Why go into Android Apps Development

Why go into Android Apps Development

The slides I used in my talk at La Consolacion College Manila on October 6, 2012

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Jomar Tigcal

October 06, 2012
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    Who am I? Jomar Tigcal • Mobile Apps Developer •

    Software Engineer at Stratpoint Technologies, Inc. • Community Manager of GDG Philippines http://jomar.tigcal.com +Jomar Tigcal @jomartigcal
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    What is Android? • Linux-based mobile operating system • World's

    most popular mobile platform • Built-in Google apps • Global hardware, software and carrier partners Image Source: http://thedailygoogle.blogspot.com/2012/04/techcrunc-stop-rooting-for-underdog.html
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    Why Android? • 25 billion app downloads • 675,000 apps

    and games • 1.3 million devices are activated worldwide daily Image Source: http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/2012/09/google-play-hits-25-billion-downloads.html
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    Why Android App Development? • Free • Open-source • Lots

    of resources • Apps for smartphones, tablets, TVs, etc • Powerful development framework ◦ SDK provided by Google ◦ Android Emulator • Fun and profit • Marketplace for distributing apps
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    What if I don't know Java, C# or PHP? Image

    Source: http://devlup.com/mobile/cross-platform-mobile-development-tools/2416/
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    How do I start? 1. Download the Android SDK (http:

    //developer.android.com/sdk/installing/index. html) 2. Download the latest SDK tools and platforms using the SDK Manager. (http://developer. android.com/sdk/installing/adding-packages. html) 3. Install ADT plugin for Eclipse (http: //developer.android. com/sdk/installing/installing-adt.html)
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    What's next? • Android Developers Guide http://developer.android.com/develop/index. html • Android

    Training: http://developer.android.com/training/index. html • Android Design Guidelines: http://developer. android.com/design/index.html
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    How can I be updated? • http://android-developers.blogspot.com/ • https://plus.google.com/+AndroidDevelopers •

    http://stackoverflow. com/questions/tagged/android • http://www.youtube.com/androiddevelopers • https://twitter.com/AndroidDev
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    How can I be updated? • GDG Philippines: http://www.gtugphilippines. org

    • MoMoManila (Mobile Monday Manila): http: //www.momomanila.org/ • Philippine Android Community: https://www. facebook.com/groups/PHLAndroid/