Charlie Collins is the Director of Technology at MOVL; an experienced java, mobile, and web developer; a contributor to several open source projects; and coauthor of Android in Practice, Unlocking Android, and GWT in Practice.
Mobile applications are becoming more and more important for both users and businesses. Android provides and important platform for building and delivering those applications. Android matters because it is open, free, capable, and fully customizable. Android has been embraced by device manufacturers and mobile service providers – and you can use it to write great applications too. This session will focus on a quick overview of the Android platform, from operating system to middleware, to applications and APIs; and then to development basics covering fundamental concepts and how to get common tasks done.