Nov 01 2010

DroidCon London 2010 – Review

Category: AndEngineNicolas Gramlich @ 02:01

Hello Community,

the last days I had been in London enjoying the DroidCon 2010 (http://www.droidcon.co.uk/). I’m not asking why you all weren’t there :| … your fault :P

I probably don’t have to tell you that there were some great talks by fellow Androids but there also was a hackathon-app-contest ( http://openapiservice.com/droidcon-hackathon ) powered by Alcatel-Lucent. So the participating teams had to build an app around one or more of the OpenAPIServices and could submit their apps within (less than) 24 hours.

Guess which game engine was used by the winner …? :)

We had made a Live-Wallpaper called “BuddyRadar” in like 6-7 hours (also during some talks) that showed the position of your friends in a ‘submarine-style‘ radar. This is what it looked like. (Note the sandbox environment provides a couple of test-users and the locations of the test-users form some funny patterns ^^) (I uploaded a similar app that shows some of the world’s biggest citities in the same radar style here.)

BuddyRadar

BuddyRadar

So while I’m not sure (due to only having access to the Sandbox environment) if the OpenAPIServices are 100% ready for primetime, they are definitely worth a look!

Oh and additionally to the prize-money we won this amazing BladeRunner-style umbrella:

BaldeRunner-style Umbrella

BaldeRunner-style Umbrella

All in all this were amazing days in London and you guys should consider coming to the next DroidCon too! :)

Best Regards,
Nicolas

5 Responses to “DroidCon London 2010 – Review”

  1. Piotr Sarnacki says:

    Congratulations for the first place!

    I have just found out that there is such a thing as andengine and I am really amazed on all the great features. If I ever get the time to start developing a game for android I will use it!

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Bartek says:

    Congratulations Nicolas! And thanks a lot for a great engine. :-)

  3. Endryha says:

    Guys you are rock, your project Andengine is a great and it’s open source, amazing, I wish you to earn million of dollars

  4. Alberto G says:

    Congratulations the award makes a statement of the amazing work you are doing to develop a game for the whole community to enjoy.

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