With the new Android version, Nougat 7.1 (API 25), Google gives us some interesting possibilities. One of them is the option to create shortcuts to an application. In this post I will show you how static shortcuts work.
Android shortcuts allow you to automatically transfer user to desired location within your application. Among others, this allows to grant user faster access to frequently used functionalities of the application, saving the user from performing steps necessary to get to a particular activity.
Android shortcuts can be divided into two types: static and dynamic. They are completely different in terms of how we build them. Static shortcuts are created via XML, as opposed to dynamic ones, which can be created in the application code at any point. In today's post I will focus on static shortcuts.