With a new version of the Android Studio, IntelliJ IDEA decided to start versioning its environment with a new system. First version will be called Arctic Fox 🦊 (2020.3.1) and the others will follow in alphabetical order. The numbers indicate the release year, the version of the IntelliJ platform, and the version of the AS itself.
With the new year, Android Studio also brought several tweaks, such as:
New options in the Layout Validation Tool
Possibility to connect devices via WiFi using QR code (so far only for macOS, other platforms will follow soon).
The Android App Bundles will be a mandatory part of the release of new applications from August this year, so don't hesitate for a long time and learn more too!
📚 New Library of Material Design Componets! 📚
Creating an app with a dark mode or with perfect animations on Android is not a easy task, the change came with the introduction of the Material Design Components (MDC) library, which is a another theme in the Mad Skills series.
From July 1, Google will reduce the fee for selling digital products from 30% to 15% (just as Apple debugs in the AppStore) for revenues up to $ 1 million.
📈 Thanks to this change, 99% of developers will save 50% of expenses. Such a decrease in spending can be important for beginning developers, it can help them in this critical phase of the application life cycle.