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2010.09.07 Meeting Notes


Crepeville Restaurant

Informal Roundtable Discussion

  • Google Android operating system
    Bill Kendrick, Kyle Ambroff, Grant Bowman brought a variety of Android-based mobile phones to talk about and pass around
    • 3 in attendance planning on getting an Android phone soon
    • 1 has 'rooted' their phone (replaced stock OS with another)
    • 6 interested in developing applications for Android
    • 2 already programming Android apps
    • No interest shown in non-phone devices (e.g., tablets)
    • Killer apps:
      • Squirrelcam
      • Gmail
      • Google Calendar
      • Google Maps
      • SSH (secure shell)
      • Web browser
      • Google Listen (audio/'podcast' player)
      • Twitter (microblogging)
      • Facebook (social network)
      • Evernote (cloud-based note-taking)
      • Amazon Kindle (ebook reader)
      • System Panel (app management/killer)
      • Weather
    • New version of Android OS (2.2, aka "Froyo") will allow app installation onto SD card (versus internal storage); apps will need to utilize an API to take advantage of this
    • Why Android instead of iPhone?
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    • Bill Kendrick
    • Brian Lavender
    • Grant Bowman
    • Steve Inness
    • Rachel
    • Scott
    • Anthony Serna
    • Bianca
    • Elena Lopez
    • Greg FitzGerald
    • Kyle Ambroff
    • Richard Burkhart
    • Jennifer Burkhart
    • Tom
    • Tim Feldman
    • Christian
    • James
    • Adam
    • Bill Wells

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