Camera Wars - Building Camera Apps in Android and Flutter

GDG Cape Town
Thu, Jul 29, 6:00 PM (SAST)

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Many apps require some form of camera access. In July we compare popular solutions for Flutter and Android.

About this event

This month we look at a common feature request and how it can be implemented in Flutter and Android. 

Agenda

0. Intro & Welcome

1. Android Jetpack - Compose meets CameraX - Maia Grotepass and Ishmael Tshikhovhokhovho

This talk is co-presented by Maia Grotepass and Ishmael Tshikhovhokhovho. Ishmael is interested in Jetpack CameraX and I am interested in Jetpack Compose. Together we will look at how easy it is to use the new Jetpack CameraX library. Can we integrate it into a Jetpack Compose view?

You can expect to learn about how to integrate CameraX in a Compose and an XML layout. We will also look at the latest CameraX api updates. 

2. Flutter Image_Picker and Flutter Camera; two plugins for one problem? - Sylvia Dieckmann

When you look into adding image upload or camera capabilities to your flutter app, you will likely come across two popular plugins: image_picker and camera. Each one has its pros and cons and deciding on the right one depends mostly on your app requirements and use case.
In this talk, I will highlight the differences between the two packages for developer and users. I will then demo basic implementations of both and explain why, after much deliberations,  I chose image_picker for two of my recent projects.   

3. Good-byes


This event is sponsored by our friends at Peach Payments.

Speakers

  • Maia Grotepass

    Maia Grotepass

    Luno

    Android Engineer

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  • Ishmael Tshikhovhokhovho

    Ishmael Tshikhovhokhovho

    Luno

    Android Engineer

  • Sylvia Dieckmann

    Sylvia Dieckmann

    Engineering Manager

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  • Organizers

  • Sylvia Dieckmann

    Sylvia Dieckmann

    GDG Organizer

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  • George Ng'ethe

    George Ng'ethe

    Carry1st

    GDG Organizer

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  • Maia Grotepass

    Maia Grotepass

    Luno

    GDG Organizer

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  • Ahmed Tikiwa

    Ahmed Tikiwa

    Luno

    GDG Organizer

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