Droidcon London 2019: Designing an Intent-based API

4th July 2019 0 By darryncampbell

Date: 24th / 25th October 2019

Location: Business Design Centre, London, N1 0QH

Talk link: See Schedule Page

Abstract:

If you want to enable Android developers to incorporate your functionality into their app, the process is straightforward, right? Wrap your project a jar file and make it available for download. This works great for libraries targeting a single platform but not all Android developers can easily consume jar files.

In this talk you will discover how Darryn and his team implemented their APIs using Android Intents, making them accessible to most mobile frameworks as well as traditional Java / Kotlin / Xamarin developers WITHOUT having to create a new plugin for every framework. There are many advantages to this approach and they have seen enthusiastic adoption by their customers, but he will also cover the downsides including performance concerns, debugging and device dependencies.

Slides: Available after the conference

Video: Available after the conference, if recorded