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Welcome to Android Developers Backstage, a podcast by and for Android developers. Hosted by developers from the Android platform team, this show covers topics of interest to Android programmers, with in-depth discussions and interviews with engineers on the Android team at Google.

Dec 23, 2020

This episode is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and colleague, Carl Quinn.

Our last episode of the year arrives just in time for the holiday season. In this episode, Tor, Chet, and Romain go over everything that happened in 2020, both good and bad. We look back at how conferences have been impacted by...

Dec 9, 2020

Romain, Tor, and Chet talked with Jesse Wilson from Square. Jesse has worked on several popular open-source libraries, including OkHttp, Okio, and [Ok]Moshi. We talk about those libraries, and others, and about Android, library, framework and Kotlin development. And about that nasty habit some engineers have of turning...

Nov 12, 2020

Chet, Colin, Romain, and Tor
This week, Tor, Romain and Chet are joined by a special guest: Colin White from Instacart.

Colin is the author of Coil, a popular image loading library backed by Kotlin and Kotlin Coroutines. In this episode, Colin explains what Coil is, how and why it was created, etc.

Oct 28, 2020

Chet, Dustin, Chris, and Romain.
(Tor not pictured. Because he wasn't there)
Romain and Chet talked with Dustin Lam and Chris Craik from the Toolkit team about Paging3.

Paging3 (currently in alpha) is a complete rewrite of (wait for it...) Paging2, using Kotlin, coroutines, and Flow for optimal implementation...

Oct 14, 2020

Top row: Tor and Romain
Bottom row: Ryan and Chet
In this episode, Chet, Romain and Tor talk with Ryan Mitchell from the Android Framework Team.

We cover the Android resources in general and the aapt2 tool in particular.

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