Android Mixer at Google IO by Silicon Valley Android Developers

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This is special event the night before Google IO sponsored by Adobe by Silicon Valley Android Developers

Agenda

5:30pm Registration, Networking, Food

6:30pm Speakers

  • Lee Brimelow (Adobe): An Introduction to Mobile App Development using Flex and Flash Builder
  • Peter Kacandes & Anupam Nath (Sony Ericcson): Developing content for the Xperia Play
  • Praveen Alavilli (PayPal): In-app payments for the kitchen sink
  • Gregory Kennedy (InMobi ): The Economics of Ad Supported Application Businesses
  • Paul Chen  (PapayaMobile): Thoughts and Considerations for Attacking the China Android Market
  • Eric Cloninger (Motorola): Localizing Your Android App in 10 minutes

8:00pm Raffle, more networking

Click her for talk abstracts and speaker bios.

Note: We will pre-print badges for all attendees who use their FULL NAME (first and last names) on Meetup. 

  • If you use a nickname or initials on Meetup, you will have to stand in line to get a handwritten badge.
  • If you are bringing guests, your guests will have to stand in line to get a hand written badge.

To avoid the registration line, make sure you and your guests are registered using full names on Meetup, or add your names as comments when you click “I’m Going.”

-David & Jamie

Additional Sponsors


More detail at

http://www.android-android.net/events/15081410/

GetJar 3.0? A new look to GetJar with Social, Devzone, and more.

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Getjar announced its 3.0 today.

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It’s a very special Developer newsletter from GetJar. Today’s e-mail discusses new, innovative ways for consumers to discover apps, and a whole new user interface on GetJar’s mobile site!

  • GetJar goes social!
  • GetJar + Facebook Connect
  • Tutorial video – Facebook Connect
  • GetJar’s mobile site gets tabs, search, easier navigation and more
  • Developer zone revamp
  • App of the Week
  • Meet the GetJar Team

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GetJar goes social!

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GetJar, the world’s largest open app store with over 1.5 billion downloads, becomes the first leading app store to fully leverage social media in an app store. The new portal includes Facebook Connect, which allows users to share their app download activity and comments through wall posts and news feeds. They can also inform friends of must-have apps and what to steer clear of, with “like” and “dislike” buttons.

To read more about the new mobile site and Facebook Connect, see our official press release!

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GetJar + Facebook Connect

One of the main features in GetJar’s new mobile site is the implementation of Facebook Connect. This new feature is proof of GetJar’s desire to create new and innovative ways for consumers to discover applications.

Facebook connect allows you to keep track of not only apps you’ve downloaded but applications your friends have downloaded as well. You can also like or dislike applications that are then posted on your Facebook wall.

More information about Facebook Connect can be found at GetJar University and the Developer Blog.

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Tutorial video – Facebook Connect

GetJar will begin rolling out a series of tutorial videos to provide a better understanding of GetJar’s products and services. Our first video is a tutorial video of how consumers can use “Facebook Connect” to download, share, and discover apps from one their most reliable sources, their friends.

You can view the video at our developer YouTube channel!

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GetJar’s mobile site gets tabs, search, easier navigation and more

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GetJar’s mobile site has also received a completely new redesign. The new site sports a new user interface designed to be more intuitive and take advantage of the social aspects of the site. Features include tabs, easier search and navigation.

More information can be found at GetJar University and the Developer Blog.

CNet: Google to take Apple’s app crown by July

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Apple frequently touts the number of applications available to iOS users, which now sits north of 350,000. But that number could be in danger of coming in second place to rival Google in just a few months time.

In a new report by market research firm Distimo for the last month of activity on Apple’s various App Stores, the BlackBerry App World, GetJar, Google’s Android Market, Nokia’s Ovi Store, Palm’s App Catalog, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, the group found Google and Microsoft’s efforts to be growing the fastest.

“If all application stores maintain their current growth pace, approximately five months from now Google Android Market will be the largest store in terms of number of applications followed by the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, BlackBerry App World and Nokia Ovi Store,” the firm said in its findings. “The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace will also be larger than the Nokia Ovi Store and BlackBerry App World prior to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace being available for even a full year.”

Distimo’s research found that Google has already made headway on attacking Apple on the volume front, pushing past the App Store with 134,342 free applications versus the App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch’s 121,845 free applications. The firm estimates that Google will be 40,000 applications short of evening out with Apple’s overall volume by the end of June, and will catch up completely in July.

Distimo notes that any growth estimates are gauged on the past three months of activity across the ecosystem, which “could easily accelerate or slow down.”

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20058080-248.html#ixzz1KncT51hL

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Presents: Journey From Mobile Apps to Startups

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Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Presents a series of events: from Mobile Apps to Successful Startups. The first of such event:

Journey From Mobile Apps to Startups

We invited several startups who turned their app biz into a startup.

This event is sponsored by: GetJar

Agenda:
6PM Registration, food, and Networking
6:30 Introduction
6:40 Speakers

Aaron Greenspan, President & CEO, Think Computer Corporation

Yadong Liu, Founder & CEO, KwiqApps

7:40 Table Topics Discussion: how to turn App Biz into Startup
8:20 Announcements.

More info at:

http://www.meetup.com/silicon-valley-entrepreneurs-startups/events/17310298/

Big Money Plays for PapayaMobile, a Global Social Gaming Platform – gigaom.com

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Source Gigaom.com PapayaMobile, a long term sponsor of SV Android, received 18M funds recently.

The social mobile gaming space is hot right now, with deals popping left and right. Less than a week after GREE bought social gaming platform OpenFeint for $104 million, and six months after DeNA picked up Ngmoco for $403 million, budding social game platform rival PapayaMobile announced Wednesday it has raised $18 million in a second round.

The new funding, provided by Chinese venture firm Keytone Ventures and DCM, will be used to help build up PapayaMobile’s team as it looks to expand in the U.S., Europe and Asia and attract more developers to its platform. PapayaMobile, which previously raised $4 million last year from DCM, offers tools for mobile developers to build games and add a social layer into their apps. So far, PapayaMobile has more than 350 apps using its platform, with 15 million players registered worldwide, a 375-percent increase since the company opened up its platform to developers in June of last year.

The money also gives PapayaMobile a better shot at staying independent, something the company wants to maintain. It’s a legitimate concern with all the deals going on. Both the recently-acquired OpenFeint and Ngmoco competed with PapayaMobile, especially on the Android platform. Zynga is also ratcheting up its mobile plans, with pick-ups of Words with Friends game developer Newtoy and Floodgate Entertainment. Before that, Disney bought rhythm mobile game maker Tapulous, maker of the Tap Tap Revenge franchise. Apple also launched its own gaming network called Game Center last year, while Google is reportedly building a social gaming platform that may extend to mobile.

So why all the excitement in mobile social gaming? As I covered last year, it’s poised for serious growth as smartphones proliferate. Mobile social gaming is taking a lot of the momentum from gaming on platforms like Facebook, and it’s doing so in a more personal way with devices that are with people constantly. One of the challenges so far is linking people on a common social platform, which is partly why we’re seeing recent acquisitions as companies look to build gaming networks that span the globe. DeNA, for example, has been super-active in buying and investing in social game developers like Ngmoco in a bid to build to expand internationally.

This is where PapayaMobile comes in. It was founded in Beijing by Si Shen and Qian Wenjie, who met in the Computer Science Department at Tsinghua University. The company at first put out its own games but has moved into a new role as a platform for game makers to add social features to their titles. Unlike OpenFeint and Ngmoco, which first focused on the iPhone, PapayaMobile has aimed at Android: a move now starting to pay off as the platform matures. With Android poised to break out in emerging markets, PapayaMobile seems well-positioned to take advantage.

More at http://gigaom.com/2011/04/27/papayamobile-scores-18m-as-social-mobile-gaming-explodes/

App Discovery Goes Social: GetJar launches new portal with Facebook Connect Integration

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GETJAR GOES SOCIAL

New mobile site features Facebook integration, new portal features,

and a revamped user interface

 

SAN MATEO, Calif., Apr. 27, 2011 – GetJar, the world’s largest open app store with over 1.5 billion downloads, becomes the first leading app store to fully leverage social media in an app store.

The new portal includes Facebook Connect, which allows users to share their app download activity and comments through wall posts and news feeds.  They can also inform friends of must-have apps and what to steer clear of, with “like” and “dislike” buttons.

“Now that users can share apps with their friends on Facebook, recommendations are really a bit old school,” said GetJar’s CEO, Ilja Laurs.  “Our recent research clearly showed us that what consumers care about is what their friends are downloading and using, not what we as an app store think they should download.”

GetJar’s recent App Meter survey found that only 21.6 percent of app consumers actually discover apps in app stores.  Since discovery continues to be such a big issue for developers and brands, GetJar set out to leverage whatconsumers care about most, the opinions of their friends.

The new site also allows consumers to track their personal downloads with GetJar’s My Apps feature, which consolidates the user’s downloaded app history and makes it accessible for reference.

If consumers still want recommendations or to search for apps on their own, they’ll benefit from GetJar’s new user interface.  The new mobile app store interface includes:  navigation tabs for fast browsing, improved search to find apps with ease, a Top Apps section to identify popular apps and Just In section for the latest and greatest selection of apps.

About GetJar – GetJar is the world’s largest open app store with over 1.5 billion downloads to date. The company’s key point of difference is its open market approach, which allows it to deliver applications for both feature phones and smartphones across all major platforms. The company provides more than 75,000 mobile applications to consumers in more than 200 countries. GetJar is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the UK and Lithuania. For more information: www.getjar.com and follow us on Twitter@getjar.

 Source: GetJar

SVAndroid DevCamp Volunteers

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Android DevCamp couldn’t have been possible without the dedication of the following individuals over the recent weeks. They kindly donated their time and expertise to bring this event to fruition.


Jamie Allen
Management and Mobile Technology Consultant

James C. “Jamie” Allen provides management consulting and product development services in the areas of telecommunications services, mobile applications, web services and enterprise mobility. He will work with you to translate your vision for a software product or service into plans, specifications, development projects, and working products. Jamie can manage the entire product lifecycle for you, from concept through development to deployment with customers.

Website: http://www.jcallen.net/


Gilles de Bordeaux

DESS, PMP, CSM

Gilles is an entrepreneur and Director of Project Management Offices. During the past 18 years, he has been in the roles of Project/Program management and consulting for Bay Area startups and international groups. Gilles created and managed Quality Assurance, Software Development, Documentation, and Operations teams. Gilles has a DESS, and is a former embedded and applications Software Engineer. He is a long time member of PMI and MPUG. Gilles is also a Private Pilot, the VP of the Silicon Valley Chapter AUVSI, and is involved in different community and non-profit projects.


Perry Chow

Perry Chow is an Embedded Systems Engineer who works on hardware and software. He hacks on hardware by day, and hacks software by night. His technical passions includes Linux, open source software and enjoys attending hackathons. He has attended GTUG and iOS hackathons and is constantly looking at the next big wave in technology.


Roberto Colecchia
Strategic Marketing Manager and Android Java Developer

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/roberto-colecchia/1/3ba/469
E-Mail: roberto.colecchia@gmail.com


Perrine Crampton

Paypal Social Ecosystem Manager

Perrine runs grassroots events for the developer community – at PayPal and externally. She has had a part in the iPadDevCamp, iOSDevCamp, Startup Weekend San Jose, Twitter Developers Meetups and Facebook Developers Meetups.

Rupa Dachere
Rupa Dachere has worked in Telecom and Datacom R&D for the last 10+ years, primarily on System/Device/Network management and Fault Tolerance. She is an avid geekette who loves to learn new technologies and participate in code-related events. Her forays into Android are in the initial stages so far. Rupa’s experience encompasses working at Motorola, Nokia and Lucent/Bell Labs, as well as startups like Mayan Networks and Modulus Video. As the founder and organizer of CodeChix, she creates a face-to-face forum for female developers/designers/geekettes to gather and participate in technical, career and networking opportunities while partaking in home-made goodies. When not busy with geeky/techy things, Rupa loves to hike, camp, travel and cook/eat various cuisines.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rdachere
CodeChix: http://www.groupspaces.com/codechix
Twitter: @codechix



Venkat Danda

Engineer

Currently working at PaymentOne. Prior to that worked at Yahoo! Games, IONA and Tibco. Owner of eServiceZone Inc. Currently working on Mobile Games.

Twitter: @venkatdanda
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/vdanda


Keithen Hayenga

Android Developer
He started his technical career at Apple and put in 14 years there. While working at Apple, he founded IndiVideo which produced games and utilities for Palm OS devices. He parlayed that experience into working for PalmSource; then PalmOne which reverted to Palm; back to PalmSource which was bought by Access. Those last 6 years of working for the Palm derivative companies was mostly spent providing developer tech support for their Linux mobile devices, the Palm Foleo and Access Linux Platform. As part of those jobs he traveled the world providing training for Linux based OSes developed with Eclipse on Ubuntu. He is now using the same tools to develop his own Android apps.

Crystabelle Lopez

Freelance Web Designer

Crystabelle is a self-taught Freelance Web Designer who creates aesthetically-pleasing websites with table-less layouts comprised of semantic, valid (X)HTML and CSS. A detail-oriented individual, Crystabelle is conscious of cross-browser design issues and the importance of testing websites prior to deployment. At the moment, she is teaching herself how to write mobile applications for Android devices, and is learning about HTML 5, CSS 3 and Java. She is also an active member of CodeChix, a group of brainy chicks and developers meeting face-to-face and gadget-to-gadget. Crystabelle is available to help you with your website needs. Please visit her website and LinkedIn profile to learn more.


Le T. Nguyen

Researcher

Recently, Le graduated from KIT (Germany) where he studied computer science and information technology. He has a background in advanced web applications, information systems and semantic technologies. Currently, Le is working at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley on an indoor navigation system utilizing low-cost sensors embedded in mobile phones.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ntleeu


Meenakshi Ramamoorthi
Consultant in Cloud Computing and Mobile technologies

Meenakshi Ramamoorthi has an excellent self instinct in innovation. She has invented different products in the area of security, networking, storage, home automation, baby boomer products, Web 2.0 technologies and mobile platforms. She has an excellent knowledge of software development encompassing invention, market research, breaking down the product to requirement specifications, high level design, low level design, implementation and deployment at customer sites during alpha, beta and general releases.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/meenakshiramamoorthi


Nelson To
Author and Android Developer

Nelson To has been working on Android Research and Development for years. He has a great passion on exploring innovative ideas and creating the Android applications to make his ideas a reality. He has developed over 20 Android applications which includes AOL AIM Android application, and the first High Definition video chatting android application (Vid) in the history on the Google TV for Logitech Revue Box. He also teaches Android classes in the local community to help people to learn the Android more effectively. He also devotes significant amount of effort in the Android community to organize the Android meetings for the local community.
He is also an co author of “Android Cookbook” which receives a high rate of reader feedback from Amazon.


Lawrence S. Wong

Mobile Software Developer

Lawrence S. Wong is a mobile software developer, focusing on the Android platform. He has 10+ years of Java experience, including tech-lead role (for enterprise server-side and client-side applications) in Mobile, Healthcare and e-Commerce sectors. Lawrence is an assistant organizer of the Silicon Valley Android Meetup community, teaches Android classes in the Bay Area and Asia. He contributes to open-source projects, and helps to review technical
books on mobile, web, and telecom technologies.

Blog: http://metawave.wordpress.com/

SVAndroid DevCamp Winners

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Twenty-eight teams and 400+ android fans participated in Demo Night on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Here are the applications (and respective team numbers) that won. For more information, please see the Awards and Scholarships and Demo Night pages.
Investor’s Choice Awards


Best App

  • Gold Medal: Coupal (#26)
  • Silver Medal: Zip Tip (#5)
  • Bronze Medal: Good Access (#28)

Most Disruptive: Restaurant Dish Recommender (#21)

Best Mash-Up: Disaster Radio (#14)

Most Market-Ready in 2 Days: Spice Hunt (#6)

Most Fun: Kids Art Gallery (#9)

Judges Awards:

  • Mobifieds (#50)
  • Chronometer (#22)
  • ASL Dictionary (#2)
Sponsor’s Choice Awards

Best Use of the PayPal API: Coupal (#26) and Zip Tip (#5)

Best Use of the Tropo API: Family Connect (#33)



People’s Choice Awards

Best App

  • 1st Place: Disaster Radio (#14)
  • Tied 2nd & 3rd Place: Coupal (#26) and Good Access (#28)

Coolest App: Nutrition Calculator (#24)



Organizer’s Choice Awards

Best UI Design: Nutrition Calculator (#24)

Best App Design: Good Access (#28)

Most Creative: Android Assassin (#38)

Best Google TV-Compatible App: Kids Art Gallery (#9)

Best Mobile Web App: BreakTheIce (#32)

Best Tablet App: Disaster Radio (#14)

Best Presentation: Zip Tip (#5)

Funniest Presentation: Emotional Messaging (#16)

Most Efficient Team: CrissCross (#52)

Youngest Team: Chronometer (#22)

Edited by Crystie, recorded by the Android DevCamp Volunteer organizer team

AnDevCamp Speaker List

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Stephan Branczyk
Owner, androidbootcamps.com

Stephan Branczyk is the owner and main instructor of androidbootcamps.com. He has been teaching android programming for the last year, and developped for that platform for the last two. He currently runs the free Android Classes meetup in Alameda at meetup.com/AndroidClasses

Previously, Stephan developed mobile applications on Nokia, and before that he was part of the Extreme Programming community and developed wiki-related server-side applications on J2EE.


Fred Chung

Developer Advocate for Android at Google
Fred is a Developer Advocate at Google working with Android developers worldwide to realize compelling mobile apps. He is also involved with efforts to help developers monetize with Google’s mobile ads products. Before joining Google, Fred was a consultant at Accenture and has held various software engineering positions in the enterprise systems integration area.


Kent Griffin

Sr. Product Manager at PayPal Mobile

Kent Griffin is a Sr. Product Manager for PayPal Mobile and manages the product portfolio for the mobile SDKs. He has been with PayPal for over six years and focused on innovating in mobile payments for 5 of them. Prior to PayPal, Kent helped develop search solutions for other financial service providers and holds a couple of degrees from Stanford University.


Scott Guilfoyle

Senior Vice President of Platform Services and CTO at PayPal
As senior vice president of platform services and CTO, Scott Guilfoyle leads PayPal’s platform operations, product development, information security, corporate information technology and corporate architecture. Together with his teams in North America, Europe and Asia, Guilfoyle is responsible for providing a world class payments platform, technology infrastructure and operations for PayPal’s millions of accounts around the world.

Prior to joining PayPal, he was the chief information officer (CIO) for Interactive Corporation’s financial services and real estate division, overseeing sites including LendingTree, GetSmart, HomeLoanCenter and Realestate.com. Guilfoyle also served as CIO for Bank of America Card Services. He began his career at GE, holding key technology leadership positions including CIO of GE Plastics, Americas and GE Engine Services.


Keithen Hayenga

Android Developer
He started his technical career at Apple and put in 14 years there. While working at Apple, he founded IndiVideo which produced games and utilities for Palm OS devices. He parlayed that experience into working for PalmSource; then PalmOne which reverted to Palm; back to PalmSource which was bought by Access. Those last 6 years of working for the Palm derivative companies was mostly spent providing developer tech support for their Linux mobile devices, the Palm Foleo and Access Linux Platform. As part of those jobs he traveled the world providing training for Linux based OSes developed with Eclipse on Ubuntu. He is now using the same tools to develop his own Android apps.


Christian Kurzke
Developer Advocate for Google TV at Google

Christian is Developer Advocate for the Google Android Platform, and has recently been focusing on Android for Google TV. He is an Open Source enthusiast, committer in the Eclipse Foundation and has been working at the intersection of Linux and Java since the early 90es. Prior to Google, Christian worked in Motorola’s Mobile Phone and Settop Box divisions. Before that, Christian was at SUN working on Java for Embedded Systems. He holds a Dipl. Inf. degree from Univ. Erlangen, Germany, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


Srikanth Nandiraju

PayPal Mobile

Srikanth Nandiraju is a software artist who has a love for creativity and specializes in front-end and back-end technologies. He spends most of his time experimenting new product ideas on web and devices. Follow Srikanth on Twitter @nandiraju and be sure to check out some of his experiments on the PayPal labs website.


Ted Patrick

Chief Evangelist, Android Developer Relations at Barnes & Noble
Ted Patrick is a Platform Evangelist at Adobe Systems. He worked with Flash since FutureSplash Animator and watched its evolution from animation to application. Ted helped Macromedia/Adobe with the development of ActionScript 3, AVM2, ASC compiler, and Flash Player 9 for some 18 months prior to Flex 2’s release. Prior to joining Adobe in May 2006, he provided consulting services at PowerSDK Software and Cynergy Systems. Ted is a serial entrepreneur having successfully started-up 4 times and raised over 7 Million in VC funding for companies he founded. Ted is actively involved in the Flex development community and works at Adobe to define the future of rich media.

Pragati Ogal Rai
MTS 1, Software Engineer at PayPalPragati has been associated with Mobile Security for over 7 years. As part of Motorola’s Platform Security Team, she worked on the development of security centric features on various mobile operating systems. She has been working on Android kernel and applications since November 2009. Pragati currently works at PayPal on PayPal’s Android application.


Yusuf Saib
Android Resident Expert at T-Mobile

Yusuf Saib is an Android resident expert at T-mobile, and leads teams to deliver some of the most downloaded applications in the Android Market.


Lawrence S. Wong

Mobile Software Developer

Lawrence S. Wong is a mobile software developer, focusing on the Android platform. He has 10+ years of Java experience, including tech-lead role (for enterprise server-side and client-side applications) in Mobile, Healthcare and e-Commerce sectors. Lawrence is an assistant organizer of the Silicon Valley Android Meetup community, teaches Android classes in the Bay Area and Asia. He contributes to open-source projects, and helps to review technical
books on mobile, web, and telecom technologies.

- Website: https://sites.google.com/a/android-android.net/android-dev-camp/

- Twitter Account: @svandroid

- Twitter Hashtag: #AnDevCamp

- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=50708437827

 

 

Android Dev Camp at March 4,5,6

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Thanks for Google and Paypal’s great support. We are going to host our DevCamp at March 4-6 at Paypal TownHall. It should be a great event.

Android Dev Camp is a weekend-long event where participants will have an opportunity to design, develop, and demo a complete application over the course of three days. The event kicks off on Friday, March 4, where ideas and teams will come together. Teams will then have the rest of the weekend to build their applications before presenting their work to the public on Sunday evening.
Not Your Typical, Run-of-the-Mill Hackathon

Instead of back-to-back presentations followed by several variations of “Hello World,” DevCamp is all about coding and completing a full-featured web application using Android 3.0 technologies. While there will be opportunities to try new APIs and learn new features, teams will be expected to produce a real, working application in 2.5 days in return for free meals and a chance for fame and fortune should one create the next killer app… and there may even be a few prizes to boot.

If you feel up to the challenge, please choose a single ticket of the type most appropriate for yourself and fill out the registration form. Attendance is capped, so register soon — all registrations are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Agenda (Draft, details may need adjustment)
Friday: March 4, 2011
3PM:00pm Registration
3:30-6:30pm Technical Talks (broadcast live on ustream)
Beginner Track
Advanced Track

6-7:00pm Registration, food, networking
7:00-7:30pm Welcome & Kickoff Talk,
7:30-8:30pm Pitch sessions (broadcast live on ustream)
8:30-onward Team forming and working

Saturday: March 5, 2011
8:300 Registration, Coffee and muffins
9:00-12:30pm Technical Sessions Beginner Track (TBC)
Debugging
9:00-12:30Pm Technical Sessions Advanced Track (TBC)
UI Design
App Design

12:30 lunch available

6:00-8:00pm dinner available

Sunday: March 6, 2011
8:30 coffee and muffins
12:00-1:00pm lunch available
1PM: Tech Talk: App Publishing (TBC)

3:30pm Registration: Demo Night Ticket Holders
4PM Keynote
4:30-6:30pm Teams demo their apps (broadcast live on ustream)
6:30-7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Contest Winners Announced
8:30 End

Award categories (TBC)

  • Best App
  • Investor’s Choice
  • Best UI
  • Best App Design
  • Most creative
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Volunteer Registration:
Introducing Android DevCamp

 

Android DevCamp by Silicon Valley Android Developers

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I am very glad to announce that, we are going to host a 2.5 days DevCamp at March 4th, with support from Google and PayPal, and several sponsors (TBC)

Paypal facility can host up to 500 peple.  The format is very similar to GTUG Campout 2010 (Thanks to Van). Should be a big and fun event to attend!

I am looking for volunteers, sponsors. drop me a note with proper subject if you are interested.

Android DevCamp detail (Formal draft):

Android Dev Camp is a weekend-long event where participants will have an opportunity to design, develop, and demo a complete application over the course of three days. The event kicks off at the Hacker DoJo on Friday, March 4, where ideas and teams will come together. Teams will then have the rest of the weekend to build their applications before presenting their work to the public on Sunday evening.
Not Your Typical, Run-of-the-Mill Hackathon

Instead of back-to-back presentations followed by several variations of “Hello World,” DevCamp is all about coding and completing a full-featured web application using Android 3.0 technologies. While there will be opportunities to try new APIs and learn new features, teams will be expected to produce a real, working application in 2.5 days in return for free meals and a chance for fame and fortune should one create the next killer app… and there may even be a few prizes to boot.

If you feel up to the challenge, please choose a single ticket of the type most appropriate for yourself and fill out the registration form. Attendance is capped, so register soon — all registrations are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Agenda (Draft, details may need adjustment)
Friday: March 4, 2011
3PM:00pm Registration
3:30-5:30pm Technical Talks (broadcast live on ustream)
5:30-7:00pm Registration, food, networking
7:00-7:30pm Welcome & Kickoff Talk,
7:30-8:30pm Pitch sessions (broadcast live on ustream)
8:30-onward Team forming and working

Saturday: March 5, 2011
8:00-10:00am Coffee and muffins
12:00-1:00pm lunch available
1PM: Tech Talk: UI and App Design

6:00-8:00pm dinner available

Sunday: March 6, 2011
8:00-10:00am coffee and muffins
12:00-1:00pm lunch available
1PM: Tech Talk: Debugging and testing

3:30pm Registration: Demo Night Ticket Holders
4:30-6:30pm Teams demo their apps (broadcast live on ustream)
6:30-8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Contest Winners Announced
8 Other notes:

Cost:
Full event: $40 pre-register online (Using meetup), $60 at the door.
Demo night only: free (you are welcome to donate $10), register separately

For volunteer opportunites, email me with sujbect “DevCamp volunteer” with you availability, and area of inerest (in helping).

(I received tons of emails from members, spammers, advertizers, everyday, you must have proper subject in order to get the right response).

For more details, see the full listing:
http://www.android-an…

Android Top Gun Training Camp – two days intermediate level training

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BeyondSoft Consulting’s new Android Top Gun Training Camp (Http://android-training.beyondsoftconsulting.com) is coming this weekend

Are you ready to take your Android development to the next level? Do you know the basics of environment setup and have completed “Hello World” and other sample programs?

Android Top Gun Development Training Camp is for you!

Android Top Gun Development Training Camp is a hands-on, fast track, two-day (a full weekend) training program designed for intermediate Android developers to advance their Android development skills.

The training camp will provide developers essential skills to develop applications on Android mobile platform. These skills allow the programmers to develop applications for Android devices, including phones, tablets, and mobile devices.

An evening post-session is scheduled for developers to learn about app in business.

Lead Instructor: Dr James Shen

Dr. James Shen is an architect of mobile solutions at BeyondSoft. He has 14 years Java developer and architect experiences on backend Web Services and data modeling. James has six years of Mobile Industry Application experiences for billing system and messaging system. Recently he architect and worked on mobile payment platform; Android application for mobile magazine; Android application for “American Speak Out ” site.  James had eight years of teaching experiences at University and he used to do research on Aerospace Engineering before he moved to Java. Now James is focusing in architect of Mobile Solutions and Cloud Computing technologies.

Beyondsoft Consulting is hiring! We have developed this training with the essentials in real world Android development. If you qualify and start to work for us within 90 days of completing the course, we will refund $150 of your registration fee.

Hosted by BeyondSoft Consulting Inc.

Upcoming Training Camp Schedule & Information

Dates/Time: December 11 – 12, 2010;  9:30AM – 5:30PM

Follow up session: December 27, 7-8:30PM

Venue: Access Growth, 2953 Bunker Hill Lane, Suite 400, Santa Clara, CA

Level: Intermediate

Price: $300 (Beverage & lunch will be provided)

For more detail, visit:

Http://android-training.beyondsoftconsulting.com

 

Silicon Valley Android Developers Meetup at MobiCase 2010

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Thanks for the great support of MobiCase.org, this month Android meetup will be hosted at Biltmore Hotel & Suites Santa Clara. Also, our event time has changed to 2PM.

Agenda:
2PM Introduction and welcome from MobiCase 2010
2:10PM Speakers and presentations
Bruce Jones, Sr. Developer Evangelist, GetJar, Inc.
GetJar is the largest independent app store and the best place for bringing a cross platform app to market. Bruce comes to GetJar after being the App Development Manager at EventRadar, Chief Gecko at Savage Geckos, a futurist at Ford Motor Company and a bedouin C programmer in the deserts of Saudi Arabia. Bruce has an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Galia, Co-founder, Mytopia
Mytopia, a cross-platform social games company that was acquired in June 2010. We are now productizing our internal technology which allowed us to automate the porting process and get our rich content across every operating system in the mobile ecosystem. The Particle platform has just launched in private beta to developers in a wide variety of industries, and is protected by 12 patents. We’d be happy to introduce the system to your community, offer complimentary beta invites for them to play with the system at no cost, and advertise some attractive career opportunities with our funded and growing startup in downtown Palo Alto.

 

Android – International, Enterprise, and in fighting with iOS – Android Bootcamp at CTIA Day 2 (Oct 8) Speaker highlight

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Friday, October 8 
11AM – 3:30PM
11:00-11:35AM 
Introductions and Keynote
INTRODUCTION: David Cao
Speaker: Simon Khalaf, Flurry, president and CEO

11:40 Meet the the android community supporters.

12:00-12:55 
International Market
MODERATOR: Jessica Xu, VP, SVCWireless
Tom Okada, Corporate Officer and Executive VP of Aplix, President of Aplix Corporation of America
Raj Singh, Entrepreneur In Resident at Storm Ventures 
Carlo Longino, Community Manager, Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP)
Martin Tannerfors, Director & Mobile Innovator, Samsung Mobile
Lim, VP, InMobi

1:00-1:55PM 
Android in Enterprise
MODERATOR: Michael Aday, BeyondSoft Consulting Inc
Brian Ringer – CTO Rhapsody.

Brian Ringer is Chief Technology Officer for Rhapsody International, thelargest digital music subscription service.    At Rhapsody he leads the teams developing Rhapsody’s award winning mobile applications, as well as managing Rhapsody’s overall technical operations.

Brian has managed technical teams for over 20 years in the Internet and Digital media space.    Prior to Rhapsody he served as Vice President of Platform Systems and Music Engineering for RealNetworks, where he oversaw the development of the media platform supporting RealNetworks’s consumer and mobile businesses.

He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from UCLA, where he did research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks and Computer Vision.

Cristiano B. M. Oliveira, Chief Technology Officer, Spring Wireless USA

Cristiano has been working for Spring Wireless since its inception in 2001. As CTO, he is responsible for technology strategy and innovation, as well as oversees all technical activities (products, presales, projects and operations). Prior to joining Spring Wireless, Cristiano worked at SAP in Brazil as senior consultant for Telecom and Utilities industries, and technically led SAP engagement in the largest ERP implementation in Latin America. He holds a MS in Industrial Engineering with high distinction and a BS in Robotics & Mechanical Engineering (ranking 2nd out of 120), both from University of São Paulo. Cristiano has also won various Academic Awards, including two SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Baja contests, on which students are tasked to design and build off-road vehicles to compete in a real-world race.

Ojas Rege, VP of Product, MobileIron

Ojas joined MobileIron in 2008 to lead product development. Before MobileIron, he was Vice President of Global Mobile Products at Yahoo!, responsible for Yahoo’s mobile search, email, messaging, and content services. The team delivered SMS, mobile web, and client applications for phones, and built extensive platforms to deal with the daunting global fragmentation of mobile technology. Ojas started in mobile in 2000 as Vice President of Product Marketing at AvantGo, one of the first software developers for Palm and PocketPC handhelds. AvantGo was purchased by Sybase iAnywhere Solutions in 2003. Before AvantGo, Ojas managed the online video gaming team at Acclaim Entertainment, spent several years with Boston Consulting Group, and started his career in 1988 as VAX/VMS product line manager at Oracle. Ojas is also a Board Member for Pact, a non-profit in Oakland California that provides adoption services for children of color and their parents. Ojas has a BS/MS in Computer Engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Stanford. He has spoken on numerous panels.
Dhana Pawar
Ms Pawar contributes a wealth of experience in to the wireless industry. She has worked extensively with a list of leading carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and brands like P&G, Disney, NBC & Toyota. Ms Pawar is a regular speaker at tech events, and has been quoted on CNN, ABCnews, All Things Digital along with other leading publications. Ms Pawar is also the Managing Director for the Silicon Valley of Girls in Tech, and sits on the advisory board of startups like MobiQpons & Zazum.

2:00-2:55AM 
Android VS. iOS and the rest of the world
MODERATOR: Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Partners, LLC
Joe Jasin has built an international career within the wireless telecommunications and digital media distribution industries, establishing a cross-border depth of USA – Asia
experience that includes: mobile internet, venture capital, and corporate development.

He currently serves as Managing Director of DNA Investment Partners, LLC an early stage venture investment firm. DNA is investing in companies based in the USA and China, industries centric to IP Communications and Digital Media Distribution.

Vidya Ravella, Vice President ofMarketing doubleTwist
Vidya is responsible for all marketing, communications and strategic partnerships, including relationships with carriers and 3rd party app stores. Prior to doubleTwist, she ran marketing at Servo, a Khosla Ventures-backed mobile start-up where she defined the brand and launched user trials and co-marketing with global carriers such as China Mobile and Singtel/Optus. She also held various roles at Walt Disney Company working in marketing, business development and account management. She handled the marketing launch for Disney’s mobile offering and was the key contact for the corporate alliances with HP, Visa, Siemens, Kodak and OfficeMax. Prior to Disney, Vidya was an Assistant Vice President at JPMorganChase. Vidya holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Brown University.

Stoyan Kenderov Head of Mobile Alliances, Intuit

Over 6 million small businesses and 20 million consumers in America rely on Intuit’s software for managing their finances, acquiring new customers, taking payments, tracking sales and expenses, and paying employees. Roughly a 1/5 of the nation’s GDP passes through Intuit’s software in one form or another. Recently Intuit was voted the #1 most trusted software brand by small business owners in America. As more and more users continue upgrading to smart phones, the expectation is on Intuit to deliver mobile applications that extend its cloud based and desktop based software to the mobile phones. Stoyan is in charge of Intuit’s mobile business and relationships with the mobile industry. He has been an active contributor to the wireless industry since 1999. Stoyan co-founded 2 start-ups, one in Germany and one in the US, serves on the advisory board of two current start-ups in stealth stage, held executive positions at PuddingMedia, Amdocs, and KPN-Qwest and can still be caught writing mobile apps when nobody else is looking. He holds an M.Sc. in Computer Sciences from University of Karlsruhe, Germany and a BS in Mathematics. He completed post-graduate work at Stanford university.
Bhaskar Roy, Co-Founder & SVP of Product, Qik
Bhaskar has over 15 years of experience developing and bringing innovative products to market. As SVP of Product at Qik, Bhaskar leads the company’s overall product strategy and roadmap, and truly is the central hub of all Qik’s initiatives.
Prior to Qik, Bhaskar was a Senior Director of Product Marketing for SMB Products at Oracle helping to grow the revenue of this division to over $100 million. While at Oracle, Bhaskar also served as Director of Product Management for Real-Time Communication. Prior to Oracle, Bhaskar led channel marketing at PlaceWare (now Live Meeting after the company was acquired by Microsoft).  Bhaskar has also worked at Tandem Computers/Compaq Computers (now HP) managing product development and quality control as well as at Tata Consultancy Services as a Software Developer.
Bhaskar has a BS in Computer Science Birla Institute of Technology, India.

Made in Silicon Valley: Meet with local Android Startups at Android Bootcamp @ CTIA Wireless

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Source: Silicon Valley Android Developer’s Blog

MdotM

mobile ad network, running in-app banners on iPhone and Android apps.    http://www.mdotm.com

Tellmewhere

Discover new places recommended by people like you and keep in touch with your friends   http://tellmewhere.com/

ShowUsLive

Location-based realtime video service.    http://showuslive.com

Wirkle

Diacarta iPhone App    http://www.wirkle.com
Phone Halo    Phone Halo is “Onstar for Belongings”.    http://www.phonehalo.com

Apsalar

“Apsalar is a mobile analytics platform that provides key metrics for app developers and publishers to:
Profitably increase their user base, Deliver a great user experience, and Maximize revenues http://apsalar.com

Catch.com

Catch.com develops mobile and web apps to make it easy to capture and organize the information that matters to people. Our note-taking app can also be easily integrated into other apps for free.    http://catch.com

Geogad, Inc.

Audio/Video self-guided tours of popular travel destinations delivered over multiple mobile platforms.   http://www.geogad.com

Droplet Technology

All software based real time video calling platform, delivering high quality video.    www.droplet-tech.com

appMobi

appMobi cross-device hosted development platform (PaaS). appMobi brings the millions of web developers into the native mobile app development game.     http://www.appmobi.com

iSpeech

Free text-to-speech Android SDK enables any developer to add high quality speech to their app. Cloud-based, easy to implement and the most natural sounding voices around.     http://ispeech.org

Sprint / Samsung will show off its latest android based 4G phone – EPIC at Sep 8th Android developers meetup

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Sprint / Samsung will show off its latest android based 4G phone – EPIC at Sep 8th Android developers meetup. Here is the feature list from Sprint website:

Full phone features to behold.

Be entertained 24/7

• 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display for an HDTV-quality viewing experience, plus pinch-to-zoom
Records and plays back DRM-free content at 720p 30fps HD

• Android™ 2.1, with access to more than 65,000 apps on Android Market™

• Future access to the Samsung Media Hub, a full library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment (coming soon)

• Instantly download eBooks from Skiff, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo

• Six-axis motion sensor for the ultimate gaming experience

• Dual cameras: 5-megapixel camera/camcorder with autofocus, Power LED flash and 3x digital zoom for HD video (720p) recording for capture and playback on an HD television, and front-facing VGA camera for video chat and more

• Qik® video application for video chat service and live video sharing

• Samsung Social Hub integrates all of the user’s social networking services, messages, personal and business email, calendars and contacts

• Samsung’s exclusive AllShare service to wirelessly share stored music, pictures and HD video to other DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) Certified™ home electronics, including HDTVs, monitors, digital cameras, printers and more

More great stuff

• 3G/4G capability — the latest arrival to the first wireless 4G network from a national carrier

• 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability — connects up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices

• Slide-out QWERTY and virtual Swype keyboards

• Digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor and GPS Navigation

• Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor

• Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery

• Expandable memory: 16 GB microSD™ card included; supports up to 32 GB

• Built-in Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n

Come to see Cisco CIUS at Sep 8th Android Developers Meetup

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Cisco will show off its Android based tablet – CIUS at Sep 8th Android developers meetup.

Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems Inc., Voice Technology Group, Cisco Cuis, the Android powered business tablet
Cisco Cius is a Android powered business tablet which supports mobile, cloud computing, HD video, business process and collaborative applications. In this session we will review the Cius product and Cisco’s application delivery strategy for 3rd party developed Android applications. There will be an extended Q&A on how to address Developer monetization challenges

Richard Tywoniak, a Senior Manager at Cisco, leads a team within the Voice Technology Group that is responsible for the Cisco Developer Network. Richard came to Cisco through its acquisition of Vovida Networks, where he was Vice President of Business Development. Prior to that, he held senior sales and marketing positions at Xerox Corporation. Richard received his MBA from the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business in 1999.

More detail at:

http://www.android-android.net/calendar/13212227/

Developers Unhappy Over Oracle Android Suit Made Global Headline

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The infoWorld interview for Android had made global headlines, much bigger than I thought. As of Saturday night, it has been used by 200+ websites, including news site, financial sites, legal, tech, and many more. Hope this draw more suppor to android communith.

It also made to the top at all the search engines:

No.1 item if you search google for “Oracle Android”,

No.1 in Bing search for Oracle Anroidd

No. 3 in Yahoo

Here are some sites who used this news:

  • Devx.comt

  • Reuters

  • Tweetmeme.com

  • NetworkWorld

  • Developers unhappy over Oracle Android suit