Thursday, October 31, 2013

Android KitKat: Developer Info

We just released Android KitKat and posted lots of information about it:

Developer highlights: http://developer.android.com/about/versions/kitkat.html

Android Developers Blog: http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2013/10/android-44-kitkat-and-updated-developer.html

Videos (an overview one plus lots of others that dive deeper into specific features): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sONcojECWXs&list=PLWz5rJ2EKKc-2quE-o0enpILZF3nBZg_K&index=1

I'll specifically call out the video on Transitions, which is something I recorded last week after finally finishing the feature. I hope that the API is another step toward making animations easier and more automatic in Android applications.

7 comments:

marco p said...

I am not sure whether you touched on this but is this available in the support libraries so we can take advantage of it right away?

catarina said...

Hey Chet, thank you for the explanation, looking forward to try it out. One quick question, what is the setup you're using to mirroring the app? I do a lot of demos and would love to be able to use it instead of using a camera and filming the phone.
Thanks in advance!

tony said...

In video you were using Android Studio. I encountered problems in Studio using the "transitions" directory. Compiler refused to recognize anything in the transitions directory.

When I moved the 4 xml files to the drawable directory,Studio was fine with the files and successfully built the app and loaded it onto the emulator. So what is the story on the transition directory?

tony said...

Just to be precise, I named the directory "transition" (singular). Not transitions(plural). It matched the R.transition in the inflater code.

Tor Norbye said...

The transitions folder hasn't been properly supported by the tools yet. The latest version of Studio should work, but you also need the next version of the gradle plugin (0.7.0) which isn't out yet (or if you're using ADT, the next version of ADT). Here's the relevant CL: https://android-review.googlesource.com/#/c/69259/

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