Android Application Development

It seems like all my free time (time off work) is dedicated to playing around with Android application development. It's awesome. Today I read a bunch of AndroidHive.info, watched the Google Developer's YouTube Channel and integrated Picasso into an app I am building. Future goals:

  • Work on Android apps full-time.
  • Build a Glass app.
  • Work on Chromecast / Nexus Player apps.
  • Ship dozens of pixel-perfect, RESTful apps using Volley, Laravel / Laravel Forge as a starting point.
  • Deploy apps using Google App Engine and other Google Cloud Services.
  • Integrate Google Play services into apps, including Google Maps and the new GPS locating API.
  • Android Auto app.

About Me

Random facts about me:

  • I went to WordCamp 2014. I really love WordPress.
  • This site is currently hosted with Flywheel. I used to use Rackspace, but I kept having problems. Flywheel isn't bad.
  • I once won first place in a Texas State piano competition. I played Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody #10, and the Hydan Sonata in C major.
  • I don't play music anymore.
  • I love Katy Perry, Usher, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, and many other artists.
  • Applause by Lady Gaga used to be my favorite song. Then it was Birthday by Katy Perry. Now I don't know what my favorite song is.
  • I have watched more than 260 hours of lynda.com training. And most of that was from the past 12 months.
  • I also pay for Laracasts and Treehouse. I'm thinking about signing up for¬†pluralsight.com as well.
  • I love online training.
  • I spend most of my time at the computer.
  • I love building Android apps.
  • I am constantly on Twitter.
  • I read every tweet in my timeline.
  • I probably listen to music for 3-4 hours per day.
  • I pay for Google Play Music All Access. One of the best $10/mo. I pay for. Definitely.
  • Right now I'm listening to Maps by Maroon 5. It's a great song.
  • I love my Nexus 7.
  • I work as a software engineer at Ingram Technologies. You can see the website I built (with WordPress) at http://www.ingramt.com/
  • I have a Samsung Galaxy S4.
  • I'm thinking about getting the Nexus 9.
  • When March comes 2015 comes around, I'll probably upgrade to the Nexus 6. I'm definitely an Android person.
  • I love Android Studio.
  • I love watching TV shows on Netflix.
  • I've watched these shows on Netflix from beginning to end: House of Cards, Breaking Bad, The Office, Lost, Orange is the New Black, Dexter.
  • I have always lived in Northwest Austin, Texas.
  • If I could only read one thing for the rest of my life, it would be the New York Times.
  • I use Feedly. I read it every single day. Tuts+ Code, Smashing Magazine, ReadWrite, and more.
  • My twitter handle is @DanielMalone - I tweet every day. Just about.