Just finished a day long workshop in San Francisco at Andevcon. It went well and hopefully the participants found it useful.
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.
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!
Walking Productions provides software development and consulting services. Appealing projects are those that deal with online and mobile media (audio/video). Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Android Application Development
Flash Video Players, including P2P (Adobe Stratus)
Wowza Media Server Plugin/Module Development
Flash Media Server Development
Development related to Axis IP Cameras
QuickTime/Darwin Streaming Solutions
Audio and Video Encoding/Transcoding Pipelines
iPhone Application Development
JME/J2ME Application Development
Asterisk and VoIP Application Development
Phone call to streaming applications
Voicemail to Blog/CMS
Mobile and Microblogging Solutions
SMS Campaign Management Software
2 Screen Interactive Television Applications (Enhanced TV)
EBIF iTV Application Development
HTML 5 Video Player Development
Media Asset Management Systems
LAMP Application Development (Linux, MySQL, PHP)
Java Desktop Application Development
Mobile Video Capture, Sharing and Playback Applications
Live Mobile Video Streaming
Computer Vision Applications in Java and Flash
Flash Video Capture
Location Aware Mobile Applications
Video Indexing, Searching, Recommendation Engine and Presentation Systems
Network Controlled Devices
WordPress and Drupal Plugin/Module Development
Flash Lite Application Development
AIR/ActionScript 3 Application Development
WebService Integration and Development (XML-RPC, SOAP, REST)
Podcasting (Audio/Video) Solutions
MP3 Streaming Servers
MMS Gateway Solutions
Java and AJAX Chat Application Development
Interactive Whiteboard Applications
C-SPAN has a really interesting site for showing the debate videos. It has a transcript search, a blog aggregation, a twitter message board and so on.
Here are some screen-shots:
This might be even more interesting: Performance Group Blends Video Art, Public Service
“Three MIT grads have devised a way to “remix” the presidential debates â€” live. Friday night in Boston, they used custom computer software to analyze the candidates’ movements and speech patterns in real time, with a nightclub vibe.”
This is just too good to pass up.. On WNYC 820 AM right now, the Brian Lehrer show is doing a segment which is audience driven. A wiki is open for suggestions and discussion among the audience and essentially being used to drive the broadcast.
This is part of Lehrer’s 30 issues in 30 days comparing the presidential candidates stance on various issues. One thing that I have learned is that McCain is against Network Neutrality and Obama is for legislation that protects the spirit of the internet. (I had no idea that this was an issue between them.)
McCain says this:
“Unless there is a clear-cut, unequivocal restraint of competition, the government should stay out of it,â€ McCain said. “These things will sort themselves out.â€
Kind of like the banking industry.. Let it sort itself out.. Great.. Ha!
Beyond Broadcast, a conference that I was involved in organizing last year is happening again this year. It is coming on the heels of the Integrated Media Association’s Public Media Conference in Boston which is definitely a good time to have it.
Last year was great (despite the rain) with a series of fantastic talks and panels (check the archives). This year promises more of the same.