Lessons Learned by a Freelance Android     Developer     Claes Buckwalter
My History with Android•    Jan 2007 – Moved to Belgium•    Sept 2009 – HTC Hero    • Sept 2009 – Signed up for Mobistar d...
My First App
My First*Freelance Project                    *and only so far
Lessons Learned...
Each Platform IsDifferent
Imitation is the sincerest  form of flattery. Not.
Take advantage of Android’s    unique features
Good UX is Hard
Google I/O 2010: Android UI Design Patterns(dashboard, search bar, action bar, quick actions, companion widget)
Closing Advice• Never make a straight port• Take advantage of each  platform’s unique features• Apply UI design patterns a...
Thanks for listening!     claes@buckwalter.se
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Lessons Learned by a Freelance Android Developer - Claes buckwalter - droidcon.be 2011

  1. 1. Lessons Learned by a Freelance Android Developer Claes Buckwalter
  2. 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. 3. My First App
  4. 4. My First*Freelance Project *and only so far
  5. 5. Lessons Learned...
  6. 6. Each Platform IsDifferent
  7. 7. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Not.
  8. 8. Take advantage of Android’s unique features
  9. 9. Good UX is Hard
  10. 10. Google I/O 2010: Android UI Design Patterns(dashboard, search bar, action bar, quick actions, companion widget)
  11. 11. Closing Advice• Never make a straight port• Take advantage of each platform’s unique features• Apply UI design patterns and best practices
  12. 12. Thanks for listening! claes@buckwalter.se
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