Monday, 26 October 2009

MyPOD first release

Today is the first release of MyPOD, a fully functional podcasting application for Android. Tie initial release is a beta version (v0.91), there is still a lot of work to do to make MyPOD the best podcasting app for Android ... but a good start has been achieved today.

The release notes can be tracked on the MyPOD News blog:
MyPOD News

So give it a try ... you might even just like it ;)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

OpenLab Android workshop

I gave a short introduction to Android workshop as part of the OpenLab Workshops Summer Season. The workshop consisted of a brief introduction and overview of the Android basics (Activities, Services,..). We than had a look at some example code and then there was an open session to get people's development environments installed and start with some basic Android programs.

People seemed to handle the learning curve quite well, this type of practical course is something I will look to in the future, Android has great potential for arts purposes, in a couple of years there will be a plethora of cheap mobile devices around to build all sorts of crazy things with .... bring it on.

The presentation part is available here as a powerpoint/openoffice document:
Openlab Android Summer Workshop (ODP)

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

London Android presentation of MyPOD

I presented MyPOD at the London Android user group today, it was just a short talk showing some development considerations and android features, and also some of the issues I had while developing. The topics covered were:

  • WebView
  • TelephonyManager
  • Garbage collection
  • Services
  • Binding
  • Parcelable objects
  • MediaPlayer

The presentation is available here as a word/openoffice document:
Londroid Presentation (ODT)