Giving developers the ability to build high-quality Android applications is an important part of Google's business. It recently released a new Android development course, which provides a plan for lecturers to follow when teaching students how to write applications for Android devices with kotlin. Now, it has launched a new app quality section on its dedicated website, which provides a checklist that developers can use to build attractive applications.
Here you can see the app quality website, which outlines the company's plans for the first quarter of 2021. It focuses on the privacy, security, functionality, and visual experience that applications provide. More specifically, Google updated the core app quality checklist in its first version. It describes the minimum quality that all applications must meet.
In terms of visual experience, Google encourages the use of material design components to provide a more modern look. To improve functionality, the company provides information about the video playback experience and support for hevc compression coding. Android spreadsheet is described as the preferred tool for sharing between applications. Finally, suggestions for back-end services are provided so that applications can make more efficient use of battery power.
Other episode information revolves around performance, security, and demos on Google play, as follows:
Performance and stability - some tools have been added, such as Android vital signs in Google play console. An important point to emphasize here is that the application does not respond (ANR). Anr is caused by thread problems, which can be fixed by developers. The anr troubleshooting guide can help diagnose and resolve any anr that exists in the application.
Privacy and security - we summarize the latest recommendations, taking into account the latest safeguards from runtime permissions to secure use of WebView. We have also expanded to include the privacy specifications that users expect, from protecting private data to not using any hardware ID that cannot be reset.
Google play - highlights some of the most important policies for developers in this section and links to more information about the guide.
Google said it plans to update the app quality checklist quarterly and will add information about other device form factors.