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The well attended, rapidly paced droidcon Berlin 2017, proved to be a successful event with a plethora of sessions varying in topics from IoT, security, augmented reality with Kotlin used in most of the presentations. Add in a Barcamp where the “un conference” sessions are planned and happen on the spot based on the interest and expertise of those attending. Joining the Barcamp was our own Pietro Maggi, Zebra Developer Evangelist, who stepped in to talk about Barcode Scanning on Android. There was high interest in this technology and those that stuck around for the Barcamp stayed for Pietro’s discussion so it was well attended and well received. One participant posed an interesting question: “When will barcodes go away?”  Good question with a simple answer: no time soon. There is no technology as pervasive, inexpensive, and simplistic that will take its place -at this time.

 

Day two, Pietro Maggi, Zebra, a frequent speaker at droidcon and other events, led a new, impactful session for attendees this year entitled Android Security: An Enterprise Perspective. Addressing Zebra security, Pietro introduce our LifeGuard Security for Android. Zebra’s LifeGuard adds years of security support beyond the norm for OS and your devices. Frequent and easy updates from LifeGuard will enhance security along with easy to install options that you can upload either locally, remotely or via EMM ( Enterpise Mobility Management).

 

 

Join our Zebra Dev Team at some upcoming droidcon events! We’ll be attending, sponsoring and speaking at several droidcon events this year including New York, San Francisco and London.

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Validated Solution: Descartes Mobile

Devices Validated: TC75X, TC56

Region: NALA

 

Abouthttp://developer.zebra.com  https/Descartes Mobile

Descartes Mobile™ reflects the range of mobile needs of the customer and each solution improves operational efficiencies through real-time data exchange with your mobile resource. By keeping the entire enterprise up-to-date on actual status, companies can be more responsive to the fluid nature of business, and customer satisfaction improves due to better visibility.

 

A recognized innovator in fleet management solutions, Descartes has offered market-proven routing and scheduling solutions for over 30 years. With extensive logistics expertise and a leadership tradition in wireless and messaging, Descartes has deployed advanced delivery applications across thousands of mobile resources. Descartes has also made a significant investment into its broad mobile offering, attaining field level experience with an international client base.

 

Descartes Mobile provides integrated two-way wireless communication and advanced tracking, monitoring and reporting capabilities for enhanced logistics execution by enabling fleet managers to interact with their drivers and field personnel in real time. While many competitive solutions are just simple data collection tools, Descartes’ robust mobile solutions can seamlessly integrate with the route plans, collect comprehensive information and enable dispatchers to provide mobile resources with real-time updates.

 

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Our leading-edge technology is flexible and modular. Our mobile applications operate across a broad range of mobile platforms including Windows Mobile® and Android™. We support an extensive variety of devices to support our customers’ unique needs, budgets and technology strategies.

Join us at one of our upcoming Zebra Developer events! Our Android workshops will focus on a variety of technical topics and coding sessions. Please contact your local Zebra team for more details and if you’d like to participate.

  

RomeSeptember 12th
AthensSeptember 14th
Middle East - DubaiSeptember  25th, 26th
PortugalOctober 3rd
TurkeyOctober. 4th
SpainOctober 4th, 5th
AdriaticsOctober 10th, 11th, 12th
ParisOctober 12th
GothenbergOctober 17th
Benelux (Breda)October 19th
Moscow
October 31st
UK
November 1st
ZurichNovember 14th
Middle East - Riyadh**Nov 27-28th
Bucharest**November 28th
Dusseldorf*Dec 7th

* NEW DATE

** Just Added (10.19.17)

Zebra Technologies Europe presented two Android Workshops in Czech Republic on August 30th (Prague) and August 31st (Brno) covering the latest updates from both Zebra and Google Android, and how these apply to Zebra mobile devices. Attendance at both events was excellent and generated many interesting questions and suggestions, which we hope to incorporate in future releases for our developer tools. We look forward to continuing this valuable partner engagement with local meetings, workshops and future APPFORUM events. To participate in future events, please contact your local Zebra Team. 

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APPFORUM 2017 was a great success! We were overwhelmed with the positive response we received from participants. The event was hosted in four cities; Las Vegas, Prague, Shanghai and Melbourne and welcomed people from six continents - sorry no penguins from Antarctica ! This year, we expanded our audience to include tech leaders as well as developers, partners, and end users, offering them the opportunity to engage in conversations about ways to transform the enterprise through innovative software applications.

 

20170731-014.jpg By changing our focus to include industry leaders and experts as our speakers, we had a multitude of companies leading sessions including Android, Microsoft, Yahoo, SAP, SOTI, Baidu, IBM, Philips Lighting, Xamarin and others. Presentations emphasized technology and programming trends in Enterprise software. In Las Vegas, Android kicked off our enterprise conversation focusing on a movement to connect workspaces on the enterprise and how new enhancements on the Android platform enable businesses to deliver smarter, more effective user experiences. Microsoft disclosed how you can leverage IoT Mobile on the Windows platform. Candid discussions with a panel of three CIO’s, moderated by Jeff Schmitz, Zebra CMO, focused on their business challenges and experiences.

 

In Prague, attendees were challenged to not just sit and watch all the disruptive change occurring in the software space, but to take control and drive the change themselves. Throughout the conference the concept of transforming solutions, applications and workflows took over and the audience at APPFORUM was showered with innovative technologies and concepts.

 

In Shanghai, we learned how far advanced China is in the deployment of IoT, cloud and mobility. They already have deployments showcased such as technologies of the future, including cashier-less stores. The mainstage presentations by both Baidu and Microsoft outlined the fascinating progress in their usage and strategy of AI. In Melbourne, the conversations focused on technical trends including how Zebra is responding to technology changes in the enterprise and how we are collaborating with the Android team.20170731-062.jpg

 

A plethora of breakout sessions focused on such topics as Android security challenges, working across multiple platforms such as with tools like Xamarin, evaluating new languages like Kotlin, predictions for the future of mobile computing, and the future of vertical use cases and pain points.  Our platinum sponsor Ivanti talked about the move to Android and NiceLabel discussed the future of mobile printing for developers.

 

In addition to some spectacular mainstage presentations and breakout sessions, the Mini-Hacks proved to be a huge success in Las Vegas and Prague. The developers relished diving deep into code topics such as scanner integration, browser print, and printing with Xamarin. Being able to connect with experts first-hand, face-to-face was truly beneficial. To view sessions and presentations go here.

 

APPFORUM identified a true need for Zebra, our partners and customers to continue conversations about how we will shape the future through architecting and building enterprise software.  Watch for our support of these efforts to address top technical trends through our tech blogs, Dev { TALKS }, Dev Kitchens, Android Workshops, and increased participation in events on the forefront of change such as droidcon Berlin, droidcon San Francisco and more! Together we can Innovate. Engage. Transform.

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