Joseph Annuzzi, Jr. is a freelance software architect, graphic artist, writer, and technical reviewer. He has multiple patent applications in process that leverage emerging mobile technologies and he is currently building the first version of the technology for the Android platform. Joseph has worked with many different programming languages, APIs, and software tools over the years. His favorite development platform is Android. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, and lives where much of the Android action is, Silicon Valley. In his free time, he explores new technologies, travels the globe, and lives an active and healthy lifestyle.
Lauren Darcey is a multi-published Android author with several Pearson books to her credit, along with earlier editions of this book. Lauren is technical leader of Mamlambo, Inc, a firm specializing in mobile development and consulting with Android, iOS, Blackberry and other mobile platforms. She has more than two decades of software development experience under her belt, and is a recognized authority in enterprise architecture and commercial-grade mobile development.
Shane Conder is also a multi-published Android author with several Pearson books to his credit, along with earlier editions of this book. Shane has extensive development experience and has focused his attention on mobile and embedded development for the past two decades. He has designed and developed many commercial apps for Android, iOS, BREW, Blackberry, J2ME, Palm and Windows Mobile, some of which have been installed on millions of phones worldwide.