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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.

Jun 1, 2018

Tor, Sumir, Tor, Chet, a spiral notebook (blank), and Tor
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Sumir Kataria about the new WorkManager library that was announced at Google I/O (and released in early form). WorkManager makes it easier to schedule asynchronous work at a more appropriate time using a fluent, chainable API. Think of it as JobScheduler (in fact it uses JobScheduler internally when present), but handling situations and devices that don't have a recent enough version of the OS to have the JobScheduler API available.
Go get WorkManager and try it out - we'd love to get feedback on it as we iterate toward 1.0.

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I/O Video: Easy background processing with WorkManager
Article: Schedule tasks with WorkManager
Reference docs

Sumir: @SumirKodes

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