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Progressive enhancement for Android web apps (Wednesday)

This Wednesday night, we're going to have Chiu-Ki Chan give us an advanced preview of her talk she's going to give in Amsterdam on 'Progressive enhancement for Android web apps'

You guys may already know her from her app Monkey Write, the application that clinched the 1st prize of $100,000 from the Samsung Code challenge. Although Monkey Write is written in native Java, her topic this time is going to more specifically about Android web apps and using the Android WebView and Javascript.

5:15 - Pizza sponsored by Croll's Pizza

5:30 - General announcements & re-cap of AnDevCon III (you should download the zip file with all the AnDevConIII slide decks, just in case the page disappears)

6:00 - 8:00 - Our Feature Presentation

Progressive enhancement for Android web apps
by Chiu-Ki Chan

Progressive enhancement lets you build an HTML-only website and layer on extra functionalities for browsers that supports javascript. You can use the same technique to add native Android functionalities to your website.

In this talk you will learn how to:

  • Load your website in an embedded WebView
  • Build a javascript bridge to access native Android functionalities
  • Fall back gracefully when the same website is viewed in a browser with progressive enhancement, you can enjoy the rapid development cycles of web apps, but also have access to the phone book, camera, accelerometer and all the other Android goodness.

Chiu-Ki Chan

Chiu-Ki flows between both web and mobile development. At Google, she worked on the javascript frontend for Book Search, and the native Android client for Google Mobile Maps. Afterwards, she went to two different web startups, one with Django the other with Ruby on Rails, both using jquery to build interactive websites. Now she’s once again back to mobile, producing her own apps. The first title is Monkey Write, an app for learning Chinese writing.

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  • Thom L.

    Great event and thank you for the insight on monetizing and the data sheet from AnDevCon what a great find there.
    Stephan you offer so much information for developers and want to be developers.
    A big thank you.

    May 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for coming! My slides are here:

    May 23, 2012

  • Olga

    This meetup was great! Thanks to Stephan and his guest Chiu-Ki Chan. Thanks for providing link to the AnDevCon's slides too. Looking forward to seeing Chiu-Ki Chan new slides as well :)

    May 23, 2012

  • Stephan B.

    And if you're there before 5 PM, get yourself a free public library card and check out the 'Hello, Android' book from the Public Library (from either the second floor technical section or the new book section on the ground floor). Library membership is free for all California residents (not just city residents), just bring an id of some kind or a proof of address. To get into the coffee area (which has its own exits) that book will have to be formally checked out, otherwise the alarm will sound.

    May 18, 2012

  • Stephan B.

    Saurabh, Of course, please come early to make sure I have enough time for you. I'd rather not take time away from our guest speaker. Can you meet me at the Dewey coffee area inside the Alameda Free Public Library by 5 PM? Please bring your laptop and download/install as much as you can of the SDKs/Eclipse tools before coming. I won't do the installation for you, but I can definitely help you get unstuck if you got stuck (or if there is something wrong with your installation).

    May 18, 2012

  • Saurabh P.

    I am new to android programming. Need help getting started. Will you still help me get started with hello world program?

    March 27, 2012

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