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Android Architecture for the Subway

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There’s something satisfying about seeing people on the subway use your app, and it’s not just the usual warm fuzzies — it’s seeing that people are able to get value out of it while offline. In the New York Times Crosswords game for Android, we’ve made some careful decisions to make sure that even if your very first time opening the app is offline, you’ll still be able to have some fun. We’ll share some ideas to help you out with making your own apps work great offline too.

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This talk was delivered live in July 2017 at 360 AnDev. The video was recorded, produced, and transcribed by Realm, and is published here with the permission of the conference organizers.

Ben Oberkfell

Ben is an Android engineer at The New York Times, working on the Crossword app for Android. Previously, Ben developed Android products for American Express and Jive Software, and originally got his start writing software for the Human Genome Project and cancer research projects. Ben lives in St Louis, where he co-organizes the local GDG chapter.

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