Zigurd Mednieks is a consultant to leading OEMs, enterprises, and entrepreneurial ventures creating Android-based systems and software. Previously he was Chief Architect at D2 Technologies, a voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology provider. There he lead engineering and product definition work for products that blend communication and social media in purpose-built embedded systems and on the Android platform. He is lead author of the top-selling O'Reilly title Programming Android, which will be updated in multiple upcoming editions.
Zigurd is also the lead author of Enterprise Android, to be published by Wiley's WROX imprint in 2013. Enterprise Android is the first book to focus on database-centric Android applications.
Zigurd is a 25 year veteran of user interface, telephony, and social media product creation in the computing and telecommunications industries. He co-authored Android Application Development, published by O'Reilly in 2009, writing chapters on telephony and inter-process communication. In 1986, his first book, C programming Techniques for the Macintosh, co-authored with his wife-to-be Terry, was published by Howard W. Sams & Co. and went into several printings.