For a lot of, Android 12 is Materials You at first, with all the opposite options and enhancements taking part in second fiddle to the brand new (and fairly snazzy) dynamic theming and design language. Google’s already updating a few of its apps to reap the benefits of the brand new modifications, however one enterprising developer has taken the partially undocumented and non-final APIs into his personal palms. Sleep as Android is quickly releasing a beta model of the app with assist for Android 12’s Materials You, and you’ll obtain it just a few days early right here.
Urbandroid, the developer behind Sleep as Android, is normally on the bleeding fringe of Android’s software program modifications. The app is often up to date to reap the benefits of new options as they land, and Google has even been identified to make modifications with Urbandroid’s enter. So, it is not shocking to see the developer forward of the curve in debuting Materials You assist almost concurrently with Google’s wider rollout of the function in Android 12 Beta 3 simply yesterday. Nevertheless, the developer tells us that the brand new APIs are solely partially documented and never but last, which in sensible phrases means the app’s present Materials You implementation might break or change earlier than Android 12 is launched to steady later this yr.
However, within the meantime, Sleep as Android’s new dynamic theme assist is fairly scorching and a good mannequin for different builders to take a look at as they implement their very own assist.
Within the developer’s phrases, the brand new beta model of the app is about 99% Materials You-styled, profiting from a number of brightnesses and saturations of the accent coloration chosen by the system primarily based in your background — although it would not appear to assist the a number of distinct accent colours some Materials You system bits use. (That might be a limitation of the present non-finalized APIs, for all I do know)
The snazzy new dynamic theming extends from charts and graphs within the numerous sections that use these, to the dials that present your sleep rating and related metrics, in each gentle and darkish themes. Readability and usefulness are each maintained, and it is principally as simple to parse knowledge at a look, although a number of the gentle theme coloration combos could make it a little bit arduous to learn textual content. However that is nonetheless a beta and even the screenshots above present just a few bits of the app that have not totally picked up assist for the brand new coloration schema. Count on that to be tweaked at the least a little bit over time.
Performance on this newest model hasn’t modified, as far as we are able to inform, however appears to be like clearly have. This makes Sleep as Android one of many first third-party apps to choose up assist for Google’s new Materials You dynamic theming, beating each the associated API’s last launch and Android 12’s steady rollout.
Urbandroid developer Petr Nalevka tells me that Google has additionally made it doable now to push apps focusing on Android 12 to the Play Retailer, so a beta model with these modifications can be rolling within the coming days. Within the meantime, you will get an early look of the present launch by downloading it right here (direct obtain warning).