Droidcon India 2014

Droidcon India’s fourth edition

It’s 2014. Smartphones are everywhere, the app ecosystem is mature, and breaking into the ranks on the app store is more or less a lost cause. Apps today are becoming just a tunnel or gateway for services/content and are increasingly going freemium or totally free, with business models migrating to cloud-based services and with apps as the content interface. When you are in the market amidst thousands of other apps, gaining visibility for apps has become a major issue.

In 2014, the most exciting mobile data opportunities are from wearables. Your mobile app is the conduit to send data into the cloud and retrieve it back as content.

How do you make this strategy work? #

UI: It is a long way from an idea budding in your mind to the MVP. What are the design constraints invloved in delivering the best interface? At the same time, when your users are on multiple platforms, how do you make your brand identity stand out while complying with platform guidelines?

Sync: IO eats battery and 3G is still spotty. How do you keep content fresh without killing the phone? Is there a design that compensates for bad internet connectivity and reliance on 3rd party apps? Do you need two way sync? How do you make that work and how to manage online and offline sync?

Versioning: When you introduce new functionality, how do you get installed apps updated? Or not break them?

Hardware: Do you make hardware? Do you depend on users having specific hardware?

Privacy: With user data flowing through so many conduits, some of them third party services, how do you make your privacy policy work?

Security: Is your versioning and cloud-based update model making your app a leaky bucket? How do you lock down? Discuss best practices and methods for securing your data, especially when there is a reliance on third party app.

Android wearables and IoT: Innovations in the world of Android based wearables and the Internet of Things

App Demos: Demonstrations, discussions and community engagements around Android Apps.

Come to Droidcon India 2014 to discuss how you’ve tackled each of these issues.

Format #

This year’s edition spans two days of hands-on and conference. We invite proposals for:

  • Full-length 40 minute talks
  • A crisp 15-minute presentation
  • Sponsored sessions, 40 minute duration
  • Flash talks of 5 minutes duration. Submissions for flash talks will be accepted during the event
  • 45-90 minute Hands-on or demo based tutorial sessions on Android internals
  • Demo - Showcase your Android apps, Android based wearables and IoT demos

Criteria to submit #

You must be a practising developer or designer, and must be able to show how your own work has advanced the state of the web in the past year. You are expected to present original work that your peers — this event’s audience — recognise as being notable enough to deserve a stage.

If you are excited about someone’s work and believe it deserves wider recognition, we recommend you contact them and ask them to submit a proposal.

Selection Process #

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. We will notify you if your proposal is shortlisted. We urge you to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your past speaking experience. Blurbs or blog posts covering the relevance of a particular problem statement and how it is tackled, will help the Editorial Panel better judge your proposals.

Proposers must submit presentation drafts as part of the selection process to ensure that the talk is in line with the theme of the conference, and to help the editorial panel build a strong line-up for the event.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will provide a bursary to cover part of your travel and accommodation in Bangalore. Bursaries are limited and made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 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.

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.

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.

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Anvita Bajpai

@anvita-bajpai

Mobile Apps for Developent

Submitted Oct 20, 2014

SMAC, especially mobility has changed the world in many ways. As a result, many companies are working on innovative solutions for the changed world. Startup culture is also flowering. However, as one talks about solutions, we start talking about the best in class technologies, for the best available devices.
What about the other extreme end of population? and what solutions they need? and what is the business opportunity in the developing world?
This talk would present the spectrum at the other end to the audience, to help explore the emerging market.

Outline #

As per recent studies, it is clear that there is a growing market, in terms of number of mobile phones, and subscriptions in the semi-urban and rural areas in developing countries.
As the term ‘developing’ emphasizes, that there is a requirement for development, to help raise the bar of living standards for humans overall.
In this talk we would explore what are the goals for development for millennium, as defined by UN. And try understanding this market and it’s needs so they we can create technology solutions in form of mobile apps to help improve their lives.
I would be demonstrating a few existing mobile apps in the areas of agriculture, finance, education, healthcare etc. And I would also discuss further possibilities.

Speaker bio #

Anvita Bajpai, Lead Consultant at Wipro Technologies (CTO Office), is an IIT Madras (MS in CSE), and IIM Bangalore (Entrepreneurship) graduate with about 10+ years of experience in smart product building using Artificial Intelligence across domains like internet, audio and multimedia, healthcare, retail, banking etc, with MNCs - Oracle and Satyam, and startups - Decidyn (as AVP) and Vimagino. She has also been a guest faculty at IIM Bangalore.
She has a number of publications in leading conferences in the mentioned areas, and she has also written business and technology articles for MarketExpress.
Apart from presenting her research papers in conferences, she has also been invited as speaker at UXINDIA’14, Vodafone (Innovation Labs, Bangalore), Wipro (CTO office, before joining Wipro), IITMAA (IIT Madras Alumni Association) Bangalore, and UXINDIA’13.

Apart from technology, she also has an artistic inclination, being author of “Life, Odds & Ends” (fiction).
Talks related to research work done on human behavior and lives, while writing this book, has been presented at UIUC (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Midwest PanIIT Alumni Group @ Naperville, IL, World Book Fair 2014 Delhi, IIT Madras, and in Bangalore at IIM, C-DOT, IIIT, JustBooks, Atta Galatta, IIT Alumni Centre. She has also been a panelist at IIT Madras during IITMAA Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
A few of these events have been covered by leading newspapers like Times of India, and her interview was published in Deccan Chronicle, Bangalore.

Her detailed profile and links to her writings are at http://www.linkedin.com/in/anvitabajpai

Articles in MarketExpress @ http://www.marketexpress.in/author/anvita-bajpai

More -

@ Blogger - http://anvitabajpailoe.blogspot.in
@ FB - https://www.facebook.com/LifeOddsEnds
@ YouTube - Her Book’s Trailer - http://youtu.be/7i485G11B3g
@ Twitter - anvita_bajpai

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