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February 2011 Meeting Information


February 8, 2011
Android 101

This month's meeting will feature Barry Burd providing a technical overview of Android. In this grand tour of Android, you�ll learn about the mobile device development cycle from start to finish. What decisions do you face before, during, and after the creation of an Android app? What technical skills must you bring to the table? How do you train yourself to "think mobile?" This presentation will cover fundamentals of the Android operating system, the app development lifecycle, and tools you can use to publish your app. We�ll cover everything from Cupcake (Android 1.5) to Gingerbread (the brand-new Android 2.3) and beyond.

This presentation is aimed at newcomers to Android application development. Barry will cover:
  • The Android operating system
  • Development platforms and target platforms
  • Developing with Dalvik Java
  • Designing Android apps for mobility
  • Testing on emulators and on mobile devices
  • Debugging Android apps
  • Optimizing apps for a mobile device
  • Publishing apps on the Android market (and other venues)

Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad second floor meeting hall starting promptly at 7:30pm. Meetings are open to the public, and visitors are encouraged to join ACGNJ.

SIG Leader Mike Redlich
Phone: (908) 246-0410