Speed up your Android builds using the cloud

schedule Nov 9th 03:50 - 04:20 PM place L10 Large Room

We all want our Android app builds to be fast, repeatable and automated. Building on the best practices of continuous integration and continuous deployment, you can improve the build process for your Android apps using Google Cloud.

By offloading your builds to the cloud, you can be sure that they will happen quickly. Once you're building in the Cloud, you can also tie your build process to your source control repository, allowing you to kick off builds as soon as there are any changes to any relevant branches. You can take it even further with automated testing and eventual deployment to the Play Store.

In this talk, you'll see how Google Cloud Build can rapidly build your Android APKs, connect to your source repositories and deploy to your Play Store test channels.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

* Standalone Android builds with Gradle
* What is Cloud Build?
* Enabling Cloud Build for your apps
* Re-using cache for speed
* Running tests
* Signing APK
* Uploading to Play Store
* What's this cost?
** 120 minutes free *per day*
** Choice of machine type
* Getting started

Learning Outcome

* Cloud based builds are fast, repeatable and automatable.
* Google Cloud Build is great for Android app builds
* The cost is very affordable
* With Cloud Build, your developer experience is more pleasant.

Target Audience

Android Developers, Build team

Prerequisites for Attendees

* Android development
* Gradle

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