And the meetup comes to an end.
India TV Guide
India TV Guide is your one-stop app for listings of all the Indian TV Channels. Find the programmes and schedule info you want to watch. List your favourite channels. Set Alerts and yes, you can sync it with your google calender too. Long press on a programme to share it with your friends.
Delivery Status by Mango Technologies
Download it from https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mango.packagetracker
Zomato by Pramod Rao
Zomato android app lets you search menus across 18,000 restaurants in India. Spanning 10 cities - Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad & Chandigarh - Zomato also lets you check ratings, reviews and pictures of all restaurants in your city. Zomato on your Android is location aware - it recommends you the best restaurants around your current location. Get the app here https://market.android.com/details?id=com.application.zomato
smsBlocker by CEO of Optinno
$795 M worth of time is wasted in India alone.
smsBlocker mobile app by Pune based startup-Optinno, addresses this problem heads on. It is powered with unique intelligence to identify if an SMS is a spam and block it automatically if detected so. This app works so well that in less than a year it has been downloaded by over 140000 users from over 110 countries & also won 5 coveted awards for being unique, innovative & highly useful.
Download it from https://market.android.com/details?id=com.smsBlocker
Introduction to C2DM by Amrit
- Current Architecture of Apps
- Flacky Network Connections
- Background polling hits battery, Mem, CPU, Complicated Code
- App need not run
- Lower cost and better tracking
- Android 2.2+
- Android Marketplace
- Google Account
- HTTPS application server that should beAble to communicate with the clientAble to fire of HTTP rew to C2DM server
- Limited Connectivity
- Security Requirements
- Guaranteed Delivery
- SLA on delivery
- Notification quota
- No guaranteed delivery
- Notify about new data, not the data itself
- Not suitable for Critical Use Cases
- App need not run all the time
- Google User Account required
- No GUI component
- Limit to the no of msgs
- Still in beta
- C2DM : Cloud to Device Messaging, which allows Devs to send events (sometimes data, not recommended ) to their Apps running on Android Devices
- Supported from Android 2.2+
- Simple and lightweight mechanism
- Handles queueing of messages and delivery to the target App running on the target device
- Not designed to sent a lot of data to the client
Behind the scenes
It uses OpenFire, CakePHP, PostGre, PostGIS
Client side is asmack etc
more details are at http://www.appucino.com/
Thanks to Mahesh for the presentation.
5 steps will do it
- Import jar
- add declarations to manifest
- decide when the panel appears and how the scoring to be integrated
- 2 lines in onCreates + onStarts
- when to show the gamebar
This takes care of the social layer by adding only a few lines of code, allows to maintain leaderboards, find new people nearby who use the same apps, and also cross pollination of the apps.
- Audience on web convert to iOS
- Adoption is not good on Android : discoverability is an issue?
- eCPMs are not good on mobile
- Use the interface paradigm the device offers
- Single Click, never ending games do have repeat plays
- Update strategies
- Ad network
- Virality : can it spread?
- Involvement : does it engage?
- Community : does it involve my social sphere?
- Task Orientation
- Originality : anyone else out there?
- Revenue Stream : has it been thought out?
- Yo Yo : Cross Pollination
Whats imp for Games?
- The idea (Game mechanic)
- Production (Story board, game design, art, programming)
- Distribution(Publishing, Virality, partnerships)
- Revenues(Analytics, Targets, eCPMs, ARPU)
The intro session is over. We will soon move onto the 1st session, Appucino, from Games2Win, presented by Mahesh.
Intro session on, hence radio silence!
Few more people are in. Amrit has already started talking about DevFest.
People are still trickling in.
At the venue. Chairs are still being pulled in.https://market.android.com/details?id=com.smsBlocker