Fragments 2019
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Fragments 2019

State of mobile engineering, state of platforms, hardware and user research.



#What you can expect from the Bangalore edition of Fragments on 30 March:

Fragments was launched in response to the fragmented nature of engineering and software development for mobile. Much changed for mobile engineering in 2017 when React Native entered the landscape and cross-platform mobile development took off in a big way.

At the recently concluded ReactFoo, we talked not only about the ecosystem emerging with ReactFoo, but also how organizations are structuring teams for Android, iOS and cross-platform mobile development.

Coming back to Fragments, the Android versus iOS debate seems to be settled with Android winning the turf. Now, with Flutter taking off as a platform for mobile engineering, the battleground has opened between React Native versus Flutter. Who will win is not only a matter of adoption and user base metrics, but also which platform has a stronger community around it.
On 30 March, speakers Priyanka Sabhagani and Ajin Asokan will share BookMyShow’s and Zerodha’s experiences (respectively) with React Native and Flutter, helping participants evaluate each platform’s strength and weaknesses.
We look forward to deeper discussions around Flutter, where the platform has piqued a great deal of interest from developers (who have to write less code), but greater skepticism about Flutter’s capabilities with respect to data storage and related issues from senior developers.

Apart from Flutter, the Bangalore edition of Fragments will feature talks on Kotlin and native app development. An interesting question to discuss here is the decision to go native versus when not to go native with your app. Which factors inform such a decision?
The other discussion which Raghunath Jawahar, Varsha Saha and Abhinav Rastogi will take up is what native app developers can learn from the mature web front-end architectures. The discussion will steer around the following topics:

  1. The dynamic nature of JavaScript versus static languages like Java/Kotlin/Swift which is used to develop native mobile apps.
  2. Expectations and user experience on web versus mobile.
  3. The asynchronous nature of mobile platforms and their lifecycles -- the unique challenges this factor presents.

Finally, Fragments Bangalore will showcase talks on:

  1. Image uploads and Contraint and Motion layout.
  2. Optimizing the size of your mobile app.
  3. Voice, and its role in building augmented experiences for mobile apps.
  4. How the concept of Seams can be applied for building flexible and testable apps.
  5. Building predictable and high performance workflows for mobile app engineering.

##Who should participate in the Bangalore edition of Fragments Conference?

  • Mobile engineers working on Android and cross-platform apps.
  • Senior developers and tech leads.
  • Backend developers and fullstack engineers.
  • Product managers.
  • Product engineers

##Event details:
Date: 30 March 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Venue: TERI auditorium, Domlur, Bangalore

For more details, call us on 7676332020 or write to us on

##Future editions of Fragments:
Fragments will be held in Kochi and Hyderabad in 2019. Dates will be announced in April. If you wish to speak at any of the future editions of FragmentsConf, submit a proposal here:

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Kumar Rangarajan


Building Next Generational Voice Augmented eXperiences for mobile apps

Submitted Feb 5, 2019

Voice based interactions are rapidly gaining mainstream acceptance. And the current state of the art is to build skills or actions behind popular voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant. But apps are still the most popular channel for brands to connect to their customers. What if we could bring the convenience of Voice and marry them with the power of visual experiences that Apps provide?
This talk will highlight the fundamentals of designing & implementing Voice Augmented eXperiences in mobile apps. We will also cover how VAX is different from popular voice assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant.

What are the takeaways:
The fundamentals of designing & implementing Voice Augmented eXperiences in mobile apps
How VAX is different from building actions/skills for popular voice assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant.
How this next generational User eXperience can reduce drop offs, help in gaining new users, and allows easy information retrieval.

Who should attend:
Mobile app developers interested in learning newer technologies/methodologies
UI/UX designers interested in learning about newer paradigms and expanding their canvas of interaction
Product managers who are looking for ways to increase their app’s growth and reduce existing customer frictions.
Innovation leaders who want to understand futuristic use-cases for their apps.


This link has the draft slides. It outlines what the talk is going to be about


Just come with an open mind :)

Speaker bio

Kumar Rangarajan is the co-founder and the obsessive dictator @ Slang Labs. He was earlier the co-founder of Little Eye Labs which was acquired by Facebook. His software career started with GE, HP, Rational (acquired by IBM), S7 (acquired by BlueCoat) and most recently in Facebook.



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