This is weekly update on the coolest developer news from Google.
Adobe XD to Flutter plugin is now available as early access for broader public testing. Adobe XD is a UI/UX design and collaboration tool that helps teams create and share designs for websites, apps, voice interfaces, games, and more. The ability to export designs to Flutter further reduces the latency between creative ideas and product development, as an XD prototype can now become working Flutter code within minutes.
To provide the most accurate representation of the real world through Google Maps Platform-powered experiences, Google now making temporary closure information available through the Places API. You can now access the operational status of a business via a new field named
business_status. This field can have three possible values -- operational, closed temporarily, and closed permanently.
The Chrome team has recently discovered that a fraction of a percent of online ads consume a disproportionate share of device resources, such as battery and network data, without the user knowing about it. These ads can drain battery life, saturate already strained networks, and cost money. In order to save users' batteries and data planes and provide them with a good experience on the web, Chrome will limit the resources a display ad can use before the user interacts with the ad.
Are you using Google Cloud or thinking about making the move to the cloud? Well, Google making Cloud's Architecture Framework available to everyone. This framework provides architecture best practices and implementation guidance on products and services to aid your application design choices based on your unique business needs. With the help of this framework, you can quickly identify areas where your approach differs from recommended best practices. So you can apply them across your organization to ensure standardization and achieve consistency.
Chrome 84 brings some updates to DevTools, including a new Issues tab to help reduce the notification fatigue and clutter of the console. There are also performance panel updates like total blocking time information in the footer, style pane updates like background image previews in a tool tip, and more.