Friday, November 16, 2007

Android Developer Challenge!

An opportunity to win $10 million worth awards!
Google has launched a developer challenge for all those geeks willing to contribute tothe android development community.
In a bid to promote the android based development, google has started asking developers out there to build the next generation and cool applications that would be called as "unique" in nature. The top few will get awards worth $10 million!
While it is understandable to have such promo events by google, now i am getting more excited to see how this SDK works. After couple of hours of searching on google sites, i found following link to be very very informative -
The Android platform is a software stack for mobile devices including an operating system, middleware and key applications. Developers can create applications for the platform using the Android SDK. Applications are written using the Java programming language and run on Dalvik, a custom virtual machine designed for embedded use which runs on top of a Linux kernel.
The above link provides a variety of documentation that will help you learn about Android and develop mobile applications for the platform.

An early look at the the Android SDK is also available. It includes sample projects with source code, development tools, an emulator, and of course all the libraries you'll need to build an Android application.
I am right now trying to devote some of my time next week to try this SDK and have some sample apps built and run! I shall write more as i spend some more time on actual SDK and how it can be utilized.
Till then, have a nice time!
-Avinash Birnale, PMP