At Google IO this year, Brad Abrams and Xavier Ducrohet gave a great presentation on how to use GPE 2.4 to build an App Engine connected Android application. Here's a snippet from Brad's blog, as well as a link to the full post.
Xavier Ducrohet and I had a great time today demoing “BigDaddy” which is the codename for the Google Plugin for Eclipse 2.4 Beta that we released today.
I started off with the following products installed:
Eclipse Helios, Android Developments Tools and, of course the Google Plugin for Eclipse 2.4 beta.
- Download the complete source code for the demo: https://code.google.com/p/cloud-tasks-io.
- See the demo live (but please only use test data): http://androidcloudtasks.appspot.com. For the Android client, browse to the bottom of this page on your phone to find the link to the APK.
- You can also check out the default Big Daddy application: http://bigdaddy-io.appspot.com/
- Access the slides http://www.slideshare.net/brada/androidandroid-app-engine-a-developers-dream-combination
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The full blog post can be found here: Google IO Session Overview: Android + App Engine: A Developer’s Dream Combination.
Be sure to check out the Google IO session page for the video.