From Nothing to Nirvana in Minutes: Cloud Backend for Your Android Application

Brad Abrams, David Chandler, Grzegorz Gogolowicz

The best Android applications take full advantage of the cloud to power great user experiences. This talk shows, in detail, how to use the server-code optional backend on the Google Cloud Platform to store application and game state in the cloud. We will then walk through adding your own custom logic via Google Cloud Endpoints and the Google Plugin for Eclipse. For a more in depth look at the session content, read Brad Abram's writeup "Google I/O 2013 Session Overview: From Nothing to Nirvana in Minutes: Cloud Backend for your Android Application – Building Geek Serendipity" (

  • Brad Abrams

    Brad Abrams is a Lead Product Manager on the Google Cloud Platform team where he is currently responsible for the developer, admin and mobile experiences.  

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  • David Chandler

    David Chandler is an Android Developer Advocate in Atlanta. He fell in love with programming at age 14 on his TI-99/4A and has since worked on everything from a spaceborne GPS receiver to Internet banking and mobile apps. His most recent open source projects are basic-http-client and storm-gen, a lightweight SQLite wrapper for Android. Chandler blogs about Java Web and mobile development at

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  • Grzegorz Gogolowicz

    Grzegorz Gogolowicz is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Google and Tech Lead for Mobile Backend Starter. Grzegorz also defined the reference architecture and authored a solution paper covering mobile solutions on Google Cloud Platform.

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