Learnings from Droidcon London 2018

I attended Droidcon London on the 27th and 28th of October 2018. I made it a habit to write a blogpost about all the things I learned after every conference. This forces me to listen to the talks very carefully and find out the essence of the presentation and then afterwards put my learnings into words in a clear and comprehensible way.

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Experiments with Android WorkManager, our new reliable assistant for deferrable background work

At Google IO 2018, a new library from the Architecture Components of Android Jetpack, called Android WorkManager was presented. Android WorkManager promises to simplify working with background tasks that get executed even after the application’s process got killed, which is currently really hard to do on Android.

This blog post captures my first experiments with Android WorkManager. The goal was to find out if a real-world problem in a mobile application could be solved in an easy way with the help of Android WorkManager.

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