DROIDCON LONDON 2013 24-10-13
Droidcon 2013, the biggest Android conference in Europe, is taking place on October 24th - 25th, where you can find out about the latest innovations, ideas, and devices in Android technology!
This year we have a bumper crop of top experts, including creators of some of the best tech in Android - like Hans Dockter, founder of Gradleware (which is fast becoming the industry standard build system), Eric Lafortune, who pioneered Proguard and Dexguard for Android, vastly improving app security, and Nicoll Hunt, a rising star in mobile gaming with his one-man studio I Fight Bears. You’ll find out how they became big successes, all the ins and outs of their businesses and technologies, their vision for the future - and how you can make your business as big of a success as theirs!
Not only will you benefit from the expertise of these leading lights, but the first day is all about you: you can put your own ideas forward, demonstrate your apps, and share your thoughts with hundreds of your fellow developers at our barcamp and democamp - and maybe get some investment out of it!
We’re also proud to be supported by some great sponsors this year including Epson, Sony, and Paypal, who will be giving you access to their next generation of Android devices!
This conference is a must for anyone who wants to keep ahead of the curve on Android innovations, find out about the latest advances and tech, hear from top thinkers, and socialise with fellow developers.
We’re bringing the future to you: don’t miss out!
Thursday 24th October 2013
9:00 - 9:30 BARCAMP KICKOFF!
Get on stage and pitch what you want to talk about at the Barcamp.
9:45 CUSTOMIZE YOUR VIEWS - BENJAMIN WEISS
Tired of writing multiple layout.xmls for different screen densities? There are alternatives.
You’ll learn how customizing Views can help easing development of responsive apps. Gain knowledge on when and how to write custom views. Learn how to get rid of includes, merges, code duplication and other nasty things. more...
10:30 AUTHENTICATION FOR DROIDS - TIM MESSERSC
Choosing the right identity provider (like Facebook, Twitter, PayPal or Google Plus) can be difficult and there are different scenarios where it makes more or less sense to implement them. After leaving this session, the audience will have a broad overview of this topic and should be able to provide their users with a nice experience. more...
11:20 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK
11:45 - 13:25 INTEL® XDK
This presentation will tell you everything you need to know about the Intel XDK. more...
12:20 - 12:55 WOULD YOU CODE BLINDFOLDED?
Together with Gonçalo Silva from Pivotal Labs we will go trough the common mistakes that happens while developing an app and how you can improve the communication with your clients, clean your codebase and be awesome with your team. more...
12:55 - 13:25 SIMPLE PERSISTENCE WITH CUPBOARD
Simple persistence with Cupboard more...
14:25 - 15:00 RUNTIME STYLING – CYANOGEN
Runtime styling – Cyanogen more...
ANDROID ANNOTATION PROCESSING, MEMENTO A
Android annotation processing, memento and Boundbox – Matthias Kappler and Stephane Nicholas more...
GOOGLE GLASS DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT GLASS –
Google Glass development without Glass – Ostap Andrusiv more...
17:00 - 17:40 KEYNOTE - CYANOGEN: ORIGINS AND FUTURE O
Shane and Abhisek will be introducing you tot he CyanogenMod and giving you the rundown on why users are drawn to it and how collaboration has worked with it, as well as giving you the latest company news and updates. more...
YOU can demo your app! Show off your new idea in front of a huge audience of Android developers, journalists and investors- just sign up in the 'Call for...!' section! more...
9:45 - 10:25 AIDE - DEVELOP FOR ANDROID ON ANDROID
Dennis Strein & Hans Kratz:
In this presentation we will show how developers can use AIDE to develop a fully functional Android app using only their Android device. more...
10:30- 11:20 GIVE YOUR OBJECTS EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED
Tell Don’t Ask”, Single Responsibility Principle, Separation of Concerns. Such guidelines ride shotgun while we code, sitting on our shoulders and whispering in our ears. JB outlines another important Object Oriented principle not yet widely understood – one that’s key to effective use of Dagger and RoboGuice, and that underpins the raison d’etre of DI frameworks. more...
POWER YOUR APP WITH CONTENT PROVIDER –
A mobile application must work in every situations. more...
LITTLE BLACK DRESS FOR MOBILE
This talk will focus on why Ordnance Survey provides the definitive mapping for Great Britain, essential data sets for any location-based application. more...
GAMES AND FORCE FEEDBACK – IMMERSION
Games and force feedback – Immersion more...
PORTING YOUR APPS TO INTEL X86
Porting your apps to Intel x86 with William Hansford White more...
Robospice – Stephane Nicholas and Riccardo more...
DINOSAURS AND ANDROID: THE LISTVIEW EVOL
Jorge Barroso & Fernando Cejas:
Jorge Barroso and Fernando Cejas explain the evolution of this widget from previous versions of Android (based on its source code), mistakes that have been made in its implementation, giving examples and showing tips on how it should be used when developing applications. more...
10:30 - 11:20 UNDERSTANDING THE WHAT AND HOW OF ANDROI
This talk will cover the various aspects of an Android apps performance, including what causes power consumption issues for an app and what are the best practices to help reduce it, what are the best practices for bandwidth management, memory management, etc. The talk will also cover some of the tools out there to help it, including Little Eye. more...
ADVENTURES IN OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNIT
Ahoy there, developer! Are you interested in:
[ ] – Native Code
[ ] – Image Processing
[ ] – OCR
[ ] – Ponies
[ ] Any and/or all of the above?
If you picked any of these options, then watch this talk! more...
DEVELOPING FOR THE 10 FOOT UI
Tushar Gupta talks about writing applications for the 10 foot UI and shows some examples of user experiences that can be built with Smart TVs and set top boxes. Also, I’ll talk about the tools(Alljoyn, Adreno SDK and development kits) which are offered by Qualcomm to create unique 10 foot UI experiences. more...
RUNTIME STYLING – CYANOGEN
Runtime styling – Cyanogen with Peter Nash more...
HOW TO INSTANTLY ANALYZE YOUR APPS PERFO
Watch this video to find out how to instantly analyze your apps performance before release! more...
CLOUD BACK END IN MINUTES FOR ANDROID AP
Find out about the Cloud back-end in minutes for Android apps with Mike Taulty! more...
APP IN 24H, BACK END IN 10 MINUTES
App in 24h, back end in 10 minutes – Lutz Kohl, apiOmat more...
9:45 - 10:25 ANDROID BASED DONGLES AND WEARABLE ACCES
This presentation is a look at a few of the new applications for very small Android based platforms, focusing on use cases and associated business propositions, and why Android is the platform of choice. If you’ve got an idea for an Android accessory, don’t miss this talk! more...
10:30 - 11:20 PORTABLE AND EFFICIENT SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Watch this video to see how native development has been used in Yahoo’s Android products to push the limits of the framework in a cross-platform, highly performant way, and solve fragmentation by providing a strictly consistent set of features across all API levels. more...
RAISE YOUR GAME
Raise your game with 100% Indie! more...
DEVELOP APPLICATIONS USING ANDROID’S SEC
Watch a short overview of Intel’s Android highlights! more...
MAGICAL APP TESTING – TEST FAIRY
Magical App Testing – Test Fairy more...
HOW TO ANALYSE BUGREPORTS WITH CHKBUGREP
How to analyse Bugreports with chkbugreport – Pal Szasz more...
THE DROIDCON LONDON APP
The Droidcon London App – Al Sutton more...
9:45 - 10:25 TOP 10 TIPS FOR MARKETING YOUR MOBILE GA
The presentation will share a wealth of best practice, tips and tricks, data and insight into how to create and launch apps. It will also explain why the marketing of your app only starts with the launch, and why you need to be thinking long-term about keeping your app fresh and your users engaged if you are going to get them spending money. more...
10:30 - 11:20 DEVELOPING I'M WATCH APPS
Watch this video for an overview of what you need to develop apps for the i’m Watch (spoiler alert: you probably already have everything you need!), learn what a smart watch is supposed to do, and what the main differences in user experience and expectations are from what you’re used to on phones and tablets. more...
THE ELEGANCE OF FUNCTIONAL TESTING WITH
Watch this video to find out more about the elegance of functional testing with Calabah! more...
HOW TO DEVELOP NATIVE ANDROID APPS FOR E
For the last four years Itude mobile has developed on iOS and ported to Android or developed on Android and ported to iOS or something else. We have created a succesful method and toolset for that.
Watch a demonstration of a simple chainable Parallax Effects Library that makes creating Parallax effects super simple with Chris Jenkins! more...
BENEFITS OF CROSS OPERATOR APIS – MANFRE
Benefits of cross operator APIs – Manfred Bortenschlager more...
HANDY EXTENSIONS TO MAPS ON ANDROID
Handy extensions to maps on Android – Maciej Górski more...
View animation – Dan Lew more...
Friday 25th October 2013
9:00 - 9:30 SMART-PHONES IN SPACE: A GUIDE
This talk will provide the journey from cradle to grave in Earth’s first of many ‘phone-sat’ projects we now see springing up, and how hardware and software challenges were overcome to achieve this scientific feat in teaching and research. more...
9.45 - 10.30 CRAFTING UNIQUE, DELIGHTFUL APPS
Chris Arvin & Dan Lew:
Join the leads of Expedia’s Android developer and designer team to hear how they make such popular apps that stand out from the crowd. more...
10:30 - 11:15 SMART GLASSES AND AUGMENTED REALITY POTE
During this session you will learn more about our smart glasses, the Moverio BT-100, and the opportunities the product offers when it comes to innovative applications, and being adapted for augmented reality. You will discover how both individual users and companies have been using Moverio to change the way we interact with technology and merge the real world with the digital to enhance reality. Learn what makes Moverio a natural platform for Augmented Reality and be excited by its potential. more...
11.45 - 12.25 GRADLE WORKSHOP
Join the designer of Gradle, Hans Dockter, for his workshop on using the new Gradle-based build system for the Android SDK. more...
12:30 - 13:10 SHIP FASTER WITH OPEN SOURCE
Learn how to deliver updates at a rapid pace to keep up with the Android eco-system! more...
14:20 - 15:00 ANDROID SECURITY
In today’s world of hackers and security breaches, it’s essential that developers make their users as safe as possible. more...
15:05 - 15:45 SIMPLIFY ANDROID APPS TESTING AND PRESEN
We will show how Genymotion can help developers save time on apps testing and help demonstrators make great presentation of their products. With more than 3 000 daily registered users, Genymotion is greatly appreciated by Android developers. more...
14.45 - 15.30 AWESOMENESS CHECK LIST
If you want to check if your app(s) is heading in the right direction, be sure to attend this session to find out about this ‘advanced’ check list in making awesome Android apps. more...
17:00 - 17:45 APP TO APP
In this talk, you’ll find out how to allow third party developers to seamlessly interact with the users’ local data and shortcut more expensive server operations. more...
9:45 - 10:25 HELLO SMARTWATCH2
During this session, you will be able to learn more about SmartWatch 2 and what it can do. The session will include a live demo and a live coding example of creating applications for SmartWatch. more...
10.30 - 11.15 FIST OF AWESOME
Nicoll Hunt’s indie game project Fist of Awesome smashed through its Kickstarter funding targets in just 14 days, after a flurry of word of mouth and media attention – find out what that was like at Nicoll’s talk! more...
11:45 - 12:25 PROJECT ANARCHY
For the past 14 years Havok has been creating middleware and tools specifically for games. What started off as a Physics engine pushed them to Animation, Destruction, AI and Graphics. Now released in 2013 is a tool set called Project Anarchy aimed at mobile app developers, is free for iOS, Android and Tizen. The tool contains a large amount of the Havok tools including Havok Physics, Havok Animation, Havok AI and Havok Vision. more...
12.15 - 13.00 ANDROID ANIMATIONS
Join Mark Allison to learn about the animation APIs available within Android! more...
16.30 - 17.15 WHY CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER SOCIAL GA
Luciano Broussal & Dryce Abadlia:
The idea of this session is to show that it is now essential to develop cross platform games, in particular because games are becoming more and more social and focused on multiplayers. more...
15:05 - 15:45 MASTERING ANDROID DRAWABLES
After this class, you’ll understand Drawables and be able to use them to create clean code and a polished, smooth app! more...
15.45 - 16.30 PRODUCTISING A MODERN ANDROID DEVICE
This session will discuss Vertu’s experiences productising Android along with the benefits and pitfalls in creating an Android phone that will be used around the world. more...
17:00 - 17:45 BUILDING FOR SUCCESS: SCALABLE CLOUD BAC
Using a sample application and live demos, we’ll show how applications built on Google App Engine and Compute Engine can make use of Google Cloud Endpoints and Google Cloud Messaging to provide all that’s needed to allow Android devices to access backend services in the Cloud. more...
9.45 - 10.30 CODING FOR ANDROID CONSOLES
Al Sutton will be demonstrating how to develop games for Ouya, the innovative games console that runs on Android! more...
10.30 - 11.15 RESPONSIVE DESIGN FOR ANDROID
With the expansion in different Android devices, it’s no longer enough to design Android apps for just phone and tablet forms: apps on Android need to scale to a continuum of screen sizes. more...
11.30 - 12.15 WHEN YOUR KOREAN IS JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Join Leslie Drewery for an introduction to Android device management for enterprise customers! more...
12:30 - 13:10 LEVERAGING ANDROID FOR THE INTERNET OF T
In this session, you’ll be briefly introduced to the Eclipse M2M projects and discover cool end-to-end examples (Augmented Reality anyone?) combining the use of Android API with Open Hardware platforms (Arduino, Raspberry Pi…) for doing fleet tracking, remote monitoring, home automation, and much more. more...
14.00 - 14.45 TEACHING YOUR CLIENT ANDROID DESIGN
We’ll talk about Android design patterns, Android anti-patterns, and how to add those little flourishes that surprise and delight your users; where to obey Google guidelines, and where to deviate; and how to work with designers and product owners to mold their original vision into a proper native Android app that sits comfortably in its little green robot home. more...
14.45 - 15.30 3D ON ANDROID
This talk will be about the process of creating 3D content for Android using a number of open source tools. more...
16:15 - 16:55 GETTING YOUR APP NOTICED
David Isbitski & David Llewellyn:
You’ve published your app and now you want people to find it. Find out how you can get your app noticed and decide on the best monetization strategy. more...
17:00 - 17:45 IF SPOCK HAD AN ANDROID PHONE: ANDROID A
In this talk, we’ll first briefly look at these three tagging technologies comparing and contrasting them in order to understand their respective use-case based on our experience deploying such solutions in the real-world. We will then wear our Android hat and look at how much of a fantastic Web of Things platform Android truly is! We’ll go hands-on and implement a mobile application that can read both NFC and QR tags on products in order to bootstrap the access to their virtual profiles. more...
9.45 - 10.30 IT'S HOLO TIME!
Find out how HOLO became the main design language of Android – and how it can transform your approach to creating apps! more...
10.30 - 11.15 HARDENING YOUR ANDROID APP
If you need to improve your app security, this is the talk to come to! more...
11.30 - 12.15 CASE STUDIES IN ANDROID DESIGN
Join Jamie McDonald for a tour of Android’s design landscape! more...
12.15 - 13.00 BEEF UP YOUR ANDROID APPS
Stéphane Nicolas & Jérôme Van Der Linden:
In this talk, you’ll find out how to increase the quality of your Android apps by taking advantage of the maturity of the Java ecosystem. more...
14.00 - 14.45 PROGUARD AND DEXGUARD
Eric will be presenting some typical results of using ProGuard and DexGuard and how they improve your applications. more...
15:05 - 15:45 CONQUERING CONCURRENCY: REACTIVE EXTENSI
This talk will introduce you to the ideas behind (functional) reactive programming, RxJava, and how it makes your life as an Android programmer that much easier. more...
16:15 - 16:55 HOW TO BREAK YOUR BEAST PROJECT DOWN INT
We’ve all been there and done that. A project starts small, and all of a sudden turns into a two-headed monster. more...
17:00 - 17:45 THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
In this presentation, the primary focus of this talk will be on the design and implementation of the DTN, the many technical issues that we had to overcome (particularly with Wifi-Direct and device dependent issues), and the practical issues of deploying a WiFi-Direct based application in the real world. more...
9:45 - 10:25 THIS WAY UP
Consistent, predictable app navigation is crucial to the user experience of your app, but the patterns and guidelines in the Android framework are easily misused or misunderstood – leading to a worse experience for the user. more...
14.45 - 15.30 BRINGING FIREFOX TO ANDROID
Find out how the new Firefox was implemented into Android and the challenges the Mozilla team faced! more...
11:45 - 12:25 ANDROID FOR HEALTHCARE
This talk aims to provide awareness of common issues, mitigations, and methodologies particular to the healthcare domain and Android and to inspire attendees to take advantage of the many opportunities present there. more...
12:30 - 13:10 GOOGLE GLASS AND #NOUI
This course will explore the google glass through its unique user experience, what challenges there are in moving from heads down to heads up and the ways it challenges our preconceptions about the way we create software services, how do we create value when there may be #NoUi? more...
14.00 - 14.45 SENSOR FUSION BETWEEN CAR AND SMARTPHONE
Get inspired about a platform for supporting "car applications"! more...
15:05 - 15:45 HARDENING ANDROID DUAL BOOT
Janosch Maier & Robert Konopka:
Find out how to prevent hackers using root exploits against your app! more...
16:15 - 16:55 DEVICE FRAGMENTATION VS CLEAN CODE
Iordanis will demonstrate how to use Dependency Injection to your favour, for graceful handling and degrading experience at production code and automated tests. more...
17:00 - 17:45 DON'T SCREW UP YOUR APP!
Francesca Cuda & Rajit Singh:
Join this talk to learn about Gumtree’s journey into using smart technologies to improve user content generation. more...
OTHER ANDROID & IOS EVENTS
Richard Clark's HTML5 Mobile Mastery
3 DAY COURSE. Featuring Richard Clark
London, Monday, February 24th
iOS 7 and real-time data
In The Brain of Richard Clark
London, Tuesday, February 25th
London, Monday, March 3rd
Painless iOS testing
In The Brain of Paul Ardeleanu
London, Tuesday, March 4th
Paul Ardeleanu's Intro to iOS Development
2 DAY COURSE. Featuring Paul Ardeleanu
London, Monday, March 24th
Paul Ardeleanu's Advanced iOS Development
2 DAY COURSE. Featuring Paul Ardeleanu
London, Wednesday, March 26th
The Pragmatic Studio's iOS Programming
3 DAY COURSE. Featuring Daniel Steinberg
London, Monday, April 7th
Paul Ardeleanu's Intro to iOS Development
2 DAY COURSE. Featuring Paul Ardeleanu
London, Monday, June 30th
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