The San Francisco Android User Group

We are an interactive group of Android developers and contractors discussing trends in technology, business, and job outlook. Our meetings are technical but also people-oriented. We encourage both front presentation, group discussion, as well as get-your-hands-dirty-with-cool-app-development.Thanks to our sponsors the membership to SF Android User Group free, and we do not charge our members any fees for attending the meetings. Even better, we sometimes even give stuff away!

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Past events

  • Taming Android UIs

    Wed, 26 Oct 2011, 01:00 - 03:00 in San Francisco, United States

    Android isn't known for beautiful UIs, but you can fix this. In this month's talk, Eric Burke shows how Square customizes every aspect of the UI to create delightful user experiences. Through real code taken directly from Square, we'll see how to create custom views that defy expectations.As always, expect awesome food, drinks, giveaways from our sponsors.About Eric BurkeEric Burke is the Android lead with Square.

  • Cleaner APIs, Cleaner UIs with Visage Android

    Wed, 28 Sep 2011, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Steve Chin is back! First he showed us how to leverage our Flash/Flex skills on Android, now he is going to teach us how to write cleaner UIs using an Android domain specific language called Visage.Visage is the successor to the JavaFX Script Language, a DSL for writing UIs. It excels at rapid application design and can be used on any platform that supports Java.In this session you will learn how to supercharge your Android development by using Visage to create declarative UIs.

  • Developing for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 – learn what it takes!

    Thu, 5 May 2011, 00:30 - 02:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Update: Date changed from April 26th (our regular meeting time) to May 4th.This is slightly different than what we are used to... and you are going to like it :-)We are joining forces with a number of local communities (Android, Java, PHP, .Net, iOS, etc.) to put together an event with three expert speakers showcasing what it takes to develop for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7.

  • Collaborative Android projects -- finding others with complementary talents

    Fri, 22 Apr 2011, 02:00 - 04:00 in San Francisco, United States

    Although the date will likely change, this event is now in the active planning stages.  Please sign up to show support for the idea!Most of the event could consist of short (There might also be a couple longer presentations on the "how" of forming and organizing a collaborative project that could become a company, if anyone with appropriate experience volunteers for that.Even if you are not interested in going entrepreneurial, it might be fun to see the ideas others are exploring.

  • Learn about Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) Framework

    Wed, 30 Mar 2011, 01:00 - 03:00 in San Francisco, United States

    Update (3/23/2011): It seems that our eagerness to learn more about Google TV was a bit premature as Google has asked us to postpone Dimitris' presentation until more info on the future direction of GTV is released to the public. I understand that this may come as a disappointment to many of you, but I guess we'll just have to be patient a while longer

  • Learn about real-time app and game development on Android

    Wed, 30 Jun 2010, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    (Note this event was originally scheduled for May, but we had to move it to June)At our June 29th meetup we are happy to welcome Michael Leahy, the founder of EGR Software, who generously offered to talk about real-time app and game development on Android.In addition to to discussing what you may already know about the state of real-time game development on Android, Michael also plans to cover TyphonRT, Android 2D API, and OpenGL 1.x.

  • Learn how to target all Android devices from Google's own Justin Mattson

    Wed, 30 Jun 2010, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Having rescheduled our real-time app and game development event for July 27th we are super-excited to welcome Justin Mattson from Google who generously offered to fill our June 29th slot!Justin promised not only to re-deliver his Google I/O talk titled "Casting a wide net: how to target all Android devices", but also to expand it with the material that he had to cut for time at the I/O. As a bonus, he'll be able to take a lot more questions from the audience!

  • Demo Your Code and Share Ideas at Hacker/Coder May 25th Get-Together

    Wed, 26 May 2010, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    (Note that we moved real-time game/app development event to June)At our April 27th discussion of Android Tools many of you suggested that we get together for an informal Hacker/Coder session.To quote our member Keith M. Williams, I envision [this session] as a simple way for people to describe what they are building at a deeper level than they can in the general meetup.

  • Android Mixer in San Francisco

    Wed, 19 May 2010, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Georgi from Informal-Android-Developer-Meetup is organizing Android Mixer in San Francisco on May 18th - a day before the Google I/O!San Francisco will be filled with Android developers from all over the world for Google IO To help build ties within the Android community, both locally and internationally, a networking mixer will be held Tuesday evening, May 18, 2010, the day before Google IO. This free mixer is open to all people interested in Android.

  • Learn about Android IDEs and Tools

    Wed, 28 Apr 2010, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    By popular-demand, our April 27th event will focus on Android IDEs (Eclipse, and other) and Tools.I am still working out the details (as we will have multiple presenters) so check back soon.Pizzas/drinks will be sponsored by Sarah Samuel from Technolog Credit Union. We'll also be giving away books and other "goodies

  • Learn about what's sucking up battery on your Android phone

    Wed, 31 Mar 2010, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Some of you might have already attended/seen Jeffrey Sharkey's talk Coding for Life -- Battery Life, That Is from Google I/O 2009, but hopefully all of you get that power consumption of your Android app can play a significant role in the overall user experience.

  • Learn about Android Internals and NDK

    Wed, 24 Feb 2010, 02:30 - 04:30 in San Francisco, United States

    For our February meetup, we are going to take a step back from the Dalvik virtual machine (i.e. the Java SDK) and explore the often-overlooked (and somewhat poorly documented) Android Internals and NDK.For those of you that don't know, the Android NDK provides tools that allow Android application developers to embed components that make use of native code in their Android applications.More details to follow.

  • Get a behind-the-scenes look of a real-world Android app

    Wed, 27 Jan 2010, 02:30 - 04:30 in San Francisco, United States

    For our January 26th meetup we are going to take a break from the GolfCaddy application we've been building and turn our attention to Danny Roa, who generously offered to give us a behind the scenes look of his San Francisco Muni Plus application, selling for $1.99 on Android Market. Here are some of the questions I asked Danny to address while showing us his app:[list=1]*How and why did you get involved with the Android platform?*What motivated you to build a Muni app?

  • Learn about Data Persistence in Android

    Wed, 18 Nov 2009, 02:30 - 04:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Now that we know how to build some basic Android apps, it's time to expand on that knowledge. Marko Gargenta, who is responsible for Android training at Marakana (and happens to be my brother), offered to give another talk, this time on a wide range of data persistence options available in the Android SDK, including: - Shared Preferences - SQLite Database - Content Providers - File System As before, you can either sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

  • Learn how to develop for Android, beyond the HelloWorld

    Fri, 9 Oct 2009, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    While many of our members are Android gurus, there are quite a few of us who yet have to take the plunge and get our hands dirty with Android development. Marko Gargenta, who is responsible for Android training at Marakana (and happens to be my brother), offered to show us how to build a real-world (not HelloWorld) Android application from scratch in around two hours. You can either sit back, relax, and enjoy the show...

  • The San Francisco Android User Group August Meetup

    Tue, 18 Aug 2009, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    This is our first kick-off event! Come and learn about Android and meet other folks that live in the SF Bay Area and are interested in this exciting new platform!We are extremely fortunate that Romain Guy from Google's Android UI team offered to do a presentation at our first event. For those that don't know, Romain is also the brains behind Android's home screen.We'll start off the evening with a shortintroduction to Android, to make sure everyone is on board.

  • Kickoff Meeting: Intro to Android

    Wed, 15 Jul 2009, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    This is our first kick-off event! Come and learn about Android (we are still securing the speakers) and meet other folks that live in the SF Bay Area and are interested in the Android platform! We plan to do live demos and build some cool apps along the way. If you want to follow-along, just bring your laptop with the latest versions of Java and Eclipse pre-installed.

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