The Big Android BBQ starts tomorrow, be sure to get the new app

BBQ Pins

The Big Android BBQ kicks off tomorrow down in Hurst, Texas. If you’re not familiar, the Big Android BBQ is a yearly Android related conference filled with plenty of Android related sessions, various people from the Android community, sponsors, and of course plenty of partying and eating some fine BBQ. Some may even say this is the Android social event of the year. This year’s event is shaping up to be pretty amazing too, with over 30 speakers and over 20 big sponsors all from various aspects of the Android world.

If you’re going to the event, you’ll want to head on over to the Play Store and download the newly released Big Android BBQ app, which graduated from beta earlier today. This year’s app is much more than a simple widget. If you’re a fan of modern Android design and HOLOYOLO, you’ll love this update. Great job Asher Simonds (Desinger), Allie Ogden (Front End), Michael Lipson (Back End).

  • The updated app includes a news feed.
  • A schedule of events, including notifications when your starred session is about to begin.
  • A list of speakers and sponsors.
  • Pins you’ve unlocked, which are virtual badges you’ve earned. (The pins shown above are physical ones you can find at the BBQ.)
  • Your Google+ profile
  • A list of all the people you’ve met and made a connection with via NFC.

I’ll be attending the Big Android BBQ, arriving tomorrow morning. If you’re a Phandroid reader and see me walking around, be sure to stop by and say hello. I love meeting fellow Android enthusiasts. (Bonus: Bring beer.)

Download the Big Android BBQ app on Google Play.

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  • Dvrcowboy

    Biggest android event of the year = Google IO

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      IO is 1) more than just Android and 2) not a 100% volunteer ran event like the BBQ is.

      • Dvrcowboy

        But it is the biggest android event right?

        • http://eichefam.net Paul

          If it makes you feel better, sure.

          • Dvrcowboy

            Gee thanks Paul

  • MITM

    Is a Nexus 5 gifted to anyone daring enough to try the potato salad?

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      Confirmed. Eating the Potato salad yielded me a Nexus 5.

  • Robb Nunya

    I hope that the vendors rely more on Google Plus than twitter this year. I had to create a a twitter account (and deleted it when done) to participate in some of the stuff last year.

  • Corey0928

    Nexus 5 announcement snuck in at the BBQ?

  • NardVa

    I’m going to have to attend this event one year.

  • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

    Really wish this was still in Austin.

  • Joe P

    I’ll be there. I only live a few miles away, so I like having it nearby.