Android Content Stream Tragedy and Android Wear

Android Content Stream Tragedy and Android Wear - Lemberg Solutions Blog

Mobile Warsaw #12 meetup

We are here, at Lemberg, are always active when it comes to the daily life of the development community. This time, I was invited to give a presentation at a meetup of Mobile Warsaw #12, a mobile developer community for experience-sharing and beer-drinking.

It’s a monthly event held in a Warsaw pub, so you may guess it is an informal professional meetup. After all presentations and discussions, mobile whizzes and everyone interested in the topic had a chance to socialise (not that mobile developers are that brilliant at socialising).

Impressions

It is just amazing how fast people created tons of Android wear application concepts for a device that doesn’t even exist yet! The ideas and the amount of effort put into their production give us the answer to the hot question: How would you feel if you didn't have a large screen? The topic was raised by Michal Tajchert in his presentation Android Wear

Android Content Stream Tragedy and Android Wear - Lemberg Solutions Blog

..and then came “Android Content Stream Tragedy”

Android Content Stream Tragedy and Android Wear - Lemberg Solutions Blog

My presentation with a poetic name, “Android Content Stream Tragedy”, was mainly focused on technical audience. That's my own Android development experience working with video and camera. I have split it into two logical parts, where the first part describes problems with displaying video when you want to animate, scroll or crop it. Learn more about it from my previous blog posts “Surface View: Intro” and “Surface view: Playing video”.

Android Content Stream Tragedy and Android Wear - Lemberg Solutions Blog

In the second part I covered a lot of issues you can face when you want to implement your own camera functionality and solutions to them. You can check out the blog post “Surface View: Video Cropping” for more details.

Android Content Stream Tragedy and Android Wear - Lemberg Solutions Blog

My presentation was rather well-received, a couple of guys even approached me to say thank-you. Turns out they were working with the same functionality, and my presentation gave them a good push.

That is the story. The full version of my presentation can be found here and if you have any questions, don`t hesitate to drop them in the comments section below.  

Android Content Stream Tragedy and Android Wear - Lemberg Solutions Blog