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Bust the Android Fragmentation Myth!

Joint Event with CodeChix Bay Area

Chiu-Ki Chan, Square Island


Agenda

6:30 Food & Networking
7:00 Presentation


Event Details

There is a great variety of Android devices out in the market. How do you make apps that work well on so many different configurations? Android borrows a lot of concept from the web, and we can use the same techniques to cater to the different OS versions and form factors.

Be responsive. Forget about absolute coordinates. Embrace the relative, use resource folders to differentiate among screen sizes, much like CSS media queries.

Be progressive. Take advantage of the latest Android functionalities, but gracefully fall back to the basics when you are on older OS versions. Remember the days when not all browsers have javascript?

Slides on slideshare.


Speaker Bio

Chiu-Ki started writing mobile apps at Google, where she worked on Google Mobile Maps for Android. After a brief stint in web development at two startups, she is now back to her mobile roots with her own company for app development. Her apps include Monkey Write for learning Chinese writing and Heart Collage for snapping photos to stitch into a heart. She is a member of CodeChix Bay Area.

http://www.sqisland.com/
http://www.codechix.org/

Event page provided by ACM
http://www.sfbayacm.org/event/bust-android-fragmentation-myth

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