Droidcon is India's first national Android conference and is a part of the worldwide Droidcon series of events. This is a technical conference, for developers by developers.
Sessions are for 45 minutes each (30 speaking, 5 Q&A, 10 transition). We will have three parallel tracks over two days, with 8 sessions per track per day. Workshop sessions are 60 minutes each (50 speaking, 10 minutes for transition between rooms).
We recommend you illustrate your sessions with demos of your own code and applications. Please refrain from making a pitch without explaining how it works, as your primary audience will be developers.
Sessions will be ranked by community voting and selected by a program committee with representation from the local community and the international Droidcon events. Confirmed speakers get free tickets to the event. Anyone who proposes to speak but isn't confirmed will still get early bird pricing. If you've proposed to speak, there's no need to rush to buy a ticket. We'll be in touch with you.
Participants may reserve their tickets from http://droidcon.doattend.com.
The event will have three parallel tracks. The list below will be consolidated down to three by the program committee.
Android UI design secrets: How to go from just-okay to wow!
Understand what simple tools you (as a developer or a designer) can use to make your user interface go from just the average run-of-the-mill Buttons and EditTexts to something that makes your users shout out ‘wow’.
That’s right, leverage ready-to-use constructs to make different, easy-to-use and eye-catching user interfaces on phones and tablets for your existing apps!
Developers don’t really have time for UI, or do they?
This talk will let you to turbo charge your User Interface by helping you to
- Discover some very simple yet powerful design constructs that developers and designers can leverage to make amazing user interfaces in minutes. Move beyond the simple Buttons and other basic Views that you are used to and use these ‘secret’ constructs that are readily available.
- Understand where these constructs are located and learn how to use them (either already preset in the Android SDK/API or are available publicly for download)
- Walk through a sample app that uses these constructs. See how a very simple/boring/average user interface can be transformed into something amazing using these very tools!
Soham has been involved in Android development for about 2 years now. Apart from being an active member of the android ecosystem, he is also one of the co-organizers of the Bangalore Android User Group.
His first android app -Todotodo will be launched in Nov, 2011 during droidcon :)