It’s Time for an App Icon Makeover!

With new developments in Android 13 and other useful techniques you can make sure users like seeing your app take up some valuable home screen real estate!

<span title='2022-10-25 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>October 25, 2022</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;ProAndroidDev

The Best Advice I Have Ever Been Given

From one developer to another

I asked the developers at my company Bilue what was the best advice that they have received over their many years of experience.

<span title='2022-09-27 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>September 27, 2022</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;Bilue Product Design & Technology Blog

Expanding Dialog in Jetpack Compose

Using AnimatedVisibility and embracing reusability

Creating a smooth scale in and scale out animation for a Jetpack Compose dialog using reusable components.

<span title='2022-09-11 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>September 11, 2022</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;ProAndroidDev

Card Flip Animation with Jetpack Compose

Using a Custom Layout and Target Based Animations

Exploring Target Based Animations, Custom Layouts and resetting remember states with Jetpack Compose using a simple animation of a playing card flipping.

<span title='2022-09-05 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>September 5, 2022</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;ProAndroidDev

Caring for your dependency garden: An approach to Android Dependency Management

Part 4: Pulling out the weeds — Suspicious and vulnerable dependencies

When building Android apps we also need to keep on top of any dependencies we add or update to make sure we are not including anything we don’t intend to.

<span title='2022-08-08 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>August 8, 2022</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;Bilue Product Design & Technology Blog

Caring for your dependency garden: An approach to Android Dependency Management

Part 3: Get out your pruning shears — Detecting unused & incorrectly configured dependencies in Android

See how we prune the dependencies we don’t need and correctly include the ones we do using some useful gradle plugins.

<span title='2022-08-01 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>August 1, 2022</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;Bilue Product Design & Technology Blog

Caring for your dependency garden: An approach to Android Dependency Management

Part 2: Replanting the annuals: Is it time to update that dependency?

How to use the Gradle Versions Plugin to find out what Android app dependencies are ready to update and automate this using your CI/CD process.

<span title='2022-07-25 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>July 25, 2022</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;Bilue Product Design & Technology Blog

Caring for your dependency garden: An approach to Android Dependency Management

Part 1: Preparing your garden bed — Consistency is best & general tips

Let’s look at some excellent gradle plugins, CI/CD features and tips and tricks to make dependency management as easy and predictable as possible!

<span title='2022-07-18 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>July 18, 2022</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;Bilue Product Design & Technology Blog

How to version your app in a continuous development world

Let's focus on build version numbers

Advice on how to manage mobile app versioning - specifically build version numbers.

<span title='2021-11-26 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>November 26, 2021</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;Bilue Product Design & Technology Blog