Ever since rumors of the “gPhone” first dropped on the Internet there’s been a lot of excitement, speculation and hope about the Google Android platform. Of course applications for the iPhone are hot, but can Google, with a completely open platform and market, able to run on all kinds of devices, compete with Apple’s controlled, but very well-executed iPhone?
Now that one device is here and more are on the way, it’s a great time to learn about the Android platform and get started using the SDK to see what kind of experiences you can create for the next generation of the Web-enabled app, the mobile device application.
This workshop will get you up-to-speed using the Android SDK, IDE and emulator. You’ll learn about building views, using the SDK’s components, building menus, persistence for configuration and for data using SQLite, 2D and 3D graphics, and the location APIs.
Tony Hillerson is a Software Architect for EffectiveUI. He graduated from Ambassador University with a BA in MIS. On any given day he may be working with Flex, Java, Rails, Maven, Ant, Ruby, or shell scripts. Tony has contributed to and developed on many community projects, such as RubyAMF. He’s written whitepapers, including one on Flex and Live Cycle Data Services, and is currently co-authoring a book on Flex and Rails. This year Tony has spoken at 360|Flex and Adobe MAX, as well as local user groups.
Tony is interested in all levels of usability and experience design, from the database to the server to the glass.
In his free time Tony enjoys playing the bass, playing World of Warcraft, making electronic music, making beer, learning Latin, and studying philosophy. Tony lives outside Denver, CO with his wife and son Titus.
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