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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 +Jomar Tigcal @jomartigcal
  3. 3. Why mobile? Image Source:
  4. 4. Why mobile? Image Source:
  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:
  6. 6. Why Android?● 25 billion app downloads● 675,000 apps and games● 1.3 million devices are activated worldwide daily Image Source:
  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: and oracle_issues_patch_for_latest_java_security_flaw
  9. 9. What if I only know C#? Image Source:
  10. 10. What if I only know PHP? Image Source:
  11. 11. What if I dont know Java, C# orPHP? Image Source:
  12. 12. How about Game Engines?Unity 3D Image Source:
  13. 13. How do I 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)
  14. 14. How do I start? Image Source:
  15. 15. Whats next?● Android Developers Guide html● Android Training: html● Android Design Guidelines: http://developer.
  16. 16. How can I be updated?●●● http://stackoverflow. com/questions/tagged/android●●
  17. 17. How can I be updated?● GDG Philippines: http://www.gtugphilippines. org● MoMoManila (Mobile Monday Manila): http: //● Philippine Android Community: https://www.
  18. 18. Questions? Image Source:
  19. 19. Why go into AndroidApps Development? Jomar Tigcal LCCM - October 06, 2012