Posted by Anna-Chiara Bellini, Product Supervisor, Nick Butcher, Developer Relations

Right this moment, we’re launching model 1.Zero of Jetpack Compose, Android’s fashionable, native UI toolkit that will help you construct higher apps sooner. It is secure, and prepared so that you can undertake in manufacturing. We’ve got been creating Compose within the open with suggestions and participation from the Android group for the final two years. As we attain 1.0, there are already over 2000 apps within the Play Retailer utilizing Compose – in reality, the Play Retailer app itself makes use of Compose! However that’s not all, we’ve been working with quite a lot of prime app builders and their suggestions and assist has helped us make the 1.Zero launch even stronger. Square, as an illustration, told us that by utilizing Compose, they’ll “concentrate on issues which are distinctive to Sq. and their UI infrastructure, slightly than fixing the broader difficulty of constructing a declarative UI framework”. Monzo stated Compose permits them to “construct greater high quality screens extra rapidly”. And Twitter summed it up properly: “We adore it! ❤️

We designed Compose to make it sooner and simpler to construct native Android apps. With a completely declarative method, you simply describe your UI, and Compose takes care of the remainder. As app state modifications, your UI mechanically updates, making it lots less complicated to construct UI rapidly. Intuitive Kotlin APIs enable you to construct lovely apps with method much less code, and native entry to all present Android code means you may undertake at your individual tempo. Highly effective format APIs and code-driven UI make it simple to assist totally different type elements, like tablets and foldables, and Compose assist is coming for WearOS, Homescreen Widgets, and extra!

This 1.Zero launch is prepared to be used in manufacturing, providing key options that you simply want:

  • Interoperable: Compose is constructed to interoperate along with your present app. You may embed compose UIs inside Views or Views inside Compose. You may add as little as a single button to a display screen, or hold that customized view you’ve created in a now Compose display screen.
  • Jetpack Integration: Compose is constructed to combine with the Jetpack libraries you already know and love. With integration with Navigation, Paging, LiveData (or Circulate/RxJava), ViewModel and Hilt, Compose works along with your present structure.
  • Materials: Compose gives an implementation of Materials Design parts and theming, making it simple to construct lovely apps that mirror your model. The Materials theming system is less complicated to know and hint, with out having to seek the advice of a number of XML recordsdata.
  • Lists: Compose’s Lazy parts supply a easy, succinct however highly effective technique to effectively show lists of information, with minimal boilerplate.
  • Animation: Compose’s easy and coherent animation APIs make it far simpler to please your app’s customers.

The totally declarative method in Jetpack Compose radically modifications the way you develop UI. To assist new workflows and a distinct mind-set, we’re delivering new instruments, designed particularly for Compose, and including assist for Compose to a few of our present tooling.

Compose Preview

The brand new Compose Preview, obtainable in Android Studio Arctic Fox means that you can see your Composables in several states, gentle and darkish theme, or totally different font scalings, all on the similar time, making element growth simpler, with out having to deploy an entire app to your gadget. Enhanced with dwell modifying of literals, you may see updates with out recompiling your undertaking.

Deploy Preview

When you ever wished to have the ability to take a look at components of the UI on a tool, with out having to navigate via your app to the display screen you’re engaged on, you’ll like the brand new Deploy Preview: simply create a preview on your Composable, and deploy it in your gadget for quick iteration.

Compose assist in Structure Inspector

Structure Inspector provides assist for Composables, so to confidently combine Compose with present Views.

Learn extra about Compose assist in Android Studio Arctic Fox, here.

Sharing our roadmap for Compose

Adopting any new framework requires analysis, particularly one thing as far reaching as a brand new UI Toolkit. That can assist you to make an knowledgeable choice whether or not it’s the fitting time for you we’re publishing a public roadmap to share our plans to proceed to construct out Jetpack Compose.

That can assist you get composing, we’ve ready an in depth set of assets for you and your workforce:

There’s lots to be taught! The Jetpack Compose Pathway supplies a step-by-step journey via key codelabs, movies and docs to assist information you.

Take pleasure in composing!

We actually imagine that Jetpack Compose is a large leap ahead, making it a lot sooner and simpler to construct nice UIs; we will’t wait to see what you construct with it. Now that Compose is secure at 1.0, it’s time to get began; there’s nothing higher than getting proper to the code. Pleased Composing!

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