As of May 2021, Android had 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nick Butcher – Developer Advocate at Google
Nick Butcher helps other developers and designers to understand and create beautiful material design apps.
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Florina Muntenescu – Android Developer Advocate at Google
Florina helps developers create clean, testable apps using the Architecture Components libraries.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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Website: Cyril Mottier
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.
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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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