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Android Sensors: What Can Your Android Sense For You

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 315
Greg Milette , Independent Software Developer - gregorym gmail com
Adam Stroud


A discussion of the use of Android Sensors


Based on Greg and Adam's book, “Android Sensor Programming”, this will be a discussion of how to program the Android to use its rich set of sensors, but will be targeted toward a more general audience.

Greg and Adam will show how Android's Sensors can:

  • See Android Logos
  • Hear claps and singing
  • Understand obscure words with speech recognition
  • Do stuff with NFCs


Greg Milette is a programmer, author, entrepreneur, and musician who loves writing practical Android apps, wiring Arduino hardware, and implementing great ideas. He is the founder of Gradison Technologies, Inc, contributor to StackOverflow, drummer, and father of two.
Adam Stroud is the lead developer for the Android version of RunKeeper. He is a self-proclaimed “phandroid” and is an active participant in the Android virtual community on StackOverflow and Android Google groups.


  1. Book, "Professional Android Sensor Programming" (Amazon; Jun 5, 2012)

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