TextView: Now with Auto-Sizing

1 week ago
For the best user experience with text, material design recommends using a dynamic type instead of smaller type sizes or truncating larger-size text. With Android O and Support Lib 26, TextView gains a new property: autoSizeTextType, which allows the text to scale uniformly when working with dynamic content. You can fine tune the auto-size by […]

Using Fonts in Android

1 week ago
Android O and Support Library 26 introduce new ways of working with fonts. You can now bundle fonts as resources by adding the font file in the res/font folder and use it like any other asset in XML layouts, styles or programmatically via the Typeface. Instead of bundling your font files in the APK, you […]

Diving into O and the Support Library (GDD Europe ’17)

2 weeks ago
In this video, Dan Galpin and Lisa Wray take a close look at Android O with the Support Library, taking a deeper look at physics-based animation and other features to make your apps work, look, and feel better than ever. Watch more Android talks at GDD Europe ’17 here: Check out the ‘All Sessions’ […]


3 weeks ago
With the EmojiCompat library, part of the Support Library 26, your app can get backwards-compatible emoji support on devices with API level 19 and higher and get rid of the blank square characters. To use EmojiCompat, initialize the library when the application starts, by using downloadable or bundled fonts. Start supporting emojis in your text […]

What’s New in Support Library v26

3 weeks ago
Support Library v26 comes with a lot of new features, specifically: fonts as resources and downloadable fonts, access to backwards compatible emoji support via the new EmojiCompat library, the ability to allow the text size of your TextView to expand or contract automatically to fill its layout, the option to implement animations driven by physics […]

What’s new in the support library – Google I/O 2016

1 year ago
Compatibility with older versions of Android is a must-have for most applications. Join members of the Android Support Library team as they walk through recent advances in backwards compatibility, explain important changes, and discuss the future of the support libraries. Watch more Android talks at I/O 2016 here: See all the talks from Google […]

The Developer Show (TL;DR 017)

2 years ago
Welcome to the Developer Show, where you can stay up to date on all the latest Google Developer news, straight from the experts. This week, Timothy Jordan goes over all the latest updates from new tools on Google Play to the latest Android Support Library (23.2). Check out all the links from this week’s TL;DR […]

The Developer Show Ep 003 (Google Play Services 8.3, TensorFlow, Chrome 47 & more)

2 years ago
Welcome to the Developer Show, where you can stay up to date on all the latest Google Developer news, straight from the experts. Follow along with this blog post by Timothy Jordan: This week on The Developer Show, get passionate about Google Play Services 8.3, learn about some of the great new features in […]

Android Support Library: Consistent Design with AppCompat

2 years ago
Getting a great looking app doesn’t have to be hard: AppCompat, part of the Android Support Library, gives you a consistent design baseline that works on all Android 2.1 or higher devices. Find out what AppCompat provides and how to integrate it into your Android app. Learn more on the developer site: Subscribe to […]

Android Support Library Overview

2 years ago
The Android Support Library includes the essential components you need to build a great app that works on the huge variety of Android devices. Follow Ian Lake through an overview of what is included in the Support Library and how it can help you build apps faster. Learn more on the developer site: Subscribe […]