What’s new with Android Oreo and How Appcare can help the app owners update their app to make it Oreo compatible

Jan 3, 2018

Latest version of android is out on preview and According to Google, it has solved some of the oldest problem of android. This is version is supposed to be launching soon and if you are android user then you’d love to know what it is offering to you. Developers are also pulling their socks up to make their app compatible with the latest version. Here is a quick guide to understand what are the new features of Andriod-O and how you can update your app to make it compatible with it —

Run your app in background

Earlier versions of Android restricts certain activities an application wants to do while it’s in the background. Oreo builds on this beginning and places top priority on saving power and improving battery life without the user having to do anything or install anything,
Not only this,it also provides – Automatic location updates, implicit broadcasts (sending “signals” for other apps or activities to act upon), background services.

This means it’s easier to build apps that don’t have an impact on battery life and the user doesn’t have to manage anything.

Cool new adaptive icons and badges

This versions brings adaptive icons,Options can be given for different shaped masks that define the outside border (a squircles, may be) and icons can be animated. Adaptive icons will be supported in the launcher, shortcuts, device Settings, sharing dialogs, and the app overview screen.

Google has made it easy for developers. They provide an icon as normal and a background, and the system stitches them together using a mask that the home launcher defines.Additionally, new icons support badges for new content. Called “Notification Dots” they are a lot like badges we’ve seen before. Google adds things like a preview pane from the home screen you can access from the icon shortcut as well as app-exclusive shortcuts, such as replying to a message.

Get ready for some new fonts

Android Oreo promotes fonts to a full resource type.This means that fonts can be defined the same way colors and other resources are in application layouts using XML, and developers will have more control over the fonts and style they use. This might mean we can have apps with their own custom fonts without any complicated procedures by developer or users.
Google is bundling all their own free fonts into downloadable packages that can be used here, and this can apply to emojis, too!

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Autofill APIs

Platform support for autofill means better security and a powerful way for an application to store repetitive information. With the new Autofill API, a user will be able to choose a source for autofill data, and applications that need to store and retrieve this sort of data no longer will need to act as an Accessibility service

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Even Better Audio options

The new AAudio API is built for applications that need a high-performance and low-latency audio path. Audio data can be read and written via normal streams and the AAudio API handles the routing and latency.

Whole new browsing experience

Android Oreo enables the multi-process mode for WebView components from Nougat as the default and adds a new set of APIs that provide version information, better ways to terminate a web view window, a method to determine the priority of rendering a web view, and the Google Safe Browsing API. These make applications that use web development languages better stability and security, and users will benefit if developers enable Google Safe Browsing for remote URLs.

Yet another Settings interface

Oreo’s settings menu interface features subtle dark gray text on an all-white background.The side navigation menu introduced in Android Nougat is now no more available, but all of the various menus have been re-arranged to make it simpler.

Let your phone take care of Wifi

How often it happens when you are back home and you forget to turn the wifi on and your phone keep sucking your mobile data. Oreo brings solution for this problem. Automatic wifi turn on feature tracks the phone location and when your back home, it automatically turns your wifi on.

Now that you are aware of some of the coolest feature of upcoming version, you do want to update your current app to be compatible with it but developing and updating apps comes with a lot of technical complications, you need experts who understand ins and outs of the OS and leverage the given functionalities in your app to ensure best user experience. Here is where, the AppCare comes into the picture.

Appcare, Your Perfect App Devcelopment Partner

We are the organisation who is passionate about mobile apps. We understand the technicalities involved, if you’re a start up or independent business owner or even a established business tycoon and you need an app for your business or want to update your older app for the upcoming version, don’t you worry about it, you focus on your business and let us handle your app.

We, at Appcare, have a team of experts in IOS and Android app development. We love building apps and solving bugs.

A poor app update with bugs can really impact your business. Don’t let this happen, Appcare will help you handle this. Here is a small list of services we offer :
fixing bugs and solving code errors
performance enhancement
Adequate support at operational level.
increase app quality
security updates
monitoring and maintenance

We are the experts, we know what your apps need. Let us take care of your app while you watch your business growth!

For your users your app may seem an interface to click few buttons but from the backend it requires whole lot of efforts and skills to make that happen and ensure user friendly experience. Not only we build your app, we will monitor your app to ensure high performance and in case of failures, we will ensure minimum outage.

Gist of the matter is We, AppCare, care for your app. Whether it is ensuring security against vulnerabilities towards some latest malware or maintaining it to avoid any unplanned outages. Not only this, if you have built your app from some freelancer or some other company per say, and you don’t like their version, We can help you with it and make your App, the way you wanted, Bug fixing and solving code errors are one of many things we are good at. We understand when it comes to business, if it doesn’t contribute in overall revenue then- no matter how awesome something is – it is worthless. We have geeks who know numbers and then we have marketing ‘gurus’ who know how to convert those numbers into money.

Your app is optimised through market statistics so that it doesn’t go unnoticed, hence lowering your advertisement budget. Saving few extra bucks for you!

With the latest version of android coming in the market, your apps are needed to suit the version, ensuring a bug free, user friendly version within the strict deadlines have always been a challenge for the developers. You don’t want to gamble with your business, let us handle this for you.We are the experts, we know what your apps need. Let us take care of your app while you watch your business growth!

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