Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Google and Android

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Holo: Exploring the design of the Android user interface

    by Trevor Johns

    Learn about the design principles that went into Android's latest release and how to design beautiful applications for the next generation of Android smartphones. This talk will take you on a guided tour through the Android user interface design guide, including the rationale behind the creation of the new "Holo" theme introduced in Android 3.0, and will leave you with practical tips for your own Android apps.

    At 11:00am to 11:25am, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St

  • Upgrading Your Android App For Tablets Code Lab

    Come participate in these free, interactive programming classes. Roll up your sleeves and get waist-deep in code. Whether you’re learning a new platform or are a seasoned hacker, these hands-on sessions will help you apply your knowledge.

    This guided lab will take you through the process of upgrading an existing Android application designed for phones into a hybrid phone+tablet application. You'll learn about designing layouts for multiple screen densities, using Fragments, implementing an Action Bar, and using the Android Support Package to maintain backwards compatibility with older phones. Attendees should have at least a basic familiarity with the Android SDK. This is a free code lab and available on a first come first serve basis due to limited space.

    At 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Rainey St