Hannah Mittelstaedt talks about how Etsy dissolved the traditional Android and iOS teams and trained tons of web developers in app development.
Wesley Reisz explores Android Wear, providing practical ways to introduce wearables into your mobile strategy and exercising the Android Wear API through a demo.
Benjamin Augustin takes the practical approach of a complex API to explain how RxJava and Functional Reactive Programming (FRP) can be used on every project to make one's life easier.
Ken Kousen introduces Gradle to Android developers and shows how easy it is to integrate into Android projects.
Cedric Champeau tries to answer the question: "Android developers are used to develop applications in Java, so why Groovy, a JVM language, wouldn't be usable for Android development too?"
Muljadi Budiman introduces development for Android: setting up the emulator, using Eclipse, XML Layouts with typical controls, responding to events, device orientation, and sensors.
Simon MacDonald explains how to use speech recognition effectively on mobile platforms, covering the W3C Web Speech API specification and its current implementation status.
Gabbie Gibson introduces Google Glass, how to use voice commands, touch gestures and its interface, and how to write Glassware apps that run on the device.
Stephen Chin demos Java SE Embedded’s support for ARM processors and Java SE 8 running on consumer tablets, embedded devices such as Raspberry Pi and PandaBoard, and the new Lego Mindstorms EV3.
Chris Risner demos an Android app built with Azure Mobile Services using structured data stored in the cloud, GCM push notifications with a single line of code, authentication, security and others.
Jacob Rutledge introduces Google Glass, what can be done with it and how to get started programming against it with Android SDK, sharing his own experience with it as a consumer and developer.