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.
This talk will cover K-9’s evolution over the past several years. It will touch on just about every aspect of releasing a moderately popular open-source application for Android. You’ll learn a bit about:
While the primary focus of this talk is a “braindump” of everything I wish I’d known when I started to build K-9, I’ll also touch upon K-9’s design and architecture and spend a few minutes on where K-9 is headed next.
Come see just how easy it is to “embrace and extend” Android.
Jesse Vincent is the author of RT and Hiveminder and the founder of Best Practical Solutions, LLC, a company dedicated to open tools to help people and organizations keep track of what needs doing, when it gets done, and who does it. Before founding Best Practical, Vincent worked as the systems lead for a now-defunct dotcom and as a software designer at Microsoft.
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