When he’s not building apps, shooting videos or writing courses in his role as Developer Advocate at Google, Laurence Moroney is usually thinking about them.
Session Title: All about Messaging
Session Description: No app is an island. You need to communicate with your users, and with your app. And you want to do it fast, and in a way that doesn’t burn battery life or bandwidth. You also want to communicate with the right devices, and let those devices communicate with you. In this talk, we’ll go over building smart messaging systems that achieve all this, and more, using Google Cloud Messaging. It lets your apps talk to your users, and vice-versa, as well as also allowing you to send messages directly to their apps, in the most efficient way possible.
Session Title: Location, and Context, and Speed -- Oh My!
Session Description: Location-based apps are here to stay, and with them comes context-aware applications. When building context-aware apps, given the sheer amount of data around you, you want to deliver the right data at the right time. This means you need to be fast to discover the data and fast to filter it into what your users need. In this session, we’ll examine what it takes to make an app location and context aware, covering everything from maps to places to beacons(*). We’ll also talk through some strategies for managing the large amounts of data that comes with these, so you can deal with it smartly, and not lag your users. You’ll come away from this session equipped with knowledge about the APIs, and how to use them in a speedy manner. (*) That’s beacons, not bacon. I know this is the Android BBQ, but let’s stay focused.
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