Earlier this month, Google announced the stable version of Android 13. And now, the tech giant has rolled out the Cross device SDK Developer Preview for Android. Announced in early May during this year’s Google I/O event, the Cross SDK allows developers to easily deliver cross-device experiences using APIs.
Google said in a blog post that the SDK removes the hassles associated with working with device discovery, authentication, and connectivity protocols, allowing you to focus on what matters most — building build enjoyable user experiences and bridge them across multiple form factors and platforms. ‘
The first version of the Cross-Device SDK Developer Preview features several APIs around core functionality such as device discovery, secure connections, and multi-device sessions.
Using these APIs, developers can easily discover and authorize nearby devices, share the current state of the app with the same app on another device, start the app on another device without the device running in the background and establishing a secure connection channel. It also allows users to start a task on one device and complete it on another, a feature Google has been developing for some time.
The tech giant says it uses Wi-Fi, ultra-wideband and Bluetooth to provide multi-device connectivity. Currently, the cross-device SDK is only available for Android phones and tablets, but Google says it plans to make it available on Android platforms and other non-Android devices, but no word yet. on available time. .