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App Shortcuts

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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 user interaction, 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. Building on top of that, we will examine different strategies developers can use to create the most useful shortcuts customized for each user.

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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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This talk was delivered live in July 2017 at 360 AnDev. The video was recorded, produced, and transcribed by Realm, and is published here with the permission of the conference organizers.

Caren Chang

Caren is an Android developer working at June, where they currently build an intelligent oven that will help everybody become great cooks. You can find her on twitter at @calren24

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