This presentation, delivered March 6, 2010, is an updated version of the "Media on the Android Platform" presentation given August 2009. It gives an overview of how to use MediaPlayer and related classes on the Android platform, and presents at a high level the issues you may encounter in moving down this path.
Cedric Hurst, David Parks and Jason Shah presented at the Chicago GTuG #5 event held at the Google Office in Chicago, IL on December 3. Our topic: Getting REST with the Google App Engine and Android. The goal of the presentation and accompanying demo were to:
Demonstrate the power and versatility of the REST framework
Illustrate how simple it is to build web services with Google App Engine that utilize REST with RESTlets
Integrate the App Engine service into an Android client
The demonstration focused on building Andraffle, an Android-based check-in and raffle system for events managed by eventbrite.com. Source code for the demonstration can be found on Google Code.
The topic was intentionally very technical, to cater to our audience.
Jason Shah was quoted in an article in the Sunday Chicago Tribune discussing Motorola's efforts at a turnaround in its cellular phone division through investment in Android.
"“What [Motorola is] doing is trying to provide tools for free to developers, so those developers will be more inclined to focus on Motorola,” said Jason Shah, the developer behind the Android application for Mediafly Inc., a Chicago company that aggregates podcasts and makes them available on Web-connected devices. Mediafly was accepted to Motorola’s special developer program last week."
"What's great is that no matter what type of streaming device you have you can access your content (whether on your Android device or on your Roku player at home). Try it out on your Android device by searching for the mediafly on the Android Market... We'll be chatting about everyone's background, Mediafly and their overall strategy, the Mediafly Android application from a business and developer perspective."