Droidcon India 2014

Droidcon India’s fourth edition

DATE

5-6 December 2014, Bangalore

STATUS

Open for feedback


It’s 2014. Smartphones are everywhere, the app ecosystem is mature, and breaking into the ranks on the app store is more or less a lost cause. Apps today are becoming just a tunnel or gateway for services/content and are increasingly going freemium or totally free, with business models migrating to cloud-based services and with apps as the content interface. When you are in the market amidst thousands of other apps, gaining visibility for apps has become a major issue.

In 2014, the most exciting mobile data opportunities are from wearables. Your mobile app is the conduit to send data into the cloud and retrieve it back as content.

How do you make this strategy work?

UI: It is a long way from an idea budding in your mind to the MVP. What are the design constraints invloved in delivering the best interface? At the same time, when your users are on multiple platforms, how do you make your brand identity stand out while complying with platform guidelines?

Sync: IO eats battery and 3G is still spotty. How do you keep content fresh without killing the phone? Is there a design that compensates for bad internet connectivity and reliance on 3rd party apps? Do you need two way sync? How do you make that work and how to manage online and offline sync?

Versioning: When you introduce new functionality, how do you get installed apps updated? Or not break them?

Hardware: Do you make hardware? Do you depend on users having specific hardware?

Privacy: With user data flowing through so many conduits, some of them third party services, how do you make your privacy policy work?

Security: Is your versioning and cloud-based update model making your app a leaky bucket? How do you lock down? Discuss best practices and methods for securing your data, especially when there is a reliance on third party app.

Android wearables and IoT: Innovations in the world of Android based wearables and the Internet of Things

App Demos: Demonstrations, discussions and community engagements around Android Apps.

Come to Droidcon India 2014 to discuss how you’ve tackled each of these issues.

Format

This year’s edition spans two days of hands-on and conference. We invite proposals for:

  • Full-length 40 minute talks
  • A crisp 15-minute presentation
  • Sponsored sessions, 40 minute duration
  • Flash talks of 5 minutes duration. Submissions for flash talks will be accepted during the event
  • 45-90 minute Hands-on or demo based tutorial sessions on Android internals
  • Demo - Showcase your Android apps, Android based wearables and IoT demos

Criteria to submit

You must be a practising developer or designer, and must be able to show how your own work has advanced the state of the web in the past year. You 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.


Confirmed sessions

Build, Deploy and Scale mobile applications with the Cloud

Abhishek Narain (@nabhishek) (proposing)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 26 Nov

An overview of developing mobile applications on the cloud

Abhishek Narain (@nabhishek)

  • App demos
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 26 Nov

Mobile Chrome Apps - HTML5 mobile apps done right?

Rudi MK (@rudimk)

  • App demos
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 24 Nov
  • slideshow

M.A.W.A- Multimodal Access Ware Android

Gulzar Azad via Tony Simon (@tonysimon)

  • Versioning - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 21 Nov

Say hello to Android in C# using Xamarin

Nish (@nishanil)

  • UI - full talks
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 14 Nov

New Material design patterns

Soham Mondal (@soham)

  • UI - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 14 Nov
  • slideshow

Delightful User Experience

Shreyas Malavalli (@shreyasmalavalli)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Intermediate
  • -1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 5 Nov

Android: Building for India. Gearing for 100 Million Users.

Paresh Goel (@pareshgoel)

  • Versioning - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 5 Nov
  • slideshow

Scaling Open Source

Abhisek Devkota (@ciwrl)

  • Versioning - full talks
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 30 Oct

Leveraging BLE beacons for proximity & positioning

Shreyas B (@sdotb)

  • Hardware – crisp talks
  • Beginner
  • 6 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 29 Oct

Mobile Deep linking

Ramu K C (@kcramu)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Intermediate
  • 6 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Tue, 28 Oct

triggering with jerks and falls

chinmayisk (@csk)

  • Hardware – crisp talks
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Mon, 27 Oct

Abstract UI Concepts

Sriram Ramani (@sriramramani)

  • UI - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 7 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Sun, 26 Oct

What does it take to build an app like FreeCharge?

Raghuram Trikutam (@raghuramat)

  • UI - full talks
  • Beginner
  • 6 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Fri, 24 Oct

App Testing, CI & Automation

Sukesh Soman (@sukeshsoman)

  • Versioning - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 25 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Tue, 21 Oct
  • slideshow

okulus: Image effects to make your apps stand out

Vinay S Shenoy (@vinaysshenoy)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Intermediate
  • 10 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Fri, 17 Oct
  • slideshow

Create your own social network app using Parse.com

Varun (@thevarun)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Thu, 16 Oct
  • slideshow

One small tap for mankind: Exploring NFC

Arnav Gupta (@championswimmer)

  • Hardware - full talks
  • Beginner
  • 6 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Sun, 12 Oct

Hacking through the Android OS code

Arnav Gupta (@championswimmer)

  • Workshops
  • Advanced
  • 40 upvotes
  • 7 comments
  • Fri, 10 Oct

Apps for your wrists and eyes - ( Demo on Google Glass along with app development on Android Wear)

Kashi Vishwanath (@kashi1982)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 17 upvotes
  • 6 comments
  • Wed, 1 Oct

Unconfirmed proposals

PROJECT JARVIS

syed amanat (@syedamanat)

  • App demos
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 2 Dec

Enterprise Ready Test Execution Platform for Mobile Apps

Vijayan Srinivasan (@vijayansrinivasan)

  • Versioning - full talks
  • Beginner
  • 26 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 24 Nov
  • slideshow

Mobile Applications (Android, other OS too) Strategy when building Applications for Emerging Markets

senthil kumar (@sethilkumaresan)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 22 Nov

Applying Design Thinking to Mobile Game Development

Preethi Raj (@preethi-raj) (proposing)

  • Workshops
  • Advanced
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 15 Nov

Tah : Open Source BLE Arduino-compatible Board

Anuj Deshpande (@anujdeshpande)

  • App demos
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 14 Nov
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Android on OpenSource Hardwares (Raspberry Pi, Cubieboard & BeagleBoneBlack)

Siji Sunny

  • Hardware - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 14 Nov

Measuring App Install campaign’s effectiveness

Deepak Abbot (@deepakabbot)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 13 Nov

Solving for two-way data sync

Shrivatsa Swadi (@sswadi)

  • Versioning - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 5 Nov

Data caching and asynchronous data binding for seamless user experience

Arpit Toshniwal (@arpit2k8)

  • UI - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 25 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 5 Nov

How I built my own Irrigation Controller

Shree Kumar (@shreekumar)

  • Hardware - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 6 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 4 Nov
  • slideshow

Drupal - A drop in scalable & secure backend for Android Apps

Safwan Erooth (@esafwan)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 32 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 4 Nov

Real world implementations of Material Design

Sowmya Guru (@droiddev)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 4 Nov

Strategic Mobile Application Security

Dinesh Shetty (@dineshshetty)

  • Security – full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 3 Nov

Optimizing your Apps for Emerging Markets

Vinay Gaba (@vinaygaba)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Intermediate
  • 7 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 1 Nov
  • slideshow

A Cyanogen Journey

Abhisek Devkota (@ciwrl)

  • Hardware – crisp talks
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 30 Oct

I heard that you loved Open source and Android

Anirudh S (@anirudh24seven)

  • Versioning - full talks
  • Beginner
  • 10 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 28 Oct

Power of ViewGroups

Sriram Ramani (@sriramramani)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 26 Oct

Push to Play : A full CI implementation for Android apps using open tools

Arnav Gupta (@championswimmer)

  • Versioning – crisp talks
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 25 Oct

Enhancing UX/UI Using Custom Views

KK Sharma (@kksharma)

  • UI - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 15 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 25 Oct

Polymer

indu s (@indu28)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Beginner
  • 0 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 24 Oct

Tips for Designers: from a developer

Alok Vaish (@alok-vaish)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Intermediate
  • 31 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 22 Oct
  • slideshow

Effective patterns for communication between application components

Achin Kumar (@contactachin)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 33 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Wed, 22 Oct

Android App (Vulner)ability

Subho Halder (@sunnyrockzzs)

  • Security – full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 22 Oct
  • slideshow

Cross compiling native Linux libraries for Android

Hitesh Sondhi (@hiteshsondhi88)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 34 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 22 Oct

Kick-start your 64bit Android build engines

Amit Pundir (@pundiramit)

  • Hardware – crisp talks
  • Intermediate
  • 7 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Wed, 22 Oct

Sorry State of Security in Indian Mobile App Ecosystem

srinivas kodali (@iotakodali)

  • Security – crisp talks
  • Beginner
  • 0 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 21 Oct

Android High performance in GPU using opengles and renderscript

Arvind (@arvinddevaraj)

  • Hardware - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • -1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 21 Oct
  • slideshow

Security of In-app Payments

srinivas kodali (@iotakodali) (proposing)

  • Security – full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 21 Oct

hardware/IoT

Srinivasan G (@gsvasan) (proposing)

  • Hardware - full talks
  • Advanced
  • 4 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 21 Oct

Lil'Debi-Running Debian on Android

Kumar Sukhani (@kumarsukhani)

  • Hardware - full talks
  • Advanced
  • 2 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 20 Oct

Multiboot your device with Android, Firefox and Ubuntu OS

Kumar Sukhani (@kumarsukhani)

  • Hardware - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 20 Oct

Android apps for Amazon and BlackBerry- Money with Android

Shashwat Pradhan (@shashwatpradhan)

  • Hardware – crisp talks
  • Beginner
  • -1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 20 Oct

GlassIC - Google Glass based solution for Insurance claims adjusters

Karan Balkar (@karanbalkarlnt)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 12 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Mon, 20 Oct
  • slideshow

Beyond Looks : The runway to a perfect UI in a nutshell

Yashal Shakti (@yashal)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Beginner
  • -2 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 20 Oct

Mobile Apps for Developent

Anvita Bajpai (@anvita-bajpai)

  • UI - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • -3 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Mon, 20 Oct

Securing User & Android Data

srinivas kodali (@iotakodali)

  • Security – full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 11 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 19 Oct
  • slideshow

Moving towards Material Design with Lollipop

Tushar Choudhary (@tusharchoudhary)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Beginner
  • 26 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Sat, 18 Oct

Hack your Business with android & beacons

Tushar Choudhary (@tusharchoudhary)

  • Hardware - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 23 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 18 Oct
  • slideshow

Application of Graph Based Image Segmentation in Android Technology

Basavaprasad B (@basavaprasad)

  • Versioning – crisp talks
  • Beginner
  • -7 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Sat, 18 Oct

User Research for Developers

Parul Soi (@parulsoi)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Beginner
  • -5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 16 Oct
  • slideshow

Enriching your App's UI with SimpleFingerGestures

Arnav Gupta (@championswimmer)

  • UI - full talks
  • Beginner
  • 12 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Sun, 12 Oct

Building our next big thing on a weekend with Google App Engine

Jose L Ugia Gonzalez (@joseluisugia)

  • Versioning - full talks
  • Beginner
  • -4 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 11 Oct
  • slideshow

Android Whets - The Must Haves to galvanise your android apps

Jitendra singh (@0jits0)

  • UI - full talks
  • Intermediate
  • 39 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Wed, 8 Oct
  • slideshow

Power of HTML5: PhoneGap, PhoneJS and more

Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha)

  • UI - full talks
  • Beginner
  • -4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 6 Oct

Android development using Kivy

indu s (@indu28)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 0 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 6 Oct

D. Thinking - Thought to Action

Dipesh Khona (@dipeshkhona)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • -1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 18 Sep

Android development with Scala and Macroid

Madhukara Phatak (@phatak-dev)

  • UI - crisp talks
  • Intermediate
  • 8 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 15 Sep