Last night Sean and I attended the 2nd meetup of the Android Alliance here in Philadelphia (@androidphilly). The meetup was hosted on the 45th floor of the Comcast building and featured Arpit Mathur and Frank Panko as speakers for the event.
Arpit (@arpit) gave a good talk about design patterns, or paradigms, that have developed over-time on mobile devices. Highlighting different ways in which users interact, such as dashboard views, pivot views, and overall layout of key interactive elements, Arpit provided a great evaluation as to why certain methods have succeeded and others have failed.
Frank Panko (@aviewfrommyseat), developer of A View From My Seat, took a bit more technical of an approach to his talk. He provided a great introduction to utilizing XML in Android development to keep projects organized, efficient, and small. It was a fantastic starting point as a person interested in Android development to understanding good practices for starting new projects.