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One More Thing: Building the IoT Future with Android Things

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Do new Android technologies excite you but diving in seems a bit overwhelming? Fear not, it’s easier than you might think! In this session, you’ll learn which hardware can use the Android Things SDK, as well as which APIs are available. You’ll understand how the API differs from those available in the full Android SDK. You’ll also learn how to install and set up Android Things on a Raspberry Pi, after which you’ll see how to set up a basic app utilizing Firebase as the backend. We’ll also cover how to develop an app that uses multiple flavors, so that you can repurpose your existing Android phone/tablet app for the Internet of Things. Finally, you’ll see a brief, live demonstration showing the previous concepts working together to manipulate a hydraulic robot arm! By the end of this talk, you’ll be excited about the possibilities of Android Things and Firebase for building the IoT future.

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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.

Rich Friedel

Rich has always had a passion for building things. As a self-taught software engineer, Rich has dabbled in everything from HTML to Javascript, C# to Python, before ultimately falling in love with all things Android. He’s helped ship one-off prototype projects, full-blown commercial and enterprise Android applications used by millions of users on a daily basis, and literal ships (in his previous life). When he’s not busy slinging code, Rich enjoys spending time with his family, various outdoor beer-league sports, and building all sorts of things without adult supervision.

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