Maksim Lin


Freelance developer & Android specialist

Maksim is a freelance developer who over the years has worked on everything from phone exchanges to large corporate websites to mobile webapps and Android app development. Previously senior developer at the National Gallery of Victoria, he now specialises in Android development and he’s spent the last few years working on various parts of the Android OS from user apps all the way down to the Linux kernel.

YOW! Connected 2014 Melbourne

Customing Android: Looking inside the droids belly


Android is becoming the OS of choice for those needing an easy to use embedded operating system.

I’ve spent the last 2.5 years building customised versions of Android to run on various devices for use in the digital signage.

In this talk, I’ll cover the basics of what’s involved in customising Android to work as an embedded OS, with examples for things like video-walls and interactive kiosks and then look at how that can then be extended to sensors and outputs to let your Android device interact with the world and people around it.

There will be code examples, tips for potential pitfalls and coverage of some of the lessons learnt while building devices that are used by opeople out in the real world vs testers in labs.