Android Articles

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    Feature spotlight: Building a horizontal carousel on Android

    April 17, 2020

    LinkedIn recently launched a new feature on Profile called Featured Items. It allows members to pin a post, article, or uploaded media to their profiles to showcase their work. Because the range of what members can choose to highlight is so broad, it was important that the feature was built to accommodate them all. We were excited to release Featured Items into...

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    Building a blazingly fast Android app, Part 2

    January 7, 2020

    Monitor, profile, optimize, and ramp. This is the cycle of performance operations that we rely on to improve our Android app. Part 1 of this blog series covered monitoring and profiling — monitoring gives us the “true north” of optimizations to make data-driven decisions, while profiling helps us pinpoint the areas of opportunity. In part 2, we will look at...

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    Building a blazingly fast Android app, Part 1

    December 23, 2019

    Defined as the speed at which an app loads and responds to a member, app performance is critical to an app’s success. When an app responds slowly to a member interaction, it’s an unsatisfactory experience. In order to maintain a reliable and consistent member experience, we have a dedicated performance engineering team to monitor and troubleshoot performance...

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    LiTr: A lightweight video/audio transcoder for Android

    December 19, 2019

    If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then what about a video? In 2017, we launched video sharing to give our members the ability to...

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    Evaluating language adoption at scale

    August 20, 2019

    When adopting a new language at scale, there are many different factors to consider because things can change dramatically. For many,...

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    Open Sourcing our Day View UI Library for Making Meetings...

    March 21, 2019

    Co-authors: Greg Lundien, Akif Hossain, Daniel Hsu, and Hannah Cutler Our members leverage LinkedIn Messenger for a number of use...