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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Ishan Khanna


Writing plugins for Android Studio

Submitted Nov 8, 2015

This will be a hands on training session in which developers will :

  • setup the dev environment for plugin development
  • get an overview of plugin architecture, manifests etc.
  • Write a plugin to publish android apps from IDE (Prototype to Production) and couple of more small plugins.


As developers these days follow agile processes and hence want automation of repititive tasks. This is an opportunity for them to leverage the power of IntelliJ IDEA SDK to build plugins for IntelliJ Idea and Android Studio in Java.


45 Minutes - Dev Environment Setup (This involves IntelliJ Installation, Cloning of IntelliJ IDEA Source, Setting up the SDK.)
15 Minutes - Discussion about Plugin Project structure and configuration files.
30 Minutes - Writing the first plugin: Hello World.
45 Minutes - Walkthrough a plugin to deploy android apk’s from within the IDE to the google play store.
30 Minutes - Writing a plugin to rename your Resources (Views, Strings, etc.) as per a given format.
15 Minutes - How to publish your plugins on the jetbrains platform.


Prerequisites - Intermediate Level Knowledge of Java, Git.
Knowledge Android SDK is not a prerequisite, however some experience will be helpful, because after the first plugin we’ll be taking up two use cases that would involve something related to android. I don’t see this as a hurdle for anyone, as we can easily give users the context about what problem we are solving with the plugin.

Speaker bio

I am a passionate product enthusiast and self-taught developer who loves open source technologies, tech conferences, and hackathons.

I successfully graduated as a Google Summer of Code Intern in 2014 under Mifos and in 2015 under XMPP Standards Foundation.

Currently as an Android Engineer at Inshorts, I am helping to setup, streamline, and automate testing processes. In addition, I manage the source code for the Android Client Project at Mifos as an open source contributor.

Previously -

  • I have spoken at Global Mifos Summit in Sharjah, U.A.E (March, 2015) on “Mifos Android Client - Architecture, and how to leverage the app to develop features for your organisation (Mifos Partners).”
  • I have given two talks (2014) at Jamia Milia Islamia and Jaypee Institute of Information Technology on “How to use open source android libraries to increase productivity while developing android apps.”
  • I gave a Talk at Delhi Technological University (January, 2015) on "How to get into Google Summer of Code”




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