Google's Android: The Future of Mobile Development

Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 16:30
Location: 
TH 331
Presenter: 
James Kung (Stanford University), Jonathan Herriott (Ohio Northern University), Howard Chou (UCLA), Asurion Mobile Applications
Abstract: 
Google's Android is the first ever open-source platform for mobile phones, and a rapidly-growing powerhouse in the mobile industry. Launched publicly in November 2007, it has been embraced by top wireless carriers (T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint) and phone manufacturers (HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson) alike. In this seminar, we will discuss our experiences developing on the Android platform, including its capabilities and drawbacks, how it compares to Apple's iPhone, and how it is changing the face of mobile industry as we know it.
Bio: 

James Kung graduated from Stanford University (B.S., Symbolic Systems) in 2005 and is currently a senior software developer at Asurion Mobile Applications, based in San Mateo, CA. He has been working on the Android platform since April 2008, developing the Asurion Mobile AddressBook (or AddressBook for short), a open mobile address book which allows for integration with external third party applications.

Jonathan Herriott graduated from Ohio Northern University (B.S., Computer Science) in 2006 and is currently a senior mobile software engineer at Asurion Mobile Applications. He has been developing AddressBook over the past year, with a primary focus on the architectural elements of the product.

Howard Chou graduated from UCLA (B.S., Electrical Engineering) in 2005 and is currently a senior software engineer at Asurion Mobile Applications. He has been developing AddressBook over the past year, with a primary focus on developing MixIns, third-party applications which integrate into the address book.