GDG Android Montreal - January Meetup

GDG Montreal
Thu, Jan 28, 2016, 5:30 PM (EST)

About this event

GDG Android Montreal - January Meetup Thursday, January 28th 2016

McKibbin's Bishop - 1426 Bishop St., Montreal(QC), Canada

• 17h30 - Socializing, Announcements

• 18h15 -Core values: Sharing is Caring by Eric Tremblay

• 19h00 - Make your inner designer happy with the Android Design support library by Anas Ambri

• 19h45 - Networking, SocializingSocializing, Announcements

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Core values: Sharing is Caring by Eric Tremblay

About me: Eric is a software developer at Mirego, where he started working on Android apps in 2012. He has contributed to many interesting projects and developed a passion for optimizing application development through choosing the correct tools and approaches.

About the topic: Building an App is often about compromises. Rarely do we build applications on a single platform. To access over 90% of mobile users, it's necessary to build Applications for iOS AND Android. Wouldn't it be great if we could cut down on the workload? It is possible with a little bit of help! Sharing is caring.

Make your inner designer happy with the Android Design support library by Anas Ambri

About me: I work as a mobile software developer at Guarana Technologies. I enjoy working on both Android and iOS, and I am on a mission trying to convince people to stop using splash screens.

About the topic: Released in Google IO 2015, the Design support library is probably Android's coolest support project in the new Material Design era. It allows developers to introduce Material Design elements to apps starting from Android 2.1 (not that you should support 2.1 in the first place). In this presentation, we will try to cover some of these elements, and how you can add them to your app with minimal effort. By the end of the presentation, you won't resist the temptation of putting SnackBars all over your app, and collapsing your Toolbars with some CollapsingToolbarLayouts. And did someone say FloatingActionButton?

And yes, because this is January, there will be a live demo.