Although in Spain there are not many computers capable of running Android applications natively, more and more Chromebooks are available in Spanish territory, as well as mobiles capable of becoming computers with technologies such as Samsung DeX or Huawei’s desktop mode.
Mobile phones are not only true pocket computers, but they have more and more potential to become the computer of the future, with only a connection to the computer and accessories being enough to have a complete experience. However, to achieve that future it is essential that applications are capable of continuing to evolve, and the creators of Google’s preferred language to create Android applications are very clear about the next step.
Google wants you to learn this language to make apps and has created a free courseGoogle continues to focus most of its efforts on Kotlin, and during the 11 weeks of Android 11 they have created an official and free course.
Create applications in computer mode with Jetpack Compose, the latest from Kotlin
It’s no secret that Kotlin has become Google’s preferred programming language for Android. Although Java continues to have a large presence in the system, many of the new applications development for Android 11 are designed exclusively in Kotlin, and it is not surprising that in the future it ends up being more and more frequent.
One of the most outstanding functions is Jetpack Compose, a library to create the graphical interface of the applications in a simpler way. That developers have it easier to create applications is something that we can directly think that it does not affect us on a day-to-day basis, but that is of great importance when it comes to our preferred applications to evolve faster and with the least number of errors. possible.
Even if it is not a library for Android, it leaves doors open to a future in which the PC experience is fully compatible with Android.
The Kotlin team has created a new library calledJetpack Compose for Desktop. It is a library that allows developers to use the Android Jetpack Compose to create computer applications, allowing the creator of an Android application to have all the possible facilities to create native computer applications, being able to take advantage of native computer tools .
Although the project is independent of Android, this library has been created in collaboration with the Jetpack Compose team from Google to ensure full compatibility between both projects, which leaves a door open for this new tool to also end up being integrated into Android environment itself.
If you are a developer, you are interested in Jetpack Compose and you want to know how to use it to make PC applications, we recommend you take a look at the official Kotlin publication.
Google’s preferred language for making apps on Android takes a giant step forwardKotlin has announced a new app development engine that lets you turn an Android project into an iOS app, and it’s better than it sounds.
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