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Droidcon London will acclimate developers to the Android ecosystem

August 29, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

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Not everyone can make it to Google I/O and soak-up development knowledge from the engineers of Google and its partners. But that doesn’t mean the benefits and know-how to be gained from attending a developer conference is unavailable to those who couldn’t make it.

Android developers in Europe can attend the upcoming Droidcon London conference and learn how to build and market better Android apps. Droidcon is an Android-focused developer event taking in place in London on the 6th and 7th of October. The event aims to provide some insight into not only development of apps for both coding and understanding Android’s market and business landscapes.

Droidcon features appearances from many people who know a thing or two about Android development. Nick Butcher and Richard Hyndman, Android Developer Advocates at Google, will be on hand to discuss working with the fragments and UI elements that will unify Android phones, tablets, and televisions. (Timely considering that Google promises to finally deliver Google TV in Europe.) Also attending are developers sharing stories about successful app launches, a rep from Sony Ericsson who will discuss motion detection methods, and others who will discuss conceptual and business-related issues. (Read event list here.)

A demo day and barcamp will take place on the first day of Droidcon, followed by a day of development talks. Tickets are still available for 150£+VAT if purchased before September 1. The price will go up to 200£+VAT afterwards. Discounts are available for students and “Grey hair” attendees. Get more information on the event at uk.droidcon.com.