droidconIN 2015

The fifth edition of droidconIN

Anup Cowkur


Building better Android apps with MVP

Submitted Sep 11, 2015

To introduce the Model-View-Presenter architecture pattern and to show how it can be applied to Android development to achieve modular, flexible and testable code.


Many Android apps are generally written with business logic and data requisition and manipulation all mixed with UI code in activities and fragments. The lack of control over the lifecycles of god objects such as activities further complicates Android app architectures. Without a clear architectural paradigm, testing of this hodge-podge code also becomes a nightmare.

In this talk, we will explore how the Model-View-Presenter pattern can help us achieve clean architecture, separation of concerns and testability which all contribute to building better Android apps.

Speaker bio

Anup is an experienced Android developer based out of Bangalore, India. He has worked on apps ranging from Sesame Street muppets to large scale social networks used by millions of users. Some of the more popular apps include DeviantArt(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.deviantart.android.damobile) and Todoist(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.todoist).

He’s an active contributor to open source projects and has worked on popular Android libraries like Reservoir (https://github.com/anupcowkur/Reservoir). Other community activities include being a senior member of the Bangalore Android User Group (http://www.meetup.com/blrdroid/) – one of the largest Android user groups in the world where he has worked on programs such as providing free Android workshops to college students and providing mentorship for student projects.

He maintains an Android focussed blog at http://anupcowkur.com.

You can say hello to him on twitter (@anupcowkur89)





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