After an adventurous cross-country trip across the US on Sunday, I settled into my OSCON rhythm on Monday. The tutorials seem to be very well attended this year, at least the ones that I've signed up for. Yesterday was all mobile, learning Android programming in the morning and Appcelerator (a write-once, run-many-platforms tool for mobile) in the afternoon.
With thirteen tracks of content plus tutorials and keynotes, OSCON can be a little overwhelming to navigate.
To help you find your way around, we're pleased to announce the OSCON Android App, which lets you carry the full schedule around in your pocket, along with a map for each session room. To install it, just search for "OSCON" in the Android Market or scan the barcode at the bottom of this post.
The app was developed by Peter Krenesky of the Oregon State University Open Source Lab and itself open source.
Sessions tagged with 'android'
Learn how to develop mobile apps for Android platform in this quick tutorial. Assuming you are familiar with Java or similar OOP, this hands-on example-driven tutorial will show you how Android uses Java and how you can quickly pick it up to start programming for mobile devices.
Join us at OSCON Android Hands-on, an intense, technical, and structured event led by Google Android experts. Co-presented by Google and O’Reilly, the Hands-on takes place after the Expo Hall reception on Wednesday, July 21 from 7:00-10:00 pm. Space is limited. Separate advance registration is required, and is open only to registered conference attendees and speakers.
Android is an open-source OS and software stack for mobile devices. Come join the Android Open-Source Lead for a discussion of the Android open source philosophy, and insight into how the project is run.
The presentation shows how Android applications can be cross-compiled to the iPhone. Only knowledge of Android's SDK is required. The cross-compiler will automatically generate an iPhone version. This approach promises the "Write-once, run anywhere" paradigm for smart phone platforms.
Moderated by: Ian Darwin
O'Reilly's Android Cookbook is being developed in the open, presenting how-to information along with code snippets illustrating the techniques. The book will have input from hundreds of contributors, able to view and comment on each others' recipes before the book is printed. And after the book is printed, all the recipes will continue to serve as an Android developer resource site.
In this lively discussion we'll give an update on the Google activities over the last year, including an overview of Android, Chrome, ChromeOS, Go and other releases. We will also present a milestone report on the summer of code.
K-9 Mail is an open source email client for Android. It began life as a single feature fork of Android 1.0's core email client. Since fall of 2008, K-9 has seen several dozen contributors and a few thousand commits.
Picking up Android from scratch can be somewhat daunting. This talk will give you a leg up as you start into your first Android application.
At OSCON 2008, NPR launched our first API. Two years later, the API has grown tremendously and has become the centerpiece of NPR's digital strategy. Come hear how and why NPR has invested so much into API's, how people are using them, how they have dramatically improved our mobile offerings, and about our vision for open source.
The Android platform and Scala language are home to some of the most exciting software progress in the greater Java ecosystem. Why not use them both together?
The Android development kit's command line tools make the platform easily adaptable to a programmable builder like Simple Build Tool, while Scala's deep interoperability with Java ensures that nothing is lost in the translation.
Come hear tips and war stories on making fast, responsive Android apps. No more ANRs! Eliminate event loop stalls! Fast start-ups! Optimized database queries with minimal I/O! Also, learn about the tools and techniques we use to find performance problems across the system and hear what's coming in the future.
As Android is rolled out to more new phones, and as other open source mobile operating systems surface, mobile users are beginning to enjoy many of the same freedoms as desktop users. However, even the most open smartphones are locked down to one degree or another. This talk will explore the reasons -- legal, technical, regulatory, and economic -- that a truly open phone does not yet exist.