Sessions at Strange Loop 2011 about Android on Tuesday 20th September

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  • Android App Assimilation

    by Logan Johnson

    The best Android apps are those that tightly integrate with the platform and other applications. Unlike many other platforms, in Android this capability is available to any application developer; Android is designed for users to hop from app to app seamlessly and for data to be ubiquitous and shareable, not kept in silos accessible only from the home screen.

    In this talk we’ll take a tour of integration points available to the Android application developer. We’ll touch on opportunities to integrate tightly with the platform itself and with the built-in applications; on consuming data and services from other apps; on exposing your own app’s data and services for consumption; and on providing convenient entry points into your app itself.

    At 8:30am to 9:20am, Tuesday 20th September

    In Gateway 3, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

  • Taming Android

    by Eric Burke

    Android is a challenging platform. The market is full of ugly applications that crash the instant you hold your phone sideways. We can do better! Through working code examples, this talk shows how to make amazing Android applications that defy expectations.

    • Scale to any screen size using custom layouts
    • Create custom views from scratch
    • Translate fixed-size design assets into scalable drawables
    • Beat ListView into submission

    We won’t waste any time on Hello, World in this session. Beginners may be exposed to uncomfortably realistic code, lifted directly from a world class Android application.

    At 9:30am to 10:20am, Tuesday 20th September

    In Arch View, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark