GTUG/GDDDE 2011 Android Tablet Use Cases

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  • 1. Android Tablet Use Cases Nils Domrose 18.11.2011Sunday, November 20, 11
  • 2. Nils Domrose nils@domrose.net • Mobile Software Developer • Android • Titanium Mobile, phoneGap, dojo • Linux, OpenBSD, Python, MongoDB ... • Diver @endyman http://gplus.to/endymanSunday, November 20, 11
  • 3. Tablet Market iPad Android Microsoft QNX / RIM 1.9% of all Android Devices other are running Honeycomb 1% 5%3% 30% 61% Q2 2011 11/20011 Source: Strategy Analytics http://tinyurl.com/3zs57yr Source: http://developer.android.comSunday, November 20, 11
  • 4. Mobile Device usage 1. mobile 2. Tablet 3. LaptopSunday, November 20, 11
  • 5. Sunday, November 20, 11
  • 6. Real Mobile Device usage 1. mobile 2. Laptop 3. tabletSunday, November 20, 11
  • 7. Content Creation vs. Consumption • Computers are still used to generate most Content • Are there any content creation use cases apart from social media, email and photos ? • People tend to use classic computers for content that exceeds 140 charsSunday, November 20, 11
  • 8. Mobile vs. Tablet a clearly unfair test - but a reason why your mobile is nearly always at hand Likely that apps are used on the mobile only after the “wow-it-runs-on-my-tablet-too” effect.Sunday, November 20, 11
  • 9. Basic Tablet Use Cases • Media Consumption (ebooks,Video, Web, audio) • Email & Comms • SocialSunday, November 20, 11
  • 10. Adding support for Tablets Considerations • Apps that provide access to services (twitter, dropbox, facebook, 1password) should run on tablets, too. • Maybe a Widget + configuration activity is sufficient • Build Apps which benefit form tablets strengthsSunday, November 20, 11
  • 11. Android Tables strengths • Mobility • Display • Connectivity • OpennessSunday, November 20, 11
  • 12. Use Case 1: TouchOSC Touch OSC enable control and Feedback of midi, vdmx and other osc compatible devices • display - perfect on tablet size touch screens • mobility - control OSCusing wififrom anywhere devices • connectivity - connect Apps that uses Touch surfaces to concurrently display multiple controls. Like Audio Apps, Games, interactive GraphsSunday, November 20, 11
  • 13. Use Case 1I: Vodafone Foundation Germany Vodafone Foundation distributes Publications in epub format via this app • display - tablet to read ebooks • mobility - readupdate ebooks on the anywhere ebooks /publications • connectivity - go Apps that support the basic tablet use-cases like ebook reader, video player, web tablet work.Sunday, November 20, 11
  • 14. Use Case III: Sales Force App with access to CRM data and other corporate Services • display - replace laptops art pre-tablet devices by introducing state of the or UI and touch controls • mobility - battery life, weight • connectivity - wifi or mobile access to corporate data • openness - distributesubscribeclosed user group without the need to App for to enterprise distribution programs Apps used as a sales tool and increase mobility and productivity - including closed user groups and corporate users.Sunday, November 20, 11
  • 15. Dev Tips • Use latest SDK / API Level • Use compatibility Library to support pre- Honeycomb • actionbarsherlock might be useful • droid-fu isproblems likestart for imageclasses .... common also a good remote base views and • Use Fragments • Use Intents • Use api versions inside /resSunday, November 20, 11
  • 16. Thank You!Sunday, November 20, 11