Android Performance

GDG Barcelona
Tue, Apr 12, 2016, 7:00 PM (CEST)

About this event

Performance is just as essential to native apps as it is to web applications, but it is only recently that developers have begun to seriously look into the performance issues in their native applications. In this presentation, Doug Sillars will do a demo of some performance tools for native applications, and discuss how we might integrate them into our workflow.

Alongside the talk there will be a dive into a couple of great tools out there that can help developers find perf issues: 

• Leak Canary for memory leaks

• ARO for network Performance 

If time (and interest) permits, we can also look at Systrace or other tools for CPU performance.


Doug Sillars @dougsillars is a leader in the mobile performance community, focusing on helping developers improve the speed and performance of mobile websites and applications. Doug has presented AT&T’s award winning performance tools at developer conferences around the world. A member of the AT&T Developer Program for the last 11 years, Doug is the technical lead on the performance outreach team. He is the author of O'Reilly's "High Performance Android Apps" In his spare time, Doug enjoys playing soccer with his wife and four children, shooing the muddy dogs off the sofa, and taking care of the various bunnies, chickens and furry goats that they keep on a small farm outside of Seattle.