HTC on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and OpenGL ES 3.0

For our May meetup, we are stoked that a trio of dev gurus from HTC made time in their busy (Google I/O) schedule to come and present at our group.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on Android has arrived. Dario Laverde will provide an overview of the BLE specification and take us through HTC's APIs and hands-on demos with various devices, heart rate monitors, key finders, and multi-sensor kits (temperature, pressure, humidity, accelerometer). You'll walk away ready with the code to kick start your BLE ideas.

Next, Lance Nanek will tell us about Open GL ES 3.0, the new pipeline, updated shading language, enhanced texturing.... but more importantly, blow us away with some amazing demos!

Finally, Dario and Lance will be joined by David Wu and the three of them will answer your questions.

We'll wrap up with giveaways!

As always, the venue, food, and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.


About Dario Laverde
Dario is a Developer Evangelist at HTC. He has experience in software development for mobile, embedded, Web and enterprise. Among his various professional roles, he has worked as an Android Instructor, consultant, Java architect, author and entrepreneur. Dario leads the NYCJava JUG, and co-organizes both the NYC-GTUG and the New York Android Developers Meetup. He also cofounded the skylight1 open-source Android project.

About Lance Nanek
Lance Nanek is a Developer Evangelist at HTC. He has ten years of experience in information technology: implementing web metrics for at IBM, writing Java web applications at State University of New York System Administration, and working on Android apps for many companies, including CardioTrainer by WorkSmart Labs with over three million downloads. He has a master's degree in Computer Science from State University of New York University at Albany.

About David Wu
David is a principal software engineer at HTC. He works on the social network team for HTC Sense, responsible for adding “social touches” to the overall user experience. He is one of the core developers behind HTC Friend Stream. In his free time he is also an active participant in the free software community in Taiwan. He is a regular at both the Taipei Open Source Software User Group and Hacking Thursday.

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  • howard d.

    Good meeting and solid presentations. But I dislike the practice of awarding giveaways ONLY to folks who answer obscure questions, all the time. First, it takes longer than a biz card drawing and this meeting went way over schedule. And second, I have a very soft voice and can't be heard over others. Maybe some giveaways by question ans some by card drawing>>

    May 20, 2013

    • Ivan N.

      Was there something regarding openGL ES3? When it's coming for example

      May 20, 2013

    • Matthew J.

      I asked specifically about the Java bindings, which is what I assume Ivan Navi is referring to when he asks about "open GL ES3". No information on when it is coming was stated. Just that it is being worked on. In the meantime, we have to use C bindings in the NDK, though apparently the shader code on the phones already supported Open GL ES3 features. See http://www.khronos.or...­ for more info on ES3 itself, including the extensions it makes to the shader languages. The sample code demonstration was using header files from the SDKs not from, for reasons never made entirely clear. A few different SDKs were mentioned, Mali comes to mind.

      May 20, 2013

  • Vijey A.

    We could not make it last night from San Jose..It took us 2 hours to get to SFO during peak hours. Will make it next time..Any feedback/cool things discussed in the session? Can some one please provide short notes? Thanks much ! Have an awesome weekend ahead !!

    May 17, 2013

  • Stefan T.

    My first Android Meetup and I'm looking forward to come again

    May 17, 2013

  • Matthew J.

    The announcement says velti 1 MAket:'(, so why is google maps directing me to westin hotel?

    May 16, 2013

  • Vijey A.

    Hey Guys, we are joining the event from San Jose tomorrow. Just wanted to check regarding the parking situation? How easy is it to find some parking out there? We are excited to come over tomorrow !

    May 15, 2013

    • paul m.

      The Embarcadero Center next to the Hyatt Regency Hotel offers $3/hour parking http://embarcaderocen...­

      May 16, 2013

    • Vijey A.

      @paul, thanks a lot for the info. C you in the evening !

      1 · May 16, 2013

  • Ivan N.

    Hey all, because there won't be any recording and live streaming could someone write here about OpenGL ES3, after meeting. I'm interested if there is any eta regarding drivers, thanks

    May 16, 2013

  • Aleksandar G.

    I just wanted to let everyone know that this event will *not* be streamed or recorded.

    May 16, 2013

  • Martin

    this is the new feature of Android

    April 24, 2013

    • Dario L.

      To clarify, we'll have some surprises for the meeting but we're not claiming unannounced new features here - we'll be demoing features and APIs already available on HTC devices.

      1 · May 4, 2013

    • Ivan N.

      Is there will be live stream anywhere? Can't attend..

      May 15, 2013

  • james v.

    Ask attendees

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking for an android dev, here is short pitch video -­

    May 13, 2013

  • Vijey A.

    Yep, so looking forward to it !!!

    May 13, 2013

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