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With Avani Agarwal, Todd Burner, Paul Ruiz, and Sean Ginevan

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, developers faced new requests for building applications and functionality to help enterprises manage safety within their workplace. As many jurisdictions begin to loosen restrictions on the types of workplaces that can remain open, we wanted to highlight challenges you may face as a developer and show you how to overcome them. Examples of tools for keeping workers safer with Android can include screening surveys, notifications, and contact tracing tools for the workplace.


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Update: April 21st, 2021: Jetpack Security is now stable 1.0.0!
Update: December 2nd, 2021: Jetpack Security 1.1.0–Alpha-03 released, adding support for API level 21+ which includes a redesigned MasterKey implementation.

Have you ever tried to encrypt data in your app? As a developer, you want to keep data safe, and in the hands of the party intended to use. But if you’re like most Android developers, you don’t have a dedicated security team to help encrypt your app’s data properly. …


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Whether your organization has 5 apps or 100, there are tools available to help automate the process of managing all of the Play Store listings. Google Play has a developer API which enables management of Play store listings, APKs, and more. In January 2017 Google acquired the developer tool suite Fabric from Twitter, as part of this acquisition was fastlane, a suite of app automation tools. fastlane can automate screenshots, manage beta deployments, and sign/push apps to the Play store.

Additionally, the Custom App Publishing API enables Managed Google Play users to create private hosted apps without a minimum version…

Jon Markoff

Staff Developer Advocate, Android Security & Enterprise, Google Twitter: @jonmarkoff www.jonmarkoff.com

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