Spotlight: Android
  • 2012-06-23 00:00:00 2012-06-23 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: Android Toronto FITC
  • Toronto



Thinking beyond multi-touch gestures, Android’s got a few tricks up its sleeve to take user interactions beyond the screen and into the physical world.

With the Android Open Accessory or Bluetooth APIs, devices can interface with external hardware such as Arduino microcontrollers to sense your environment and act upon real world objects. And with NFC support, Android devices can make some of these physical interactions as easy as a handshake.

In this session, we’ll explore some commercial and experimental projects that utilize these interesting features and the APIs behind them.