Droidcon India 2013

What's your thinking on Android this year?

About Droidcon

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.

Schedule

A WIP schedule will be up on the Droidcon India website and will be updated periodically.

Selection Process

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:

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.


Milestones

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.

Commitment to open source

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.

Non Accepted Proposals

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.

Tickets: http://droidcon.doattend.com

Website: https://droidcon.in/2013

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Anshul Singhle

@anshul-singhle

Reverse Engineering Android Apps for fun and profit

Submitted Aug 4, 2013

Understand what the guts of an android app look like.
Learn some differences between the Dalvik VM and a JVM.
See some reverse engineering in action (which is a great way to learn stuff), and watch me inject my monitoring code into an arbitrary android app.

Outline

I am the co-founder and tech lead of Betaglide. Betaglide is a performance and usability analytics tool for Android.

Our product is a tool that allows you to glance into the inner workings of your app. It hooks into your application code to measure metrics like CPU/Memory/Network performance, User Touch Heatmaps etc. The cool part about this is that our monitoring code is injected into the apk automatically. This enables developers to quickly get a feel for what our tool does and they can then opt to include that code in themselves.

A crucial part of our tool is actually the Code Injection system. While building this I got firsthand experience using some very useful tools like apktool and smali. I will be introducing these tools as well as some alternatives in this talk.

Interestingly enough, these tools are powerful enough to not only view the Application bytecode but also to modify it. I will discuss some ways bytecode modification can be used to monitor interesting events in the application. I will also try and cover some other interesting things one can do using bytecode modification.

Requirements

Need to have built an android app and be comfortable with the regular android/java dev tools (eclipse+ADT, adb, jar)

Nice-to-have: Experience with instrumentation on java; Familiarity with android reverse engineering (apktool, dex2jar); Understanding of Dalvik VM;

Speaker bio

I am the Co-founder and tech lead of Betaglide - A mobile performance and usability analytics company.

I’m currently in my 5th year of studying Computer Science (B.Tech. + M.Tech) at IIT Kharagpur. Betaglide is my first startup. In my free time, I like hacking on python and Android.

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