Yesterday, I came across an interesting Google I/O session from the GoogleDevelopers’ YouTube channel. You’re right, I haven’t even the slightest clue when it comes to Android development, but I do find it weirdly peaceful to listen to sessions while I work. One of the more interesting ones I came across was the “Making Good Apps Great: More Advanced Topics for Expert Android Developers.” While eaves dropping on the video, I noticed a few familiar “bleeps and bloops” from my childhood and almost lost my sh*t at what I stumbled onto.
While introducing the 3 main techniques developers can use to build better Android apps — Invisibility, Efficiency and Reliability — each topic was introduced with a quick, 16-bit-esque Android cartoon, that was equal parts nostalgic and “epic win.” The kids still say that, right? Either way, I just wanted to share with you the old-school bitmapped cartoons that warmed my heart. Hopefully they’ll bring a smile to your face like they did mine. (Protip: pause and take a screen shot for a totally awesome/retro wallpaper for your desktop). Enjoy!
Oh, and for our developer friends out there who might have missed the session, you can watch the entire presentation here. For more on Android app development, check out Reto Meier’s blog here. The guy responsible for the amazing animations posted a blog entry along with a ton of background info, going into depth on all the easter eggs found in the clips. [IGN Pandamusk]