The Android App Bundle (.aab) is a new upload format that includes all of your app’s compiled code and resources, but defers APK generation and signing to Google Play at install time.
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We’re excited to announce Xamarin.Android support for Android 10.0 in our latest release of Xamarin.Android for both Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio for Mac 2019!
The Xamarin.Android team has worked hard to delivery amazing features that every Xamarin developer should be using. Now through the end of August, we challenge YOU to give them a try and get rewarded with some awesome Xamarin swag!
The Android team has refactored the Support Library into a new set of extension libraries known as AndroidX which includes simplified package names to better reflect each package’s content and it’s supported API levels.
Announcing faster starter times using Startup Tracing on Android with performant startup experience and minimal increase to APK size.
Continuously improving the experience with Automatic Android SDK Management tools that are used under the hood to build, deploy, and debug your Android applications. Enabled by default, Auto SDK will provide you with various prompts throughout the lifecycle of your app’s development. Learn more!
When it comes to application size, bigger is not better. In fact, it’s one of the key factors a user takes into mind when considering installing or uninstalling your application. Imagine if a user ran out of space on their device and your app was one of the biggest offenders for used space. It would be quite a shame for your application to be one of the first to be uninstalled, purely for how large it is...
Give a warm welcome to WorkManager. WorkManager is a library that makes it easy to schedule deferrable, asynchronous tasks even if the app exits or the device restarts. It was designed to be backwards compatible to API 14 and does so by wrapping JobScheduler, AlarmManager, and BroadcastReceivers all in one.
Starting with Xamarin’s Android Support Library version 28, we are introducing multi-targeting. This includes assemblies for older support library versions when your application's TargetFrameworkVersion is lower than the expected version.
As a Xamarin developer working on Android apps, you may be well-aware of two issues that slow down your everyday development build times and the correctness of the build. If you aren't sure what the latter is, think back to the last time you had to manually remove your bin/obj folders within your project in order to fix a failure.