We're all excited about Android 1.5 here at Android Central but Google has just notified us that not all current apps may work in Android 1.5. Luckily, they've provided a few reasons on why certain apps may break and how to "future-proof" your applications. For a full read up you can head to the official Android Developers Blog but the rules to live by are as follows:
- Don't use internal API's
- Don't directly manipulate settings
- Don't go overboard with layouts
- Don't assume all hardware (i.e. physical keyboard) will be available
- Make sure you allow "graceful" re-orientations of the screen
Got it guys? Good! If you avoid these 5 problems your app should be fine! If you don't, be sure to read up on the Android Dev Blog to see what to do.
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