[Tiny-tux] [hackerdojo] Re: Android Usability Workshop, for the user or the rooter: Feb 26th, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge

Mike Turquette mturquette at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 19:31:36 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:
> To the people who attended.  Who at the Arduino with Android compatibility?
> The Official ADK is PAINFULLY expensive.  For the money, you might as well
> get a very pimp Phonedrone
> https://store.diydrones.com/PhoneDrone_Board_p/br-phonedrone.htm

I'll point out that for those interested in a dedicated Android
development platform (e.g. not your phone) AND arduino hacking there


> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>
> wrote:
>> First meeting, SUCCESS!
>> We had a moderful meeting with lots of conversations about the state of
>> Android, many anti-cloud/how-do-we-unplug musings, discussions about
>> application development, and phone lots of phone root/modding!
>> But the question everyone asked is, when are we doing it again?
>> So, mark your calendars!  Feb 26th, 2012, 4pm, at Noisebridge!
>> Writ large:
>> If you can't open it, you don't own it!  How many times have we heard or
>> read that?  Doubtless, we've heard it or read it on our most closed and
>> inaccessible possessions!   The contracts make us feel like we are renting,
>> software that serves the carrier more than the user, but they are ours and
>> they should operate under our terms.
>> So, I would like to propose that NoiseBridge host an "Android Usability
>> Workshop" event where people of all skill levels and personalization
>> commitments gather to truly make people feel at home with their devices.
>> I invite people to talk about:
>> Productivity
>> App selection
>> App development
>> Customization
>> Rooting
>> ROMs
>> Spyware, bloatware, nagware, and how to scrap it all
>> Skirting the the boundaries of the ELUA and getting what YOU want from
>> YOUR device.
>> And a personal favorite of mine
>> Android as an embedded platform
>> Among other things, I would like people, before the event, to talk about
>> what they want out of their devices.  So, feel free to reply with how you'd
>> like to get the most out of your phone!
>> How can people help?
>> If you feel like a resource but are worried about becoming over committed,
>> message me directly and we'll see if there are others with similar or
>> complimentary skills so that no single person is left fielding all the
>> interested users
>> Tastebridge, care to help FEED people?
>> Got some friends at Google working on Android?  Anyone from Motorola, HTC,
>> Samsung, etc?  Have a club, a bag, and a locking trunk?  GOOD!  Kidnap them
>> and drag them along!  We have ways to make them talk.
> --
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> Einstein
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