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It's more fun in Android!


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My talk at the PUP Google Fest last December 10, 2012

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It's more fun in Android!

  1. 1. Its more fun in Android! Jomar Tigcal December 10, 2012
  2. 2. Jomar Tigcal● Community Manager of GDG Philippines● Mobile Apps (Android) Developer● Software Engineer at Stratpoint Technologies, Inc. @jomartigcal
  3. 3. Android is more fun
  4. 4. What is Android? ● Linux-based mobile operating system ● Worlds most popular mobile platform ● Open-source
  5. 5. The power of choice● Choose your own manufacturer (● Choose your own hardware specs● Choose default apps for browsing, emails, and others● Change default keyboard etc
  6. 6. Integration with Google Services● Gmail● Google Calendar● Google Drive● Google Maps● Google Talk● Google Chrome● Youtube
  7. 7. Wider app selection● Google Play (formerly Android Market)● Amazon App Store● Other market place
  8. 8. Notifications● Expandable, actionable notifications● Swipe to dismiss notificationsImage Source:
  9. 9. Home Screen and WidgetsAs you place widgets on the screen, everythingelse automatically moves to make room. Whentheyre too big, widgets resize on their own.Image Source:
  10. 10. NFC and Android BeamNFC = Near-field communicationAndroid BeamShare apps, contacts, music, videos via NFCJust touch two NFC-enabled Android devicesback-to-back, then tap to beam whatevers onthe screen to your friend.
  11. 11. Google Now and Knowledge GraphGoogle Now brings you the information youneed, when and where you need it, before youeven ask.The Knowledge Graph enables you to searchfor things, people or places that Google knowsabout—landmarks, celebrities, cities, sportsteams, buildings, geographical features,movies, celestial objects, works of art andmore—and instantly get information that’srelevant to your query.
  12. 12. Hadware● External storage● Standard USB cables
  13. 13. Other featuresMulti-taskingFace Unlock Screen-lock option that lets you unlock your device with your faceVoice typing and Voice search
  14. 14. Its more fun in Android Apps Development
  15. 15. Android is growingAndroid now has 72.4% of the SmartphoneMarket(Gartner Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to EndUsers by Operating System in 3Q12)25 billion app downloads675,000 apps and games1.3 million devices are activated worldwide daily(
  16. 16. Powerful development framework● SDK provided by Google● Android Developer Tools● Android Emulator for testing● Free to download and use● Great documentation
  17. 17. Low learning curveImage Sources: and
  18. 18. Where to start?1. Download the Android SDK (http: // html)2. Download the latest SDK tools and platforms using the SDK Manager. (http://developer. html)3. Install ADT plugin for Eclipse (http: // com/sdk/installing/installing-adt.html)
  19. 19. Development Resources● Android Developers Guide html● Android Training: html● Android Design Guidelines: http://developer.
  20. 20. Other Resources●●● http://stackoverflow. com/questions/tagged/android●●
  21. 21. Questions?Image Source:
  22. 22. Thank you very much!
  23. 23. Its more fun in Android! Jomar Tigcal December 10, 2012