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Jessica Thornsby

Jessica Thornsby is a part-time contributor to Android Authority with a specialization in dev-related content.

Jessica's Posts

Using Android Architecture Components: Lifecycles and SQLite made easy

Get started with the Room data persistence library, and learn how to create lifecycle-aware components using the Architecture Components Lifecycles library.
by Jessica Thornsby2 days ago

Adding new functionality with Kotlin’s extension functions

Find out how to customize Kotlin and Java classes so they provide exactly the functionality your project requires, including previously-closed classes.
by Jessica Thornsby3 weeks ago

Starting Android App development with RxJava 2.0

Upgrading to the latest release of a library is usually as simple as changing the version number, but switching to RxJava isn't quite so straightforward.
by Jessica Thornsby4 weeks ago

How to implement Autofill in your Android 8.0 Oreo apps

Make sure all of your app’s EditTexts are ready to receive data from Android Oreo's Autofill Framework, by implementing and testing autofill support.
by Jessica ThornsbyOctober 13, 2017
 
 

Creating an Android 8.0 Oreo app: Implementing Notification Channels

Learn how to add multiple notification channels to your Android 8.0 Oreo apps, and how to make it easier for users to customize each channel's settings.
by Jessica ThornsbySeptember 19, 2017

Update your apps for Oreo: Autosizing Text, Custom Fonts, Adaptive Icons & Notification Channels

Find out how to implement the latest Android 8.0 features in your apps, including creating pinned shortcuts, and an easier way of working with custom fonts.
by Jessica ThornsbySeptember 6, 2017

What are Android App permissions, and how do devs implement them?

App permissions are built into an app by its developer. So what are app permissions and how does a developer implement them? That's what we aim to teach!
by Jessica ThornsbyJuly 22, 20172

Is Android really just Linux? (Video)

"Is Android Linux?" is one of those frustrating questions that seems like it should have a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, but doesn't.
by Jessica ThornsbyJuly 13, 2017

Kotlin vs Java: key differences between Android’s officially-supported languages

The Kotlin vs Java debate is a new one, with each language having their own merits But what exactly makes them stand apart? That's what we aim to explore.
by Jessica ThornsbyJune 28, 2017

Add any GitHub library to Android Studio, using Maven, JCenter and JitPack

Seen a good third party Android library on GitHub? Find out how to add any library as a remote dependency, or how to clone and use it as a local dependency.
by Jessica ThornsbyJune 5, 2017
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