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The Zebra ISV technical team has been working with developers for several years. Part of the group’s charter is to provide developer support and testing services. We created these best practices based on common issues we see regularly. We wish to provide developers with guidance on:


  • Common performance and stability mistakes that we have seen many times.
  • How to create the best user experience for their customers.
  • How to best utilize Zebra value added features.


Since we originally published best practices to help avoid some of these issues, the number of test failures has decreased and we have received more questions about how to implement them. This presentation reviews updates to the original and will walk through how to develop and test.





Presented by our Zebra Developer Team members: Robin West, Software Architect and Manuel Caicedo-Rivera,Senior Software Engineer.



We are gearing up for another droidcon in San Francisco November 5-6th, 2017.   Not only is Zebra a  sponsor,  Dan Quagliana, Head of Zebra's Global Developer Relations team, will share his insight on Android security, debunking the myths of its poor reputation.  Google has made great strides and refined their tools and processes to enhance security. Dan's talk Debunking Android Security Myths with Data will put to rest any concerns for Enterprise customers and developers.


Manuel Caicedo-Rivera, Zebra Senior Software Engineer and ISV Validation and Integration Lead, will be heading up a Codelab entitled  Optimizing Usage of Bluetooth Peripheral Devices. He'll highlight  Android API's for discovery and how to connect and manage the connection over Bluetooth. He'll also provide an overview of how Zebra has streamlined this process for our own beacons, printers and scanners.


Join us in San Francisco!




November 5-6, 2017 @ Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco

Since Android Lollipop and with each subsequent release, Google has enabled new set of device management features with powerful new capabilities for the enterprise. Come learn about capabilities you may not have been aware of for security, app distribution, device management control, provisioning, and much more--including the recent announcement of zero-touch functionality which makes all of this easier than ever before. Learn from Android Engineer Andy Zmolek about the latest changes in Android that help the operating system meet the needs of Enterprise customers. Security, GMS, and manageability will be highlighted.


Check out Android Security: Enterprise Security  for additional information.

It was a busy two days September 25th and 26th at droidcon NYC. The Zebra Dev Team was there in full force. The goal of our first presentation, Android Security; An Enterprise Perspective, was to expose developers to Enterprise security requirements on smart phones and how Zebra devices with Mobility DNA, defense in depth dc nyc.jpgin combination with the Android OS, meet those needs.


For many, this talk, given by Chuck Bolan, Zebra Technologies, was new territory. Focusing on current Android threats, why security updates are critical in the enterprise marketplace and the long-life cycle of Android devices, attendees walked away knowing how to speak about security and Enterprise needs when developing on the Android platform. You can view more info on Android Security: Defense in Depth from the APPFORUM event in Prague this past June.




Bring on the Barcode Blasters!

The Barcode Blasters game which challenges people to scan as many barcodes as possible in 10 seconds was a huge hit at Zebra’s booth.

It was a great lead-in to Zebra’s portfolio and Enterprise use cases. barcode blasters dc nyc.jpgBringing the Barcode Blasters to the CodeLabs, Bill Hecox and Robin Chander, Zebra Technologies, guided developers through code needed to integrate Barcode Scanning into apps using DataWedge on Zebra Android Device. Even though this topics seemed new for most, participants were ready to rock! To learn more about Datawedge go here.  


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For updates on events, including droidcon and our Android Workshops, subscribe and listen to our Zebra Dev podcasts on our Soundcloud channel.    Watch for our Zebra Developer team at the next droidcon in San Francisco in November.

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