Android Articles

  • faster-testing-on-android-with-mobile-test-orchestrator

    Faster testing on Android with Mobile Test Orchestrator

    June 26, 2020

    Introduction When testing Android applications (for example, the LinkedIn mobile app for Android), thorough testing practices can easily lead to a growth in the number of overall tests being performed—from hundreds to thousands to even tens of thousands. Clearly, there is a need to scale significantly, while at the same time keeping test run times reasonably...

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    LinkedIn’s approach to automated accessibility (A11y) testing

    May 21, 2020

    Co-authors: Oliver Tse, Andrew Lee, Melanie Sumner, Renato Iwashima Accessibility (A11y) Engineering at LinkedIn aims to streamline accessible product development and maintenance. We think about how tooling can help achieve accessibility success and increase the efficiency of our fellow engineers across the organization. We design tools and the infrastructure...

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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...

  • performance-oeprations-cycle-of-development

    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...

  • lightweight-hardware-accelerated-video/audio-transcoder-for-android

    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...