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Developing Apps for Daydream and Project Tango

Water Studio 1:30pm

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Starting an App with a Virtual or Augmented reality component is a bit daunting for most. When starting out, frameworks like Unity3D or Unreal Engine simplify a great many things. But, from an Android developer perspective, you need to forget all about the nice APIs and libraries you're used to. You'll need to shoehorn your business logic in frameworks that are designed to build games first, not apps -- not a great proposition. Let's explore the path less traveled together! In this session, we'll see how you can build VR and AR applications, in Java and Android Studio, thanks to Google's Daydream and Tango Java SDKs, plus a few helpful 3D graphics libraries.

Etienne Caron, Shopify

Etienne is a software developer who's worked on all tiers (server, web, mobile and embedded) of large scale software platforms. He is now a Mobile Dev Lead for Shopify. Etienne has been an active member of the Android developer community in Montreal since 2010, and regularly devotes his time to mentoring startups, developers and students in the mobile space. Mentoring has included various subjects, such as client-server architecture, Android design patterns, continuous integration, software development methodologies and general software design. As part of the Montreal Android GDG, he organises meet-ups, hackathons, and gives regular talks on Android-related subjects. Previously, Etienne worked on projects ranging from high-availability stock trading software platforms, all the way to large scale municipal bike sharing systems (London's cycle Hire amongst others). He lives in Montreal with his wife and daughter, and speaks French and English fluently.