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I wrote a blog post! "#AndroidThings - Hardware Basics for the Software Engineer" https://riggaroo.co.za/android-things-hardware-basics/
Android Things is the Internet of Things platform by Google. This post will cover basic electronics for use with Android Things.
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Android Things is the new kid on the block. It is Google’s embedded platform designed specifically for use with low-powered, IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The Android Things dev preview is available for a few different IoT boards, such as the…
Android Things is the Internet of Things platform by Google. This post will cover basic electronics for use with Android Things.
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Is it possible to get the users request timezone in API.AI webhook? I would like to be able to tell a user a time that something will happen, but without the correct timezone it is incorrect. Have tried searching online for this but cant find much.

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The API.AI timezone is configured in the agent settings and doesn't give you the device timezone. The user information from the assistant will be expanded in the future.
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Are there any samples using the Google Home in conjunction with a chromecast? I would like to do a similar thing such as the actions where you say "Play Deadpool trailer from Youtube on Chromecast", but I can't seem to find information on how to start up the Chromecast from the Google Home. 
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According to this page it's coming but not available yet: developers.google.com - Direct Actions | Actions on Google | Google Developers
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How to Stage Rollout Features using Firebase Remote Config (Android & iOS) #AndroidDev #GDE

The Google Play Store has a great feature called “Staged Rollout“. It allows you to slowly release your app to a percentage of your user base. This feature is not available on the iTunes App Store. Using Firebase Remote Config, we can do much more than…
Learn how to stage rollout features in your app without relying on Google Play Store or iTunes by using Firebase Remote Config.
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Another cool thing you can do with Firebase is see how many users are online right now 🔥 Check my gist https://gist.github.com/riggaroo/90650d556a2e2c0d03e293b7f5d4c67e #AndroidDev

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Online Presence with Firebase and Android based off article https://firebase.googleblog.com/2013/06/how-to-build-presence-system.html . Read the article as it explains the whole .onDisconnect().rem...
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Check out my new post about getting started with #AndroidThings!
 
Android Things is the new kid on the block. It is Google’s embedded platform designed specifically for use with low-powered, IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The Android Things dev preview is available for a few different IoT boards, such as the…
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Yesterday I gave a talk at GDG Johannesburg on "Building Custom ChatBots for the Google Home using API.ai". I had lots of fun preparing for this presentation and playing around with the #GoogleHome. Check out a link to the slides here: https://speakerdeck.com/riggaroo/google-home-using-api-dot-ai

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+David Vávra​ ah I see! Rejection for it not understanding certain flows that they want me to handle 😊 so just trying to fix that up 😊
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+GDG Johannesburg will be hosting the first meetup of 2017 next week at +Jozi Hub 11 January at 18:00, where we will be having two talks!
1. Endless Possibilities with Beacons by +Peter John Welcome
2. Building custom ChatBots for the Google Home by +Rebecca Franks

RSVP here to attend! Hope to see you there ! https://www.meetup.com/GDGJohannesburg/events/236232476/
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Devfest Gauteng was a great success. I enjoyed giving my talk on #Firebase Remote Config and Test Lab.
Thanks to everyone for joining.

Here are some pics and videos from the day.

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Gauteng Devfest 2016,
It was such an awesome event.
Thank you all guys for your efforts.
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TIL: If you are having trouble locating dependency conflicts in #gradle instead of listing all deps - use dependencyInsight: #AndroidDev
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A/B Test your App using #Firebase Remote Config #AndroidDev #GDE

Last week I was in Nairobi and Cape Town giving a talk on Remote Config and Test Lab in Firebase. I had such a great time and thought I should share some of the content I presented online. What is A/B Testing? A/B testing is the process of experimentally…

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Learn how to run A/B tests using Firebase Remote Config. Its simple to set up and easy to track.
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Riggaroo - Android Developer from Johannesburg South Africa
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Android Developer by day, baker at night. Most probably eating lemon meringue and instagramming a picture of it.
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    Information Technology, 2009 - present
  • Glenvista High School
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Lovely little coffee shop. I had the lemon meringue which was one of the best I've eaten. Good value for money! Will be back!
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Lovely experience, good exhibition and well maintained place. Good value for money, I recommend the tasting experience for any international tourist as it will let you taste all the local beers. Food at the restaurant was also good! A great experience even for someone who doesn't enjoy beer!
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Love Urban Angel cafe. Lots of great food!
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Meh. Nice location, roads are not great getting in. The place is big and lots of eating space but it needs lots of fixing up. The furniture is gross and old. Very dirty kitchen utensils, says it sleeps 12 but really only sleeps 10 (with 2 random mattresses laying about). Lack of attention to detail, no soap in the bathrooms to wash your hands, hand towels are dirty. Generally not great.
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