I work with a very persistent young lady who really, really wants me to promote the Android TO conference. Sorry... I've just been told it's actually the AndroidTO conference. My bad.
Coincidentally, I'm days away from reviewing the Motorola Xoom, a tablet running Android. The Xoom is my first foray into the world of Android, and if I were to become an Android bigot, I very well might be interested in this AndroidTO conference taking place in Toronto on October 26.
This was sent to me by Farah.
Celebrate Everything Android at the Second Annual AndroidTO Conference:
Smart phones are an asset in our lives. Almost half of internet users are now accessing the internet through their mobile phones. Amongst the usual suspects in the smartphone market, a recent report by Cansalys stated that the Android smartphone is leading this change. Worldwide smartphone shipments grew 73% year over year, but Android grew much faster – 379% year over year. The analysis firm tracked smartphones in 56 countries and Android was the most distributed in 35 of them. For the last quarter, Android reached 48% global market share.
Canada has lagged behind in adoption of Android-based handsets with March 2011's ComScore results indicating Android only has 12.2% penetration in the smart phone market. However, with the availability of better handsets at lower price point – this is expected to drastically increase over the next two to five years.
To encourage consumer, developer and marketer adoption in Canada, the second annual AndroidTO conference is back on October 26th, 2011 – the only conference in Canada that celebrates everything Android to the fullest. This one day event is dedicated to Android enthusiasts and developers who will learn about the Android platform and the opportunities surrounding it.
LEARN from the Best
AndroidTO offers a diverse line up of workshops and panels presented by Canadian and international mobile industry leaders. Learn in depth about the latest mobile technology trends and how you can leverage these effectively in your businesses.
CONNECT with the Right People
Learn about the world of Android from industry leading developers, hardware manufacturers and thought-leaders. Make contacts and share best practices with like-minded individuals in the community!
EVOLVE your Qualifications
Take an accelerated path to the skills you need to advance your career path and increase your professional value. Be the Android expert.
Leave with ACTIONABLE Knowledge
Prepare to add new value back in the real world, with an extended skill set you can put to use immediately. Gain insight from Android users to see what they have to say about your new Android projects.
A Few Conference Highlights
• Melody Adhami, COO at Plastic Mobile and crowned the "Queen of Apps" by Globe and Mail will be introducing Joomo - an automated platform that enables anyone to create high-quality native mobile applications across all mobile devices.
• Joe Lallouz, New York resident and lead Android developer at Hashable will be revealing the results of his unofficial poll amongst the top NYC Android app developers (Foursquare, GroupMe, Hashable). Find out what they wish they knew about Android development that wasn't in the Android Google docs.
• Andy Smith, Production Manager at Get Set Games (makers of the wildly popular Mega Jump) will present how the company is finding ways to make Mega Jump Android stand out, engage and monetize players, and the Android specific issues they have run into while trying to make Android a viable platform for a small company.
For more information, please visit: www.androidto.com.
This Android conference promises to be the most Android Android conference in this most Android of Android cities. Happy Android to y'all.