DroidCon Bucharest Interview series with Jon Reeve

JON REEVE Freelance Mobile Developer, Director Wasabi Code.

1. Tell us few words about yourself and your passion regarding Android.
I love mobile and wearable tech for it's ability to integrate with and change our lives. I also enjoy taking things apart and seeing how they work, so the openness of Android was what got me to ditch my PDA for a smartphone and had me lining up to buy the G1 all those years ago. I still miss that keyboard :) I also love good clean, well tested code, and get a great satisfaction from wrestling something that doesn't meet that description into shape.

2. What was the most difficult task that you have faced as a developer or in your activity ?
One of the most frustratingly difficult yet satisfying things I've ever done in development was probably reverse engineering an outdated, no-longer-supported, proprietary audio codec, in order to recover a lot of material for a broadcaster. When the results finally stopped squealing in my ears and started playing something, that was pretty special. Otherwise maybe just doing times + dates with the Java Date + Calendar API. That's pretty tough ;)

3. What is the most interesting part in your presentation which would catch the attention of your audience ?
Some ridiculously easy tips to show just how easy and useful it is to reverse engineer Android apps, and... some fantastically cheesy stock photos!