Forks, Fragmentation and the Future of Android
Friday, March 11
3:45PM - 5:45PM
110 E 2nd St
Android powers more than 80% of smartphones worldwide and shipped on over 1 billion devices in 2014. However the hidden story in these numbers is that Android forks now account for over 20% of the global Android ecosystem and 41% of new devices. Early on “fragmentation" was an issue of screen size, display density, and platform version. The new “fragmentation” is forked versions of the OS and alternate app stores. This workshop explores the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and popular forks like Cyanogen, FireOS, and MIUI, as well as Google Play Services (Google’s fork of Android). We will introduce specific strategies to help developers reach a wider audience with their applications.
Lead Mobile Developer
Location and maps. Open source and unit testing. Mostly Android. Also Kotlin.