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How to Write "Second-Screen"­ Apps Using Android 4.2 and the Presentation Concept

  • Mar 27, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Popular Android author/trainer/speaker Mark Murphy will be presenting on writing ‘Second-Screen’ Apps using the latest Android SDK.

Second screen, according to Wikipedia, is a term that refers to an additional electronic device (e.g. tablet, smartphone) that allows a television audience to interact with the content they are consuming, such as TV shows, movies, music, or video games.

Android has mirrored the contents of the screen via HDMI since Android 3.0, and on select devices before that. Android 4.2 added the capability for developers to present their *own* content on this "second screen", replacing the normal mirroring. In this presentation, we will see how developers can create Presentation objects controlling what is displayed on the second screen, how to detect if and when a second screen exists, and how to integrate this into a fragment-based UI strategy.

To get the most out of this presentation, attendees should have basic Android application development experience.


6.30pm - Arrival, Pizza, Drinks, Network

7.00pm - Welcome, Announcements

7.15pm - Presentation Starts

8.15pm - Q&A

8.30pm - Adjournment

About Mark Murphy:

Mark Murphy is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of the Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development and other books on Android application development. He is active in supporting the Android developer community, from answering questions on StackOverflow to publishing sample code and reusable components as open source.

A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open source and collaborative development for the Fortune 500 to application development on just about anything smaller than a mainframe. He has been a software developer for nearly three decades, from the TRS-80 to the latest crop of mobile devices. A polished speaker, Mr. Murphy has delivered conference presentations and training sessions on a wide array of topics internationally.

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  • Prasanna P.

    Thanks everyone for attending. Here are Mark's slides

    March 29, 2013

  • Erik G.

    Great event. I learned alot from Mark's presentation and from questions he answered afterwards.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation. I have read one of Mark's books, and he is an excellent teacher. Thanks Nclud for hosting and for the pizza.

    March 28, 2013

  • Jim F.

    Excellent talk. Lively and engaged audience. Neat (if a little cramped) venue.

    March 28, 2013

  • Jim F.

    Could someone post the link to the slides? I couldn't scan the qr code from where I was sitting and forgot to scan it later.

    March 28, 2013

  • liam

    Good presentation! I loved the enthusiasm!

    March 27, 2013

  • Andy L.

    Very nice to see Mark Murphy speak. Especially on very new features of the API. Also glad to have the event at Nclud--would like to see more of the meet ups here.

    March 27, 2013

  • Alberto S.

    Looking forward to it.

    March 19, 2013

  • Nevin H.

    Not that week, soory

    March 19, 2013

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