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  • MaterialFiles

    Material Design file manager for Android

  • Supporting Android 5.0+ is impressive, though there was another file manager supporting Android 1.0+ discussed recently (I'm impressed by both, not an Android developer, curious how one ensures compatibility with ancient versions; actual testing, a compatibility linter, other?)

    I also enjoy Material Files' README, particularly (a clear articulation of "Why" is always informative) and (clear guidance to upstreams seems relatively uncommon, helps shed light on ecosystem dynamics otherwise invisible to me anyway).

  • apilevels

    A microsite overview of all Android 🤖 versions and their corresponding API/SDK levels, version codes, codenames, and market shares.

  • I'm not saying _nobody_ uses those devices, I'm just saying they're sufficiently old that saying _my app supports Android 3.x_ is moot, because the usage on that API will be near 0 anyway, so you never really know if you _support_ that version outside of any testing that you might be doing. Android 4 and lower have estimated share of 0.3%-0.7% depending on a source ([1], [2]). Of course HN users will be more likely to have those devices too. And then of 0.5% users that maybe will install the app some will have no issues, some will have issues but not notice, some will notice but not bother reporting.


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