Not long ago, the iOS users were introduced to a new feature called 3D Touch. What this feature does is to provide a limited list of actions that you can do without entering an app. Of course, the folks from Google were ready to respond to that. Thus, the App Shortcuts feature was included in Android 7.1.1
Android 7.0 (Nougat) brought plenty of new features to both average users and developers. Alongside features like Multi-window view, Notification Direct Reply and File-based Encryption something called Direct Boot was included as well. Although, it doesn’t sound like a game changer, it still can have a huge impact on the user satisfaction. Using this new feature with creativity and responsibility can result in better applications. But what exactly is the idea behind Direct Boot? Let’s try to find out!