Today we are proud to announce another speaker for March of the Droids 2016: Mario Viviani of Amazon Appstore.

amazon_appstore_logoMario Viviani is Technology Evangelist at Amazon Appstore UK. He started mobile development in 2010, focusing on the Android platform. In 2011 he founded the mobile-focused startup Mariux Apps, developing both consumer-oriented and third-party apps, where he published more than 90 apps and reached more than 12 million total downloads. In 2013 he was awarded by Google of the Google Developer Expert title for Android, and has spoken at worldwide events including Droidcon, Android Developer Days, TEDx and Google I/O. Mario has also been an active part of the startup community. In 2015 he joined Amazon, where as Technology Evangelist he engages with the developer community and companies, presents Amazon newest technologies and ensures mobile app developers are up-to-date on Amazon devices and services.

headshot-HQMario’s talk, “Bringing Your App to the Living Room: Android Development on Amazon Fire TV” will give us some insights into how app developers can bring their apps to the Fire TV and distribute through the Amazon Appstore.

He’ll look into how mobile development is not just about mobile devices anymore, will dive into the Leanback Android support library and will give an understanding of how to take advantage of the big TV screen while using new patterns for app UI and navigation through remotes.

Mario will also be around at the Code Kitchen event on Friday and be able to point you in the right direction for loads of free resources, to answer any questions about Android development and how you can monetise your apps through Amazon Appstore. Start following him today on Twitter @mariuxtheone

Did we mention prizes? As well as Mario’s participation at March of the Droids 2016, Amazon Appstore will also be providing two Amazon Fire TV with Game Controllers! Look out for a social competition before and during the event and follow @AmazonAppDev on Twitter for announcements – and remember to come at the Amazon Appstore talk, one prize will be handed out as part of Mario’s talk!