DroidCon Paris 2013 - Recap at the Mobile Innovations Dakar Meetup

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DroidCon Paris 2013 - Recap at the Mobile Innovations Dakar Meetup

  1. 1. My Take on DroidCon Paris Christelle Scharff Pace University US Fulbright Scholar in Senegal Mobile(4)Senegal http://fr.droidcon.com
  2. 2. Meetup Mobile Innovations Dakar • http://www.meetup.com/mobileinnovationsdakar
  3. 3. Launch of the GenyMotion Android Emulator • New and fast Android Emulator • Emulating and testing Android apps • Training and demonstrating Android apps • Simulate GPS, network and screen simulation, on any ordinary computer • Compatible with Google APIs • Soon to launch Google Glass Emulator • 2 years of development • More than 300,000 adopters • http://www.genymotion.com
  4. 4. Algolia SDK • Offline Search is not a problem anymore ! • http://www.algolia.com
  5. 5. Tools and Libraries – A Must Use ! • Know your IDE well, shortcuts … • http://eclipse.org • http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html • Configure your app with the right libraries (REST, Annotations…) • http://androidkickstartr.com • Android asset studio • http://android-ui-utils.googlecode.com/hg/asset-studio/dist/index.html • Android-Query (AQuery) is a light-weight library for doing asynchronous tasks and manipulating UI elements in Android. Our goal is to make Android coding simpler, easier, and more fun! • https://code.google.com/p/android-query • Android optimized event bus that simplifies communication between Activities, Fragments, Threads, Services, etc. Less code, better quality. • https://github.com/greenrobot/EventBus • RoboGuice is a framework that brings the simplicity and ease of Dependency Injection to Android • https://code.google.com/p/roboguice
  6. 6. Favorite App Talk • Falcon Pro (@falcon_android) is a Twitter client that has a great success on the Play Store • 100,000 users in a landscape of lots of twitter clients • The story of the app • Focusing on the organization of the content • Nice logo (scary bird!) • Update often • Listen to users • Blog and tweet • ”Features are the app’s skills… Design is the app’s looks… Soul is the app’s personality” • Something happened on June 19th… • http://getfalcon.pro • http://fr.droidcon.com/2013/sessions/google-play-store-take-your-app-to-the-top-of-the-charts
  7. 7. Android /Apps Have Feelings Too • Haptics are tactile effects • How to integrate haptics into the Android OS? • Gun shots, bouncing balls… • Resources • http://www.immersion.com/haptic/guide • Free effect preview app • http://immersion.com/haptic/previewApp
  8. 8. Devices - Firefox OS Devices and Intel Devices Alcatel OneTouch Fire (launched in July 2013) Built on HTML5 and open standards Around 80 euros ZTE X2 In (to launch in September 2013) Around 299 euros
  9. 9. Android Everywhere • Presentation of Dominique Guinard http://fr.droidcon.com/2013/sessions/androidnfc/
  10. 10. Wearable Device Market - i’mWATCH • http://d.imsmart.com • Also see Kreyos Metror and Sony SmartWatch2 • Future watchs: iWatch by apple, a future smart watch by Google
  11. 11. Wearable Device Market – Google Glass • https://developers.google.com/glass/
  12. 12. Orange Partners Program • http://www.orangepartner.com
  13. 13. Resources to check out • Android in France • http://www.paug.fr • http://www.frandroid.com • http://www.meetup.com/gdg-paris • Android tutorials • http://android2ee.com • Seed funding for European startups and SME • http://spaceteccapital.com • http://mobicap.com • http://mobario.com • Mobile advertising • http://startapp.com • http://mobilda.com • A marketplace to exchange services for $5 • http://fiverr.com
  14. 14. NB: I used some pics without permission. This presentation is for educational purpose only.

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