Google DevFest Manila 2011

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Google DevFest Manila 2011 is being held on September 19 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center in Makati. This year’s DevFest will focus on three bleeding-edge technologies: Android, HTML5 and Fusion Tables.

The event was scheduled to start at 9AM and I arrived a little too early at 8AM. However, the event was delayed by 30 minutes and started at around 9:40. The event was organized by GTUG Philippines volunteers Aileen Apolo-De Jesus and company. The opening keynote was delivered by Christine Songco Lau, a Google employee who happens to be Filipina.

Android Market for Developers (Ankur Kotwal)

Ankur made some interesting points on this topic:

  • Android activations has reached over half a million per day
  • Users are consuming more and more applications
  • Paid app installations are moving up sharply especially on tablets
  • Target Android 2.2 and 2.3 (95.8% of the market)
  • Use Google LVL (Licensing Verification Library) with your Andrdoid application
  • Obfuscate code to prevent pirates from stealing your software

Other topics are:

  • Bleeding Edge HTML5 (Eric Bidelman)
  • What’s New and Important in Android (Ankur Kotwal)
  • Displaying Large Geographic Datasets: Google Fusion Tables (Luke Mahe)
  • These Aren’t the Site You’re Looking For: Modern HTML5 Web Apps (Eric Bidelman)
  • Working Off the Grid: HTML5 Offline (Ernest Delgado)
  • Fusion Tables (Geo Codelab) (Luke Mahe)

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