What’s your MAD score?




Posted by Christopher Katsaros; Your #MADscore tabulator







We’ve been talking to you a lot recently about modern Android development (MAD), through the MAD Skills series. Now it’s time to see: what’s your MAD score? From how many Jetpack libraries you’re using to what percent of your app is coded in Kotlin, today we’re launching a MAD scorecard that shows just how modern an Android developer you are.






Your MAD scorecard uses Android Studio to tell you interesting things like how much size savings your app is seeing through the Android App Bundle. It spotlights each of the key MAD technologies, including specific Jetpack libraries and Kotlin features you could be using. You’ll even get a special MAD character based on your MADest skill (who knows, you just might be a MAD scientist…).



Here’s how to get your scorecard





You can get a personalized look into your MAD score through a new Android Studio plugin, here’s how to get and share your scorecard:




  • Step 1 - Install the plugin: Through Android Studio’s plugin marketplace, find and download the MAD Scorecard plugin. Install easily and quickly through your Studio.

  • Step 2 - Run the plugin: You can always find your MAD Scorecard plugin under Analyze in your main Studio menu. Click on Analyze, and Run to start creating your very own Scorecard.

  • Step 3 - View and share your scorecard: When you’ve completed running the plugin, Studio will show you a notification with your personal link where you can view all the details of your scorecard. Enjoy your results and share it with others!






Level up with the MAD Skills series





Once you’re done with your scorecard, check out the episodes in MAD Skills, a series of videos and articles we’re creating to teach you how to use the latest technologies of Modern Android Development to create better applications more easily. Arranged as a series of three-week topics, from Navigation to Kotlin to Android Studio, each topic will conclude with a Q&A where we’ll answer your questions. You can check out some of our earlier topics, like Material Design Components, App Bundles, and Navigation, and tune into Android Developers on YouTube for future topics.



See your MAD scorecard and share it with all of your friends, here!

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