Droidcon India 2012

India's largest Android Conference

About Droidcon

Droidcon is a two day international conference that's all about Android. It brings together luminaries from all aspects of the Android ecosystem - solo app developers, visual and interaction designers, software startups, enterprise software leaders, robotics and arduino wizards, kernel and ROM hackers, OEMs and platform providers, and technology enthusiasts.

Tickets

Tickets are available from droidcon.doattend.com.

Proposal Selection Process

The proposal funnel below will enable you to submit a session and vote on proposed sessions. It is a good practice introduce yourself and share details about your work as well as the subject of your talk while proposing a session.

Each community member can vote for or against a talk. A vote from each member of the Program Committee is equivalent to two community votes. Both types of votes will be considered for final speaker selection.

It's useful to keep a few guidelines in mind while submitting proposals:

  1. Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.

  2. Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.

  3. Buy a slot to pitch whatever commercial tool you are backing.

Making a funnel submission does not guarantee final selection. While selected speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event, proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the Early Geek price of Rs. 1800.

Sessions at this year's Droidcon are 30 minutes each, including transition time. You have 20 minutes to present and 5 minutes for Q&A, with the remaining 5 minutes for the next presenter to begin setting up while you answer the last set of questions.

If you have material that will need more than 30 minutes, consider:

  1. Skipping the first part of your presentation and making it more advanced level, or
  2. Splitting it into two proposals. The Program Committee will work with you to schedule your (selected) sessions back-to-back for continuity.

Sections

The main overarching themes for this years Droidcon are grouped into five sections.

App Demos

Level: Intermediate

  1. 15 minute demo of app you've built (yourself or as part of a team)

  2. 30 minute deep dive into one specific unique problem you dealt with and how you solved it. Problem can be technical or UX.

  3. 15 minute Q&A

One spot will be reserved for a featured hacknight demo (or a short demo of all apps)

Workshops

Level: Beginner

  1. 15 minutes of concepts via slides

  2. 30 minutes of show and tell

  3. 15 minutes of interactive guidance with audience

Topics should address specific areas - for instance a) Using Fragments, b) Building basic animations, c) Using WebView, d) Offline Storage & Cache.
Prior registration is required, all attendees must bring laptops with SDK & tools preinstalled.
Speakers must ensure sessions can be run without Wi-Fi access if needed.

Specialized Topics

Level: Intermediate

  1. NFC / Android Beam

  2. Sensors

  3. Arduino

  4. DLNA & Media / Google TV

  5. Gaming

  6. Multi-modal Apps

  7. Enterprise App Development

  8. UX Patterns & Challenges

  9. Designing apps for the Indian market

Platforms, Tools & Libraries

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Usage of open source platforms, tools & libraries like Eclipse, PhoneGap, Kirin, jQuery Mobile, etc. Proprietary tools need to be sponsored sessions.

General Topics

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

  1. Using Fragments

  2. Whats new in Jelly Bean

  3. Designing for different form factors

  4. Tackling Fragmentation

  5. Marketing & Monetizing Android Apps

The Program Committee may recommend that some proposals under General Topics be considered under the Workshops or Specialized Topics section depending on the nature of the content.

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Pankaj Bharadiya

@bpankajl

Android Accessory development with Beaglebone

Submitted Sep 26, 2012

Smartphones and Tablet users are increasing at an exponential rate every year, it is growing beyond the PC market. Every phone and Tablet can have an accessory that can cater to application specific needs such as audio docking stations, exercise machines, personal medical devices, weather stations and so on.

This talks helps in understanding the concepts of building an Android accessory using TI’s AM335x based Beaglebone. This also gives the details on protocol, framework, application development, debugging methods and so on.

Outline

With Android 3.1, the Android platform introduced Android Open Accessory support, which allows external USB hardware (an Android USB accessory) to interact with an Android-powered device in a special accessory mode. Android USB accessories are specifically designed to attach to Android-powered devices and adhere to a simple protocol (Android accessory protocol) that allows them to detect Android-powered devices that support accessory mode.
With majority of smart phones and tablets using Android today, an Android open accessory standard provides a vital link between phones,tablets and other Android powered devices, and embedded systems which are pervasive in our daily life.Android accessories can be audio docking stations, exercise machines, personal medical testing devices, weather stations, or any other external hardware device that adds to the functionality of Android.
Beaglebone Android accessory kit gives you freedom to innovate and develop new accessories for Android devices. It provides an easy to use development kit that will help to take Android accessories at next level.

Speaker bio

Khasim Syed Mohammed and Pankaj Bharadiya

Khasim and Pankaj work for Texas Instruments and currently leading the accessory development project to be hosted on http://arowboat.org

They have more than 2 years of Android experience and are experts in Embedded systems.

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