Google’s newly announced Android L, which is assumed to have been nicknamed as Lemon Meringue Pie, has a lot to offer to the developers. As of now, the users have got nothing to do with Android L whereas for the developers, there are many benefits foreseen, since the version is under construction.
First and foremost, is the Material Design Support that has been much talked about. One can make apps with material design that are visually dynamic and consist of UI [user interface] element transitions that look natural to users. It also includes the following:
The material theme
The Recycler View widget
Drawable animation and styling effects
Material design animation and activity transition effects
Animators for view properties based on the state of a view
Customizable UI widgets and app bars with color palettes that you control
The next interesting point is the new Task Locking API which allows developers to temporarily restrict users from going away or getting disturbed by other notifications.
This kind of an API helps in developing education apps that require high stakes assessment. The added advantage is that any unauthorized usage can be prevented because the task locking is only available for the authorized apps.
What should be paid attention at?
It is being said that the new Android Run-time [ART] is the default run-time in this version unlike Android 4.4. This ART has the under-mentioned features: