Thursday, August 18, 2011

Android Essentials (Books for Professionals by Professionals)

Android is Google’s answer to the iPhone and at the very least, has advantages in terms of multitasking, running apps in the background and others. Google’s CEO is getting front page coverage commenting on the coming Google/iPhone war.
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (July 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
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Product Description

Android is Google’s answer to the iPhone and at the very least, has advantages in terms of multitasking, running apps in the background and others. Google’s CEO is getting front page coverage commenting on the coming Google/iPhone war.
This is a no frills, no nonsense, code centric run through the guts of application development on Google’s Mobile OS. It focuses on giving developers the essential tools and examples required to make viable commercial applications work.

About the Author

Work Experience:

9/06 - Current       Gravity Mobile                                 San Francisco CA
Lead Software Engineer
•   Technical lead for MLB.com Gameday and Gameday Audio
•    Contributing Engineer, AT&T Pandora Mobile project
•    Contributing Engineer, AT&T Song ID project
•    Contributing Engineer, VZW Music ID project

4/05 - Current                 Technical Writer                                      San Francisco CA
Mobile systems technical author
•    Author and editor of Zen and the Art of Debugging
•    Co-Author of Playing Multimedia Using BREW's IMedia API
•    Two more articles to be released on DevX.com within the month.


9/03 – 9/06       Rocket Mobile                                        Los Gatos CA
Software Engineer – Mobile Devices
•    Technical lead, multimedia messaging for Motorola V325, V3c RAZR, KRZR mobile phones
o    Designed and implemented Message Playback and Rendering System for picture messages
o    Redesigned and upgraded in-house database for Picture and Text Messages
o    Maintained and upgraded the packaging and transport system for Picture and Text Messages
o    Upgraded, optimized and maintained Multi Media Messaging WAP codecs
o    Successfully passed Verizon’s Interoperability Tests for eight mobile handsets
o    Over 10,000,000 units shipped by end of 2006
•    Authored, maintained, and upgraded over 30,000 lines of production-quality C code
•    MMS specification manager, direct upgrade path for MMS software
•    Rearchitected and refactored Rocket Mobile’s licensed application framework
o    Packaging the software for license to major handset OEM
•    Frequent idea submittals to CEO incited internal "Mobile Application Idea Contest"
o    As a result, a channel of communication has opened at R.M. between executives and developers that have resulted in new application development
•    Authored a real-time Global-Positioning-System prototype application for mobile devices
•    Conceived of, successfully pitched, and wrote a new embedded application for reading RSS

4/01 – 7/03              Technologies for Learning & Creativity                               Lyme NH
Consultant
•    Created a variety of File-maker Pro Databases
•    Wrote tools to help doctors and educators diagnose child development disabilities


Professional Skills

Advanced:    BREW, C, CDMA MMS, WAP, SMIL, Dev. Methodology for small platforms
Intermediate:    Assembly, Visual Prolog, Scheme, Java, J2ME, C++, Game Theory

OS:        Windows (XP, 2000, NT, 98), Mac OS (X and 9), Solaris Unix, Linux
Tools:    Visual Studio, SVN, CVS, Beyond Compare, Source Insight, Test Track Pro, BREW debugging tools, Lauderbauch’s Trace32
Attributes:
•    Fast learner, experienced working in a collaborative environment
•    Self reliant, motivated after three years at a start-up
•    Teaching skills and leadership ability gleaned from instructing and learning martial arts

Education

9/99 – 5/03  Skidmore College   Saratoga Springs NY
Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Philosophy

Activities and Personal Interests                           

09/99 - Current     Skidmore Martial Arts Club                                                       Saratoga Springs NY
President and Instructor
•  Grew the club from a single school with 5 students, to a multi school club with over 40 students
•   Currently teaching a weekly class in San Francisco

Boy Scouts
 Eagle Scout
• over 10 years of Scouting

Other interests:
•   guitar, mountain biking, DJing, law, eastern and western philosophy


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