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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.

Nov 11, 2019

Allen, Chris, Adam, part of Tor, Dan (taking the photo),
and Chet. All of them are also in the monitor, but backwards.
Oh, and note the gym sock being used to dampen noise
on the mic. High tech stuff, ADB.
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Chris Banes, Adam Cohen, Dan Sandler, and Allen Huang about Gesture Navigation.

Gesture Nav is an important UI behavior change in the Android 10 release that developers should handle and test. Chris has written Gesture Nav articles recently. This conversation goes further into the background and reasons for the change, as well as techniques for dealing with it.

Note: The audio in this episode, is not up to the usual quality bar. We had the choice between recording the conversation with a non-ideal setup or not doing it at all. We chose content over quality.

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Gesture Navigation: Going edge-to-edge (I)
Gesture Navigation: Handling visual overlaps (II)
Gesture Navigation: Handling gesture conflicts (III)
Gesture Navigation: Immersive Modes (IV)


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.