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by Reto Meier
This session will introduce some of the basic concepts involved in Android development. Starting with an overview of the SDK APIs available to developers, we will work through some simple code examples that explore some of the more common user features including using sensors, maps, and geolocation.
by Ben Cheng and Bill Buzbee
In this session we will outline the design of a JIT Compiler suitable for embedded Android devices. Topics will include an architectural overview, the rationale for design decisions and the special support for JIT verification, testing and tuning.
by Dave Sparks
In this session, we will explore advanced techniques that you can employ in your apps when working with media. This includes using Android’s low-level audio APIs, selecting the appropriate format for your media files, and what’s now possible using new media framework APIs introduced in Android 2.2.
In this session, the Android User Experience team will show the types of patterns you can use to build a great Android application. We'll cover things like how to use Interactive Titlebars, Quick Contacts, and Bottom bars as well some new patterns which will get an I/O-only preview. The team will be also available for a no holds barred Q&A session.
by Debajit Ghosh
Are you building cloud based apps for Android but are wondering how you can avoid polling and enable push functionality? This session will introduce the new Android Cloud to Device Messaging framework, showing you how you can integrate compelling mobile alert, send-to-phone, and two-way push sync functionality into your Android apps.
One of Android's strengths is its flexibility to run on a wide variety of devices. In this session, we will explore the facilities the Android resource system provides to developers to make supporting many devices from one application binary easier, as well as common pitfalls. In addition to hardware heterogeneity, more than one version of Android may exist in the wild at any given time. We will go over strategies for providing cross-version compatibility.
This session will present architectural considerations for developing RESTful applications on the Android platform. It focuses on design patterns, platform integration and performance issues specific to the Android platform.
by Romain Guy and Adam Powell
ListView is one of the most widely used Android widgets but also the most complex one. Join us to learn how to master ListView and learn all about its features, optimizations, quirks and limitations.
by Chris Pruett
This session is a crash course in Android game development: everything you need to know to get started writing 2D and 3D games, as well as tips, tricks, and benchmarks to help your code reach optimal performance. In addition, we'll discuss hot topics related to game development, including hardware differences across devices, using C++ to write Android games, and the traits of the most popular games on Market.
Come hear tips & war stories on making fast, responsive (a.k.a. "non-janky") Android apps. No more ANRs! Eliminate event loop stalls! Fast start-ups! Optimized database queries with minimal I/O! Also, learn about the tools and techniques we use to find performance problems across the system and hear what's coming in the future.
19th–20th May 2010