Hacknight videos

Here are the apps that were created during the hacknight (in no particular order):

Songs and Lyrics:
An app that displays the lyrics of the song being played: 


  • Shivakumar R
  • Shivaranjan
  • Shankar
  • Suraj

Droid to Chrome: 
Shares links (for now) from phone to chrome (Reverse of chrome to phone)


  • Ritesh Kadmawala
  • Ganesh KT
  • Madhukar Phatak
  • Rakesh SV

Scan the barcode of any book and find out the lowest price of the same book from flipkart infibeam and rediff books


  • Pranay Airan
  • Anurag Maherchan

Hop Maze
Migrate a virtual maze in real world by using hops to move


  • Rasagy Sharma
  • Vineet Dhanawat

Number game
A very interesting game based on numbers


  • Chandrakant
  • Anupam

Spam filter for phone calls:
An app that silences phone calls based on user input


  • Ashwin Jain
  • Swaroop Bhandary

Save, share and track your medical prescription and other details


  • Ashish Sharma
  • Gaurav Lochan

Spinning 3d Cube with the blrdroid logo


  • Subrahmanya Somyaji M
  • Avinash

An app that can generate pie and barchats for other apps using its api


  • Bhaskar Teja

Fitness app for IT professionals
Keep track of your fitness using your phone


  • Ashutosh Kumar Ojha

Masking application
Take a picture of your friend and mask his/her face on the face of your favorite bollywood celebrity


  • P Prasanna
  • K Prashanth

Spyware app
Keep track of your friends without them knowing about it :)


  • Prakhar Ajabe


Posted by Kiran Jonnalagadda on November 7th, 2011

Droidcon hacknight tea break

The Droidcon hacknight at the Centre for Internet and Society is on right now. Over 30 people turned up and almost all of them are staying through the night. Here’s a quick video of the tea break at 3 AM:

Longer project overview video coming up in a couple hours…

Posted by Kiran Jonnalagadda on November 6th, 2011

Selected Sessions – Congrats!

Tonight is Hacknight, and the timing couldn’t be better. We have an awesome announcement to make – one that we know you’ve all been waiting for!

Here’s the first shortlist of selected speakers for India’s first ever Droidcon!  These submissions stood up to the rigorous demands of the community and program committee.

1 Kingsley Joseph on Infusing Android with Social – Demo & Design Patterns (Beginner)
2 Primal Pappachan on Indoor Location Tagging Engine. (Intermediate)
3 Chinmay V S on Sensors on Android (Intermediate)
4 Amrit Sanjeev on New features in Android 4.0 ( IceCream Sandwich) (Intermediate)
5 Leena S N on Continuous Delivery for an Android application (Beginner)
6 Sudar Muthu on Making robots using Android and Arduino (Intermediate)
7 Shree Kumar on Android Service Patterns (Intermediate)
8 Paramvir Singh on Enterprise application development, device administration API (Intermediate)
9 Naga Chokkanathan on Pricing models for android enterprise applications (Intermediate)
10 Alexy Joseph on Android multimedia internals (Intermediate)
11 Vipul A M on Cloud to Device Messaging (Intermediate)
12 Diogo Ferreira on CyanogenMod: An after-market, open source, community distribution for 60+ devices (Beginner)
13 Gulzar Azad on The HTML5 Frontier on Android (Intermediate)
14 Romin Irani on Beginning Android Programming (Beginner)
15 Khasim Syed Mohammed on Android memory optimization techniques (Beginner)
16 Vivek Juneja on Humanize the Android (Intermediate)
17 Rajdeep Dua on Honeycomb Codelab (Intermediate)
18 James Hugman on Making Cross Platform Apps that Suck Less (Intermediate)
19 Ravi Vyas on Creating apps that work on all screen sizes (Intermediate)
20 Soham Mondal on Android UI design secrets: How to go from just-okay to wow! (Beginner)
21 Aakrit Vaish on Demystifying Mobile Advertising (Beginner)
22 Kashif Razzaqui on Hard Earned Android Programming Experiences (Intermediate)
23 Anirudh Dewani on ICS: Communication, Connectivity and Camera (Intermediate)
(Note: this is in order of original proposal submission, and has no bearing on scheduling and is not representative of votes received)

Congrats to everyone who has been selected! You and your submissions are awesome! We will be in touch with you shortly to keep you discuss your session content in detail, plan out the session schedules, and to record speaker video bios via our media partner.

If your name isn’t on the list, dont despair. A last batch of confirmations will be announced at the end of this week. Please take the time to flesh out your proposals with greater clarity on the content and if possible provide a link to your draft slides so that they can be reviewed by the community.

Finally, our best wishes to the participants of Hacknight!

Droidcon Program Committee

Posted by Aravind Krishnaswamy on November 5th, 2011

Sponsor: GitHub

Today’s announcement is special: the Droidcon India team is pleased as punch to welcome GitHub as the party sponsor for 2011.

What party? The Friday evening party, of course. Droidcon is a two day event and the venue is not exactly in the middle of town. There’s no point to spending two hours in crawling traffic when you could be partying! Go home when the traffic eases up. The Droidcon party will be at Counter Culture across the road from MLR Convention Centre.

We are particularly pleased about this because we use and love GitHub so much. All our work including this website’s source is hosted at GitHub. If you’ve never heard of GitHub before, here’s a quick summary:

GitHub is version control for software development and so much more. Whether it’s a weekend side project, your favorite open source library, a startup destined for glory, or your company’s app, GitHub helps everyone work together with tools for easier collaboration and more visibility. Check it out — open source is free!

Having GitHub at Droidcon is an honour. We welcome the Octocat to India:

Octocat in a Mysore Peta

Posted by Kiran Jonnalagadda on November 4th, 2011

Sponsor: Talk.to

The Droidcon India team is happy to welcome Talk.to, a Directi business, as a Gold sponsor for 2011.

Directi is a 300+ million dollars group of businesses that develop innovative mass-market web products serving millions of customers worldwide.

Directi businesses rank amongst the fastest growing businesses worldwide in their corresponding industry segments. The combined product portfolio of various Directi businesses includes: communication and collaboration apps, social networking software, instant messaging, context analysis engines, antispam and antivirus solutions, large scale billing and provisioning platforms, traffic monetization solutions, online advertising solutions, DNS management products, Linux and Windows server management software, web hosting control panels and much more.

Talk.to provides communication, collaboration, social networking and content publishing software. Talk.to is used by Directi’s network of authorized partners to provide these services to users worldwide.

This is the second HasGeek event that Directi has sponsored this year and we are happy to have their support again.

Posted by Kiran Jonnalagadda on November 3rd, 2011

Droidcon hacknight contest!

Just when you’d think that we had told everything about hacknight, here comes a small surprise. We’re pleased to announce the Droidcon hacknight contest:
The best app developed from scratch during hacknight will be awarded the title of “hack of the night”.
The winners of the contest will get exclusive droidcon-hacknight certificates and will have the opportunity to showcase the app during Droidcon .
So go ahead and don’t miss this chance, folks!
Quickly register for hacknight http://bit.ly/DroidconHacknight as the list of participants will be finalized soon

Posted by Francesca Recchia on November 3rd, 2011

Sponsor: Robosoft

The Droidcon India team is happy to welcome Robosoft as a Gold sponsor for 2011.

Robosoft has been developing innovative consumer products for more than a decade. The company is based in Udupi, Karnataka and makes apps used all over the world. They have a team of over 300 professionals and are a leading developer of apps on mobile platforms, with apps built for Times of India, NDTV, Conde Nast, Reliance, Cric Buzz, Disney, Electronic Arts, SRS Labs, HP and Logitech, to name a few.
Robosoft also works with device manufacturers and OEMs in customizing Android OS and dedicates particular attention to localizing it to specific languages.

Welcome, Robosoft, and thank you for your support!

Posted by Kiran Jonnalagadda on November 2nd, 2011

Introducing the Droidcon Program Committee

Droidcon 2011′s Program Committee is comprised of a core team of well respected mobile industry experts whose role is to review, curate, and offer inputs into the selection of content upvoted by the community via HasGeek’s Funnel.

  1. Aravind Krishnaswamy – Co-Founder & Director, Levitum (Program Chair)
  2. Akshay Dashrath – Co-Founder, Bangalore Android User Group (International Liaison)
  3. Rajan Maruthavanan – Co-Founder, Mobile Monday
  4. Amrit Sanjeev – Organizer, Bangalore Android User Group (Assistant Chair)
  5. Thibaut Rouffineau – VP, Developer Partnerships, Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP)
  6. Ravi Korukonda – COO, XCube Labs

The committee has been reviewing the 50+ submissions that have come in over the last month, and has recently reached out to the first lot of ten speakers with confirmations. The next lot of confirmations shall go out in a week’s time. Follow this space for more updates on who the selected speakers are, video interviews with featured speakers, session tracks, and tips on making your speaker session a success!

Posted by Kiran Jonnalagadda on October 31st, 2011

Win a Droidcon t-shirt

Three weeks to Droidcon. Are you feeling the excitement yet? Here’s something to get excited about:

Starting today and for the next two weeks, we’re giving away a t-shirt each to two lucky winners who registered on that day. The rules are simple: all you have to do is register for Droidcon. We’ll pick two random winners at the end of each day and ship you a t-shirt so you can show it off to friends and wear it to Droidcon! What t-shirt? This one:

Droidcon t-shirt

Droidcon t-shirt close-up

Weekends are always a slow period, so your chances of winning increase if you register today. What are you waiting for?

Posted by Kiran Jonnalagadda on October 29th, 2011

Hotels near Droidcon

We looked up hotels with available rooms near the Droidcon venue and categorized them by price:

  1. Less than Rs. 1,500 – green icon
  2. Between Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 3,000 – blue icon
  3. Above Rs. 3,000 – red icon

You can also avail single and twin-sharing guest-room facilities with breakfast in people’s homes in Bangalore through KindHost. KindHost currently has listings for home-stays in Marathahalli, Sarjapur and M G Road, with prices ranging from Rs. 900 to Rs. 1,250. Contact Sameer Sisodia at sameer@kindhost.in for more details.

We’re checking with the CouchSurfing Bangalore community if they can host folks too. Updates on that in a bit.

Posted by Sajjad Anwar on October 27th, 2011