Mobile

From Android to the mobile web, open source plays a key part in mobile applications and operating systems

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Location: Portland 255
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Christopher Neugebauer (chris.neugebauer.id.au), Jonathon Manning (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 19 ratings)
In this session you'll learn why you can't consider UX and design an optional extra when designing mobile apps for Android, how to tell an awesome app from a terrible app, and the basics of both designing and coding for the latest and greatest Android platform (Android 4.0 and beyond). Stylish apps aren't just for that other mobile platform, and Android is surprisingly easy to get started with. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.28, 25 ratings)
The word just came down from the VP - you need a mobile app and you need it yesterday. It needs to be polished and have that design stuff too. Oh and it needs to be on all the major platforms in time for the big marketing push next month. After a moment of panic, you wonder if it's too late to become a plumber... Read more.
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Location: Portland 252
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(1.70, 10 ratings)
Organizations and individuals seriously involved in Android development should consider testing as a pillar in their strategy. In this session we will analyze the components available in the Android platform to support unit testing, Test Driven Development, performance tests, test automation, code coverage analysis and Continuous Integration. Read more.
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Location: D137-138
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
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(3.80, 5 ratings)
This tutorial will walk you through connecting an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to an Arduino or other external hardware using an RS-232 adaptor. This is hardware hacking for iOS developers. You'll learn how to build iOS applications that talk to the real world, talk to sensors that talk back, and make iOS part of the Internet of Things. Read more.
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Location: F150
G. Blake Meike (Open Mobile World Wide)
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(3.50, 6 ratings)
The mobile platform adds new challenges to concurrent programming making it much more like what used to be called "real time programming". The Android OS addresses these challenges with three frameworks: a managed application lifecycle, the Looper class, and the AsyncTask template. But is it enough? Read more.
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Location: F150
Tags: android, aosp, ics
Marko Gargenta (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
Learn how to take vanilla Android, rip it open, remix it, and build a new image that can run on your device on choice. In this talk, we'll explore the black magic of Android internals. You will learn how to reconfigure the build system by adding our applications, services, daemons, or libraries. By the end of this talk, you should have basic understanding of creating a custom ROM. Read more.
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Location: F150
Pragati Ogal Rai (PayPal, eBay Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 6 ratings)
Android is the leading mobile operating system. With its growing popularity and adoption, it is important to understand the security architecture of Android so developers can secure their data and also protect the privacy and confidentiality of their users. This session discusses the overall Android security architecture and talks about different security artifacts provided by Android. Read more.
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Location: F150
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Learn about the android.speech package and enable Speech Recognition and Text to Speech functionality in your Android apps today. This presentation will give a brief overview of the basics and best practices of Speech Recognition. Then we will quickly put together an application using Speech Recognition for input and TTS for output that can answer almost any question you put to it.  Read more.
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Location: F150
Paul Scott (DSTV Online), Herman Smith (Touchlab)
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(3.00, 9 ratings)
Build a MongoDB geospatial datastore using Creative Commons licensed world data and an Android client to consume the service for fun and profit! Read more.
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Location: F150
Justin Miller (Mapbox)
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(3.83, 6 ratings)
This presentation will focus on a process for taking open data sources, turning them into beautiful custom maps, using them on mobile in an offline-capable way, and doing it all with entirely open source code. Read more.
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Location: F150
Paul Beusterien (Mobile Developer Solutions)
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(3.36, 14 ratings)
Create, develop, and deploy mobile applications with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS using PhoneGap. Read more.
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Location: F150
Anna Filina (FooLab Inc.)
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(3.50, 10 ratings)
jQuery Mobile is a cross-platform framework made for smartphones and tablets. With its HTML5 interface, it looks and feels like an app. This presentation will teach you how to quickly create a mobile front-end with little effort. It will also feature a use-case of adapting an existing web application to the mobile. Read more.
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Location: F150
Jen Costillo (Rebel Bot)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
A logical approach to designing an Android sensor subsystem within a consumer product. At the outset it appears simple but once tasked it is a monumental effort with several complex trade-offs. The approach covers vendor algorithms, power, and latency issues in addition to the overall end to end architecture (sensor selection though plumbing libraries into the sensor frameworks). Read more.
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Location: F150
Pat Marion (Kitware, Inc.), Utkarsh Ayachit (Kitware, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Advanced 3D visualization has long been relegated to powerful workstations or supercomputers. Recent efforts have extended the open source, scientific computing tools VTK and ParaView to run on the popular Android and iOS mobile platforms. This proposal shows how to run and interact with Big Data on mobile platforms, as well as perform advanced visualization directly on the mobile device. Read more.
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Location: F150
John Bender (Adobe Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Progressive Enhancement isn't important on the mobile web because all the browsers are Webkit right? Not so fast. Even among Webkit implementations events, css, and performance vary widely. We'll talk about the darker corners of the mobile web and show how jQuery Mobile can help you build sites that are reliable, accessible, and support more devices. Read more.
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Location: F150
Joe Bowser (Adobe Systems)
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(2.50, 6 ratings)
The mobile web is now the ubiquitious web. Modern web developers building mobile web applications need to consider the many different devices with many screen sizes and densities. This talk focuses on the different techniques on how to deal with this on the web, regardless of whether this app is a website or a native application built using a framework such as PhoneGap. Read more.

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