Android/iOS Dark Mode & Lightning Talk

GDG Twin Cities
Tue, Jul 16, 2019, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

Join us as Mike Wolfson and Elliot Mitchell visit the Twin Cities to share awesome Android knowledge with us, and Mark Randall joins us from the iOS side of things.

6:00 - Food & networking*
6:30 - Welcome & announcements
7:00 - Elliot will give a lightning talk: “Text Recognition with Firebase’s ML Kit”
7:10 - Mike & Mark will talk to us about Dark Mode
8:00 - Adjourn & continue building Android apps

The new versions of Android and iOS are going to support system-wide Dark Mode. Users will demand supporting this mode, and apps that don't support it will quickly look "out of style". This presentation will highlight some important aspects of implementing this in your own UI.

Supporting dark mode is not as simple as just switching white to black. There are many important details to implement, to ensure your app is accessible and useable.

I will discuss details pertaining to how I converted my Android App to support Dark mode, and highlight lessons I learned during the process.

-Mike Wolfson-
Mike is a product-focused developer working out of Phoenix. He has been working in the software field for more than 20 years, and with Android since its introduction. He is a Google Developer Expert in Android and the author of the book "Android Developer Tools Essentials" published by O’Reilly.

He has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of conferences and user groups (including Google IO, Oscon, GDGSiliconValley, Droidcon NYC & Turin, AnDevCon, and others). When he is not geeking out about phones, he enjoys the outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving), collecting PEZ dispensers, and chasing his young (but quick) daughter.

Mike works for "Nerdery" as a Principal Software Engineer and is passionate about making technology work for the user.

*please show up as close to on time as possible. The Nerdery is generous with their space after business hours. Early arrivals cannot be accommodated. If you need to travel early, there are a number of great parks, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars in the area.*

Thanks again to The Nerdery for being our hosts for the evening!