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Modern Android 13 Development Cookbook

By : Madona S. Wambua
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Book Image

Modern Android 13 Development Cookbook

5 (1)
By: Madona S. Wambua

Overview of this book

Android is a powerful operating system widely used in various devices, phones, TVs, wearables, automobiles, and more. This Android cookbook will teach you how to leverage the latest Android development technologies for creating incredible applications while making effective use of popular Jetpack libraries. You’ll also learn which critical principles to consider when developing Android apps. The book begins with recipes to get you started with the declarative UI framework, Jetpack Compose, and help you with handling UI states, Navigation, Hilt, Room, Wear OS, and more as you learn what's new in modern Android development. Subsequent chapters will focus on developing apps for large screens, leveraging Jetpack’s WorkManager, managing graphic user interface alerts, and tips and tricks within Android studio. Throughout the book, you'll also see testing being implemented for enhancing Android development, and gain insights into harnessing the integrated development environment of Android studio. Finally, you’ll discover best practices for robust modern app development. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to build an Android application using the Kotlin programming language and the newest modern Android development technologies, resulting in highly efficient applications.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Using Android Proto DataStore versus DataStore

Figure 5.2 shows the differences between PreferencesDataStore, SharedPreferences, and ProtoDataStore. In this recipe, we will explore how we can use Proto DataStore. The Proto DataStore implementation uses DataStore and Protocol Buffers to persist typed objects to the disk.

Proto DataStore is similar to Preferences DataStore, but unlike Preferences DataStore, Proto does not use key-value pairs and just returns the generated object in the flow. The file types and structure of the data depend on the schema of the .protoc files.

Getting ready

We will use our already created project to show how you can use Proto DataStore in Android. We will also use already created classes and just give the functions different names.

How to do it…

  1. We will need to start by setting up the required dependencies, so let’s go ahead and add the following to our Gradle app-level file:
    implementation "androidx.DataStore:DataStore...