Droidcon India

Droidcon's first Indian edition

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.

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Viral Sachde


Building Consumer Electronics Product using Android Operating System.

Submitted Oct 12, 2011

Building Consumer Electronics Product using Android Operating System.


Consumer Electronics field is very huge and includes lot of electronics products other than mobile and tablets. Current Android is used primary in mobile and tablet products. Although, one can use same framework for other applications too. I will try to discuss pros and cons of same too.

You wish to develop some car deck device or touch base device which requires GUI. Also, you wish to use some standard applications, such as PDF reader, Notification, Video Player etc too. You also want incorporate firmware update feature.

Case Study:

Let’s say, You wish to develop refrigerator with touch panel in front, having standard application such as notification, recipe book, video viewer to watch cooking show, streaming music or online radio etc. You would like to see temperature log and make application for making list of grocery items to be procured.

Currently people use one of the following : Embedded Linux , Win CE or some RTOS.

Now for using any of above OS, what developer needs to do is

  • Find right tool-chain
  • Build Kernel
  • Build File system
  • Cross compile standard lib(s)
  • Start developing application or cross compile open src ones.
  • Develop main advance application which is not available. (Say, temperature logger in above case)

With android you can avoid lot of above stuff, but still you need to do few things, which I will try to explain in session.


Other related reference :


Should know what is and role of :

  • kernel
  • operating system
  • processor

Having understanding Android OS Architecture will be good advantage.

Speaker bio

Viral Sachde runs Consumer Electronics Product Design house called Citrus Cycloid Engineering Solution, more details at citruscycloid.com
He has more than 6 years of diverse experience in Consumer Electronics domain.


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