Viktor Mukha

Paradox Cat GmbH, Principal Software Architect

Talk Title

Custom Launcher – Why and How do I build one?






17:20 > 40 min


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What is the very first thing you see when you unlock your android device? In most cases you would be presented with a launcher. The UI of this launcher is crucial to providing the right user experience. Android is running on a vast variety of hardware: smartphones, tablets, TVs, cars, etc.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to implement a custom launcher? Let us take you on a ride with us and play around. Who knows, maybe you will see how to create a launcher for a spacecraft?

Speaker Bio

Viktor is quite new to android. Although his first android apps for a research institute were developed in 2012, he has always stayed more of a C++ nerd. This until he joined Paradox Cat GmbH, with a mission to build a custom Android Automotive OS. By now he has had his hands on everything from the kernel, AOSP build system, HALs, and System Services to the actual android applications running in a car.
In his spare time, Viktor is either making music or doing other home projects, exploring all possible technologies not limited to android.