Droidcon India 2014 Event Live Blog

by Amit Bhawani 16

Droid Con 2014

Droidcon was a great two day conference for the established developers/entrepreneurs was well as the budding ones. There was so much to learn about building for Android. We enjoyed covering this year’s Droidcon event held in Bangalore. Keep looking out for more upcoming live blogging coverage like CES and MWC next year. You can keep yourself updated at the PhoneRadar Events.

1:00 PM
So, guys thank you for tunning in for the Live blogging of Droidcon, the Day 2 end here. Now its all workshops.

12:50 PM
All the sponsors are now on stage for feedback session. Looks like we are packing up.

12:42 PM
Use tools like Appium to automate your apps.

12:35 PM
“Planning helps you a lot in building great app” – Sukesh Soman.

12: 24 PM
Continuous Integration – You have to a repository.
Continous Integration

12:13 PM
Industry split of crashes.
Industry Split of crash

12:04 PM
Current State of play in Google Play Store. Some unbelievable stats.
Current state of play

12:03 PM
Next up on stage is Sukesh Soman. He will be talking about the App testing, CI and Automation.

11:57 AM
Reduce the apk size of your apps by carefully selecting the color filters

11:40 AM
Advantages of following UI concepts are pretty much endless.

11:35 AM
Next up on stage is Sriram Ramani. He is talking about abstract UI concepts.
Sriram Ramani

11:00 AM
CyanogenMod doesn’t restrict you to any specific playstore, this was the answer Abhishek gave to a developer.

10:45 AM
Someone from audience ask if Abhishek has CM 12 running on his phone and he does.
CM 12

10:39 AM
Money factors always comes in if the project is open source. Abhishek quoted, “to work on Project that they have to provide $9000 Servers to work on.”

10: 35 AM
Cyanogen is now working on CM12.

10:29 AM
Point of failure.
point of failure

10:25 AM
Some thing starts with Chaos, but later they grow it something cool. Like Cyanogen!

10:10 AM
Six Years of Innovation.
6 Years

10:07 AM
Next up on stage is Abhishek Devkota. He will be talking about CyanogenMod and Cyanogen OS.

10:03 AM
Developer’s are engaging in interaction with Paresh Goel. Brain storming is ON!

9: 59 AM
There is debate going on if Hybrid applications are better or not. Looks like HTML won here.

9:57 AM
The first Q & A session of the Day started.

9:53 AM
This should you do to build grat social app , according to Paresh Goel.

9:50 AM
Hike uses Bulk Packet as its mode to deliver the pending messages.
Bulk Packet

9:48 AM

9:39 AM
Hike Stats.
Hike stats

9:35 AM
Paresh Goel from Hike Messenger is on stage to talk about building for India.
Paresh Goel

Day 2 Begins

5: 00 PM
Ok, that’s it guys. Thank you for hanging around here to tune in for the live blogging of Day 1 for Droidcon 2014 Developer’s Conference. Day 1 Ends

4:57 PM
Marketing and feedback is a necessary tool of growth for app developers.

4:54 PM
Why you have to think like an Entrepreneur if you are an app developer? That is what is being talked about here.

4:48 PM
Internet of Things is a big talk on Day 1 of the Droidcon. We are looking at the demo for the apps dedicated for Electrics made by Audi, Mercedes, etc.
Car Stats on App

4:41 PM
This was quite good. You can pretty much try out any watch while you just need picture of your wrist. And then Google your choices away and try out right away.
Augmented Reality

4:30 PM
Now its time for Flash Talks. Interested developers are demo there project works. I find this Augmented Reality demo quite cool.

4: 29 PM
Normal Start vs Referral Start.
Normal Start vs Refferral Start

4:22 PM
Google App Indexing is one of the examples of mobile deep linking.Google App Indexinbg

4:17 PM
Ramu K.C. from Imaginea has come up on stage to explain what is Mobile Deep Linking.
Ramu K. C.

3:45 PM
Now its tea time. Will be back soon for the next session by Ramu K. C. for Mobile Deep Linking.

3: 42 PM
Q & A going on, and the developers are asking quite interesting questions. Brain storming!

3: 25 PM
You have to work on consumer behaviour as it plays an important role in growth of the app.

3: 22 PM
Graphical representations are pretty important for any app development.

3:19 PM
Offer better experiences.
Offer Experinces

3:09 PM.
Take away from this session: Points to note while building an app for consumers.

3:03 PM
Next up is the Raghuram Trikutam. He will be talking about what does it take to build an app like Freecharge

3: 01 PM
There are some limitations to this , but the developer promises to finish it out soon.

3:00 PM
What things Okulus can do ?

2: 54 PM
Okulus provides an easiest way to use the image effect on their apps with zero over drop.

2:45 PM
Next up on Stage is Vinay S. Shenoy, talking about the okulus.

2:35 PM
You have heard of GPS. Now there is thing called IPS, Indoor Positioning System.
GPS and  IPS

2:30 PM
Now that we are back from Lunch. Lets start how Bluetooth Low Energy can be used to leverage Beacons with proximity and positioning.

12:59 PM
Soham talking about how scrolling and progress bar has now changed in new Material Design.
Material Design Scrolling

12: 43 AM
You have noticed that Android Lolipop is all about motion. This is all because of Authentic motion.
Authentic Motion

12:40 PM
For the first time , Android has created a grid layout for developers, making the design more streamlined

12:30 PM
Google is trying to bring paper/ink concept in virtual media.

12: 29 PM
Take away from this session is that we will learn how to take advantage of this new color language developed for Android OS.
Material Design

12:27 PM
Next up on stage is Soham Mondal. He will be talking about the Material Design introduced by Google this year

12: 23 PM
Rahul Sharma says, he is completely focusing on his new baby, the Yu Mobiles.

12:21 PM
There is an Yu App contest, and the grand prize is INR 100,000. The contest is live at forums.yuplaygod.com
And Rahul Sharma is carrying the exclusive Micromax Yu phone.

12:10 PM

Yu And Cyanogen

12: 06 AM
Talking about how he started Micromax Mobile ten years ago.

12:04 AM
Finally. Rahul Sharma has showed up on stage. We are excited.
Rahul Sharma

12:00 AM
There are limitation to this connectivity services. Right now the NFC is only used in India as far as in the attendance system.
NFC Challeneges

11: 50 AM
Demonstration going on about how you can emulate the host-based data while using Android NFC.

11: 45 AM
NFC history in India. There are Metro cards as well as has various use case scenarios. But the NFC wallet facility is still far away in India.
NFC History

11: 30 AM
Looks like the Micromax session didn’t go through for some reason.

11:25  AM

11: 05 AM
You can easily connect Android App building tools via Microsoft Plugins and other set of tool.

11: 02 AM
Media Services Architecture is being recommended here for developing media streaming apps.
Media Services Architecture

11: 01 AM
Media Apps

11:00 AM
Now there is talk about how media streaming apps are doing in India.

10:55 AM
Microsoft has assured that you don’t need Microsoft specific language to work with Azure Mobile Service. Interesting huh.

10:45 AM
So, after learning about scaling of backend setup, it seems like it is quite easy to setup backend service for your Android app.

10:30 AM
Create a Mobile Service.
Mobile Service

10:15 AM
This should be your Agenda while developing Android Apps.

10:05 AM
Now we are about to learn a whole bunch of things on how to proceed in developing Android apps.

10:01 AM
We are LIVE from MLR Convention Center at Bangalore for the Droidcon 2014 event.
Droid Con 2014

Amit Bhawani


Amit Bhawani is a Professional Blogger & Founder of PhoneRadar, Android Advices & Gizmo Report. He has received various awards like the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award & Samsung Mobilers Award. He covers more on the subject of value of mobile phones to consumers and gives insights to mobile buyers helping them to buy the right device.

  • Nikhil Narkhede

    When are they going to launch MMX yu phone . Yu + cyanogen = interesting . waiting for some more details 🙂

  • Shanky Yadav

    Good to see that now Micromax is doing what the crowd wants. The you is going to hit the top and is going to reach the heart of all people like waooooo. Ah I am excited about the you to be launched .. And guess what its by an Indian brand woooo. Can’t wait anymore just thinking and dreaming .. Good work phonerdar for providing this live event ..

  • OH MY thank you for the dedicated live blog!just. . That agenda is very useful for the upcoming developers! I noticed thatv Rahul Sharka is feeling great as the sole user of cyanogen for his yu line

  • Shashank Chourey

    Thank You PhoneRadar.. really thanks for the live blogging of the event. really it was very informative.. full of new and innovative ideas.. too bad I couldn’t make it coz of my damn office. 🙁 .. really best event for aspiring app developers.. I really like the upcoming IPS.. and yes the Augmented Reality stuff is pretty cool.

  • Suraj Racharla

    Great Blog and some great presentations. Micromax is soon going to be the top company in India and Micromax is finally giving what people really want. In general the live blog was successful and the conference was amazing and many information was there. Cant wait for more live blogs like this from you!!

  • I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival f cm12 this should be the highest form of customization and stability really excited for it and from the screens from Abhishek Devkota it looks really promising. 6 years of innovation is hard to go by with a third party OS but now they’ve made their way to top of the line first party OS provider and its awesome

    • Nikhil Narkhede

      i totally agree with you friend .

  • Also these google play apps statistics are pretty terrifying, so what is the cause of such high percentages? And are the next steps (like continuous integration and planning) methods that must be taken to fix the app issue?

  • Jugal Mudoi

    Then, all we have to do is wait for the outcome of this event and to become practical, really got to know many things about CM and about various informations, also super exciting for the cm12. Anyway thanks for beautifully presenting this live blog and hope to see such in future covering other big events.

  • Shanky Yadav

    Cyanogen mod is going to boom the market of Micromax with the latest specs wooo I am waiting for it hardly .. The way they are going is waoo plzz update a lot update as u got

  • Suraj Racharla

    Man the google play store apps stats are quite surprising. I wonder high it is so high!!!!. Steps have to be taken to fix the issue. I cant believe MicroMAx mobile started 10 years ago and they have taken such a big step.Also the cynogen mod presentation from Abhishek Devota is great and the 6 six years of innovation really paid off. The OS is now part of the best mobile OS in the world!!

  • Shashank Chourey

    Another enthralling day of the Droidcon event. Who would’ve thought that cyanogenmod would come to mainstream and would be such a great success. But it was bound to happen because quality never fails. I still remember when I used to flash CM on my old HTC Wildfire, and boast about it’s cool features to my friends. Cyanogenmod has indeed revolutionized ans improved the smartphone OS. And I really didn’t know this is the current state of Play Store. Tons of apps, and all in vain. Waiting for my Mi3 to get a stable built of CM12. And yeah thanks and cheers PhoneRadar. Great Job.

  • Thank you! Cyanogen is so amazing I used to try to take my friends phones and root them while getting rid of touch wiz just so they could enjoy a cm or AOSPA ROM like I do!

  • These two days got lot of attention of mine as because of cyanogenmod and the other the building for india these two are most important topic on which they are looking forward hope this start will have a positive result

  • @amitbhawani:disqus very busy schedule for you guys right? Up next is LeWeb in a couple of days and then CES in Vegas! What I’m really looking forward are the Project Ara Dev conferences next year and would love to stay updated with live blogging! Keep up the hard work and rise to your set plateaus!

  • Suraj Racharla

    YEah CM12 is going to be great!!! Learned alot of things and i am sad that i wasnt there. If i had lived in India i would have surely went. Cant wait to see Phone radar do some live blogging in CES if they are going to do it. GReat job covering this big event and you have been very successful!!