipop) samples: http://developer.android.com/samples/new/index.html

Android Fundamentals Udacity course: https://www.udacity.com/course/ud853

Chris: google.com/+ChrisBanesFake Tor: google.com/+RichardHyndmanTor: google.com/+TorNorbyeChet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Episode 16: Notifications

2014-12-03 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor and Chet are joined in this podcast episode by Chris Wren, from the Android System UI team. Chris works on (among other things) notifications and talks about some of the latest notification capabilities in the Android 5.0 Lollipop release (among other things).

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Relevant Links:
Notifications overview: http://developer.android.com/design/patterns/notifications.html
What's New in Android (Google I/O 2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TtVsy98ces (Notifications overview starting at 21:52)
ADB Episode 6 (System UI, with Dan Sandler): http://androidbackstage.blogspot.com/2014/03/android-developers-backstage-episode-6.html

Chris: google.com/+ChrisWrenTor: google.com/+TorNorbyeChet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Episode 15: Location, Location, Location

2014-11-05 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor and Chet are joined in this podcast episode by Marc Stogaitis, the lead of the Android location client team. Join us to hear the exciting and mysterious term "urban canyon" and also about the three most important things in location services: location, location, location.

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Relevant Links:
Fused Location Provider API: https://developer.android.com/reference/com/google/android/gms/location/FusedLocationProviderApi.html
Geofencing API: https://developer.android.com/reference/com/google/android/gms/location/GeofencingApi.html
Activity Recognition API: https://developer.android.com/reference/com/google/android/gms/location/ActivityRecognitionApi.html
Beyond the Blue Dot (Google I/O 2013): https://developers.google.com/events/io/sessions/325337477

Location History dashboard: https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/

Marc: https://plus.google.com/107675566661349240635/postsTor: google.com/+TorNorbyeChet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Episode 14: Accessibility

2014-10-08 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor and Chet are joined in this podcast episode by Alan Viverette from the UI Toolkit team. Alan is passionate about accessibility. He also works on themes, attributes, styles, widgets and, well, lots of UI stuff. So we talk for a while, as we tend to do.

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Relevant Links:TalkBack: https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/6007100
AccessibilityNodeInfo: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/accessibility/AccessibilityNodeInfo.html
WebVTT: http://dev.w3.org/html5/webvtt/
Adding Captions on YouTube: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734796?hl=en

Alan: google.com/+AlanViveretteTor: google.com/+TorNorbyeChet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Android Developers Backstage: Episode 13: Support Library

2014-09-24 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)


In this superstitiously numbered episode 13, Tor and Chet talk with Adam Powell of the UI Toolkit team about the Android support library, AppCompat, ListView, RecyclerView, and all sorts of other toolkit-related niceties.
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Android Developers Backstage: Episode 12: The Jake Show

2014-08-27 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

In a startling and electrifying break with ancient tradition (born of laziness rather than policy), Tor and Chet are joined in this podcast by external developer (i.e., non-Googler) Jake Wharton. Jake has worked on and with many important Android open source libraries. We talk with Jake about these projects and various other aspects of Android development in general.

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Relevant Links:Retrofit: http://square.github.io/retrofit/Picasso: http://square.github.io/picasso/Dagger: http://square.github.io/dagger/OkHttp: http://square.github.io/okhttp/Butter Knife: http://jakewharton.github.io/butterknifeRobolectric: http://robolectric.org/Espresso: https://code.google.com/p/android-test-kit/AssertJ Android: http://square.github.io/assertj-android
Jake: google.com/+JakeWhartonTor: google.com/+TorNorbyeChet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Android Developers Backstage: Episode 11: ART, pART 2 (Trash Talk)

2014-08-07 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

In this continuation of the previous gripping and suspenseful episode known as Episode 10, Tor and Chet hear more from Anwar Ghuloum from the Android Runtime team. This time is all trash-talk. Tune in to hear more about garbage collection and how allocation and collection performance is much faster with ART (and, more interestingly, why it's faster).

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ARTicles:
Introducing ART: http://source.android.com/devices/tech/dalvik/art.html
Verifying App Behavior: http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/verifying-apps-art.html

Video:
The ART Runtime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBlTzQsUoOw

Other Resources:
Systrace: http://developer.android.com/tools/help/systrace.html

Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye
Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase…

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Android Developers Backstage: Episode 10: ART, pART 1

2014-07-29 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor and Chet may not know ART, but they know what they like. In this episode, the first in a two-pART series, they talk with Anwar Ghuloum from the ART, or Android Runtime team. ART is the new runtime for Android, which came online in the KitKat release as an alternative to Dalvik. Now ART is not only enabled by default: it’s the only runtime. We’ll talk about what it is, how it works, why it’s better, and the future and very meaning of ART in modern society.

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ARTicles:
Introducing ART: http://source.android.com/devices/tech/dalvik/art.html
Verifying App Behavior: http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/verifying-apps-art.html

Google I/O 2014 Session:
The ART Runtime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBlTzQsUoOw

Other Resources:
Systrace: http://developer.android.com/tools/help/systrace.html

Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye
Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase…

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Android Developers Backstage - Episode 9: Design

2014-07-28 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor and Chet make a startling break with ancient tradition and talk to a real, live designer in this episode: Christian Robertson from the Android User Experience team. Tune in to hear about the Roboto font that Christian created and about font design in general, plus design tips for layout, visual rhythm, and other Android designities.

Design: It's the new Develop.

Relevant links:

Android Design: https://developer.android.com/design/index.html
Android Style Guide: http://developer.android.com/design/style/index.html
Android Asset Studio: http://romannurik.github.io/AndroidAssetStudio/
Roboto: http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Roboto

Christian: https://plus.google.com/110879635926653430880/posts
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye
Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Android Developers Backstage - Episode 8: Volley

2014-07-28 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)



In this episode, the second in a bizarrely and completely unplanned series on Play Store technology, Tor Norbye and Chet Haase are joined by Ficus Kirkpatrick from the Play Store team (and from many other Android projects from the early days). Listen in to hear what Volley is for and how you can use it to simplify your network requests and bitmap download/caching code.

Relevant links:
Volley: https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/volley/
Volley email list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/volley-users
Gson adapter for Volley: https://gist.github.com/ficusk/5474673

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Android Developers Backstage - Episode 7: Making Apps That Work Everywhere

2014-07-28 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)



In this gripping episode, Tor Norbye and Chet Haase are joined by the pixel-pushing Kirill Grouchnikov from the Play Store team. Kirill works on UIs for this large data-driven app that runs on a wide variety of releases, devices, and form factors. We talk about what that actually entails... and talk about other stuff along the way.

Relevant links:
Android resources: http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/resources/providing-resources.html
Activities: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/Activity.html
Alpha/Beta testing and staged rollouts: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/3131213

Kirill: google.com/+KirillGrouchnikov
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye
Chet: google.com/+ChetHaase

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Android Developers Backstage - Episode 6: System UI

2014-07-28 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

In this episode, we delve into the world of the Android System UI, including tangents on notifications new and old, status bar icons, implementing user experience designs, and Android logos.

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Android Developers Backstage- Episode 5: RenderScript

2014-07-28 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Chet Haase and Tor Norbye are joined by Tim Murray from the RenderScript team.
In this episode, we dive into RenderScript and talk about compute, parallel processing, GPUs, and architecture-independent, high-performance pixel processing. It's intrinsically interesting.
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Android Developers Backstage- Episode 4: Google Play Services

2014-07-28 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Tor Norbye and Chet Haase are joined by Jeff Hamilton from the Google Play services team.
In this continuation of the mini-series with Tall Engineers Named Jeff (starting with episode #2 with Jeff Sharkey), this episode goes in-depth into the Google Play services library, which provides easier, Android-friendly access to various Google APIs, such as authentication and mapping.
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Android Developers Backstage - Ep 3: Security

2014-07-28 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Chet Haase, Tor Norbye, are joined by Adrian Ludwig on the third episode of Android Developers Backstage.
Adrian is stalwart member of the Android team focusing on all aspects of security. Learn about the various ways that Adrian and his team help to make Android better for users.

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Android Developers Backstage - Ep2: Storage

2014-07-28 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Chet Haase, Tor Norbye, are joined by Jeff Sharkey on the second episode of Android Developers Backstage.
Jeff is a longtime engineer on the Android Framework team responsible in large part for one of the exciting new features in Android 4.4 KitKat, the Storage Access Framework. Learn about that new feature along with other random Android things that happened to come up in the conversation.

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Android Developers Backstage - Episode 1: KitKat

2014-07-28 :: developers@android.com (Android Developers)

Get an overview of the new features in Android 4.4 KitKat presented by members of the Android team. Chet Haase and Tor Norbye cover many of the new features including Transitions, Storage Access Framework, Immersive Mode, Printing API, and Closed Captioning.

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