TagAndroid O

Exploring Background Execution Limits on Android Oreo

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Last week came the official announcement of the Android O release. This release of Android comes with some really cool new additions, and in this post I want to look specifically at the new restrictions that have been introduced for background services. If you’re using background services in your app then changes could affect your app, so let’s take a look at what these changes are and some...

Exploring Android O: Notification Badges

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Now the Android O APIs have finalised, Android O is just around the corner — which means we need to be sure our apps are filled with the latest goodies from the API. In this article we’re going to be taking a look at one of my favourite Android O features: Notification Badges 👌 I feel like these have been a long time coming, so let’s take a look at what these are and how we can use them in our...

Exploring Android O: Notification Channels

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This week we saw the announcement of the first Android-O developer preview. One of the features of this announcement includes Notification Channels — in this article we’re going to take a look at exactly what these are and how we can make use of them within our applications! Notification Channels provide us with the ability to group the notifications that our application sends into manageable...