Ataul Munim

@ Novoda London
Ataul is a Google Developer Expert for Android focusing on inclusive design for mobile platforms and loves facilitating the production of universally usable apps. Also, he watches a lot of movies.

We went to Google I/O 2018, here's what we are excited about

As every year, a selection of Novoda team members headed to Shoreline Amphitheatre last week for Google I/O 2018. They attended sessions, talked to Googlers about our clients' problems and needs. Here's what they found exciting.
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Using TalkBack (II)

Did you think I forgot? 😅 Part two will introduce some more gestures as well as some advanced TalkBack usage. Continuing from our last post from the Using TalkBack series, we'll cover system navigation gestures, TalkBack's global context menu, local context menu as well as customised actions. (This post assumes TalkBack
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Accessibility Sessions at Google I/O 2017

There were three recorded accessibility sessions at Google I/O this year, with three additional "office hours" with Google's accessibility experts for those lucky enough to attend. Read on for a summary of this year's events. What's New in Android Accessibility First up was the staple "What's
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Using TalkBack (I)

At Novoda, we maintain a competency or skills matrix for each of our projects. We rate ourselves in areas of the project or technology, from one to four, and this helps us to identify potential information silos so we can avoid them. I was surprised that no one wrote "
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Testing Views in Isolation with Espresso

In this post, we'll show you how and why you should use Espresso to test your custom Views on an Android device. Note: this blogpost refers to an old version of the espresso-support library. The latest version can be found at its GitHub repo. You can use Espresso to test
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Making your Android Apps More Inclusive with accessibilitools

accessibilitools 1.4.0 was released a few weeks ago. In this post, I'll share what this small set of classes consists of and how you can use it to create more inclusive Android apps. accessibilitools is a tiny collection of utilities to help the production of accessible Android apps.
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Customising usage hints for Android TalkBack

In this post, you'll discover how to provide usage hints for visually impaired users and customise built-in ones to suit your app. TalkBack offers a set of usage hints which are read aloud on actionable Views. An action could be something as simple as a click or a long-click. Consider
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UX for Missing Content Descriptions

We know it's important to add content descriptions, but what happens when you don't? In this post, we look at a TalkBack feature designed to help users provide their own labels, how it can start to get a little messy and what you can do to help them. Let's pretend
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Top 3 Android Studio Shortcuts - Ataul

Everyone likes to increase their productivity and everyone has their own favourite productivity hacks, but not everyone agrees! In this blog, Ataul will talk about his top three Android Studio shortcuts and how they're better than the rest. Cycle between open tabs Linux: alt + left AND alt + right OSX: cmd
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