Michael Burton is the Director of Mobile Engineering at Groupon. He wrote the Digg, TripIt, OpenTable, and award‐winning Groupon Android apps, among others. He’s flown a project on the space shuttle. He’s spoken on Android application development at conferences in London, Boston, Silicon Valley, Rio de Janeiro, and elsewhere. He’s also the author of RoboGuice, the open‐source dependency injection framework used by thousands of apps, including Microsoft, Nike, and others. Follow Michael on Twitter (@roboguice) or check out RoboGuice at
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A big thank you to the extended Android open‐source community, including Carlos Sessa, Stéphane Nicolas, Manfred Moser, Michael Bailey, and Donn Felker among others, who contributed their code, expertise, and reviews of this book.
Thank you to my boss Greg and to the great Android team at Groupon — Carlos, Alan, Aliya, David, Eric, Hemant, Michael, Richard, Stéphane, Snow, Valampuri, Wentao, Cristian, Andrei, Bogdan, Marius, Alin, and Trevor, who have pushed me to deeply understand the Android platform.
I’d also like to thank my friends at Google, Roman, Boris, and Sarah, without whom the Lollipop sections of this book would have been that much more difficult to write.
Thank you to my team at Wiley for their tireless efforts, especially Maureen, Michael, Kyle, and Andy.
And finally, thank you to Carrie, my friends, and my family ...