Archive for September, 2009

Code and Slides from FITC Mobile 2009

Monday, September 14th, 2009

For those of you checking out our presentations at FITC Mobile, here’s the source code for the first session on introductory Android development, and the more complete source code for the second session on Android homescreen appwidgets.

The slides for our intro presentation are hosted on Prezi. Henry will be doing a narrated screencast of his part at some point in the next few weeks, and I’ll be doing a more complete writeup of the code portion with notes in a later post here on Active Frequency’s blog.

You’ll notice I linked in specific files from JTwitter rather than just including the .jar; there’s a lot of unnecessary code in the .jar and the J2SE source is a little lighter and cleaner, and hopefully makes it especially clear what the Twitter client is actually doing.

The demos use the JTwitter library (LGPL), and the icon is from a great Creative Commons set called Tweeties by Chris Wallace.

Active Frequency at FITC Mobile 2009

Saturday, September 12th, 2009


FITC Mobile 2009 kicks off tomorrow morning in Toronto. I’ll be leading two developer-geared sessions: Diving Into Android Development (with Henry Cipolla of Localytics) and Android Homescreen AppWidgets.

I’ll also be posting slides, notes, and code from the sessions to this blog during the conference, and occasionally Tweeting from our new Twitter account.

Come by and say hi if you’re going to be there!

Things That Are Awesome

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Awesome: DC App Store, a repository of apps and mashups based on DC data feeds.

My fave: Park It DC, possible by the District providing useful data feeds.