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Erik Hellman
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Attended Blekinge Institute of Technology
Lives in Malmö, Sweden
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I need to write a new book but I can't find motivation or time. What should I do?
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#PSA  for #AndroidDev and their PO colleagues: *App discoverability on #AndroidTV *

After your pockets and handbags already have been conquered by Android  #AndroidTV  is Google's next attempt to conquer the living room, too. The platform offers a good #AndroidDev  experience through keeping API usage and distribution consistent with "normal" apps but adjust input methods and user interface to the living room case.

So that's all fine and it's surprisingly easy to get started with Android TV (if you have access to a device).

BUT - as of now-  you need to know the following fact: If you're not featured on +Google Play for Android TV it's incredibly unlikely that users will ever find your app if they don't know it yet. Without being part of a featured collection you will be invisible.

I certainly hope Google decides to add a "Others.." or "All apps..." listing, preferably on a grid instead a long horizontal list, but until then: Build an awesome feature-eligible app or save your efforts at all.
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20150320 - Android TV - App discoveryApp discovery on Android TV be featured or die* *as of March 2015
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"Everything is getting connected..."

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+Erik Hellman​ is speaking about Advanced Android Networking on Android during Droidcon Tunisia! Go Erik! 
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#GDE on ice
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I'll be at #jfokus all day drinking nice coffee and talking about #Android. Find me in the #Google booth.

Come see me and have a coffee. :-)

#gde
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Ok everyone. I got a really big decision to make and I need your help.

What color should I pick for my new Nexus 6?

#android   #nexus6  
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Cloud White
19%
Midnight Blue
43%
Just Paint It Black!
38%
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Ok. I picked the blue one. If it I'm not happy I'll blame you guys! :P
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Nice features in last play services library...
 
Google Play services Split AARs now includes ProGuard rules
One of my favorite features in Google Play services 7.0 [1] as a developer is that the split AARs (i.e., play-services-gcm or play-services-wearable - see the full list [2]) now include the ProGuard exceptions needed. This means that there's no need to manually add ProGuard exceptions. This makes it that much easier to get started with Google Play services and one less thing for you to maintain going forward.

Want to do the same for your library? Use the consumerProguardFiles gradle DSL:
release {
    consumerProguardFiles 'proguard-rules.txt'
}
to embeds the given file(s) as 'proguard.txt' in the AAR. Those ProGuard exceptions then automatically get applied when an app sets minifyEnabled to true.

Note: this does not apply to the full play-services or play-services-all-wear AARs - only the granular AARs have this built in.

[1] - http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2015/03/google-play-services-70-places-everyone.html
[2] - https://developer.android.com/google/play-services/setup.html#split

#AndroidDev   #googleplayservices   #gradle  
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Android Apps for Teachers

Hi, I'm a teacher that started making Android app for teachers.  I wanted to share two completely free ones I have released.  

1. Name Learner - allows the teacher to create class lists and add student photos to help learn names faster.  You can also take a quiz to match names to faces.  May be helpful for non teaching staff to learn names faster. 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apps.ips.NameLearnerDemo2

2. Rubric Scorer - create a rubric ( up to 10 x 10) and easily tap to calculate rubric total score, percent and average.  Add student comments and generate a PDF hardcopy.  Print off rubric templates.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apps.ips.rubricscorer 

Always happy to hear from teachers about ideas for apps they'd like, or if you want to teach app making to kids.  I use App Inventor to teach students how to program though Android apps.  

Here's my website for teacher apps.  www.inpocketsolutions.com 
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Samsung, why u hurt so much?!? #wear 
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... or eat less ;)
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Birthday breakfast. Even Android GDEs need some luxury every now and then... 
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Happy birthday, mine is tommorow! :)
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I suddenly feel slightly dirty...

#microsof   #word   #android  
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Education
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
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Male
Birthday
February 6
Story
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Awesome software developer with Android focus.
Introduction
Inventing the next cool thing for your smartphone.
Bragging rights
Author of Android Programming: Pushing the Limits (www.wiley.com/go/ptl/androidprogramming).
Work
Occupation
Senior Android Engineer
Skills
Software Development, Android, HTML5, Java, Python and much much more.
Employment
  • Bontouch
    Technology Evangelist, 2015 - present
  • Spotify LTD
    Senior Android Engineer, 2013 - 2015
  • Factor10
    Consultant, 2013 - 2013
    Senior consultant
  • Sony Mobile Communications
    Research Manager, 2010 - 2013
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
    Senior Software Architect, 2010
  • Ericsson
  • IBS JavaSolutions
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
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Borlänge, Sweden - Ronneby - Karlskrona - Gothenburg - Trollhättan - Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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