Roberto Orgiu

Developer Relations Engineer @ Google

Talk Title

Why is my app letterboxed?!






12:40 > 40 min


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Have you ever wondered why your app is running in a small window in the middle of the screen, with bars on the sides? This usually happens on larger screens, but why?

This is called letterboxing, which is an Android app compatibility mode the platform places an app in if it cannot support a certain window size. In this talk, we will explore why letterboxing happens and how to optimize your app to avoid it. We will also discuss how to ensure that your app looks good on all screens, regardless of the screen orientation or aspect ratio.

By the end of this talk, you will be able to:
- Identify the causes of apps running in letterbox mode.
- Understand how to fix this issue.
- Ensure that your app looks good on all devices.

Speaker Bio

Born in Italy in 1987, passionate for everything that switches on and off and particularly for handheld and wearable devices.
I love to learn new languages such as Kotlin, patterns and everything Android-related.