The new Android Auto APIs bring the Android experience in to your car. Android Auto automatically surfaces you useful information and organises it into simple cards that appear just when they're needed. You get notifications about messages on your phone messages, and can play media or browse your phone's content. More information about it here.
Our local Google Developer Expert Paul Blundell and London Google Developer Expert David González will lead an Android Auto practical hands on code lab, where you will learn how to add Android Auto compatibility to an Android messaging app.
What you’ll learn:
- Extend a notification so that it also shows in your car
- Handle the user replying to this notification
The event will take the form of a guided workshop where we will walk you through the code to create this Android application explaining along the way how the different Android SDK parts work and answering any questions you may have. You will have the chance to pair program (or on your own is ok to!) and to try out your code on a real Android Auto demo unit, not only in the emulator!
Difficulty level: beginner
- Laptop with Android Studio and Android SDK preinstalled (or turn up and pair)
- Have git installed to checkout the starting code
- A sense of adventure