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Londroid: Amazon Fire TV & Android databinding with MVVM architecture

  • Sep 20, 2016 · 6:00 PM
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Mingle with the local Android community, listen to expert speakers and find out more about the latest Android advances. 

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Pizza, drinks & ping pong compliments of Amazon Appstore Uk!


6:00pm - Open, arrivals, meet & greet 
6.30pm - Hello Everyone! 
6.45pm -Bringing Your App to the Living Room: Android Development on Amazon Fire TV - Mario Viviani from Amazon 
7.15pm - Android databinding with MVVM architecture - Isaac Lopez from UI Centric
7.45pm - Drinks Networking @ BOUNCE

Abstract: Mobile development is not just about mobile devices anymore: Android scaled up from mobile devices to the TV screen, and developers have now the occasion to start building for a brand new use case: the 10-foot experience. In this session, we cover what's needed to bring your Android app to the living room: we’ll dive into the Leanback Android support library and understand how to take advantage of the big TV screen while using new UI patterns for app navigation through the remote, and how to run your first TV app on Amazon Fire TV.

Speaker: Mario Viviani

Mario Viviani is Technology Evangelist at Amazon Appstore UK. From Milan, Italy, he started mobile development in 2010, focusing on the Android platform. In 2011 he founded the mobile-focused startup Mariux Apps, developing both consumer-oriented and third-party apps, where he published more than 90 apps and reached more than 12 million total downloads. In 2013 he was awarded by Google of the Google Developer Expert title for Android, and has spoken at worldwide events including Droidcon, Android Developer Days, TEDx and Google I/O. Mario has also been an active part of the startup community. In 2015 he joined Amazon, where as Technology Evangelist he engages with the developer community and companies, presents Amazon newest technologies and ensures mobile app developers are up-to-date on Amazon devices and services.


- Advantages of data binding with MVVM architecture 
- Overview of an android app code base with databinding
- Overview of data binding configuration in Gradle
- Overview of MVVM architecture and its usage in android application
- Creating Models / View Models
- Binding View Model to Activity
- UI Update through data binding
- Interpreting data binding errors

Speaker: Isaac Lopez

Isaac is a senior Android developer, working with UI centric for the past 3 years. He has a deep understanding of the native android application development procedures.

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    Offers use of their meeting areas and recording facilities

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    Sponsoring the food, drinks & ping pong at the event on the 26th April

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    Offering Pizza & Beer to attendees at key events.

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    Sponsoring the food and drinks at the event on the 18th October

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