AndroidGuys: Developer Spotlight Series

Up until now, Androidguys was your premier site for the latest news and opinion about Android and the Open Handset Alliance. As of today, we are going to delve a little deeper and start giving you a little bit of insight into what developers working on Android are running into. The kind of software being worked on, how it will benefit the end user, and what expectations to have are all things that interest us. We’re here to pull back the curtain and let you take a peek as to what is going on behind the scenes. Down the road, we will do what we can to get the word out about these developers and their software. We’ll even host the software if you’d like.

Our first spotlight will be on one David M. who reached out to us from a post we had on a Google Group. We sent him a handful of questions and asked him to be as vague or as specific as he felt comfortable. Here are his answers.

What type of program are you writing for Android?
We are working on a social networking type of application.

Have you written for any other mobile OS?

Is Android easier or harder to write for than you expected?
Even though I have never done anything other than “Hello World” type things in java, I am finding it very easy.

Are you working alone or on a team?
A team

Do you have an idea as to when your program will be available?
I am hoping to have a proof of concept in time for the challenge.
How do you feel Android will impact the overall mobile market?
I personally feel that there is a real potential for it to have a major impact.

Is your program aimed at consumers or enterprise?

Do you plan to write more applications for Android?

What excites you most about Android?
The fact that the SDK is easy to use; and it’s new.

Were you motivated by the Developers Challenge to start writing software?
I was motivated before I learned about the challenge, but the challenge did heat up the fire under my butt to do something.

Thanks David! We appreciate you taking the time answer a few questions.

If you are a developer working alone, or on a team, we want to hear from you! Email us at and let us know. We’ll be happy to spotlight any developer out there, regardless of size or programming skill.


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