Mobile conference sessions

2:30pm–3:10pm Wednesday, 07/18/2012
Learn about the android.speech package and enable Speech Recognition and Text to Speech functionality in your Android apps today. This presentation will give a brief overview of the basics and best practices of Speech Recognition. Then we will quickly put together an application using Speech Recognition for input and TTS for output that can answer almost any question you put to it. 
4:10pm–4:50pm Thursday, 07/19/2012
Modern developers use an ever-expanding set of online tools to help them solve problems, develop skills, and get their work done. Analyzing the usage data from one of these tools reveals a surprising amount about emerging technologies and how some developers are learning more effectively.
1:40pm–2:20pm Wednesday, 07/18/2012
Android is the leading mobile operating system. With its growing popularity and adoption, it is important to understand the security architecture of Android so developers can secure their data and also protect the privacy and confidentiality of their users. This session discusses the overall Android security architecture and talks about different security artifacts provided by Android.
2:30pm–3:10pm Wednesday, 07/18/2012
The Android Open Accessory Protocol makes it possible for you to create custom Arduino-based accessories for your Android phone or tablet. Attend this session to learn how to get started, the hardware & software required and how the Handbag for Android project makes development easier.
5:00pm–5:40pm Wednesday, 07/18/2012
This presentation will focus on a process for taking open data sources, turning them into beautiful custom maps, using them on mobile in an offline-capable way, and doing it all with entirely open source code.
9:00am–12:30pm Monday, 07/16/2012
This hands-on session will introduce the audience to building applications with MongoDB - the open source document-oriented NoSQL database. The tutorial will take the user through building a simple location-based (like foursquare) from start to finish. Attendees will finish the session with a working application they use to check into locations around Portland from any HTML5 enabled phone!
10:40am–11:20am Thursday, 07/19/2012
Nitobi Software quietly lead a mobile web revolution creating and fostering the PhoneGap project eventually growing it to millions of users worldwide. In late 2011, Nitobi was acquired by Adobe Systems. This talk will go through the transition of small software consultancy working part time on a free software project growing into a small team in a large company dedicated to the same project.
1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 07/17/2012
The word just came down from the VP - you need a mobile app and you need it yesterday. It needs to be polished and have that design stuff too. Oh and it needs to be on all the major platforms in time for the big marketing push next month. After a moment of panic, you wonder if it's too late to become a plumber...
10:40am–11:20am Thursday, 07/19/2012
Create, develop, and deploy mobile applications with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS using PhoneGap.


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