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Daniele Bonaldo is an Android developer at Novoda and Google Developer Expert for Wearables.
He’s passionate about photography and wearable technologies.
Before working at Novoda, he worked at i’m Spa, an Italian startup where he had the chance to play with the Android platform while developing one of the first smartwatches on the market ("Doing smartwatchases before it was cool" as they said).
Now he loves to work on everything related to the Android ecosystem, from Chromecast to Wear to smart mirrors.
The most popular mobile operating system is known to be Android. One of the main reasons for its popularity is its ability to run on a huge number of devices, not only on phones and tablets. We find Android on TVs, watches, cars, even fridges and mirrors.
Android Wear is the version of the operating system specifically designed to extend the Android platform to wearables, with particular attention to smartwatches. These devices allow the user to consume information in a completely different way than traditional handheld devices: Data is presented at the right time depending on the user's context, and interaction is less invasive and time-consuming than in a phone app.