- Announcing Flutter 1.22. The latest version of Flutter was introduced, with extensive support for iOS 14 and Android 11. Flutter 1.22 builds on the foundations of previous releases, allowing developers to create fast, responsive user interfaces for multiple platforms from a single code base. The release includes support for iOS 14 and Android 11, new i18n and l10n support, production-ready Google Maps and WebView Plugins, and a new app size tool. You can read all the information about the update in the article.
- Google Assistant gets in-depth integration with Android apps. "Starting today, you can use the GET_THING intent to search in apps and the OPEN_APP_FEATURE intent to open specific pages in apps," Google announced in a blog post.
Developers will get the tools to implement one of the built-in intentions or a custom intent-you can start integration today by announcing support for one or more of these shared intentions in a file Actions.xml. For even deeper integration, you can create a built-in intent (BII) that allows Google Assistant to process requests to your app in natural language. Currently, there are more than 60 intents in 10 verticals.
To make it easier to detect and use, Google has implemented hints and shortcuts to help users learn about Android apps that support actions. To see which shortcuts are available, users can simply say "OK, Google, shortcuts" to install and explore existing shortcuts. Users should add shortcuts to Google Assistant before using them. Google will offer shortcuts as suggestions in the assistant's search results in advance, or users can enable shortcuts for each app themselves.
- Released Android Studio 4.1. Google has released Android Studio 4.1 — a new stable release of the development environment.the main theme of this release was to improve performance when using Android Jetpack, a set of Android libraries that help developers follow best development practices and write code faster. Based on the feedback from developers, the company has made a number of improvements to code editing. Other features of Android 4.1 Studio include a new database inspector for tracking your app queries, support for navigating projects that use Dagger or hilt for dependency injection, improved support for machine learning on devices that support the TensorFlow Lite model in Android projects, and an emulator implementation built into the integrated development environment. In addition, we updated the Apply Changes app to speed up deployment and made several changes to the built-in memory Profiler and offline profiling tools. In this version, the creators of Android Studio fixed 2370 errors and closed 275 public requests.
In addition, Kite will continue to add languages. "We hope to launch several more languages in the next couple of weeks, including PHP, Ruby, and Shell," Smith said.
In addition to the growing number of programming languages, Kite is also available in 16 editors. It supports Android Studio, Atom, JupyterLab, Spider, sublime text, code vs, and vim. Kite also works with the IntelliJ family: IntelliJ, PyCharm, WebStorm, Goland, CLion, PHPStorm, Rider, RubyMine, and AppCode.