After a fun and productive Flex 4 release, I decided to get small; the time had come for me to do some mobile development. In particular, I wanted to work on Android. So a few weeks ago, I joined Google to work on the Android SDK. For starters, I'm working on animation support (surprise, surprise), but I'm sure I'll end up tinkering throughout the UI toolkit and graphics layers. You know, the fun stuff.
By the way, if you want to know more about this personal career decision, I'll try to answer all of your possible questions here, in no particular order:
- Flex is awesome, Flex 4 is even better. Honestly, I wouldn't have wasted the last year's worth of weekends and evenings writing Flex 4 Fun if I wasn't totally jazzed about Flex 4 as a great client platform.
- Yes, but only on Tuesdays.
- The coffee is better.
- Of course the comedy at chetchat.blogspot.com will continue! I'm not dead yet!
- Maybe, eventually
- Dental floss
Adobe's doing great things with Flash on Android and Flex on Android. But that's not what I'm doing here at Google, so I won't be posting much new Flex/Flash content here (although I still plan on doing some book-related articles and conference/user-group presentations). It's that finite-time thing - I'm going to be pretty busy just working on what I need to do for Android. I don't know if you've heard, but there's a lot of these devices out there these days; that's a lot of users that need even more awesome UI toolkit software...
For anyone interested in Android development, or in UI/graphics/animation development in general, stay tuned to this blog: I plan to post content here about all of that kind of stuff.