It’s worth a look if you are interested in the intersection of human rights, mobile technology and citizen media. It’s an open source Android project too!
Just finished a day long workshop in San Francisco at Andevcon. It went well and hopefully the participants found it useful.
From a developer perspective, It’s too bad that Nokia didn’t go the Android direction and work on porting Qt over to Android.
I decided it was high time that we had a listserv just for Android developers working with media (audio, video, images, sharing, streaming, capture and so on) so I created a Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/android-media-developers
In addition, it will serve as a good place where folks reading Pro Android Media can come to ask questions, get support and so on.
Love the new web based Android market. Â It took Google quite a while to get it going but it’s there now. Â Unfortunately, it means that the sites that popped up to fill the void, some of them with some really great ideas (AppBrain and the like) now face more of an uphill battle.
Now for a bit of self promotion: Â Here is theÂ MoMA App (that I helped develop) in the Android Market.
I’ll be teaching a workshop at AnDeCon in March:
Developing Media Applications on Android
Learn how to harness the Android’s media capture and playback capabilities in your applications. In this class, we will examine Android’s capabilities for developing applications that utilize the camera and microphone for photo capture and manipulation, sound recording, processing and audio synthesis as well as video capture. We’ll work our way through several example applications that utilize and illuminate these capabilities.
In particular we’ll develop a custom camera application and extend to automatically create double exposures. We’ll create a an audio capture and playback application that allows us interactively to scrub through recordings. Finally we’ll create a video capture example and learn about how we can extend it adding effects such as solarization to the output.
This hands-on workshop is suited for those with some previous Android development experience. Please come to the workshop with a laptop running Eclipse and the latest Android SDK. It would be helpful to have an Android handset that can be used for development as well (don’t forget your USB cable).
MoMA just unveiled their Android app which I built in collaboration with their digital media department.
My book has arrived!