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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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App Testing, CI & Automation

App Testing, CI & Automation

Sukesh Soman

47 minutes 8 January 2015
Abstract UI Concepts

Abstract UI Concepts

Sriram Ramani

26 minutes 8 January 2015
Microsoft sponsored keynote: An overview of developing mobile applications on the cloud

Microsoft sponsored keynote: An overview of developing mobile applications on the cloud

50 minutes 8 January 2015
Mobile Chrome Apps - HTML5 mobile apps done right?

Mobile Chrome Apps - HTML5 mobile apps done right?

Rudi MK

17 minutes 8 January 2015
Create your own social network app using Parse.com

Create your own social network app using Parse.com

Varun

16 minutes 8 January 2015
Say hello to Android in C# using Xamarin

Say hello to Android in C# using Xamarin

Nish

43 minutes 8 January 2015
Scaling Open Source

Scaling Open Source

Abhisek Devkota

1 hour 8 January 2015
What does it take to build an app like FreeCharge?

What does it take to build an app like FreeCharge?

Raghuram Trikutam

43 minutes 8 January 2015
Leveraging BLE beacons for proximity & positioning

Leveraging BLE beacons for proximity & positioning

Shreyas B

31 minutes 8 January 2015
New Material design patterns

New Material design patterns

Soham Mondal

37 minutes 8 January 2015
Delightful User Experience

Delightful User Experience

Shreyas Malavalli

19 minutes 8 January 2015
triggering with  jerks and falls

triggering with jerks and falls

chinmayisk

14 minutes 8 January 2015
Android: Building for India. Gearing for 100 Million Users.

Android: Building for India. Gearing for 100 Million Users.

Paresh Goel

39 minutes 8 January 2015
Mobile Deep linking

Mobile Deep linking

Ramu K C

18 minutes 8 January 2015
okulus: Image effects to make your apps stand out

okulus: Image effects to make your apps stand out

Vinay S Shenoy

10 minutes 8 January 2015
Apps for your wrists and eyes - ( Demo on Google Glass along with app development on Android Wear)

Apps for your wrists and eyes - ( Demo on Google Glass along with app development on Android Wear)

Kashi Vishwanath

1 hour11 December 2014
Hacking through the Android OS code

Hacking through the Android OS code

Arnav Gupta

1 hour11 December 2014
One small tap for mankind: Exploring NFC and Host Card Emulation.

One small tap for mankind: Exploring NFC and Host Card Emulation.

Arnav Gupta

17 minutes 8 January 2015
Microsoft Sponsored workshop: Build, Deploy and Scale mobile applications with the Cloud

Microsoft Sponsored workshop: Build, Deploy and Scale mobile applications with the Cloud

2 hours11 December 2014

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droidconIN is an annual conference on Android, part of the worldwide series of events. more