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GDGPhoenix - test run for Droidcon NYC

Thanks to +Sheldon McGee +Michael Bailey and +GDG Phoenix for the opportunity to speak at their event last week. It was nice to be able to run through an all new talk in front of a friendly audience.

I have already enhanced my app and slides to reflect the feedback from the group.

#android #gde #techtalk

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I (finally) used Android Pay - and I liked it

I used it for the first time yesterday, and it was great!

Was at Trader Joes (mid-sized grocery chain), and the clerks were able to help me use it - they had seen it before.

It was way faster then using my chip card (which is super important to me). I simply touched my phone to the reader, it beeped, and I walked away - probably even faster then swiping.

I expect my future endeavors may not be as seamless, but my so far so good.

+Kevin Jones shared his experiences in a good G+, post, I am interested to hear anyone else's experience. [1]

I am super excited to see the Android Pay offers start to come in - including 50% off 10 Uber rides (which will come in very handy when I travel to Droidcon NYC in a few weeks).

I am still limited to just one card. It is super sad that my business card, (at one of the top 5 largest US banks) is still not supported. That bank supports other cards, just not mine. I look forward to expanding my usage.

[1] -https://plus.google.com/112302112468618066840/posts/aZk1pvNiXr9


http://www.androidcentral.com/android-pays-biggest-expansion-yet-adds-chase-kicks-mobile-web-purchases
Google is determined to not let Android Pay whither on the vine. Confident in keeping its expansion going, Google has announced several important updates to the Android Pay experience this week. At the root of it all is adding more banks, with Chase now on board in the U.S. for its most popular cards (Freedom, Slate, Sapphire, etc.), and both Santander and TSB coming on board in the...
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On Friday's #AndroidDialogs, +Chiu-Ki Chan hangs out with +Kristin Marsicano while at +360|AnDev to learn all about the Android lifecycle.

Thank you so much for chatting with us Kristin! Had an absolute blast with you and the Android army.

#android #gde #video
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Implementing the CollapsingToolbarLayout - Video is live

Super excited to announce my first video lesson is live! Learn how to implement the CollapsingToolbar (this lesson is free).

Please view the short 8 minute video and let me know what you think (and let me know what other subjects you would like to see next). 
In this lesson Mike Wolfson shows you how to implement the CollapsingToolbarLayout Material Design control with AppCompat.
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#AndroidDev #ProTip 1: For the ripple effect, use ?attr/selectableItemBackground instead of ?android:attr/selectableItemBackground.

?attr/selectableItemBackground references from support library[1] and so provides backward compatibility up to API 7.

[1]: https://developer.android.com/topic/libraries/support-library/features.html#v7
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A back-port of transitions was quietly released with Support Lib version 24.2.0 a couple of weeks ago.
Which is pretty cool.

I wrote this article to show how you can use it.

https://medium.com/google-developers/transitions-in-the-android-support-library-8bc86a1d688e
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PhxGDG tonight - I am presenting

Will be doing a dry run for my Droidcon NYC talk tonight. It is free, so come down and help me figure out if my presentation is good.

http://www.meetup.com/PHX-Android/events/233447420/
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Good luck to all Android developers solving your build issues today

Day after AS 2.2

http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2016/09/android-studio-2-2.html
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Such a great blog...I use it regularly.
 
Just posted to Styling Android: VectorDrawable Fill Windings

Or There Curious Case Of The Disappearing Hole

#gde #android #blogpost

In this article we take a look at some odd behaviour exhibited by a VectorDrawable and find that sometimes the direction that a path gets drawn matters. Quite a lot, in fact!


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I'm very happy to announce that +Mike Wolfson has joined as a Caster.IO instructor. Watch his first lesson for free - Implementing a Material Design Collapsing Appbar here: https://caster.io/lessons/how-to-implement-the-collapsingtoolbarlayout/ #gde #techtalk #android Welcome Mike! 
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Wondering about shared element transitions when using Fragments? Check out the OurStreets sample, which focuses on exactly that. http://goo.gl/s2UMor
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Experiencing the next mutation: user characteristics, defining success, and a new way to research mutative patterns
https://medium.com/project-phoebe/experiencing-the-next-mutation-user-characteristics-defining-success-and-a-new-way-to-research-b2877fd55a90

Today, to coincide with my session at Android Summit, I'm excited to publish a new post to Project Phoebe and to announce Helios, a tool that will allow us to research mutative patterns, how users experience them, and how they interact with one another.

The post covers some of the biggest questions I've gotten since +Francisco Franco and I debuted Selene this Spring, including how Gaia can determine successful mutations, how two user characteristics may overlap, and how mutative design can succeed in a world where users are often averse to change.

As always, I hope to see more developers and designers get involved with mutative design, and I can't wait to show off what's next this Fall 😁


Learn more: http://hello.phoebe.xyz
Source code: http://source.phoebe.xyz
Community: http://community.phoebe.xyz

#design #uiux #community #opensource #android #mutatemore #mutativedesign #ui #uxdesign #accessibility #gde

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Android Developer and Google Developer Expert
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Android and Java Technical Leadership
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  • ClearToken
    Founder, 2014 - present
  • Epocrates/athenaHealth
    Lead Mobile Developer, 2012 - 2014
  • Able Android LLC
    Lead Android Developer, 2011 - 2013
  • Airstrip Technologies
    Senior Software Engineer, 2011 - 2012
  • Choice Hotels International
    Android\Java Developer, 2007 - 2011
  • Lockheed Martin
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2000 - 2007
  • Software AG
    Software Engineer, 1996 - 2000
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    Electronics Technician, 1994 - 1996
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Android Google Developer Expert; O'Reilly Author;: Android Developer/Fanboy/Speaker; Independant Dev; Lifelong learner;
Introduction
I am a professional Android developer and technology enthusiast living in Phoenix AZ.  I have an appetite for life, and satiate it with travel, learning, and experiencing new things.  I organize the local chapter of the Google Developer Group.  I authored the book titled "Android Developer Tools Essentials" for O'Reilly.  I have spoken at a variety of national conferences including Oscon, GDGSv, Droidcon, and AnDevCon.
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Android GDE, Spent a week rafting in the Grand Canyon; Married in Ravello Italy; Snowboarded down Drunken Frenchman (at Mary Jane) top to bottom wihtout falling\stopping; I collect PEZ dispensers; World Traveller (been to Europe, SE Asia, Australia, Mexico, Middle East, Turkey, China, and all over US)
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Denver, CO - Fort Collins, CO - Toronto, Ontario - Alington, VA
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Legendary scooter shop, and now they consolidated 2 stored into 1 (centrally located) store it is better. I don't live in Denver, and wish I did - this place is the best. Their staff is experienced, friendly, and useful. I had a great experience there, which is why I am being so positive.
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Ben going there for years, it is a special place. With new ownership comes changes, let's hope it ends up for the best.
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Fine hotel with basic amenities and good location
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Nice hotel in good location with a classic feel.
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A unique atmosphere a short walk off the beaten path. When we were there (on our honeymoon) there was a local wedding going on in another room (which was fun for us, and of course says something that locals would feel it special enough a place for their wedding).
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