Title: Supporting Android Phones, Tablets, and TVs from one code base by Mark Murphy
Presented By: Our friends at
AOL are sponsoring this meeting - providing the location, and the food and beverages. Check them out. They are hiring for some
very cool jobs!. Thanks, AOL!
Ke Ning, Lead Software Engineer on the AOL Mobile team, will also provide a quick demo of several AOL Android Apps - AIM, Moviefone, Engadget and Play
In Association With: The
GTUG is co-hosting this meeting with us. Thanks, GTUG, for helping the NovaJUG out so much.
Topic: While Android is mostly on phones and similar-sized devices, there is growing interest in tablets, and televisions with Android apps are just around the corner. Google is pushing for Android developers to support the wide range of screen sizes... but how can one do this without going completely insane, maintaining several different code bases?
This presentation will cover strategies for building one application, with one set of code, that supports phones, tablets, televisions, and anything else that comes along (watches? Jumbotrons?). Particular emphasis will be placed on the tools provided by the Honeycomb user interface framework for accomplishing this, notably the concept of "fragments".
This presentation will be mostly architectural and strategic, more than showing tons of code listings. As such, while it is aimed for attendees with Android experience, relative newcomers to the platform should understand a fair bit of the material covered.
Speaker: Mark Murphy is the author of
numerous books on the Android platform, and teaches regular training classes on the Android platform.
6:30 - 7:00 - Arrival and Networking
7:00 - 7:15 - Demo of AOL Android Apps - AIM, Moviefone, Engadget and Play
7:15 - 9:00 - Main Presentation
Directions and Parking:
From 495 -- take Dulles Toll Road toward Airport. Take 28 North (from Dulles Toll Road)
Follow 28 North for about 3 miles until you see signs for Pacific Blvd South
Take the Pacific Blvd South exit on RIGHT side -- toward Ashburn
Follow exit ramp around and immediately get in far Left Lane - 2 far left lanes turn onto Pacific Blvd at next light
Left on Pacific Blvd., and the Main Building will be through on your first right.
You can park in front of the building, or in the garage.