FITC//Screens-2011, Toronto!

FITC//Screens-2011, Toronto! Wow …Yay!

My scheduled talks:
1. Android Open Accessory API, Pearl Chen – Karma-Laboratory.com
2. Creating Android Tablet Experiences, Greg Carron and Matthew Patience – Mobicartel.com
3. From Desktop to Android in a Flash, Hod Greenly, Samsung
4. Honeycomb Development 101, Faisal Abid, Andspot
5. Get your application optimized for Honeycomb, Hod Greenly, Samsung
6. Ponycorns: Catching lightning in a jar, Ryab Creighton, Ponycorns- Sissy’s magical Ponycorn adventures

Some of my highlights:
1. Android Open Accessory API, Pearl Chen
Kicked-off my Android sessions with the Android Open Accessory API talk, by Pearl Chen from Karma-Laboratory.com . If you’re into robotics and have heard about Arduino boards…then you’re gonna have fun!

The Open Accessory API, allows android-devices to interact with external USB devices in a special “accessory” mode. The ADK (Android Development Kit) includes the Arduino software and firmware for the Arduino board, CapSense library, and the ADK itself with additional firmware and goodies!

So, if you’re tired of making those lights blink with your Arduino board, give the ADK a ride!


Peal Chen – Karma-Laboratory.com


Android Robot built using Android Open Accessory API

Further info: http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/usb/adk.html

2. Creating Android Tablet Experiences,Greg Carron and Matthew Patience, Mobicartel.com
Matthew and Greg demonstrated two of their in-house products, LovePlus and Twithaus.
LovePlus uses the Google+ API for creating a social meeting place for daters alike. Twithaus, is a twitter client which sports a social-gaming spin where users can play space invaders, with spaceships representing their friends!

6. Ponycorns: Catching lightning in a jar, Ryab Creighton, Untolentainment
Rayn Creighton, gives a personal account of how he came up with the idea with his 5-year old daughter for Ponycorns- Sissy’s magical Ponycorn adventures. It’s a delightful and inspirational father-daughter story showing that David(s) can truimph over Goliath(s) in the big world of game development, but also lessons learnt about the do’s & dont’s of commercializing software.

Overall impressions:
FITC//Screens-2011, was an awesome event highlighting the latest in mobile development…..and hey….how about those cupcakes! 🙂

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