Ich möchte Euch ein Interview nicht vorenthalten, das diese Woche bei whatsupandroid herausgekommen ist.
Die Android Szene vergrößert sich zusehend. Hier in den USA ist es ganz deutlich zu spüren. Man sieht viele Android Commercials. Und obwohl Android gar nicht aktiv von Google beworben wird, kennen bereits viele Leute Android.
whatsupandroid berichtet ganz allgemein über das Thema "Android". Das Interview ist auf Englisch. Ich habe nur Teile hier einkopiert. Den Rest könnt Ihr lesen, wenn Ihr über den o.g. Link geht.
AndroidPIT is the largest Android German Site. They have managed to gather a huge following of android fans through their detailed, informative app reviews and the latest android news, particularly relating to Germany and Europe. Even though Android is a global movement, devices and services are not necessarily equal worldwide, much less available. New android devices that come out in the U.S. often make it across the big pond after the mainstream global hype, if they do at all. For example, the Motorola DROID (Android 2.0) Version with the FREE Google Maps Navigation feature is called the Motorola Milestone in Germany and comes with MOTONAV’s turn-by-turn navigation system, trial version only. Sites like AndroidPIT then become of central importance for the specific communities they serve by gathering and deciphering pertinent news and relaying it to their followers.
A familiar face for AndroidPIT is Fabien Röhlinger, who, at the time of writing, is taking a helicopter ride over the city of New York, HTC Style. I wish I could say that I am doing this interview sitting beside Fabien in the helicopter but that isn’t so. I met Fabien on Twitter (@AndroidPIT) and was impressed by the AndroidPIT.de site. The site looked professional, there was a lot of information on Android that ranged from App Reviews, Device specs, an active forum and an entertaining blog. I was also impressed by the German communities involvement in testing apps and sharing their reviews on the site. I knew that I wanted to get the inside scoop on AndroidPIT so I asked Fabien for an interview.
A funny thing happened before the interview. I actually met Fabien in Berlin at DroidCon 2009 (the first Android conference in Germany). He was sitting in the buffet area of a large conference space talking to someone. I was passing by his table with a plate of food and a man stood up and called out my name. It was Fabien. Such a warm, friendly and inviting personality. It’s no wonder AndroidPIT has such an active participation of people. It turned out that Fabien was doing a presentation that afternoon on Design and Usability. What a pleasure it was to see him in action. Not only is he engaging, but boy, does he really know his stuff!
The following are the interview questions I had posed to Fabien before I met him at DroidCon 2009. They are divided into two categories A. General background questions about Fabien and B: More AndroidPIT and Android focused questions.