Fragments 2019

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

Contact:

For more details, call us on 7676332020 or write to us on info@hasgeek.com

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: https://hasgeek.com/fragments/fragments-round-the-year-proposals-2019/

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Imran Mohammed

@imran0101

Responsive UI with Constraint and Motion Layout

Submitted Mar 4, 2019

ConstraintLayout is new way to build responsive Android UI. ConstraintLayout(CL) has been in beta development for over 3 years, stable version released just over a year ago. ConstraintLayout allows you to create large and complex layouts with a flat view hierarchy.

In this talk, I will walk you through the benefits of ConstraintLayout. Animation using CL. We will also look at the Layout Editor for CL.

Outline

What is this talk about?
ConstraintLayout implementation is similar to RelativeLayout, a more powerful and flat view implementation. ConstraintLayout children position based on the constraints of a child to its parent layout or another child, make the view hierarchy flat.

We will talk about how constraint layouts reduces the time taken to create a complex layout, reduce developer time and add easy animations. We will also briefly look into MotionLayout.

Who should attend this talk?
Android developers who would like to build complex layouts faster. Responsive UI with more control over scene changes.

This talk will also be helpful for iOS developers who have experience using AutoLayout and want to start Android development.

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of XML layouts.
  • Understand Android View hierarchy.
  • Basic Animation using TransitionManager.
  • Basic knowledge of Kotlin.

Speaker bio

Imran is a Mobile Engineer at Uncommon. He has worked on Android, iOS and React Native.
He enjoys building performant UI layouts and animations. “Clean code is non-existent. Code evolves as the project grows.”

If you do spot him ask him about animations on Android and iOS.

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