Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Droidhack with Imerj's Smartpad

On Saturday September 10th we had our latest Ottawa Android Droidhack event with participation from Imerj. They had a number of their new Smartpad devices on hand for everyone to play with and they were providing folks with their SDK.

The Imerj Smartpad is a dual screen Android device not unlike the Kyocera Echo but unlike the Echo the Smartpad does not have a flimsy hinge. The Smartpad opens like a book and doesn't require any flipping, pushing or clicking.

Although the Smartpad does not run stock Android and you will need to get the SDK from Imerj in order to take advantage of the dual screen phone. In the time I had to play with the phone I was able to get a PhoneGap application running on the device without any changes to the application or PhoneGap code.

The next Droidhack will be held on October 8th and the focus of the day will be creating PhoneGap-Android plugins. So if you've ever wanted to learn more about PhoneGap and you'll be in the Ottawa area you should stop on by.

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