Exploring Android P: Priority Buckets

Joe Birch
Joe Birch
Jun 18, 2018 · 6 min read
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  • Working Set — An application that is not currently in use but is run quite often, likely most days. For example, even if for short periods, you’re likely to open the Twitter app several times a day.
  • Frequent — An application that is not currently in use but is sometimes opened throughout the week. For example, if you go running 3 times a week then the app you use to track your runs would fall into this.
  • Rare — An application that is rarely used on the device. For example, a ride sharing app that you may only use when you go on Holiday.
  • Never — An application that has been installed but never launched.
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  • The user interacting with a notification action. Showing a notification that is then dismissed has no contribution to an application bucket status.
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Joe Birch

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Android Engineering Lead at Buffer, Google Developer Expert for Android & Flutter - Passionate about mobile development and learning. www.joebirch.co

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Joe Birch

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Android Engineering Lead at Buffer, Google Developer Expert for Android & Flutter - Passionate about mobile development and learning. www.joebirch.co

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Experts on various Google products talking tech.

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