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Workshop: Deliver private, secure Android apps with ease

use our free software libraries to handle the tricky bits

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Mobile phones have become central to our private lives, full of intimate messages, private pictures, and a huge amount of details of our personal lives. This private information can easily leak out in so many different ways, yet the user experience feels very private. When we look at our mobile screens, it feels like no one else can see what we are seeing unless we show them. Unfortunately, it is difficult for app developers to deliver on this implicit promise made to users.

For companies, we see that data about people can be very lucrative business. It is also increasingly apparent that having too much data about users can destroy your business if that information gets hacked and dumped onto the internet.

Building apps that can securely contain private can be hard to do, but it does not have to be. Guardian Project’s central goal is to make it as easy as possible. We take cutting edge security research and bundle it up into free, easy to use libraries. These libraries make it very easy to protect precious data on the device and over the internet. These libraries use APIs that developers already know (e.g. android.database.*, java.io.*) so the ramp up time for developers is really fast. This workshop will give an overview of our suite of libraries, including SQLCipher-for-Android, private file stores, and hardened network connections. Then we will help you start incorporating them in your own apps, providing a wealth of examples including sample code, real world apps that use these libraries, and UI/UX patterns that work well.