Bust the Android Fragmentation Myth! (CodeChix Bay Area joint event)


Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm


HP Executive Briefing Center

HP Executive Briefing Center
3000 Hanover St
Palo Alto, CA 94304

HP Main HQ lobby: the large building at the southwest corner of Page Mill Rd and Hanover St.  Enter from Hanover Street, large parking lot at the corner, building entrance facing the parking lot

Chiu-Ki Chan

Event Details

There is a great variety of Android devices out in the market. How do you make apps that work well on so many different configurations? Android borrows a lot of concept from the web, and we can use the same techniques to cater to the different OS versions and form factors.
Be responsive. Forget about absolute coordinates. Embrace the relative, use resource folders to differentiate among screen sizes, much like CSS media queries.
Be progressive. Take advantage of the latest Android functionalities, but gracefully fall back to the basics when you are on older OS versions. Remember the days when not all browsers have javascript?
This talk is a joint event with CodeChix Bay Area.

Speaker Bio

Chiu-Ki started writing mobile apps at Google, where she worked on Google Mobile Maps for Android. After a brief stint in web development at two startups, she is now back to her mobile roots with her own company for app development. Her apps include Monkey Write for learning Chinese writing and Heart Collage for snapping photos to stitch into a heart.

She is a CodeChix Bay Area member.

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