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Luke Wallace

Bottle Rocket

Luke Wallace leads all Android development at Bottle Rocket. Luke wrote several of the first Android apps for Bottle Rocket and continues to oversee every project to maintain quality and push the bounds of what’s possible. A strong proponent of the Android platform, he is an invaluable resource for getting the Android perspective on news and trends within the industry. With his technical knowledge and humor, Luke loves educating people about Android.

Speaker Presentations
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Designing Apps for Android Devices

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. Luke shares the design principles that guide the Android team within Google itself. Learn their latest recommendations for getting apps featured in Google Play. It’s not easy, but with a few guiding principles, you’ll be well on your way to a happy Android development team—and even happier customers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 11:00am
Mobile Development
Mastering Android Development Tools

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. Luke unearths third party libraries that you may not know about and shows you a simple, powerful guide to continuous integration. Discover new ways to connect with other Android developers in the industry and join this growing community. Explore the future of Android Studio and Eclipse and new tools coming from Google that will make your apps faster, more reliable, more beautiful, and easier to maintain.