Android Industrial Mobility

*+-Best practices to use new technologies to solve old problems. Large retailers were already using mobile computers with barcode scanners and Wireless networks in the 80s. During the last 30 years they have used custom HW running different versions of DOS, PalmOS, PocketPC,Windows CE,Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded Handheld on Rugged PDAs and Smartphones. Now […]

Secure VoIP

*+-Privacy and security became very relevant to everyday life and citizen. Scandals and leaks (eg: Snowden) demonstrated the importance to protect our own communications. PrivateWave was born in 2006 to secure communications, targeting large enterprise and government agencies. We developed a multi-platform secure VoIP solution, available on Android, Blackberry 7 and 10 and iOS, to […]

Boiling out Boilerplate

*+-Ever since we started developing for Android platform, we noticed that some tasks are repetitive: from simple things like finding views in our activities, to sending extras or creating fragments with arguments, to creating parcelable classes, to persisting data, to creating web service clients. This not only slows down initial development, but is mostly a […]

Building Top-Notch Android SDKs

*+-The Android app ecosystem is growing and it’s time to make it easier for developers to build better apps. There is a need for better tools and libraries to make everyday’s work more efficient. This talk aims to create a minimum viable SDK. A set of best practices, tips and tricks in a step-by-step approach […]

The Android Build System – A Gradle Perspective

*+-The Gradle-based Android build system has been designed to elegantly deal with the diversity of the Android ecosystem and the demands of modern development practices. In this presentation, we will take a closer look at the unique concepts and features of Gradle and how they are leveraged for Android. The new Android build system is […]

Engineering Wunderlist for Android

*+-Wunderlist is the most important productivity app with more than 10 million users, available in the five most important platforms, best app of the year in the Mac App Store 2013… uppps… this is Droidcon Torino right?? ok … then: Wunderlist for Android, rated 4.5 and in Editor’s Choice since August 2013, Top Developers in […]

(Un)Security Guidelines

*+-Cosa fare, ma soprattutto, cosa non fare durante il ciclo di sviluppo di un’applicazione Android. In questo talk mostreremo quali sono le possibili problematiche e i vettori di attacco nello scenario Android, dimostrando con esempi pratici le pratiche da utilizzare e in particolare quelle da evitere. Le macro tematiche affronatate durante il corso del talk […]

TDD for Android

*+-Delivering updates with confidence; shortening time to market; writing clean and correct code every day: this is the promise of Test-Driven Development. But, it’s not easy to do TDD in Android. You have to either run the tests on the device, or install a complex framework that mimics the Android APIs. Both options slow you […]