Wojtek is a Developer Advocate at Google and works primarily to support developers in building great apps using Android Studio and Kotlin, as well as teaches about new Framework and Play features. He enjoys looking for ways to make apps more usable, mostly through better development patterns and code optimizations.
State of Kotlin for Android
For many mobile developers, their Kotlin journey began when Android announced first-class support for the Kotlin programming language at Google I/O in 2017. Both the language and the platform evolved a lot during this time, with more focus from the engineering teams at Google on helping developers use the full power of Kotlin. In fact, we’ve seen tremendous adoption of the language among top Android app developers. That’s why, just 2 years later, we announced that going forward Android will become Kotlin-first. In this talk I want to talk about the current state of Kotlin on Android, and give you a small glimpse into the future of what modern app development might look like.