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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Prashant Hinduja

Smartphone Platform Frameworks - Learning, Similarities and Differences (comparing Android Frameworks with other platforms)

Submitted Nov 2, 2011

Smartphone Platform Frameworks - Learning, Similarities and Differences (comparing Android Frameworks with iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Symbian, MeeGo, Garnet, etc.) -
Anybody who is developing and/or porting Apps across various smartphone platforms/operating systems, needs to evaluate not just the different APIs but mainly the differences and similarities in the platform Framework functionality. Also a developer or designer of Framework components needs to have an idea of what the other platform does and ‘how does it do it’, so that the same functionality can be migrated to Android, based on Android Framework ‘rules’ and components. This session aims to introduce and address both these aspects.


Most of us have grown developing apps and/or libraries on multiple mobile platforms, of course, including Android. This session aims at providing a certain degree of analysis into comparing similarities and differences among variety of popular platforms / operating systems. Some of the questions can be revealed here are - Is custom libc used by any other platform? How is Symbian Active Objects different from Android Loopers? How is the ConnectivityManager of WindowsPhone different from that of the Android? Can Android support multiple UI libraries, like Symbian or Windows Mobile? and many such platform investigations! And finally, what other existing and interesting features can Android further look to adopt from other smartphone frameworks, or does it need to?!


Necessary - Basic knowledge of Android Frameworks components (core and functional) and
Desirable - atleast any one of the other platform - Qt, Hildon, S60, Cocoa, Windows Phone, etc.

Speaker bio

Research Architect, 2001-05, Mumbai & USA - research initiatives with IITB and Princeton team for wireless multimode SoC design and smartphone OS design
Currently Program Head (Training) for Amplify Mindware, Pune - Research, consultant and trainer on variety of Smartphone platforms, including Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, JavaME, BREW, Bada, Symbian, Maemo, Moblin, MeeGo, Chromium, Windows Phone 7, Palm / Garnet, webOS, etc. Providing training inputs to globally renowned top mobile software companies in India, including Samsung, on Android - Apps, Frameworks and Internals.


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