App Shortcuts in Android Nougat 7.1

In Android Nougat 7.1 the ability to create app shortcuts was introduced. Implementing shortcuts into your app helps guide users to specific parts of the app. If implemented correctly, it can help simplify the way users interact with your app, thus providing a delightful user interface experience. In this talk we will see an example of how to create app shortcuts. We will also talk about the different kinds of shortcuts you can create (static and dynamic) and how to chose which one to implement. Lastly, we’ll talk about how to create a proper back stack of activities once the user launches the app through a shortcut. By the end of the talk attendees should have a clear understanding of how to help increase user engagement by making it easier for users to use their app.

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Caren Chang

Caren Chang studied Computer Science at UC Berkeley and has been around the Bay Area ever since. Previously she worked at companies such as Dreamworks and VSCO, and is currently helping build smart ovens at June. Her favorite part of Android development is working with custom views and animation.