droidconIN 2015

The fifth edition of droidconIN

From its humble beginnings as a mobile OS 6 years ago, Android is now the most popular operating system (of any kind) in the world.

2015 is the year of Android breaking out of mainstream smartphones and tablets and moving into all kinds of unique devices like IoT, Wearables, Automotive, TV, etc.

droidconIN 2015 wants to talk about how we can push these boundaries even further.

What we are looking for

Core Development

Critical, hardcore Android. What an Android developer faces day-to-day.

Things like: New development techniques/methods/concepts, UI/UX, build tools(Gradle, Maven, Ant), useful hacks/libraries, cross platform development


Android in enterprise. How Android development inside large organizations work.

Things like: Testing, Security, Deployment, Custom builds(ROMS)


Android applications for consumers, preferably in an Asia/South Asia context.

Things like: Communication, Information, Games, Android Wear/TV

Beyond handhelds

Android outside the mainstream smartphones and tablets.

Things like: Home Automation, Automotive, Gaming, Embedded systems, Machine-to-Machine


Everything in the Play Store ecosystem.

Things like: Discovery, Monetization, Licensing, Consumer marketing strategies

The bleeding edge of Android development

Things like: New frameworks, APIs, Hardware

App Demos

Demonstrations, discussions and community engagements around Android Apps.

Come to Droidcon India 2015 to discuss how you’ve tackled each of these issues.

Criteria to submit

You must be a practising developer or designer and 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.

We are no longer accepting proposals. The deadline for submissions was Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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Faiz Malkani


Animations in Material Design - Significance, Context and Hierarchy

Submitted Oct 13, 2015

Comprehend the significance, use context and structural hierarchy of animations in Material Design, and their role in synthesizing a phenomenal user experience.


The introduction of Material Design brought a paradigm of paper and ink to our smartphones, and while the adoption of that world grew at an exponential rate, scores of developers restricted their adoption to paper and ink, overlooking the physics, structure and laws that world brought with it.
This session tackles one of the most important and oft-disregarded parts of design - animations. The Material Design world emphasizes the usage of animations with proper context and hierarchy, mimicking real-world patterns and providing an optimal user experience, with the talk highlighting the common misconceptions in animation, the importance of the user’s psychology and mental model, the structure and hierarchy that proper animations bring to an app, the common bottlenecks faced while designing motion, and the appropriate usage of interpolation, paths, duration, context and origin points while doing so.

Speaker bio

Faiz Malkani is a UI/UX Designer and Android/Web developer with three years of experience, and is passionate about creating memorable experiences and delightful interfaces. He currently works at Fastboot Mobile, LLC and XDA-Developers, and is one of the core members of Google Developer Group Mumbai in addition to heading the city’s UX Labs chapter. He consults with numerous startups from time to time, assisting in the improvization of their software’s aesthetics and experience, and dabbles in personal projects on occassion, the most popular of which is “Keyline Pushing”, an Android app that simplifies design testing.

Faiz is ardent about community engagement and growth, driving him to maintain a host of open source projects and evangelize design at events across the country like Google Developer Summit, GDG DevFest, Google Design Sprints, the Prime Minister’s Office App Contest and IIT Hackathons, among others.




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