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Android Development - Developer Perspective (March 11th, 2010 6-8 pm)

posted Feb 8, 2010, 1:28 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 10, 2010, 6:58 AM ]
Luke Hutchinson and Greg Milette who are both Android developers will provide the API overview and share their experience in mobile development.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 11th at 6 pm.
This event will be in Google Cambridge Office (conference room "Beacon Hill" on the 3rd floor).

Meeting and Speaker Details

Luke Hutchison
-- Anatomy of an Android App -- how to get started programming for

Android, how to find your way around an Android project in Eclipse
(what each file in a project is for), live debugging in Eclipse
-- Multi-touch on Android -- multi-touch capabilities of current
Android devices, limitations, "the multi-touch conspiracy"
-- OLED screen technology on the Nexus One
-- General Android Q&A

Luke's background:

-- current PhD student in Computer Science at MIT CSAIL, former Google intern
-- Android hacker, got multi-touch scaling working in the browser on the G1
-- have developed about five sizeable Android apps

Greg Milette

I'll cover UI layouts, Database, using the files and R.* stuff, the speech recognition and text to speech API, and other things that I can think of.
Some areas of the Android APIs are amazingly easy and will make you smile, some areas are depressingly quirky and will steal away whole afternoons of time. During my talk, you will learn how to use some these APIs so that you can more quickly create your first app. Along the way, I'll tell a sad, yet hopeful programming story.

Greg's background:

Greg Milette has been a software engineer in the defense industry for 7 years. One day, he acquired a G1 Android phone. One hour later, he created "hello world." 3 months later, he entered an app into the Google's Developer Challenge and placed 19th in the Lifestyle app category.