Android Live Wallpapers are a great way to add some much-needed interaction and activity to an otherwise bland Android “desktop” interface.
There are many traps and pitfalls associated with live wallpaper and development. In this talk, I’ll give some code, pointers and tips that will hopefully help you create your very own live wallpaper for Android 2.2 and newer devices.
Among the topics covered are application life-cycle management, dealing with issues like resource management and the different rendering speeds and screen resolutions in the market. We’ll look at a basic framework for creating live wallpapers and see how we can reuse this framework to create different styles of wallpapers.
I’ll also touch cover some game development elements.
Slides and code from the talk now available.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 18h15
66 Albert Road,
Note: It is one of those old industrial buildings in Woodstock that is getting a revamp. Enter from Williams St (around the back) which is closer to the lift/stairs. Their offices are in the corner of the building by Williams and Station St. There is parking on Station St and Williams St around the venue. We will also try to organise some undercover spaces.
Anyone is free to attend. Please RSVP at ctspin89.eventbrite.com.
Continue reading CT-SPIN #89 – Android Live Wallpaper Development
Why do we so often see web applications that are visually displeasing, and more importantly, usability nightmares? Why do designers often get stuck being asked to “make the design pop a little more,” with no room or incentive to innovate? Why do some developers feel demotivated and unable to break out of doing things the way they’ve always been done?
Snack kindly sponsored by Twenty57.
Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 18h15
Events Room, 5th floor, Bandwidth Barn
Continue reading CT-SPIN #66: Breaking down silos: Lessons in building better software through collaboration
MeerKAT (www.ska.ac.za) is a mega-science project to develop a world-class radio telescope in the Karoo, funded through the Department of Science and Technology, and is in support of South Africa’s bid to host the international SKA project (www.skatelescope.org). The MeerKAT system will have in the order of 80 dishes of 12m diameter. The project presents numerous software challenges, including high data rate real-time signal processing, facility and signal monitoring, and remote real-time control.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 18h15
Continue reading CT-SPIN #57: Systems Engineering and Software Development