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App Shortcuts in Android Nougat 7.1

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 the way users interact with your app, 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. 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 April 2017 at Droidcon Boston. 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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