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Why go into Android Apps Development

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My talk at La Consolacion College Manila last October 6, 2012

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Why go into Android Apps Development

  1. 1. Why go into AndroidApps Development? Jomar Tigcal LCCM - October 06, 2012
  2. 2. Who am I?Jomar Tigcal ● Mobile Apps Developer ● Software Engineer at Stratpoint Technologies, Inc. ● Community Manager of GDG Philippines http://jomar.tigcal.com +Jomar Tigcal @jomartigcal
  3. 3. Why mobile? Image Source: http://socialmediatoday.com/gonzogonzo/495583/great-trends-mobile-infographic
  4. 4. Why mobile? Image Source: http://socialmediatoday.com/gonzogonzo/495583/great-trends-mobile-infographic
  5. 5. What is Android?● Linux-based mobile operating system● Worlds most popular mobile platform● Built-in Google apps● Global hardware, software and carrier partners Image Source: http://thedailygoogle.blogspot.com/2012/04/techcrunc-stop-rooting-for-underdog.html
  6. 6. Why Android?● 25 billion app downloads● 675,000 apps and games● 1.3 million devices are activated worldwide daily Image Source: http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/2012/09/google-play-hits-25-billion-downloads.html
  7. 7. Why Android App Development?● Free● Open-source● Lots of resources● Apps for smartphones, tablets, TVs, etc● Powerful development framework ○ SDK provided by Google ○ Android Emulator● Fun and profit● Marketplace for distributing apps
  8. 8. How do I develop apps? Image Sources: http://kevinpelgrims.com/blog/2012/05/24/android-development-tips-eclipse-crash-on-deploy http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/08/30/ and oracle_issues_patch_for_latest_java_security_flaw
  9. 9. What if I only know C#?http://monodroid.net/ Image Source: http://jentrinanes.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/develop-net-apps-for-android-with-monodroid/
  10. 10. What if I only know PHP?http://phpforandroid.net/ Image Source: http://phpforandroid.net/
  11. 11. What if I dont know Java, C# orPHP? Image Source: http://devlup.com/mobile/cross-platform-mobile-development-tools/2416/
  12. 12. How about Game Engines?Unity 3Dhttp://docs.unity3d.com/Documentation/Manual/android-GettingStarted.html Image Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Unity_3D_logo.png
  13. 13. How do I start?1. Download the Android SDK (http: //developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index. html)2. Download the latest SDK tools and platforms using the SDK Manager. (http://developer. android.com/sdk/installing/adding-packages. html)3. Install ADT plugin for Eclipse (http: //developer.android. com/sdk/installing/installing-adt.html)
  14. 14. How do I start? Image Source: http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/07/14/installing-android-sdk-on-ubuntu-12-04/
  15. 15. Whats next?● Android Developers Guide http://developer.android.com/develop/index. html● Android Training: http://developer.android.com/training/index. html● Android Design Guidelines: http://developer. android.com/design/index.html
  16. 16. How can I be updated?● http://android-developers.blogspot.com/● https://plus.google.com/+AndroidDevelopers● http://stackoverflow. com/questions/tagged/android● http://www.youtube.com/androiddevelopers● https://twitter.com/AndroidDev
  17. 17. How can I be updated?● GDG Philippines: http://www.gtugphilippines. org● MoMoManila (Mobile Monday Manila): http: //www.momomanila.org/● Philippine Android Community: https://www. facebook.com/groups/PHLAndroid/
  18. 18. Questions? Image Source: http://www.talkandroid.com/35960-google-test-market-accidentally-released-reviewed-quickly-pulled/
  19. 19. Why go into AndroidApps Development? Jomar Tigcal LCCM - October 06, 2012

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