Harun Wangereka

Google Developer Expert for Android | Android Engineer | Co-organizer droidconKE, Android254 & Kotlin Kenya | Android Author @raywenderlich.com

Talk Title

Transforming farmer’s lives using Android in Kenya






10:50 > 20 min


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Imagine if you could change the lives of farmers using Android. We did that! This is the story of how Apollo Agriculture relies on two Android apps, both fully written in Kotlin, are offline first and heavily rely on Server Side Driven UI to render the UI components.

We'll take a deep dive into the challenges we face when developing apps for devices with low memory, low internet bandwidth, offline-first approach and some of the key lessons we've learnt so far. This talk will show how our server-side UI approach works, and some of the reasons that made us adapt this. Additionally, the talk covers the tools we use to make this possible: an internal tool called "Choice Expressions" and an implementation of JsonSchema, both used to build UIs from a set of conditions.

Lastly, we'll talk about some of our future plans, including but not limited to adopting Jetpack Compose in the apps.

Speaker Bio

Android Developer who is passionate about creating quality applications. Never tired of learning and building the tech community and helping other developers upscale their skills. I love contributing to open source projects and writing technical articles on Android and Kotlin topics. I am very passionate about giving back to the community and share my knowledge and experiences.