Google's preferred language for making Android apps already has a PC mode



Although there are not many computers in Spain capable of running Android applications natively, more and more Chromebooks are available in the Spanish territory, as well as mobiles capable of becoming computers with technologies such as Samsung DeX or Huawei desktop mode.

Not only are mobiles authentic pocket computers, but they have more and more potential to become the computer of the future, just a connection to the computer and the accessories to have a complete experience. However, to achieve that future applications must be able to continue to evolve, and the creators of Google's preferred language to create Android apps are very clear about what the next step is.



Create applications in computer mode with Jetpack Compose, the latest from Kotlin

It's no secret that Kotlin has become Google's preferred programming language for Android. Although Java still has a large presence in the system, many of the new app development for Android 11 are designed exclusively in Kotlin, and it's no wonder that in the future it will become more frequent.

One of the most outstanding functions is Jetpack Compose, a library to create the graphical interface of applications more easily. That developers have it easier to build applications is something that we can directly think does not affect us on day-to-day life, but that is of great importance when it comes to our favourite applications evolving faster and with as few errors as possible.

The Kotlin team has created a new library called Jetpack Compose for Desktop. It is a library that allows developers to use the Android Jetpack Compose to create computer applications, allowing the creator of an Android application to have all the possible facilities to create native computer applications, being able to take advantage of the native computer tools.



Although the project is independent of Android, this library has been created in collaboration with Google's Jetpack Compose team to ensure full compatibility between the two projects, leaving a door open that in the future this new tool ends up integrating also into the Android environment itself.

If you are a developer, have an interest in Jetpack Compose and want to know how to use it to make PC applications, we recommend taking a look at the official Kotlin publication.

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