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Lessons Learned by a Freelance Android Developer - Claes buckwalter - droidcon.be 2011

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  • 1. Lessons Learned by a Freelance Android Developer Claes Buckwalter
  • 2. My History with Android• Jan 2007 – Moved to Belgium• Sept 2009 – HTC Hero • Sept 2009 – Signed up for Mobistar data plan• Nov 2009 – First app in Market • Nov 2009 – Switched to Telenet data plan• Feb 2010 – First freelance project • Maj 2010 – Switched to Mobile Vikings data plan. Happy.• Sept 2010 – HTC Desire
  • 3. My First App
  • 4. My First*Freelance Project *and only so far
  • 5. Lessons Learned...
  • 6. Each Platform IsDifferent
  • 7. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Not.
  • 8. Take advantage of Android’s unique features
  • 9. Good UX is Hard
  • 10. Google I/O 2010: Android UI Design Patterns(dashboard, search bar, action bar, quick actions, companion widget)
  • 11. Closing Advice• Never make a straight port• Take advantage of each platform’s unique features• Apply UI design patterns and best practices
  • 12. Thanks for listening! claes@buckwalter.se