New developer guides for Android

Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 by Ash Ryan
Category: Android
Tags: Image Editor UI, Send To Desktop API

Hi Android developers! To accompany our latest release of the Creative SDK for Android, we have both new and updated developer guides for you.

Let’s take a look at the highlights.


New guides

We’ve got two brand-new guides for you to use when integrating the Creative SDK into your Android app: the Send To Desktop API guide and the Framework Dependencies guide.

Send To Desktop API guide

First up, we have a brand-new guide for the Send To Desktop API. Using the Send To Desktop API, you can let your users send their work from your app straight to Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign on the desktop. With the push of a button in your app, the desktop application will open on your user’s computer and load the image from your app.

Send To Desktop API

The Send To Desktop API is a simple integration in your code, and it will feel like magic to your users. Go check out our Send To Desktop API guide to learn more.

Framework Dependencies guide

Thanks to your feedback last year, we divided the Creative SDK up into a collection of smaller frameworks so you can take just what you need for your app.

We now have a Framework Dependencies guide that shows you exactly which dependencies you need for the Creative SDK components that your app integrates. With this guide, it’s crystal clear which dependencies you need for Creative Cloud APIs, the Image Editor, the Asset Browser, Send To Desktop API and more.

Learn more by having a look at our Framework Dependencies guide.

Updated guides

All of our existing Android guides have been updated for the latest version of the Creative SDK.

We will take a quick look at two significant updates below, but if you are migrating an existing integration to the latest version of the Creative SDK, be sure to have a look at our Migration guide for v0.9.7.

Getting Started guide

Our Getting Started guide is the first stop all developers should make in our documentation. It walks you through how to register your app for the Creative SDK, how to implement Client Auth, and more.

The biggest change to the Getting Started guide is that we now offer the Creative SDK as a remote Maven repo, instead of as a download from our developer portal.

To learn more, visit our Getting Started guide for Android.

Image Editor UI guide

The Creative SDK’s Image Editor has seen a major upgrade in our latest release. We now support Android API 23, offer a modern Material Design UI, and introduce a new “Adjust” tool for editing images.

Creative SDK Image Editor UI

From a coding perspective, the biggest change is that the old AviaryIntent is now called AdobeImageIntent. You will need to update references to the Intent in your code.

See our updated Image Editor UI guide to take advantage of this big update to the Image Editor.

Learn more

These are the latest highlights, but there are plenty of resources on our developer portal for you to dive into.

Check out our Asset Browser and User Auth guides, as well as our complete class references where you can learn more about our Behance UI component, Color Tool UI component, and more.

If you’d like to come learn directly from the Creative SDK team, come join us at Droidcon SF this week on Thursday and Friday.