Mobile

Mobile

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

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Location: D136
Tim Anglade (Apigee)
Average rating: ***..
(3.63, 19 ratings)
An introduction to mobile app development for novices. Read more.
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Location: Portland 252
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Christopher Neugebauer (chris.neugebauer.id.au), Jonathon Manning (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 23 ratings)
In this session you'll learn why you can't consider UX and design an optional extra when designing mobile apps, and how to tell an awesome app from a terrible app. In this platform-agnostic design-heavy workshop, you’ll learn how to build wireframes, how to translate those wireframes into actual working Android code, and how to evaluate your designs for future improvement. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd)
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(3.33, 6 ratings)
Ubuntu is the first platform to cover phones, tablets and PCs with a single OS and a family of closely related interfaces. This presentation will introduce you to the Ubuntu system and cover the design and development of applications that work on phones, tablets and the desktop. Hosted by the founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, together with design and engineering leads. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Renaun Erickson (Adobe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Did you know that you can use your web development skills to create mobile apps? PhoneGap (aka Apache Cordova) is an toolset that enables you to build cross-platform mobile apps using 100% web standards technologies – HTML, CSS & JavaScript. In this session we'll cover everything from "what is PhoneGap", to debugging and development environments, to building your first PhoneGap application. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Lindsey Simon (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
This talk is primarily for those who are comfortable developing Apps for the web who want to delve into mobile. We'll cover core architecture - frameworks, networking, retries and storage. On the UI front, learn what works and what doesn't from the front-lines and how to degrade gracefully on older devices. Learn which APIs to use and which to avoid to make a stellar app your users will love. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
J Chris Anderson (Couchbase)
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(3.50, 4 ratings)
Mobile devices are the preferred means of data access today, but databases are stuck in the mainframe era. The NoSQL document model can be leveraged for off-line synchronization. See example code to quickly get up to speed building off-line capable applications for major mobile platforms, and learn how you can contribute to the open source projects behind this movement. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
David Elfi (Intel Corporation)
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(3.00, 2 ratings)
When hybrid applications are in the center of the discussion, mobile consumers expect fast response time (less than 3 seconds) in order to not switch to other tasks or lose complete interest. This talk will present how this issue was addressed in the design of the Tizen Common Store and tips which can help developers for considering response time when the application is being designed. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Mike Wolfson (Epocrates)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Android development is challenging. Fortunately, the developer tools provide a great deal of support, making the job more manageable, and a lot easier. I will show you many essential tools, tips and techniques that will increase your development productivity, and improve the quality of your code. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Chiu-Ki Chan (Square Island LLC)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
Designers and developers have been afraid of the variety of Android flavors for way too long. Android borrows a lot of concept from the web, and we can use the same techniques to cater to the different OS versions and form factors. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Marko Gargenta (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Android Security is quite multifaceted - not surprisingly given the depth and complexity of the Android OS. In this talk, you will learn what makes up the various layers of security and how they work together. By the end of this talk, you’ll have a solid understanding of various security concerns from the low level kernel to the high level app permissions, and everything in between. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Jason Kridner (Texas Instruments)
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(3.25, 4 ratings)
We will discuss the benefits & advantages of Android for embedded segments and how to take it outside of the mobile phone space. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Andy Gup (Esri)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Join us for an in-depth look at native Android Location and GPS capabilities. You'll learn about the many different aspects of the android.location package and how to use it effectively, starting now. We'll apply real-world use cases and demo the results based on different application configurations. In less than one hour you'll learn what typically takes developers several weeks to figure out. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Tomomi Imura (Nokia USA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Showcasing the capabilities of the Web platform and more specifically of the subset of features that mobile platforms can take advantage of, by using an open source mobile app called Coremob Camera, using HTML5 to explain the real-life use cases of HTML5 in mobile. The technology behind the app is purely in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Joe Bowser (Adobe Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
This talk will review various approaches to testing a hybrid application, such as a PhoneGap application, on Android. It will explore the development of testing techniques for Apache Cordova, the open source framework that Adobe PhoneGap is based on, with a focus on both unit testing and functional testing. Read more.

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