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Video & PDF for my LFPUG Android talk

The talk went pretty well over all… didn’t hear any snoring anyway!

Didn’t cover half as much as I’d wanted to, what were supposed to be quick overviews of Flash and Air ended up taking far too long and I didn’t get to cover much of Andengine or any of the Market stuff I was planning on. Turns out you can’t fit as much talking into an hour as you think!

When I get time I’ll do a video of the Andegine demo I was planning and pop it up here instead.

Video & PDF available on the LFPUG site here.

I’m talking @ LFPUG in January about Android development

Damn, Tink’s just sent out the newsletter so I can’t get out of it now :)

I’m going to be doing a talk at the end of January to the London Flash Platform User Group (LFPUG) about Android development. It will follow on from Richard Leggetts comprehensive ‘Introduction to Android’ talk earlier this year and cover some new stuff such as Air for Android, publishing, protecting and monetizing your apps on the Android Market, and we’ll also create some simple games using AndEngine and LibGDX.

Following me will be Liam Flynn talking all about multi platform OpenGL ES, so it should be an interesting night if you’re into games and other mobile development.

Hope to see you there!

Getting surreal!

From the Wikileaks twitter feed (wonder how much longer that will last?)…

High court of Pakistan dismisses attempt to ban WikiLeaks

Utterly surreal: Pravda justifiably criticising US for trying to stifle a free press How times change.

…and strangely relevant…

(I’ve turned on Youtubes ‘privacy enhanced mode’ for the videos above coz you’re probably not meant to be listening to subversive stuff like that!)

Sentimental vintage toys…

A post on reddit got me thinking about the toys I lusted after as a kid, so I did a bit of youtubing down memory lane. Anyone else remember these…?
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Tripit launches iPhone app

Tripit is a very handy (free) website that helps organise your travel plans. You simply forward all your confirmation emails to the site; airline, hotels, car hire etc, and it automatically builds a single itinerary for your entire trip.

I’ve been using it for a few years now and find it invaluable for keeping everything in one place and easy to access. It also adds handy meta-info such as weather at your destination, maps, routes from the airport to your hotel etc. You can then share this info with others, see who’s going to be travelling at the same time, and export the entire thing to your calendar.

The only down side was, when actually on your trip you used to have to access the site to see your plans on your iPhone, which meant finding a wifi hotspot or internet cafe, or paying costly data roaming charges.

Which is why I was happy to find out that they just launched an app for the iPhone that stores all your trip details offline.

TripIt for iPhone gives you…

Easy Access: See all the details of your TripIt itineraries, whether you’re online or offline.

iPhone Integration: Link to airlines, hotels, restaurants and more, right from your itinerary.

Maps and Directions: Get maps and directions straight from your itinerary at the tap of a finger.

Quick Phone Calls: Direct dial phone numbers from your itinerary on your iPhone.

It’s kinda basic (doesn’t include all the meta-info for example) but functional, and the timing couldn’t be better for me as I’m in the middle of a trip to S.E. Asia at the moment.

If you travel a lot (or at all) you really should try Tripit. Feel free to add me (oldskool73) as a contact.

Tripit App for iPhone