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How did you start or know about Android?

Michael Rivera
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Joined: Dec 31, 2007
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well it was a terminology that shared by my colleague at work in my first month of work for the company that is i guess april or the 2nd month, it was a meeting and he presented a simple app on it, i got very interested and told myself that im going to see everything on it! Unfortunately i had no chance to code it from the start i heard the word Android, because of some j2ee work i need to do there, but luckily there is our Tech. Manager and he asked me to Learn Android for a Proof of concept project, from there it was happiness and yes im getting into it, ive made simple apps, and two of the major apps are still pending because they need me in some projects, the first major app in which i got to present it in the Google DevFest Manila, that the Google Engr's were i think amazed that the Philippines is already into Androi Dev, right now im updating myself to Android and how i wish my company im in will have a specific kind of projects or set aside devs for Android we were only 2 in the office right now, but im a person that wanted to share this exciting and truly a potential Technology to my fellow Filipino, so ill try to spread the word from School Talk to other people wanted to learn them!

got many more stories but this is just part of it how about you guys?


So many things to do so little time !!!
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Monu Tripathi
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I came to know of ADC before I knew anything about Android!!!


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Leandro Coutinho
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I hadn't the opportunity to know the T-Mobile yet. It's still expensive here (Brazil), so I'll wait some time. :]
Michael Rivera
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@Monu
saw the $$$ from ADC hahaha

@Leandro
even here in the Philippines we don have Android Phones in the local market only from the people who have friends/relatives abroad have the phone!
Yes Google is still not selling the ADP1 from your country also !
Flaviu Simihaian
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Joined: Nov 30, 2008
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I got sick of the Apple bureaucracy and was looking for something else online.
Rohan Dhruva
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Same here, came to know about the ADC before android itself ;)


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Ed Burnette
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I got interested in it when I first saw the announcement. One reason was their choice of open source license: Apache instead of GPL. Another was their choice of Java as the primary way to program for Android. The barriers to entry were low (no developer registration, free SDK, no NDAs) and the potential high with lots of carriers and handset manufacturers showing an interest. So it wasn't too long before I made the book proposal and jumped in.


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Michael Rivera
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@ED
you almost pinpoint everything that others didn't do,ehheeh nice!
Pho Tek
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I wanted to ask a girl out. She was an iPhone developer. So I started to learn Android to impress her.

I was not that desperate to want to learn Objective-C & iPhone's SDK.

Regards,

P
Rohan Dhruva
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Pho Tek wrote:I wanted to ask a girl out. She was an iPhone developer. So I started to learn Android to impress her.

I was not that desperate to want to learn Objective-C & iPhone's SDK.

Regards,

P


If this isn't a tongue-in-cheek reply, it's one of the most innovative reasons to learn Android ;)
Michael Rivera
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I bet she was already impressed before you did Android Development !
Pho Tek
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Trying to win a girl's heart is several order of magnitudes harder than programming in Android.
Michael Rivera
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I have a friend just added my Android App for his presentation and the audience was amazed and asked my friend can we see the code on it, unfortunately my friend did not know Android, so i could say they that was a first time they knew about Android in their life ehehhe
Matt Price
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Joined: Feb 02, 2009
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I heard about it first on the news. Then I did a search on google. Then about a month later I saw the first book promo on here, and became somewhat interested, though I haven't committed yet due to other commitments, but I'm hoping to start before the end of the year.
Michael Rivera
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end of the year seems long , why not start reading articles on it now! ehehe
 
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