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Developing Applications for Android Wear

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Schedule:

6:00 - 7:00 Networking and Light Dinner

7:00 - 7:10 Announcements

7:10 - 8:10  Developing Applications for Android Wear - Wayne Piekarski

8:10 - 8:40 Q&A

Abstract:

Wayne Piekarski from Google will present an introduction to Android Wear, discussing the capabilities of the platform, the APIs, and how to design effective user interfaces that work best on a wearable device.

Bio:

Wayne Piekarski is a Senior Developer Advocate at Google, focusing on Android, Wear, and Glass. He has worked for 15 years in academia and industry in the areas of wearable computing, outdoor augmented reality, 3D user interfaces, and mobile devices. His current position at Google involves getting developers excited about new mobile and wearable technologies, reaching out to developers via conferences, social media, and tutorial materials. He also works to advocate for developers internally in the company, ensuring developers have the right tools and information to support their work.

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  • Art S

    Excellent presentation by Wayne Piekarski covering intro to Android Wear and platform and APIs.

    1 · September 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the presentation. Does anyone know if it's possible to get a smartwatch for a discount as a developer? They aren't too pricey...but still :)

    September 3, 2014

  • Jung

    Great!! Thanks.

    September 3, 2014

  • Richeek

    Great meetup thanks!

    September 3, 2014

  • Thomas A.

    @Wayne Piekarski
    Will you make the slides available?

    2 · September 3, 2014

  • Newton C

    I've been using public transportation the last 2 years. Might miss the last bus to Palo Alto. Any kind soul willing to give me a ride back to Palo Alto Train Station? Many thanks if you can :)

    September 2, 2014

  • Kevin N.

    I'm hiring an Android developer to work on the Chromecast team at Google. Reach out if you are a great Android developer.

    4 · September 3, 2014

  • Erik C.

    Where do we go for badging? Can't seem to get into Quad 3

    September 3, 2014

    • Wayne P.

      It is definitely in QD3 at the address above. There are lots of people here now.

      September 3, 2014

    • Erik C.

      Thanks, I got in. I showed up a little early.

      September 3, 2014

  • Wayne P.

    The Android Wear SDK is implemented using Java, and the APIs are very similar to programming for Android phones and tablets. So having some Android experience is very helpful. It is not possible to run Javascript or WebViews on Android Wear at this time.

    August 21, 2014

    • Ryan M.

      You know, Wayne, somebody is going to challenge that assertion and build a Javascript "interpreter" for Android Wear.

      1 · August 21, 2014

    • Mike C.

      Yes, I want my WebView T-shirt!

      September 3, 2014

  • dipock d.

    Grrr ! Last minute issues - sorry to miss the event. Have fun !

    September 3, 2014

  • Chuck H.

    Hopefully not a silly question - what do we need to 'bring' to this event? Just our presence?

    September 3, 2014

    • Kevin N.

      Just bring yourself

      2 · September 3, 2014

  • PM

    Reaching from my workplace at 6 will be difficult. Will I be allowed to attend 7pm onwards?

    August 28, 2014

    • Peter

      As as you are signed up - you should be fine, but please make it 7pm .

      September 2, 2014

  • Tom V.

    I am looking for Android developer help to launch a real time food application that can help ease hunger in America and around the world. Please email me at [masked] Thank you

    2 · August 29, 2014

    • Newton C

      Great idea. World-class cause. I'm passionate & skilled. I'm interested. Catch me at the meet up :)

      1 · September 2, 2014

    • Sagira

      Tom, I have worked on the similar project related to food centralizing database but as software tester, analyst and UAT . Let me know if I can be of any help. As no product is implemented successfully without going through testing ..

      September 2, 2014

  • Alec H.

    I am also interested in javascript and other web technologies that can be used in wear

    August 20, 2014

  • Jerry K.

    I am curious to see how much of the DDK we have to know. Also, if we have to write in C++/C

    August 20, 2014

  • Jorge C.

    is it possible to use javascript?

    1 · August 20, 2014

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