I started working full-time as a Java developer after graduating in 2009. It was around that time that I got to learn about Google developer technologies, especially Android. There weren’t much Android phones yet but I had believed Android will be the future. …


With the release of the beta of Jetpack Compose, Android’s modern toolkit for building native UI, an Android Developer Challenge was announced. There were four weekly challenges which involves using Jetpack Compose to build Android apps. I decided to join the contest to check out Jetpack Compose.

#AndroidDevChallenge

Week 1: Puppy Adoption App

The first challenge


How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin, the book I have co-authored has been published last month. With it, you can build your knowledge, skills, and confidence by working on realistic examples, practical exercises, and challenging activities. …


App Signing by Google Play has been around since 2017. With App Signing, Google manages your app signing keys and uses it to sign your APKs for distribution. Enrolling your app in App Signing is optional. …


Google launched the Android 11 Beta with pages, videos, and other resources on June 10. They also announced the 11 Weeks of Android. Each week focuses on a specific topic and they will release more content relevant to it. …


As an Android developer, you’re most likely using Android Studio for development. Installing, updating, and uninstalling, especially you have several variants, is sometimes time consuming and can distract us from coding. I recently learned something which can help make this easier for developers, the Toolbox App.

Toolbox App is a…


Today (November 19) is the tenth anniversary of GDG Philippines. Google Developer Group (GDG) Philippines is a group of enthusiastic Filipino developers interested to collaborate and learn more about new technologies. It is the second oldest GDG in the world. Happy 10th year GDGPH!

I was one of the community…


Google Assistant is your own personal Google. It’s one Assistant that’s ready to help you get things done, no matter where you are or what device you’re using. With it, you can have a natural conversation and ask questions, take actions and do more.

Developers can create applications for…


Google I/O 2017 was held in Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California on May 17–19. There were a lot of announcements and new stuff from the event. Here are some of the new things relevant for Android developers:

Android Go

Android Go is Android (starting with the O release) optimized to…


At Google I/O 2016, Google announced that Firebase is expanding to become a unified app platform for Android, iOS and mobile web development. Firebase includes features and integrations designed to help you develop high-quality apps, grow your user base, and earn more money.

The New Firebase

Firebase features work independently…

Jomar Tigcal

Android Developer, Trainer, and Consultant, Software Developer, Sweldong Pinoy Developer

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