Last week saw the final part of the 6-part blog series I’ve been writing about the new features in Android 4.4: Bitesize Android KitKat. It was a fun 6 weeks – covering all the major new features of KitKat, from the Transitions framework, through to the Print framework. The problem that Android developers face is the seemingly low adoption rate for the latest OS, certainly when compared to that for the equivalent in the iOS world. I don’t think that this should prevent developers from investigating the new tools available to them – there will come a point when you’ll be able to support them.
The blog posts will remain on the blog, and all of the accompanying source code on github – so you can revisit it whenever you’d like. However, in addition I’ve also collected the articles together and published them in a rather handy free ebook. You can download it from https://leanpub.com/bitesizekitkat/ in a variety of ebook formats, and that way you’ll have it ready for when you get a chance to try out the new APIs.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading this blog series as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. As ever any comments, corrections, questions or ideas for new blog posts to me on twitter @iwantmyrealname or at the bottom of this page.