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

Emerging trends

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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Elvis D'Souza


Onboarding new users on to your Android app

Submitted Oct 2, 2015

This talk will:
- Present popular onboarding strategies (Tutorial, Interactive, Contextual onboarding)
- Walk through onboarding flows of popular apps
- Suggest strategies developers can use to retrofit onboarding flows to existing apps
- Discuss Permission Priming in view of new permission granting flows in Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)


Apps introduce new functionality, technology, behaviour and interfaces to users. On the first use however, many apps leave users in the lurch, forcing them to explore the app, discover and learn about features by themselves.

Onboarding lowers the learning curve for users, introduces the app and its core features and helps make a great first impression. This yields better engagement on first use, and greater chance of conversion to long term user.

Patterns have emerged on how apps onboard their users. Walking through these flows and evaluating patterns help build a cookbook that one can use when designing onboarding flows.

Also, with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), apps will have to seek certain permissions during runtime by presenting the user with a dialog. Permissions that are core to the functionality of the app may be requested on first use, with appropriate priming so that users are clear on why the permission is required. The onboarding flow is a great place to do this.
More details: https://developer.android.com/training/permissions/requesting.html

Speaker bio

I’m Elvis D’Souza, have been building Android apps for 3 years now.
I’m currently building Sensy - a TV Companion app for Android.

I have spent a lot of time experimenting with onboarding strategies with real users via user studies and analytics. I’ve looked at how other apps onboard their users and have recognized patterns, trends and best practices that I look forward to share.





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