Droidcon is India’s largest Android developer conference, and is part of the world wide series of conferences that happens in London, Paris, Berlin, Netherlands, Tunis, Ankara and Brussels. If you are doing anything with Android, you’d want to be here in Bangalore on Nov 28-30th 2013.
A WIP schedule will be up on the Droidcon India website and will be updated periodically.
Voting is open to attendees who have purchased event tickets. If there is a proposal you find notable, please vote for it and leave a comment to initiate discussions. Your vote will be reflected immediately, but will be counted towards selections only if you hold a ticket. Proposals will also be evaluated by a program committee, consisting of:
- Aravind Krishnaswamy of Levitum is the Program Chair
- Amrit Sanjeev of Intuit and Blrdroid will run the App Demos track.
- Kumar Rangarajan of LittleEyeLabs will run the Systems track.
- Rahul Gonsalves of UnCommon will run the UX track.
- Aravind Krishnaswamy of Levitum will run the Business track.
- Ravi Korukonda of PurpleTalk will run the Gaming track.
- Soham Mondal of Triveous and Blrdroid will run the Workshops.
Proposers must submit presentation drafts as part of the selection process to ensure that the talk is in line with the original proposal, and to help the program committee build a strong line-up for the event.
Final date for submission of proposals Oct 18th, 2013.
First set of pre-confirmations Oct 18th, 2013.
Submission of slide drafts Oct 25th, 2013.
Second set of pre-confirmations Oct 26th, 2013.
Schedule draft posted on site Nov 4th, 2013
Final confirmations Nov 5th, 2013.
Final schedule Nov 8th, 2013
All speakers are requested to be available for officehours during the conference. This will be a scheduled 30 minute block of time during which attendees can meet you at a designated space for open Q&A offstage.
There is only one speaker per session. Attendance is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will cover your travel to and accommodation in Bangalore from anywhere in the world for speakers delivering full sessions (30 minutes or longer). As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. If you are able to raise support for your trip, we will count that as speaker travel sponsorship.
HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.
If your proposal is accepted for a session > 30 minutes long, we will cover your event ticket.
If your proposal is not accepted, you can buy a ticket at the same rate as was available on the day you proposed. We’ll send you a code.
Delighting customers with better “performing” apps
With this increased versatility, as a mobile application tester, it is becoming necessary to keep in mind not only the mobile functional elements at play, but more importantly the mobile nonfunctional elements when determining the test scope. Processing power and resources on a mobile device are typically lower compared to PCs and Mac computers; however, mobile device usage numbers have been soaring.
This poses an interesting challenge from a mobile nonfunctional testing standpoint. Some core elements to consider here include performance, security, usability and accessibility test areas.
On the performance side, mobile performance testing is still challenging to the extent of how do you simulate load through mobile devices. Testers need to keep in mind that the load on the server is what really matters, and when it comes to mobile devices, the rendering time is what is most important. This needs to be adequately tested, benchmarked, and profiled to ensure acceptable performance for end users.
From a security angle, mobile payments are on the rise. While there is an increasing belief that mobile payments may be safer than bank cards, it does not rule out chances for mobile security attacks. It is important to be cognizant of the threats prevalent in this space and build them into the testing scope.
Nonfunctional testing has all of a sudden become even more important with the rise in mobile computing. The scope it provides diversifies testing opportunities, making the tester’s job even more end user scenario driven while adding a very practical dimension to the testing discipline.
We plan to address some of the testing challenges of non-functional aspects of mobile applications namely, performance, memory analysis and security using open source technologies.
We’d like to demo the SDK tools that can be used as non-functional enablers for Quality engineers.
Ramabrahmam Kataru is Lead Software Engineer at Intuit India. Rambrahmam has extensive experience in Mobile (Android and iOS), Web and Desktop automation tools such as Robotium , FoneMonkey, SilkTest etc. He also has experience in developing automation frameworks using Java and Shell Scripting. He has been leading QA efforts for Android and iOS apps at Intuit. He has built automation frameworks for Android and iOS, effectively integrating various non-functional tools. He has worked with HP, TIBCO and BEA Systems during his career. Ramabrahmam has close to 10 years experience and holds a Master in Computer Application.
Balasubrahmanyam Pillalamarri has 11+ yrs of professional experience in QA & Testing and currently working as Staff Software Quality Engineer in the QuickBooks Online Android team. He worked with reputed organizations like Symphony Services, Bangalore and Intel, Bangalore. His professional experience includes work on various domains that include instant messaging, Wireless Networking, Personal finance, small business accounting and Telecom Cost Management. He has presented and published papers and articles at various internal and external conferences.