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Best Android Bloggers, Experts, and Influencers to Follow in 2021

Jul 14, 20216 min read

Michał Rejman

Chief Marketing Officer of Ideamotive. Travel addict and remote work advocate.

Best Android Bloggers, Experts, and Influencers to Follow in 2021

As of May 2021, Android has over three billion monthly active users spanning over 190 countries. It remains the dominant OS on a global scale. In comparison, Apple in January announced that there are a total of 1.65 billion active devices in its ecosystem. Android is not just on your phone, it’s on your wrist, living room, and car

 

Software development is an ever-changing field where updates are sown almost daily. If you’re interested in Android, Java, React Native, and other technologies, there are quite a few great resources that offer the latest news and tricks to save time, optimize, and improve code. People who have years of experience in development are the most reliable sources of information.

 

With the help of several geek colleagues, you can keep up with everything in the world of Android. But which Android developer blog is the best? Well, every expert has its own focus. Whether it’s staying informed about major announcements or trying to gain an edge on competitors, there are blogs for every need. 

Best Android bloggers to follow

 

The community of Android developers is as vast and diverse as the ecosystem itself. We’ve compiled a list of well-chosen favorites. These experts offer so many hacks and advice regarding Android development that you can find whatever you need. If you are an Android developer, you’ll love all the wealth of information they offer.

Mark Allison – Director at Styling Android Limited and GDE for Android


 

 

Mark Allison, the force behind Styling Android, is one of the most prolific Android bloggers. Mark is a software engineer with over 30 years of experience. Styling Android is a technical guide to improving the UI and UX of Android apps, but often more general Android development topics are covered.

 

Connect with Mark

 

Website: blog.stylingandroid.com

Twitter: @MarkIAllison

GitHub: github.com/StylingAndroid

Matt Dupree – Data Science Engineer at Heap


 

 

Matt Dupree has spent most of his professional career writing Android code. Now, he is a software engineer at Heap. Matt is working on a better way of getting insights from analytics.

 

Connect with Matt

 

Website: https://www.philosophicalhacker.com/tags/android/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/philosohacker

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/k-matthew-dupree-44672178/

Rebecca Franks – Principal Android Engineer at GoDaddy on Over


 

 

Rebecca Franks has worked on a wide range of applications from companies such as DStv, Over, Discovery Vitality, Momentum, Netstar and Tracker. Her blog has been featured multiple times in Android Weekly for its content on Android development. Rebecca has written about Android Things, automated testing, A/B testing, custom Android Studio templates, and more.

 

Connect with Rebecca

 

Website: Riggaroo.co.za

Twitter: https://twitter.com/riggaroo

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccafranks/

Github: https://github.com/riggaroo

Hannes Dorfmann – Engineering Manager at Freeletics

 

Hannes Dorfmann introduced Mosby to help developers bring an MVP pattern to their apps. Hannes writes about the best practices for building Android apps. He has also written about the Repository pattern and the much less commonly discussed Model-View-Intent (MVI) pattern.

 

Connect with Hannes

 

Website:  http://hannesdorfmann.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sockeqwe

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannesdorfmann/

Github: https://github.com/sockeqwe/ 

Dan Lew – Android developer at Trello

 

 

Dan Lew has been making the Trello app great for several years. His Android developer blog is a fantastic resource with posts of great depth. Among other things, Dan has shared lessons from Enabling Trello mobile offline, using RxJava to retry network requests, and how to handle Trello Android schema upgrades.

 

Connect with Dan

 

Website: https://blog.danlew.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/danlew42

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danlew42

Github: https://github.com/dlew

Mark Murphy – Owner of CommonsWare


 

 

Mark Murphy is an  Android blogger and an author of several books, such as Elements of Android Jetpack, Exploring Android, and Elements of Android R. He has been taking deep dives into Android topics for quite some time. 

 

Connect with Mark

 

Website:  https://commonsware.com/blog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/commonsguy

Github: https://github.com/commonsguy

Joeroen Mols – Android developer at Plaid and Google Developer Expert

 

 

With over 50 blog posts and 30 conference talks, Google has recognized Joeroen Mols as one of the few Google Developer Experts in Android worldwide. In his Android developer blog, he has written about unit testing, code coverage, continuous integration, and much more.

 

Connect with Joeroen

 

Website:  https://jeroenmols.com/blog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/molsjeroen

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeroenmols

Github: https://github.com/jeroenmols

Nick Butcher – Developer Advocate at Google

 

 

Nick Butcher helps other developers and designers to understand and create beautiful material design apps.

 

Connect with Nick

 

Blog: https://medium.com/@crafty 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/crafty 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-butcher-5831582/

Github: http://github.com/nickbutcher

Florina Muntenescu – Android Developer Advocate at Google

 

 

Florina helps developers create clean, testable apps using the Architecture Components libraries.

 

Connect with Florina

 

Blog: https://medium.com/@florina.muntenescu

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/FMuntenescu

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/florina-muntenescu-314b8921

Github: https://github.com/florina-muntenescu  

Reto Meier – Developer Advocate at Google

 

 

Reto Meier is an Android blogger, tech advocate, and author of the Professional Android Application Development series of books.

 

Connect with Reto

 

Blog: https://medium.com/@retomeier

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/retomeier

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/retomeier

Github: https://github.com/retomeier

 

Colt McAnlis – Senior Staff Developer Advocate at Google


 

 

Colt McAnlis has helped more than 4.5 million developers learn to build better, cheaper, and more performant apps. He has worked with some big companies in the past including Blizzard, Microsoft and Petroglyph.

 

Connect with Colt

 

Blog: https://medium.com/@duhroach  

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/duhroach

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/duhroach

Chet Haase – Chief Android Advocate at Google


 

 

Chet Haase holds the unofficial title of “The Funniest Person in Silicon Valley.” Chet is a top Google UI programmer, Android blogger, and editor of Google Developers and Android Developers.

 

Connect with Chet

 

Blog:  https://chethaase.medium.com/about

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/chethaase

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chethaase

The best YouTube channels on Android development 

 

Prefer video content? Visit these vlogs to find out everything you want to know about Android development and other tech-related how-to topics. 

Huyen Tue Dao – Google Developer Expert for Android


 

 

Huyen Tue Dao specializes in native Android. She is co-creator and producer of Android Dialogs, a YouTube channel that features interviews with members of the Android community.

 

Connect with Huyen

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/androiddialogs

Website:  https://www.randomlytyping.com/blog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/queencodemonkey

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/huyentuedao

Github: https://github.com/queencodemonkey

Phil Nickinson


 

 

Phil Nickinson brings a different sort of perspective to the game that is technology. Phil was Editor in Chief of AndroidCentral.com, running that site from 2010 through 2016. Before that, he spent 11 years in the newsroom at the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal.

 

Connect with Phil

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDxRn03fR0V8M7lms_YYXOQ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/philnickinson

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philnickinson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moderndad

Website: moderndad.com

Daniel Malone – Android Engineer at H-E-B Digital


 

 

Daniel Malone is an Android engineer building the My H-E-B app, currently at 1M downloads. In his YouTube channel, Daniel shares insights on developing Android apps using Kotlin, Android Studio, and the latest libraries from Google.

 

Connect with Daniel

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/DanielMalone

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielmalone

Github: https://github.com/danielmalone

Ryan Michael Kay – Software Developer, Engineer, Educator


 

 

Ryan Kay spends a great deal of time teaching others via YouTube. Ryan makes videos about becoming a better software developer/engineer/architect. Also, he created courses for Kotlin and Java.

 

Connect with Ryan

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wiseAss/videos

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-kay-808388114

Website: http://wiseassblog.com/index

Github:https://github.com/BracketCove 

Android experts to follow on Twitter

 

Twitter's a great place for Android news. The fastest way to find out what is going on in software development and get your questions answered is through Twitter. Here are top experts to follow.

Roman Nurik – UX engineer at Google, Android/Web Developer


 

 

Roman Nurik is an Android blogger, developer, editor of Google Developers, and Author of Wrox's "Professional Android." Roman conducts weekly UX reviews of apps and maintains his own side Android projects.

 

Connect with Roman

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/romannurik  

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/romannurik

Github: https://github.com/romannurik

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/romannurik

Website: https://roman.nurik.net

Blog: https://medium.com/@romannurik

 

Chris Banes – Staff Developer Relations Engineer on Android

 

 

Chris Banes has several popular applications released onto Google Play. His most notable app is Friendcaster for Android. At its peak, Friendcaster was ranked as a top 125 App in the US Android Market and has had over 6.5 million downloads to date.

 

Connect with Chris

 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/chrisbanes

Website:  http://chris.banes.dev

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisbanes

Github: https://github.com/chrisbanes

Blog: https://chrisbanes.medium.com

Annyce Davis – Android Google Developer Expert, Senior Director of Engineering at Meetup


 

 

Annyce Davis spends a lot of time developing blog posts, videos, and conference talks for the Developer Community. She created an Android developer blog and several courses for LinkedIn Learning.

 

Connect with Annyce

 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/brwngrldev

Website:  https://adavis.info

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annycedavis

Github: https://github.com/adavis

Cyril Mottier – Product & Engineering at Zenly

 

 

Cyril Mottier describes himself as a mobile product “devsigner.” He is both a designer and a developer. Cyril spent most of his career in everything related to native mobile apps (engineering, product, management, UI, UX).

 

Connect with Cyril

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cyrilmottier 

Website: Cyril Mottier

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyrilmottier

Github: https://github.com/cyrilmottier 

Jake Wharton – Android developer at Square 


 

 

Jake Wharton has been developing for Android since the first public M3 SDK preview. He focuses on writing modular, well-tested libraries to solve some of the ubiquitous problems which developers face.

 

Connect with Jake

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JakeWharton

Website:  https://jakewharton.com/blog

Github:

https://github.com/JakeWharton/NineOldAndroids

https://github.com/JakeWharton/ActionBarSherlock

To wrap up

 

We hope that this list will help you keep up with the latest news in the Android world. Missing someone? Want to be featured? Let us know and we will expand the list!

 

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Michał Rejman

Michał is a digital marketing veteran with a growth hacking mindset and 10+ years of experience. His goal is building high-quality technological content, with particular emphasis on React and Ruby on Rails. Traveler, climber, remote work advocate.

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