Customing Android: Looking inside the droids belly
Android is becoming the OS of choice for those needing an easy to use embedded operating system.
I’ve spent the last 2.5 years building customised versions of Android to run on various devices for use in the digital signage.
In this talk, I’ll cover the basics of what’s involved in customising Android to work as an embedded OS, with examples for things like video-walls and interactive kiosks and then look at how that can then be extended to sensors and outputs to let your Android device interact with the world and people around it.
There will be code examples, tips for potential pitfalls and coverage of some of the lessons learnt while building devices that are used by opeople out in the real world vs testers in labs.