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Developing Android Apps for The The Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble NOOK And More ..

Mark Murphy is back with insight on how to use Android to target distinct devices such as the Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble NOOK, and Blackberry Playbook.

In February, we looked at Google TV, which represents a potentially huge new market for Android apps... with the key word being "potentially". However, Google TV is just one of several niche areas in Android, where distinctive hardware and distinctive app distribution make for interesting possibilities today and demonstrate patterns for future devices.

In our April presentation, we will look at some of these niche areas, including the Big Three in non-Market tablets: Amazon's Kindle Fire, the Barnes & Noble NOOK series, and the Blackberry Playbook. In the presentation, you will learn about some of the differences for developing and distributing apps for these platforms. We will also discuss some other unusual development targets (e.g., wearables) and what to look for as new targets arise in the future.

Come learn about how to use Android for these distinct development targets, network and have fun with other Android enthusiast.


6.30pm - Arrival, Pizza, Drinks, Network

7.00pm - Welcome, Announcements

7.15pm - Presentation Starts

8.15pm - Q&A

8.30pm - Adjournment 

Fathom Creative, Inc is sponsoring the location for this Meetup. Here is information about parking around Fathom.  Parking meters and time limits stop at 6:30, there are a few spots that stop at 5.  There are two parking garages right on Thomas Circle, one in the Donavan Hotel and the other is right next to the CVS, both entrances are on 14th Street. Both garages are about two and a half blocks from the office – about a 5-minute walk. There is also a Whole Foods on P Street, a little closer (perhaps a good place to park if you need to some shopping prior or after the Meetup).  Fathom Creative is right on 14th Street and is a grey and white building with large glass windows in the front.  Press the buzzer next to the door on right hand side, as that goes upstairs to the gallery where the Meetup is held.


Right&Above will be sponsoring pizza and drinks for our April 3rd Meetup. Here is a message from them: Right&Above helps clients in USA, Europe and Australia with custom software development, mobile applications, IT administration and electronics engineering outsourcing. We offer practical solutions that work for your industry, your company, and your environment.  Visit to learn more about us or contact Yulia Pitenko at [masked]. We are looking forward to meeting all of you at the DC Droids meetup on April 3rd.

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    April 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome presentor.Long walk from metro station. Goood commnity

    April 4, 2012

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