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 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.


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)

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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Utpal betai


Live Currency Conversion - App

Submitted Oct 16, 2012

To show how to integrate web services freely available and parse JSON. This is must have skill for anybody who wants to be a mobile app developr.


Convert from any currency to any currency, Display current rates, check for net availability and parse JSON.


Projector, Android, Eclipse, Internet Connection or WiFi

Speaker bio

Consulting, IT project/program management, Business analysis, Project management, Web development/design, Education (faculty), Systems analysis,Project Estimation

Application Developer and Project Manager in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in E-Commerce Solutions. Always interested in social media integration and Web 2.0

Details of Seminars & Workshops Conducted So far

Dates Institute

11th August, 2010 S. K. Patel Institute of Management
21st August, 2010 Ahmadabad Education Society ICS
27th August, 2010 Shri Jairambhai Patel Institute of Business
17th September, 2010 Ganpat University, MCA Dept.
21St September, 2010 L. J. Institute of Computer Applications
13th October, 2010 C. Patel Institute of Computer Applications
11th March, 2011 Indus Institute of Technology & Engineering,
14th March, 2011 Sarvoday College of Management & Technology
October, 2011 Government Engineering College, Modasa

2 Day Workshop on Mobile Application Development Using Android.

8- 9 December, 2010 NICM, Gandhinagar
7- 8 April, 2011 GCET, V. V. Nagar
9-10 September, 2011 Parul Institute, Baroda
5-6 March, 2012 Charusat, Changa
31st March-1st April, 2012 SVBIT, Gandhinagar (Organized by GTU)
7th April-8th April, 2012 GCET, V V Nagar (Organized by GTU)
14th April-15th April, 2012 AYDIT, Kosamba (Organized by GTU)
21st April-22nd April, 2012 AITS, Rajkot (Organized by GTU)


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