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MB Android Development Introduction: A Hands-On Workshop
Ken Kousen, Kousen IT, Inc.
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:30am

Learn Android development from the ground up. We'll start with the SDK and the Android Studio IDE, and build, test, and deploy applications on both emulators and physical devices. The basics of Android development will be discussed and implemented, from activities to resources to asynchronous communications.

Examples will be provides to show how to use the new Gradle build system for Android. We'll also use the embedded SQLite database to store data, and access a RESTful web service and parse the resulting JSON data to update the user interface.

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TE The Ionic Framework: Build Apps with AngularJS and PhoneGap
Troy Miles, Kelley Blue Book
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:30am

Ionic is an open source, front-end framework for building hybrid mobile apps with HTML5. Using the Ionic framework, you can combine PhoneGap and AngularJS—the hottest web MVC framework around for building fast, testable web applications—to create cross-platform apps using standard web development tools like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Troy Miles introduces you to the Ionic framework and discusses how to use it with AngularJS. Participants will build a simple, full-featured application that offers a great overview of Ionic's key features.

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TG Designing Apps for Android Devices
Luke Wallace, Bottle Rocket
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:00pm

With the many versions of Android available today on hundreds, even thousands, of device types, just how do you build something that will look good on Android devices you’ve never seen? Is it possible to build an app that will look good on the newest devices and not look strange on your grandma’s phone from 2012? Luke Wallace clears a path through the jungle of Android-based hardware and takes on the fragmentation beast. See how his company, Bottle Rocket, one of the top mobile development companies, handles this challenge day-in-and day-out—without compromising the experience.

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Concurrent Sessions

W4 Mastering Android Development Tools
Luke Wallace, Bottle Rocket
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:00am

There are so many tools and tricks for developing Android apps, but which ones actually help when you're building apps day in and day out? Luke Wallace introduces the critical development tools you need and demonstrates how to use them to build real apps. Learn about the six critical tools every developer must have, find out about the key techniques that will help you build masterful Android apps, and discover at least one weird trick to speed up your app development.

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W7 From Web Developer to Hybrid App Developer
Greg Avola, Untappd
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:00pm

You or your company have a great idea for an app—and now you need to build it. So, what architecture do you use to support iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, and future operating systems? How can you deal with all these platforms and still re-use your skills as web developer? The answer is a hybrid app, which allows developers to use part native code and part web code to create cross-platform apps.

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T3 The Software Developers Guide to Prototyping Wearable Devices
Lance Gleason, Polyglot Programming Inc.
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:00am

Prototyping wearable devices used to be something that required specialized skills in electrical engineering, embedded development, and mechanical engineering. Today, thanks to the maker revolution, we can combine our deep knowledge of programming with basic electronics, soldering skills, and access to a 3D printer to create useful devices. In this session, we’ll take a quick tour of some of the options and then do a deep dive into creating a wearable prototype using off the shelf boards.

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T7 Windows Azure: Connecting the Dots for a Mobile Workforce
Mike Benkovich, Imagine Technologies, Inc.
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:00pm

We live in a mobile bring-your-own-device kind of world with a proliferation of devices—smart phones, tablets, and UltraBooks running iOS, Android, and Windows. People are working in online and offline modes, and moving from device to device. How do you build applications that provide a consistent view of identity, data, and services so that your workforce can be productive wherever they are?

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