Monday, May 24, 2010

FAQ on Android

What is Android ?

Software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and application framework. In-short everything that goes into making a Mobile.

Why are you passionate about Android?
I always loved working with anything that's related to Java. I stopped working for Palm just because I wasn't comfortable with C++. Still remember my textpad application on Palm.
When I heard of Android being an open source mobile platform, I couldn't stop dreaming of developing the same app on an Android mobile device.
Android is a deadly combination of = Java + Google + Mobile Platform + Open Source

How do I start up with android?
Start off with the Google Online documentation on Android.
Also the Android official blogs and the video tutorials are extremely useful. May be my presentation on Android Anatomy might help ;)
Do watch this Video.

What all software's I need to get started ?
JDK 5 or 6
Eclipse 3.4 or 3.5
Android SDK (any) from 1.5 to 2.2
ADT (Android Development tools)

What’s the future of android?
The future of Android is going to be defined beyond Mobile phones. It is going to be in Set top boxes, microwaves, washing machines, etc. We already have Google TV on android.
Since Android is supported by Google, it’s a thing of the future.
Even Gartner predicts Android to grab No 2 spot by 2012 in the mobile platform.

Which android handset should I buy?
As of now, you can buy a Nexus One (Simply Worth it).

Can U make money out of android?
You can make money out of Android by publishing your applications in Android Market. Shortcut would be to takeup freelancing assignments or get hooked to a big packaged MNC job on android.

Darker side of android?
The darker side would be Fragmentation of the application.
The Android Developer will have the pain to port his application onto different platforms.

Market requirements for android developers?
Skills: Java, C, C++

Book on android:
Professional.Android.2.Application.Development by Reto Meier

Android Training institutes in India?
None are good. Depend on self learning and online tutorial

What’s that 1 thing that makes android rule the mobile space as compared to other mobile platforms?
You can build your own mobile phone from Android source code

Which language do I need to learn to work on android?
If u know any of there languages you are good enough to get started.
- Java
- C
- C++
- Interpreted language like :Python, Lua, Ruby, JS

Being a student if I wish to do my academic project on android, how should I start?
You can start by going to and search for Android projects. There are many start-ups who provide internship.

How to install android and non android application on the real device ?

Good Android Blog’s to follow ?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

What is Love ?

Whenever I meet her I used to ask her “What’s Love ?”

She said, let me tell u my story, and may be that should answer your question.

BTW who is “she” ?

She is the true heroine of the coming story, most beautiful women I ever met, mother of 16 yrs old son, an IT professional. She hardly talks to ppl, used to silently observer me. We first became friends & now I call her “Dee”.

She was the only daughter of a rich farmer from a small village, where girl’s are married off at the age of 16. So was she too married to a farmer of the same village with lot of dowry. Before this, she had got a marriage proposal from an AP University BE gold medalist who fell in love with her when he first saw her 7th Standard photograph. As he was from a different cast her dad rejected the proposal. After her marriage, this lover of hers went insane and lost control of his life. He didn’t took up his Singapore job and was boycotted by his family.

After her marriage she forgot what happiness means, she was treated as a salve and was asked to give up her studies. 2 yrs passed & she gave birth to a knowledgeable son. When she visited her home town, this lover of hers came to see her. He just said “How are you ? I will always want to see you happy.” That’s it and he left.

Her eyes filled with tears, one eye with the pain of loosing him and another eye with the happiness of finding a true lover.

Worst was on her way, her husband & in-laws got transfer property paper forcefully signed from her & had plans to kill her. It was 3 pm, she ran on the road to save her life. Reached her parents home where she had left her son & collected pieces of her broken heart to start a new beginning. Completed her graduation, took up computer classes & started her career in a MNC. This period was a struggle for her, but was possible due to her parents support.

Today she is in her early 30s, beautiful as ever, taking care of her 3 children [Mom, dad & her son].Has never seen what happiness is like, takes all pressure, pain & sorrow just to see her children happy. I dedicate the mother’s day to this lady.

Wherever she is, she is always looking out for her mad lover “Ramchandraju”. She is still looking for him & wishes to see him at-least once. That’s true love, as she believes wherever he would be he would be praying & wishing for her good.

I found my answer for the question, which I used to always ponder about.

“What is love ?“

It’s the space that we give him in our heart & worship him. Pray for his goodness & wishing him to be happy wherever he is. It’s not about talk, touch or meets but its about feeling him from within. It is pure & divine. You are ready to die 100 times, just to live a movement together. Love is patient, love is kind. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.