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UniForum:AndroidAppDesign Presentation on 10/26/10 in Wheaton


An Introduction to Android App Design Anthony Hand

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010, 7:00-9:00pm 

Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus, Wheaton, IL, Room 103

Abstract -------- 

Google's open source Android OS is rapidly gaining in popularity for devices ranging from smartphones to tablets to TV entertainment systems and more. As an open platform, Android allows users to install apps via the Android market -- and that exploding user base is hungry for compelling apps.

This talk will provide an overview of the Android platform and ecosystem. We'll discuss a few issues in Android app development, including tips for avoiding UI gotchas and maximizing compatibility of your app across devices. We'll also discuss the Android market, the market's size, and general features. Please feel free to bring additional questions for the Q&A section.

Speaker Bio ----------- 

Anthony Hand is a user interface designer at Motorola working on the Android platform. Mr. Hand has a Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the Univ. of Michigan and has designed user experiences for all of the major smartphone platforms and mobile Java. Mr. Hand is also co-chair of Mobile Monday Chicago (, an organization dedicated to professional networking and promoting the mobile industry in Chicago. On the side, Mr. Hand promotes and maintains MobileESP, an open source code library for PHP, Java, .NET, and JavaScript to detect mobile device visitors to web sites.

Getting There ------------- 

The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the Illinois Institute of T echnology Rice campus. The address of the meeting facility is:

IIT's Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.

Take I-88 west to the Naperville Road exit (Note: this exit was recently reconfigured). Turn right at the stoplight from the exit ramp going North on Freedom Drive. Turn right again at the next stoplight (which is only a few hundred feet away) going East on Warrenville Road.

Move immediately into the left lane and turn left (North) at the next stoplight, which is Naperville Road. Go North on Naperville Road to Butterfield/Rt. 56. Turn right on Butterfield and proceed East to the next stoplight East (East Loop Road). Turn north onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road. Park in the student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north entrance.

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All UniForum Chicago general meetings are open to the public free of charge.

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