Blake Meike

Blake Meike

Android Everywhere!

Oakland, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Java
  • OO-development
  • Android
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Blake Meike is a passionate engineer, code poet and, as of very recently, a founding member of Twitter University. Before coming to Twitter, as an Android Evangelist for Open Source Trainers, Marakana, Blake taught nearly a thousand people the science of writing Android apps that aren't toys. He has more than 20 years of coding experience, most of it with Java, building systems as large as Amazon's massively scalable AutoScaling service and as small as a pre-Android OSS/Linux and Java based platform for cell-phones. He is co-author of O'Reilly's bestselling "Programming Android" and Wiley's new "Enterprise Android". He holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Dartmouth College and lives in San Francisco Bay Area.

Check out my latest book, Enterprise Android. It lays out a solid, reliable and secure way of managing enterprise data in a mobile environment:

Programming Android Programming Android
by Zigurd Mednieks , Laird Dornin , Blake Meike , Masumi Nakamura
Second Edition October 2012
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $35.99

Programming Android Programming Android
by Laird Dornin , Zigurd Mednieks , Blake Meike , Masumi Nakamura
July 2011
Ebook: $35.99

Webcast: Android Honeycomb Fragments: Creating Large-Screen UIs for Android Devices
September 09, 2011
When Android was used nearly exclusively for very small screens, the one-activity/one-screen UI worked very well. Users moved from screen to screen to access different parts of a program's interface, and the Activity class (Android's concept of...

Webcast: Concurrent programming in Android
September 29, 2011
Until quite recently, mobile platforms were a pretty safe place to run concurrent programs. Since they had only a single, simple processor, even programs that took completely unsafe liberties were still likely to run without error, most of the time. ...

"This book is great for reading from cover to cover as well as using it as a reference. I plan on keeping this book by my side. This book is for anyone looking to get into Android programming or anyone looking for direction on building Android applications with the latest APIs, tools, and best practices."
--Tad Anderson, Real World Software Architecture

"An excellent introduction and guide to building smartphone applications for the Java-based Android environment..."
--Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"I was really excited to hear that there was an O'Reilly Android book out, and I'm equally excited to be able to say that it's exceeding my expectations at every turn they put into being cross-platform, often providing details for Linux and Mac OS X as well as Windows..."
--Dave Josephsen, ;login: The Usenix Magazine, October 2009

"I'm no super developer and I need stuff like this, that can take things a little more slowly and make it all clear. "
--JR Peck,

"An excellent introduction and guide to building smartphone applications for the Java-based Android environment, which has been developed by Google. "
--Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing