Fragments 2017

Fragments 2017

A conference on the mobile ecosystem in India

#About Fragments:

Fragments is a two-day, single track conference on the mobile ecosystem in India. The conference will feature talks – full-length and crisp – panel discussions, and Off-The-Record (OTR) sessions.

We are looking for proposals in the following topics:

  1. Modern Development Practices

    • How are modern development teams structured?
    • How do you achieve cross platform design/feature parity?
    • How do your collaboration, decision making, and development processes adapt to accommodate cross platform teams?
  2. Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery

    • How is your CI/CD pipeline designed to allow you to test, build and deploy to multiple platforms (Android,iOS,Web) simultaneously?
  3. Design

    • What tools and processes to designers follow when they have to design for multiple platforms simultaneously, given that each platform as it’s own guidelines/styles?
  4. Localisation and Accessibility

    • How do you handle localization and accessibility in modern mobile apps?
  5. Progressive Web Apps

    • Are progressive web apps the way forward?
    • Are progressive web apps a better way to solve cross platform development? What’s their future?
  6. On the ground case studies

    • Talks on how companies have changed their development workflows, processes, teams, app architecture, and tooling over time.
  7. Platform specific talks

    • We are also open to platform specific technology talks that are novel in their content or approach.

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 for it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise 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”.

Selection process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel.

** Make sure to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. We will not review proposals without detailed outlines or slide decks and preview videos.**

The first filter for every proposal is whether the technology or solution you are referring to is open source or not. If you are referring to a proprietary technology, consider picking up a sponsored session.

The criteria for selecting proposals, in the order of importance, are:

  1. Key insight or takeaway: what can you share with participants that will help them in their work and in thinking about the problem?
  2. Structure of the talk and flow of content: a detailed outline helps us understand the focus of the talk, and the clarity of your thought process.
  3. Ability to communicate succinctly, and how you engage with the audience. You must submit link to a two-minute preview video explaining what your talk is about, and what is the key takeaway for the audience.

No one submits the perfect proposal in the first instance. We therefore encourage you to:

  1. Submit your proposal early so that we have more time to iterate if the proposal has potential.
  2. Talk to us on our community Slack channel: if you want to discuss an idea for your proposal, and need help / advice on how to structure it.

Our editorial team also helps potential speakers in honing their speaking skills, and rehearsing at least twice - before the main conference - to sharpen the focus of talks.

Passes and honararium for selected speakers:

A speaker is NOT confirmed a slot unless we explicitly mention so in an email or over any other medium of communication.

Selected speakers get a pass to the conference and networking dinner. We do not provide free passes for speakers’ colleagues and spouses.

We also pay an honararium of Rs. 5,000 to each speaker, at the end of their talk.

Travel grants for outstation speakers:

Fragments 2017 is funded through ticket purchases and sponsorships.
We try to provide full or partial travel grants for at least two international and two domestic speakers.
First preference in awarding grants is given to women speakers, persons of non-binary genders, and speakers from Africa. If you require a travel grant, indicate this in the field where you add your location.

Important dates:

Deadline for submitting proposals: 30 July, 2017

**Conference date: ** 12-13 Sept, 2017


For more information about speaking proposals, contact
For tickets and sponsorships, contact or call +91-7676332020.

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Abhinandan Kothari


Automate Android, iOS and ReactNative build Pipelines using Fastlane

Submitted Jul 2, 2017

  • Why do you manually upload the app to Store(Play/App)?
  • Why do you take Screenshots manually?
  • Why do you provide your app to testers manually?
  • Why do you distribute your app to beta/alpha users manually?
  • Why do you manage your app certificate and keys manually ?
  • Why do you test your app manually ?
  • Why do you build your app manually ?
  • Why do you spend time waiting the builds which can be utilised in some other productive tasks and build crazy stuff ?

If you don’t have answer to any of the above questions and still do it then this workshop is for you. We Will be using Fastlane Suite of Tools to automate simple tasks and solve all the above mentioned problems with few simple lines of code which you face while building Android, ios and React Native apps


This is a hand-on workshop where participants will create Fastfile and automate their respective apps on iOS/Android/React Native.


  • Basic Concepts (What is fastlane? Why should you use fastlane ? Intro to Tool Suite - Fastlane Actions)

  • Hands on Demo

    • Setup
      • Android Devs
      • iOS Devs
      • React Native Devs
    • Getting Started with Fastfile
      • Lanes
      • Actions
      • External Integrations
    • Writing your first fastfile
      • Android, iOS Devs, React Native
      • Build
      • Test
      • Deploy
      • Notify

Below is the mind-map for the same:


  • Laptop with Ruby Installed
  • Standard Mobile App Platform setup - Xcode, Developer Tools for iOS, Android SDK, Android Studio for Android
  • NPM for React Native
  • PlayStore / Apple Developer Console Credentials for provisioning profiles/Certificates (Optional)
  • Anyone can attend this workshop who is developing mobile apps(iOS, Android, React Native), the focus is on automating the release processes for your app right from commits by developer to its delivery to end users. So if you are release engineer or into a team/role in your organisation who handles releases of mobile apps then this workshop is more specifically designed for you.

Speaker bio

I am Abhinandan working as Product Engineer at Go-Jek Engineering.I am working in Android and Release engineering teams developing Android Apps along with the CI/CD setup for the iOS/Android/React-Native Apps at Go-Jek.

I have spoken at various conferences in last couple of years.

  • Droidcon Krakow 2016 - Mobile Apps Delivered Via Jenkins , Are you kidd’n me ?!!
  • Flash Talk at Rootconf 2016 - Devops in Mobile World
  • Rubyconfindia 2016 - Kochi on Function Testing of Mobile Apps using Appium
  • Deccanrubyconf 2015 - Pune on Web Marries Ruby

Mudit will be co-presenter for this workshop.

I am Mudit Maheshwari currently working as Product Engineer at Go-Jek Engineering to build apps for enhancing the lives of billions . I have completed my graduation from IIT Indore with a B Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering this year.

I am passionate about exploring and learning new technologies and getting actively involved into related discussion forums.Some of my academic achievements are:

  • Ear Biometrics in Mobile Devices, nominated for " Best B.Tech Project " from department of Computer Science, IIT Indore(2017)
  • Obscene Video Detection using QFNN (2017)
  • ICEMAN- A platform to enter, manage and execute the Morgan Stanley’s Forex transactions (2016)

My twitter handle is @ThisIsMudit1996 and you can check out my blogs at


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