droidconIN 2015

The fifth edition of droidconIN

Android and Indic Languages

Submitted by Jishnu (@jishnu7) on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

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Technical level

Beginner

Section

Consumer - Full talk (45 minutes)

Status

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Objective

In this talk, I would like to discuss about challenges in developing Indic apps for Android. Along with that, I’ll introduce libindic-android library and Indic Keyboard, both Free and Open Source projects. Also how you can contribute to them.

Description

  • Challenges - Rendering engine, Fonts, OS versions, Manufacturer modifications.
  • Solving Input Problem - Indic Keyboard, how it works, how you can help/contribute.
  • Solving Development Problem - Libindic (previously know as silpa) - How to create apps, how to fix rendering issues, transliteration within your app, how to contribute.
  • What Google should improve.

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Speaker bio

Created Indic Keyboard, with 200,000+ downloads it is one of the most popular input method for Indian languages. Currently works at Hashcube as a Game Developer. Contributes to Free Software projects in spare time.

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