Droidcon India 2014

Droidcon India’s fourth edition

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Create your own social network app using Parse.com




This hands-on session goes through the process of building a consumer Android app by taking an example of a simple social network. We will go through the different considerations (design & technical) you have to think about to build such a product.


A way of classifying social networks is through understanding two aspects -
1) What is the content to be shared? (posts/photos/videos/etc)
2) How to decide whom to share it with? (friends/followers/etc)

Choosing a particular instance of this (ex: sharing music among friends), we will go through

  • the different screens of a social network app and its requirements

  • the user-engagement lifecycle of each feature

  • using Parse.com as the backend server and interacting with it


Laptop with Android development environment set up.
Account on Parse.com (free).

Basic of Android development (activities, intents, layouts, views) is required.

Speaker bio

I have been working on a local network app HereNow for the past year. I am leading the product vision and also the android development for the app. We had a soft launch a month ago.