Android KitKat Development

In this post I will cover Android KitKat developmnet including the main items like

– Printing Framework

– SMS Provider

– Animations using Transition Manager

– The New Sensor Manager

Printing Framework

 

You can check what printers are supported HERE on the Google’s page

SMS Provider

The Manifest

 

Activity should behave like below:

 

 

Animations using Transition Manager

 

The New Sensor Manager

 

Device Features
The following are new device features introduced in KitKat that can be declared with the <uses-feature> tag. These features declare your app requirements and enable filtering on Google Play or check for at runtime:

FEATURE_CONSUMER_IR

FEATURE_DEVICE_ADMIN

FEATURE_NFC_HOST_CARD_EMULATION

FEATURE_SENSOR_STEP_COUNTER

FEATURE_SENSOR_STEP_DETECTOR

App Permissions

The following are new permissions can be added in the manifest which your app must request with the <uses-permission> tag to use certain new APIs:

INSTALL_SHORTCUT
UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT
TRANSMIT_IR

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