Intro to Google TV 2012
After travelling around Europe giving presentations on Google TV, I rounded the year off with presenting at Droidcon NL. This post has the slide deck and a cheeky image of one of our more *interesting* office hours.
D-Pad Navigation in a Web App
The main method of input for a TV based device is the D-Pad. Up, Down, Left and Right. How should you handled this in a web app?
Drawer Design Pattern on GTV
The navigation drawer has been turned into a standard Android design pattern after the community embraced it as the de facto way to navigate applications. This is a look at the most common libraries to see how they scare up on Google TV.
To Zoom or to Scale
A common practice for web developers targeting TVs seems to be taking the 720p UI and simply zooming in on it to fill a 1080p screen. But this isn't the best way.
Pimp Your Terminal
A nice a simple way of getting more from your command line using Paul Irish's dotfiles
Getting Going With Google Code
This is more of a personal note on how create a new git repo and get it pushed to Google Code. (It's kind of the reverse of how I start a Github repo)
UI on the Big Screen & Android
A look at the best practices for UI on TV and comparing them to what we have on Android today.
Building Anymote jar
The Anymote library for Google TV had a few issues when I tried to build it, so for anyone else trying to do the same, this might have a few helpful tips on getting there.
Google TV + In App Billing
Google TV needs a few tweaks to the standard In App Billing example for Android to get it working.
I'm Joining Google
Leaving Future Platforms for Google .... aaahhhh yeah.
Skillset Academi+ - Mobile Apps & Content Creation
Matt Gaunt was asked to give a presentation on the current state of affairs in the mobile landscape at the Skillset Academy in Newport, Wales. Here's the slide deck.
Thoughts on Mobile Projection + Mobile Eye
A look back on my thesis at University on the "Mobile Eye" project. The idea of projecting on the world around you manipulating and annotating it with useful information.
#MobileBrighton - 15th March 2012
Challenged with the task of talking to the Mobile group of Brighton about Android Resources, Matt Gaunt put on one hell of a show . . . . . and you know told some people about Android Resources for design and layout.
Android ListView with Rounded Corners and Highlighting
If you need to add rounded corners to the top and bottom elements of a list view then look no further.
A New Love For NodeJS
After playing with NodeJS for a few months I have to say I'm pretty damn impressed. Notes on why I like it so much and any concerns I have.
Agile - Are You or Aren't You?
After seeing how a few agencies work, you have to ask yourself, if you claim to be Agile, are you actually living up to it?
Facebook Sync 2.0
Facebook Sync is an Android App I created to sync my phonebook contacts with my friends on Facebook.
Android is Still a Young'un
Android is growing and doing so quickly, but let's not lose sight of the fact that it's still relatively young.
Heroku You Crafty Devil
The commands you and I NEED to know to get going with Heroku
ADB Right on the Command Line
It's helpful having all of the Android tools on the command line so that when ever you need them, you aren't hunting around for them in the IDE or trying to remember where you stashed them on your system.
Berg: Little Printer
This post is nothing more than a big congrats to Berg for releasing the Little Printer. A great looking product with a unique look on digital to physical life.
LastMinute.com + Nokia + Qt & Me
After myself and James Hugman developed the Lastminute.com app for the Nokia Symbian platform we were invited to talk about our experience with Nokia.
New Site & New Blog
The site was looking and and not all that hawt. \#Boom.
Android Source Code in Eclipse
A link to a blog post by Martyn Haigh which gives you easy access to Android source code from Eclipse
Formatting XML Files in Android
Quick reminder on how to format XML files in Eclipse for Android development