Droidcon London 2012
October 25-26 2012
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street Islington, London, N1 0QH
Droidcon London 2012 was a Smash!
Here are some Droidcon London 2012 highlights...
First and foremost a Community event, Droidcon London 2012 would've been nothing if it weren't for you. Many of you stepped up to to present at Barcamp or pitch at Democamp. There were cooking hats, frogs growing legs, and even a sneaky Rickroll. As for the numbers... How about a little tally? Droidcon London 2012 saw...
- 1100 people visiting over the course of two days, with 850 on the Thursday evening!
- 90 speakers in total for 70+ presentations over Barcamp and Conference day!
- 28 keen presenters for Democamp!
- 60 hardcore Droiders that went on for a weekend of coding at the VHack Hackathon at Skills Matter over the weekend
- Supported by the truly impressive RNIB, Sony, Startapp, and Alcatel One Touch, apps are already available like WePoker, and coming to home near you soon MyHomeNotifier
With the Android Community driving innovation, we were swamped with new stuff:
- A first in the history of Droidcon London, we saw the launch of a new smartphone: welcome to AdZero's Bamboo Phone!
- And what about these three new Android applications: OUYA, Vendscreen, and Parrot's Asteroid!
- No less than 10 apps were launched, including TapToWifi, making us the first ever conference to implement the solution!
Of course, Many of you took it upon yourselves to blog about Droidcon London. Here's a selection of your writing:
And from the invited press
Mobile Business Briefing:
We're working on publishing all the recordings of the presentations. As there's loads to process, we'll trickle them as they become available. Keep an eye on our @DroidconUK, where we'll announce the posting of the videos! We aim to have the bulk of it online by this months end. In the meantime, here are the Keynotes, ready for you to get started with:
NEXT YEAR'S DROIDCON LONDON!
We've scheduled Droidcon London 2013 for the 24th & 25th of October. The first 50 tickets are going for a measly 50 pounds! If you consider yourself one of those super-early-birds, then follow this link to secure your spot at next year's Droidcon London! We only have a handful of these super early birds left, so don't hesitate too long!
That's it for this year's wrap up. Once again, our heartfelt thanks to all of you who made Droidcon London 2012. We look forward to next year, and hope you'll join us again!
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
For complete 2012 event information and registration, please go to the Droidcon London website.
Meet the Droidcon London 2012Sponsors
Thank you to the generous Sponsors. Droidcon London 2012 wouldn't be possible without you!
NOOK Developer (Barnes & Nobles)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 703 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 637 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™. With its NOOK devices, both NOOK Tablet and the award-winning NOOK Color™, built on Android, customers gain access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 2.5 million digital titles – including a wide array of high-quality apps along with books, magazines and more. The NOOK Developer program enables content providers and the developer community to market and sell their content and applications to millions of Barnes & Noble customers. Barnes & Noble invites developers to sign up, learn more and submit their content and apps at nookdeveloper.barnesandnoble.com.
The Facebook Platform for Android helps mobile developers build and grow social apps which can reach over 955 million people worldwide. Facebook’s Android SDK makes it easy for Android developers to integrate Login with Facebook, and publish activity to people’s Timelines using Open Graph actions and objects.
At Driodcon, Facebook engineers will show – at the code level – how to best integrate with Facebook’s APIs to drive growth and engagement for your Android application – and look at some case studies of successful apps who have integrated with Facebook Login and Open Graph. developers.facebook.com
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: sonymobile.com
Airpush is second largest ad network for Android* and the first in terms of monetization performance for Android developers. Over 70,000 developers use Airpush’s next-generation ad formats in order to generate 10x – 30x higher returns than traditional in-app ads alone. Many of the world’s top advertisers use us to generate much higher ROI’s than previously possible by creating engaging campaigns that get noticed and drive results. The reason for Airpush’s dramatic performance advantage over other mobile ad networks is the combination of its innovative ad types, advanced targeting capabilities and industry leading best practices. airpush.com
*from a May 2012 Appbrain study of 140,000 Android apps.
The Qualcomm Developer Network is about giving you the tools and resources you need to create exceptional mobile experiences and bring them to market. QDevNet provides the software and hardware tools to help you create differentiated user experiences, channels to global markets and business connections to major mobile operators and device makers. developer.qualcomm.com
The Intel Software and Services Group (SSG) , an organization within Intel Corporation
strives to make all software run best on Intel architecture by working with the software community, including operating environments from our partners Microsoft, Google and the open source community, as well as runtime suppliers that work in these operating environments. Intel engages with more than 800,000 individual software developers through an online Intel software network (www.intel.com/software) offering design tools, resources and expert consulting. software.intel.com/en-us/android/
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH designs, manufactures, and markets globally an expanding portfolio of mobile and Internet products designed to be as individual as the people who use them.
Currently the fastest growing of the world's top ten mobile phone manufacturers, ALCATEL ONE TOUCH makes access to today's mobile lifestyle simple by offering colorful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology people need most at smart prices they can afford. alcatelonetouch.com
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company and includes Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, the Financial Times and our Education business. Our education imprints combine 150 years of experience with online support for every learner. In addition, Pearson offers an API programme, Plug & Play, which provides developers with access to some of Pearson’s wealth of content. Explore and build applications with our travel, recipe, nursing and business APIs. pearson.com/
The Vodafone developer program encourages and supports mobile innovation by working with developers and start-ups across multiple technologies to bring their ideas and businesses to market and flourish. Whether it’s learning more about Vodafone’s products and services at networking events, innovating with the hottest new mobile technology in the Labs section or staying in touch with other developers on the forums, Vodafone makes sure that developers have all the resources and expertise in one place. Combined with Vodafone’s powerful distribution channels, and access to millions of customers, Vodafone can open up a world of opportunities to you. We’re accepting Android apps from developers everywhere to appear in Vodafone AppSelect, so start publishing your app in Europe now! developer.vodafone.com/
RIM / BlackBerry
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software, and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services, and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems, and software/hardware licensing agreements. For more information, visit rim.com or blackberry.com.
Immersion is the leading innovator in haptics (aka “touch feedback”) technology. Using Immersion’s Haptic Development Platform, Android developers can transform the UX by adding realistic vibration effects to their apps. The Haptic SDK includes sample code, tech forum, over 120 predesigned haptic effects complete with an effect preview app for testing, and a conversion layer that ensures that touch effects are optimized across all Android handsets. Learn more about our tools at developer.immersion.com and hear what we have to say at blog.immersion.com.
StartApp had introduced a new payment model to Android developers – Get paid for every download you generate. Using the powerful search revenue model allows us to provide Android app developer a fixed, guaranteed payment for every app download they generate. The same search model also allows us to help developers distribute and market their apps to Android users in a highly targeted and unique ad placement. We invite all app developers to join over 4000 apps already using our platform with more than 200,000,000 installs to date and see for themselves the huge revenue potential their free apps have. startapp.com
Yandex is Russia's leading internet company, operating the country's most popular search engine and most visited website. With the mission to answer any questions internet users may have, Yandex aggregates and organizes extensive local, national and international content offering a broad range of country-, location- and user-specific solutions. Yandex uses its expertise in applied mathematics and data analysis, as well as in-depth knowledge of languages, cultures and preferences of internet users in many countries, to develop advanced search technologies and provide information retrieval services. Yandex search, as well as many of the company's other products, is available in a version tailored for mobile and other digital platforms and devices. company.yandex.com.
Testdroid is a powerful suite of Android testing tools for any Android developer. In Testdroid Cloud you can test your application with over 120 real Android devices. For instant device compatibility check users can just upload their applications and the system will automatically run an InstaTest – an intelligent application crawler on each device. For more complex use case based testing developers can create automated tests with Testdroid Recorder and run them on all devices at Testdroid Cloud where complete test results with screenshots, detailed logs and application performance information are available on clear and easy to use web interface. You can also automate your in-house Android testing by simply connecting your Android devices to Testdroid Server that integrates as a seamless part of your continuous integration system. cloud.testdroid.com/
Canonical works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu, the world's best free software platform. Our services are also helping individuals and businesses worldwide to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.
Ubuntu powers millions of desktops, laptops, netbooks and servers worldwide. Secure, intuitive and lightning-fast to load, you can use and share the Ubuntu operating system with anyone you like. It is, and always will be, absolutely free. ubuntu.com
Over 100 integrated ad networks and local agencies • A cross platform SDK with one line of code across all mobile platforms • Coverage in over 200 countries • The highest global fill rate in the industry (over 90%) • market-leading revenue for developers. With Inneractive, mobile developers know they are getting the highest performance and widest global coverage, while not compromising on personal and high quality customer care. inneractive is on the side of the developer! inner-active.com
abrs : Recruitment Intelligence
Since our beginnings in 1999, abrs has provided recruitment services at the cutting edge of future media and technology. We have specialist teams recruiting end to end software design, development and delivery including UX, Design and Marketing for pioneering mobile technologists.
We work with start-ups and VC backed tech firms as well as more established corporates shipping multi-platform products and services such as Hailo, Amazon, Guardian, Orange, etc. Our Consultants have passion, personality and pride in their work, we are real people and we’re fun to work with. We are well informed and well-connected attending Droidcon, MoMo, MWC, Apps World and many more. We are proudly sponsoring Droidcon’s “Job Board” at this year’s Droidcon London event and looking forward to it! abrs.com
SoundCloud is the world's leading social sound platform that anyone can use to record, promote and share their sounds on the web in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. SoundCloud allows sound creators to instantly record or upload original audio content, and embed sound across websites and blogs.
With over 10 million mobile downloads to-date, SoundCloud can be accessed anywhere using the official iPhone and Android apps, as well as hundreds of creation and sharing apps built on the SoundCloud platform. Our Android team in Berlin is growing. Find out more!