Lots of exciting Android news came out of Google I/O this year: Material Design, Android TV, Android Auto, Wearables, and the new Android L Developer Preview. Let's get together and discuss these recent changes and more.
We will have (4) short presentations focusing on the topics below followed by Q&A and open discussion with our speaker panel.
Jason Donmoyer (AWeber)
Upon first glance, Google’s Material Design spec appears massive and overwhelming. Coupled with the recent UI rewrites coming out of Mountain View, this has many developers concerned about the impact of targeting Material Design in their existing applications. Alleviate some of your worries and come learn about some of the important API changes introduced in Android L to help ease the transition to Material Design.
Jason Donmoyer is an Android Developer at AWeber Communications and Co-founder of threddies.com. He’s a long time Java developer and an all around sound, light and chemistry tinkerer who has been involved in developing and publishing several Android applications.
Matt Rein (AWeber)
In 2012, Android JellyBean and Project Butter aimed to replace “janky” UI interactions with snappy, 60 fps graphics across the board. In 2013, Google announced Project Svelte, with lofty goals of ensuring the latest version of Android, KitKat, can run on traditionally underpowered devices, even those with only 512MB of RAM. This year, in the Android L release, Google turned their focus towards one of the biggest complaints that users have about their handsets with Project Volta - battery life! In this talk, we will go over what Project Volta really is, including the new Battery Historian tool and JobScheduler APIs which are meant to make it easier for developers to be good citizens in the Android ecosystem when it comes to device energy usage.
Matt Rein is an Android Developer at AWeber Communications. In his spare time he’s been learning to develop apps for Android Wear, as well as teaching himself the new Swift programming language for Apple’s products.
Chuck Greb (Mapzen)
Material design. Lock screen display. Public and private visibility. Heads-up! In this talk we'll explore the funky side of notifications in Android L.
Chuck is an Android developer at Mapzen. He builds open source and open data tools for location-aware applications.
Arpit Mathur (Comcast)
In this session we'll look at the Android Wear SDK for smart watches. We'll take a look at both the Rich Notification bridging and the native app support as well as discuss the user experiences for applications on Android Wear.