Droidcon London 2013

Topics covered at #droidconuk

Thursday, 24th - Friday, 25th October in London

63 experts spoke.

Droidcon London 2013, the biggest Android conference in Europe, took place on October 24th - 25th, where hundreds of Android developers found out about the latest innovations, ideas, and devices in Android technology!

We had a bumper crop of top experts, including creators of some of the best tech in Android - like Hans Dockter, founder of Gradleware (the industry standard build system); Eric Lafortune, pioneer of 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. Android enthusiasts in attendance found out how these big names became successes, all the ins and outs of their businesses and technologies, and their vision for the future!

Not only did they benefit from the expertise of these leading lights, but the first day - as always - was uniquely community focused with our barcamp and democamp!

We were also proud to be supported by some great sponsors this year including Epson, Sony, and Paypal, who gave developers access to their next generation of Android devices!

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Day 1: Barcamp and Democamp

Our community led day where you can take to the stage to propose talks and showcase your cool applications!

Track Auditorium Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4

Welcome to Droidcon!


Barcamp Kickoff


Customize Your Views

Benjamin Weiss

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Give Your Objects Exactly What They Need

JB Steadman

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Dinosaurs and Android: The Listview Evolution

Jorge Barroso and Fernando Cejas

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Android Based Dongles and Wearable Accessories

Ken Blakeslee

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Top 10 Tips for Marketing Your Mobile Games

James Kaye

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Authentication for Droids

Tim Messerschmidt

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AIDE - develop for Android on Android

Dennis Strein and Hans Kratz

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Understanding the What and How of Android App Performance

Kumar Rangarajan

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Beyond the Framework: Portable and Efficient System Components Using NDK

Eric Hassold

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Developing i'm Watch Apps

Sebastiano Poggi

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Intel® XDK – a tool for HTML5 development and cross-platform packaging

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Power your app with Content Provider – Mathieu Calba

Mathieu Calba

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Adventures in Optical Character Recognition!

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Rhomobile Suite

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How to develop native android apps for easy porting to iOS and HTML5

Robin Puthli

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Would you code blindfolded?

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If location data is the little black dress for mobile, how do I make sure I have the best?

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Developing for the 10 foot UI, Exploring Smart TVs and Multiscreen Possibilities with Tushar Gupta

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Raise your game


Functional testing with Calabah

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Simple persistence with Cupboard

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Video SDK – Quickblox

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Runtime styling – Cyanogen

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How to develop applications using Android’s Second Screen API with Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi)

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Facebook - Lessons Learned

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Games and force feedback – Immersion

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How to instantly Analyze your apps performance before release

Kumar Rangarajan

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Magical App Testing – Test Fairy

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Benefits of cross operator APIs

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Android annotation processing, memento and Boundbox

Stéphane Nicolas and Matthias Kappler

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Porting your apps to Intel x86

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Cloud back end in minutes for Android apps

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How to analyse Bugreports with chkbugreport

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Handy extensions to maps on Android – Maciej Górski

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Google Glass development without Glass – Ostap Andrusiv

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Robospice – Stephane Nicholas and Riccardo

Stéphane Nicolas

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App in 24h, back end in 10 minutes – APIOmat

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The Droidcon London App

Al Sutton

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View animation

Dan Lew

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KEYNOTE: CyanogenMod: Origins and Future of the aftermarket Android OS

Abhisek Devkota and Shane Francis

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Drinks and Pizza with Badoo


SoundCloud Drinks

Day 2: Presentations from the world's leading Android experts

The conference day, with talks from the biggest names in Android!

Track Auditorium Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4

Welcome to Droidcon Day Two with the Amazon Breakfast


KEYNOTE: Smart-phones in Space: A Guide

Chris Bridges


Hello SmartWatch 2

Jerker Lindgren-Götsten

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Crafting Unique, Delightful Apps

Chris Arvin and Dan Lew

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Coding For Android Consoles

Al Sutton

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It's HOLO Time!

Stephan Brunner

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This Way Up: Implementing Effective App Navigation

Jeff Gilfelt

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Epson's Moverio Smart Glasses and Their Potential for Augmented Reality

Hiroyuki Baba

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Nicoll Hunt

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Responsive Design For Android

Juhani Lehtimaki

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Hardening Your Android App

Scott Alexander-Bown

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Bringing Firefox to Android

Lucas Rocha

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Gradle Workshop

Hans Dockter

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Project Anarchy with Stu Johnson

Stu Johnson

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When Your Korean Is Just Not Good Enough

Leslie Drewery

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Case Studies in Android Design

Jamie McDonald

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Android for Healthcare - Linden Darling

Linden Darling

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Ship Faster with Open Source from Square

Pierre-Yves Ricau

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Android Animations

Mark Allison

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Leveraging Android for the Internet of Things with Eclipse M2M

Benjamin Cabé

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Beef Up Your Android Apps Using Java Tools

Stéphane Nicolas and Jérôme Van Der Linden

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Google Glass and #NoUi

Dave Slocombe

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Android Security: Defending Your Users

Mark Murphy


Why Cross-Platform Multiplayer Social Gaming Is Now Possible

Luciano Broussal and Dryce Abadlia


Teaching Your Client Android Design or Ridding The World of iPhoneys

Kenton Price

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ProGuard and DexGuard for Optimisation and Protection

Eric Lafortune

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Sensor Fusion Between Car and Smartphone

Gabor Paller

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Simplify Android Apps Testing and Presentation with Genymotion

Daniel Fages

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Mastering Android Drawables

Cyril Mottier


3D on Android: Open Source Workflow

Dennis Ippel

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Conquering Concurrency: Bringing the Reactive Extensions to the Android Platform

Matthias Kappler

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Hardening Android Dual Boot for Enterprise Usage

Janosch Maier and Robert Konopka

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Awesomeness Check List

Taylor Ling

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Productising A Modern Android Device

Craig Arnush

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Getting Your App Noticed

David Isbitski and David Llewellyn

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How To Break Your Beast Project Down Into Services And Enjoy A Happy Life!

Marcos Placona

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Device Fragmentation vs Clean Code

Iordanis Giannakakis

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App To App: Designing Local APIs

Ty Smith

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Building for Success: Scalable Cloud Backends for Your Android Apps

Mandy Waite

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If Spock had an Android Phone: Android and the Web of Things

Dominique Guinard

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The Beautiful Game

Stephen Naicken

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Don't Screw Up Your App! A Case Study In Using Cutting Edge Technologies Before They Are Ready

Francesca Cuda and Rajit Singh

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Closing Ceremony

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