DROIDCON UK 2012 25-10-12
2 Days - 30 Speakers - 1000 + Participants - 100% Android!
Fun times were had at Droidcon London 2012! The Android community came out in full swing to present their latest apps, their niftiest solutions, and most innovative applications of Android. We're in the process of uploading all the videos of talks and presentations as they become available. They'll appear just below, keep checking back or follow @skillsmatter for updates!
We're poised to repeat 2012's success in 2013. Over the next months, we'll be working to put together a bleeding edge programme for the next edition. For you proper devoted Droidcon fanatics out there, we're touting the first 50 tickets for just £50! That's a steal if we ever saw one for two days of the greatest Android event in Europe! Don't miss out and book your tickets now!
- Beaming Data to Devices with NFC - Learn more!
- Open Graph – from zero to hero in 60 minutes - Learn more!
- Introduction to Developing for Google TV - Learn more!
- The Fragment Transition - Learn more!
- The fly-in app menu for designer and developer Learn more!
- Deep dive into Android Custom Components Learn more!
- Writing games for an Android video console - Oh yeah! Learn more!
- Developing for Android on 2.x/3.x/4.xLearn more!
- Memory Analyzer: Avoiding Memory LeaksLearn more!
Akshay Dashrath & Jamie McDonald
- Building Songkick on Android Learn more!
Thursday 25th October 2012
10:05-10:40 PROGUARD OPTIMIZATION AND OBFUSCATION
Barcamp talk: Proguard Optimization and Obfuscation more...
10:40-11:15 DEVICE FRAGMENTATION
Device Fragmentation will get worse, how to deal with it more...
11.15-11.50 AUGMENTED REALITY SDK QUALCOMM
Augmented Reality development in Unity more...
11.50-12.25 EXTENDING THE ANDROID SDK (ADD-ONS)
Extending the Android SDK more...
13.25-14.00 CROSS PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT DONE RIGHT!
Cross platform development done right! more...
14:00-14:30 HOW TO DEVELOP FOR THE SMARTWATCH
Developing for the smart watch. more...
14:30-15:00 OPENCV FOR ANDROID
Using OpenCV on Android! more...
15:00-15:30 HOT NEW STUFF FROM SAMSUNG, THE ANDROID
Hot new stuff from Samsung, the Android camera SDK and more! more...
15:30-16:00 SERVER-LESS APPS, USING SERVER, CODING A
Services that help my Android app to use the cloud without managing servers more...
16.30 - 17.15 FUTURE OF ANDROID KEYNOTE: OUYA
Keynote followed by Q&A by Julie Uhrman CEO of OUYA, The first Android based gaming console was launched on Kickstarter earning funding ($8.5 million dollars!) and fans. The Kickstarter darling will ship to gamers in March 2013. more...
10:05-10:40 HAPTIC SDK
Barcamp talk: Haptic SDK more...
10:40-11:15 PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK
Private Social Network more...
11.15-11.50 IMPROVING TEXT LAYOUT IN LOCALIZATION
Charles Harley & Robert Hewitt:
Improving text layout in localization more...
11.50 - 12.25 TOOLS FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE AND THE AQUA
AQuA can help you improve the quality of your Android apps more...
13.25-14.00 JOYNS AS A PLATFORM
Using RCS as a way to add video, audio and chat to your Android apps natively more...
14:00-14:30 LOCATION USING QYPE!
Using Qype for location in your app more...
15:00-15:30 FIND OUT MORE!
We provide APIs through a cloud platform for maps, chat, push notifications and social media more...
15:30-16:00 AN OPEN DEBATE ON ANDROID'S ROLE IN THE
Join a debate about what role Android has to play in the tablet market! more...
10:05-10:40 THE WORLD'S SIMPLEST AD ENABLEMENT SOLUT
The worlds simplest ad enablement solution using a native Android app wrapper from VSERV.MOBI more...
11.15-11.50 INTEL - TOOLS FOR X86 AND GPU
Intel - Tools for x86 and GPU more...
11.50 - 12.25 X86 HDK AND CASE STUDY
13.25-14.00 THE UNIQUE PRESENTATION DEVICE (UPDATED)
We make presentation more meaningful than ever before more...
14:00-14:30 AN OPEN SOURCE MULTIPLAYER GAME FRAMEWOR
ANDLABS working on an easy to integrate and efficient framework to enable multiplayer features in any game. The goal is to solve the main problems game developers are facing today. It's also cross platform capable. more...
14:30-15:00 CUSTOMISED ACTIONBAR FOR FROYO AND OPTIM
Customised ActionBar for Froyo and optimising list views more...
15:00-15:30 USING APIS WITH NATIVE AND WEB APPS
Using APIs with native and web apps more...
15:30-16:00 BIGFAT SOFFTKEY SDK (TAPPING)
Using gestures like tapping as user input method more...
10:05-10:40 ALLJOYN P2P
Learn about using AllJoyn P2P more...
10:40-11:15 ANDROID SECURITY AND ENCRYPTION BEST PRA
Android Security and encryption best practices more...
11.15-11.50 UNIFY VOIP/MSG CORE
Unify VOIP/MSG Core more...
11.50 - 12.25 INTRODUCTION TO POLARUS, A MAPPING LIBRA
Introduction to Polarus, a mapping library for Android more...
14:30-15:00 TEST AUTOMATION FROM TESTDROID
Find out how you automate your Android app testing! more...
15:00-15:30 MOBILE SECURITY WTHOUT PASSWORDS USING N
Mobile security wthout passwords using NFC more...
Friday 26th October 2012
09.00 - 09.25 FUTURE OF ANDROID KEYNOTE: VENDSCREEN
VendScreen personalizes the vending experience while utilizing the intuitive ‘Touch & Swipe’ user interface already familiar to millions of people using smartphones and other touch screen devices every day, so our users gain rich information and interactive services without the hassle of a new learning curve. more...
09.25 - 09.45 FUTURE OF ANDROID KEYNOTE: PARROT
Frederic Albinet speaks on Parrot at Droidcon London 2012. more...
09.45 - 10.30 BUILDING SONGKICK ON ANDROID
Akshay Dashrath & Jamie McDonald:
Songkick launched their Android app earlier this year. Jamie and Akshay will present a case-study of the project, revealing how Novoda worked with Songkick to bring the app from whiteboard to market. The talk will discuss key decisions taken to create a great Android experience. more...
10.30 - 11.15 PICKING UP THE PIECES - OVERCOMING DEVIC
Jan Berkel & Jon Schmidt:
SoundCloud is the leading audio sharing platform on the web today, of course available as an Android app. In this talk, Jan & Jon will focus on the challenges of building a strong, reliable, audio recording and audio streaming app. more...
11.30 - 12.15 THE NEW FACEBOOK SDK FOR ANDROID
In the last 30 days, Facebook sent users into Google Play and the Apple App Store to download new apps 174 million times. In this session we’ll see how to use Facebook’s new SDK for Android to help you grow you app, and make your existing users more engaged. more...
12.15 - 13.00 BEAMING DATA TO DEVICES WITH NFC
NFC supports peer-to-peer sharing of data between devices, in addition to tapping on “smart posters”, tags, and the like. Such device-to-device data “beaming” will mostly be used for short payloads, including bootstrapping more elaborate communications via other channels. more...
14.00 - 14.45 EFFECTIVE AUTOMATED TESTS
We’ve reached the point where there are plenty of options to create and run automated tests for Android apps. New open-source frameworks appear, existing ones morph, and others stagnate. more...
14.45 - 15.30 ANDROID CUSTOM COMPONENTS
Android comes with many built-in components, but some tasks are best accomplished by rolling your own. We will start with an overview of the different ways to extend View and ViewGroup, then dive deeper. more...
15.45 - 16.30 NETWORK COMMUNICATION ON ANDROID
Designing and implementing an efficient network communication in your Android application is not an easy task. Developers face a difficult balance between latency, power-efficiency, data charges and several other aspects that can be the cause for bad reviews. more...
16.30 - 17.15 DEVELOPING FOR ANDROID ON 2.X/3.X/4.X
Android developers must now consider a host of versions 2.x, 3.x, 4.x as well as devices. Through Kenichi’s experience developing Japan’s Sekai Phone App (Real time translation phone services), he shares some tips for supporting multiple Android versions and devices with demonstrations. more...
17.15 - 18.00 INTEGRATING AI INTO YOUR APP
Leading-edge apps like Google Now, Zite and Siri all use advanced mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is driven by both competitive pressure and the possibility to incorporate more human-like behavior and capabilities into apps using AI. more...
18.00 - 18.45 INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPING FOR GOOGLE TV
What you need to know to target Google TV and covering some of the API’s which are available to you beyond vanilla Android. more...
09.45 - 10.30 THE FRAGMENT TRANSITION
Android is evolving, but developers aren’t keeping pace. Fragments, which let you break your UI into smaller functional pieces, were released over a year ago. Fragments enable scaling of your app to tablets and the next generation of devices. There’s a huge opportunity to lead the market, yet few businesses and developers are leading the charge. more...
10.30 - 11.15 THE BUTLER DID IT
Christopher Orr & Jørgen Tjernø:
Android developers strive to ensure their apps work well across a multitude of OS versions, languages and hardware configurations.
In this talk, Chris and Jørgen discuss using Jenkins. more...
11.30 - 12.15 ANDROID INSTRUMENTATION AND REVERSE ENGI
What does it take to become a true Android Hacker?
Ever wondered how to inject code into APKs straight off the market? Or how to introspect on the app to determine exactly what it is doing, including what it’s displaying on the screen? more...
12.15 - 13.00 INTERFACING HARDWARE WITH ANDROID AND AR
There are many techniques and options for using your Android Smartphone to interface with hardware projects you may create using Arduino, but with so many options it can be hard getting started with development. I will therefore take you through a quick getting started with creating and interfacing with a hardware project in minutes. more...
14.00 - 14.45 MEMORY ANALYZER
After a couple of sleepless nights working to find out how to solve different errors related to the same exception ‘OutOfMemoryException’, Felipe Ferraz learned some very valuable lessons that he’ll share with you. more...
14:45 - 15:30 DEVELOPING GAMES FOR ANDROID ON X86
Steve Hughes & Ting Peng:
Android has a new abi – x86. We show the key differences between x86 and Arm , allowing you to produce optimized code using processor specific features and how to provide a single apk for both architectures. more...
15.45 - 16.30 WRITE LESS / DO MORE
Android is based on openness and the development community has embraced this ideal and provided numerous solutions to common problems just waiting to be plugged in. This session focuses on the features of some of the best and freely available resources the community has to offer. more...
16.30 - 17.15 DYNAMIC ANIMATION USING CUSTOM VIEW
In this talk, Anders will talk about a simple and powerful pattern of animating the content of custom views in android, as custom views are getting more and more important. more...
17.15 - 18.00 BEYOND FACEBOOK CONNECT: HANDLING OAUTH
David O’Neill :
While there are some simple ways to add some social networking services integrated into Android and provided by some OEMs, once you get outside of Facebook and Twitter and into other oAuth services it can become an integration nightmare. more...
18.00 - 18.45 ANDROID LAYOUTS
Some journalistic criticism is leveled at Android because of “Fragmentation”. Many people mistakenly believe that the Fragmentation is the result of having to support a huge array of different display sizes, pixel densities, and aspect ratio. more...
09.45 - 10.30 DIFFERENTIATE YOUR APP USING SOFTWARE TO
In 2011, consumers downloaded 5.4 billion applications across all app stores. In 2015, that number is projected to grow to 19.7 billion.* These numbers demonstrate that today’s app landscape is a crowded and competitive one for developers. Differentiation is absolutely essential for creating successful apps that rise above the noise and create value for consumers. more...
10.30 - 11.15 NOOK DEVELOPER SESSION
Join NOOK Developer for a session on NOOK Apps. Learn about the development process – from app creation to app submission, and marketing opportunities once your apps are in the NOOK Storefront. more...
11.30 - 12.15 THE FLY-IN APP MENU FOR DESIGNER AND DEV
In the past few months there has been a tremendous buzz around an emerging navigation component on Android. This pattern, known as the fly-in app menu or side navigation, is now used in numerous high-quality applications such as Prixing, YouTube, Spotify, Google+, Evernote, etc. In this talk, we will concentrate on understanding why these companies decided to switch from the plain old dashboard to the fly-in app menu. more...
12.15 - 13.00 PANEL: MONETISING YOUR ANDROID APPLICATI
Kevin McDonagh :
What are the techniques, technologies and tricks available to developers to monetize their application?
Our panel will discuss how different technologies and techniques can be used to help you get downloads, users and make you money. more...
14.00 - 14.45 BETWEEN CONTENT PROTECTION AND USER EXPE
Digital Media content protection play a central part of the modern entertainment eco-system. At the same time it is presenting a big challenge to achieve a smooth user experience. Sony Mobile has developed and open sourced a DRM License Service (DLS) to address this. more...
14.45 - 15.30 PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS AGAINST REVERSE EN
Mark will share case studies of a variety of companies, ranging from start-ups to global financial institutions, which use Arxan’s tools to defend their valuable intellectual property and assets from digital thieves. more...
15.45 - 16.30 MOBILE ANALYTICS
This session will draw on the very latest data and insight to show how consumers are using mobile apps with a focus on how Android is evolving and what the key trends are for Android app usage. The talk will focus on what existing behavioral trends mean for app usage in the future more...
16.30 - 17.15 LEAN ENTERPRISE MOBILE DEVELOPMENT
Dave will share the tools and processes he uses and how he is continually improving and self evaluating to “sharpen the sword” of lean and agile all in the context of delivering enterprise mobile products for lastminute.com internationally. more...
17.15 - 18.00 CRASH REPORTING TRENDS FOR MOBILE APP DE
Andrew Levy, Crittercism’s co-founder and CEO will provide the Droidcon audience with an overview of the insights he has seen across Crittercism’s extensive data set that covers 250 million devices and over 11 billion app loads. more...
18.00 - 18.45 DEVELOPING ACCESSIBLE APPS FOR ANDROID
Building on the foundation of Ice-Cream Sandwich, Google have brought a raft of new accessibility features to Jelly Bean. this session will demonstrate the new accessibility enhancements and APIs found in Jelly Bean. more...
09.45 - 10.30 INTRODUCTION TO ANDENGINE
Lukas Jarosch & Johannes Borchardt:
AndEngine is one of the most amazing and widespread 2D game engines for the Android platform. Johannes Borchardt & Lukas Jarosch will introduce this amazingness by showing the general structure of an AndEngine game. more...
10.30 - 11.15 WRITING GAMES FOR AN ANDROID VIDEO GAMES
Many devices are based on the Android Open Source Project release of Android which does not include the Google additions. This talk will take you through some of the things you’ll need to consider when developing applications which will run on a variety of devices including Android based video games consoles such as OUYA. more...
11.30 - 12.15 BRINGING LEGACY ANDROID APPS UP TO SPEED
Ronan ‘Zero’ Schwarz:
Android has seen major changes in the last year. With the introduction of Android 4 and above, not only the User Interface has been replaced, many of the underlying concepts have changed as well. We will show an overview of the changes, and try to explain what they mean for application design. more...
PANEL: BEING SUCCESSFUL WITH YOUR ANDROI
Leaders in the mobile games industry discuss what it takes to make a successful and profitable game on Android.
14.00 - 14.45 BUILDING YOUR APP FOR MULTIPLE APP STORE
Timur Dyussebayev & Ildar Karimov:
Just like Android is not only about Google, Google Play is not the only way to distribute Android apps. Today, marketplaces like Amazon AppStore, Nook Store, GetJar and the upcoming Yandex.Store are considered to be strong alternatives. more...
14.45 - 15.30 CLOUD-CONNECTED ANDROID APPS USING UBUNT
Most Android apps nowadays are a front or local client for online services, from backing up data to the cloud to providing a cross platform service. This requires developers to have access to not just an Android environment, but also to a staging server that they can mess with. more...
15.45 - 16.30 GROWING YOUR ANDROID APP WITH FACEBOOK
Facebook has 600 million monthly mobile users. To help your Android app grow, you can integrate with Facebook’s Open Graph to get distribution on the web, mobile web and to iOS and Android apps. more...
This talk will outline solutions that could be enhanced with and business models that could benefit from NFC. more...
REPLACING THE ANDROID SDK EMULATOR
This talk will explain how to use a VirtualBox Virtual Machine to replace the slow QEMU emulator from the Android SDK. It will be based on Daniel’s work on the Buildroid
18.00 - 18.45 RIGHTS AND INNOVATION
This panel, presented by IC tomorrow, will feature the experience of a number of start-ups involved in the IC tomorrow programme who have been working with rights-owners to launch innovative new digital products and services. more...
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Hans Dockter's Gradle In-Depth
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London, Wednesday, June 5th
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Richard Clark's HTML5 Mobile Mastery
3 DAY COURSE. Featuring Richard Clark
London, Monday, June 17th
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In The Brain of Richard Clark
London, Tuesday, June 18th
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Norwich, Wednesday, July 3rd
Paul Ardeleanu's Advanced iOS Development
2 DAY COURSE. Featuring Paul Ardeleanu
London, Thursday, July 4th
Richard Clark's HTML5 Mobile Mastery
3 DAY COURSE. Featuring Richard Clark
London, Wednesday, September 11th
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