For Students of Computing in India

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For Students of Computing in India

  1. 1. Face the Future Confidently February 11th, 2011 Friday
  2. 2. “ SWITCH” Off!!! February 11th, 2011 Friday
  3. 3. Why “SWITCH” Off!!! <ul><li>Infosys gets 1 lakh resumes for every 300 positions </li></ul><ul><li>IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE? </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  4. 4. Yes, There Is… <ul><li>PCs are the past (too costly for India) </li></ul><ul><li>Smartphones and tablets are the future, we can join the bandwagon </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  5. 5. Android and India February 11th, 2011 Friday
  6. 6. Android, a Mobile OS for India <ul><li>Phones cheapest due to competition </li></ul><ul><li>More free applications than paid ones </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  7. 7. Android Smartphones and India <ul><li>Will hit Rs. 5,000 barrier by mid 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Will hit Rs. 2,500 barrier by mid 2012 </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  8. 8. Bada and India February 11th, 2011 Friday
  9. 9. Bada, a Mobile OS for India <ul><li>Cheap phones, Samsung’s muscle </li></ul><ul><li>Good free applications to get an idea </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  10. 10. Bada Smartphones and India <ul><li>Will hit Rs. 5,000 barrier by mid 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Will hit Rs. 2,500 barrier by mid 2012 </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  11. 11. Be your own boss, start an Android/Bada Apps Business February 11th, 2011 Friday
  12. 12. What do you need to develop for Android? <ul><li>Buy a PC and run Ubuntu Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Buy an Android 2.2 (Froyo) phone </li></ul><ul><li>Download SDK and NDK for free </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  13. 13. What do you need to develop for Bada? <ul><li>Windows PC is fine, but a big monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Register and Download SDK (latest) </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  14. 14. Android/Bada Apps are A Way to Go <ul><li>Two free Apps as a proof of concept </li></ul><ul><li>Jan 1 st , 2012: Some orders </li></ul><ul><li>Jan 1 st , 2013: Many orders </li></ul><ul><li>Jan 1 st , 2014: An avalanche </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  15. 15. Android/Bada Apps are A Way to Go <ul><li>Risk averse? Work for a company that develops Android /Bada Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Look at Android source code </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  16. 16. Android/Bada Apps are A Way to Go <ul><li>What do you need to know? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3G </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Language Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why not Web Design? </li></ul></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  17. 17. 3G and India February 11th, 2011 Friday
  18. 18. 3G and India <ul><li>3 years to become common in cities </li></ul><ul><li>5 years to become common in towns and rural areas </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  19. 19. 3G and India <ul><li>2G did it for voice </li></ul><ul><li>3G will do it for Internet </li></ul><ul><li>National Broadband Plan, a catalyst </li></ul><ul><li>4G is coming for urban areas </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  20. 20. Indian Language Computing <ul><li>अ </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  21. 21. Indian Langauge Computing <ul><li>90% of Indians do not know English </li></ul><ul><li>But still 65% of Indians are literate </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Languages are necessary for Android/Bada’s success </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  22. 22. Indian Language Computing (A Very Brief Tutorial) February 11th, 2011 Friday
  23. 23. Indian Language Computing (A Very Brief Tutorial) <ul><li>CDAC (Mohan Tambe) did ISCII </li></ul><ul><li>ISCII (in spirit) now a part of Unicode </li></ul><ul><li>ASCII is 8-bit, Unicode is 16-bit </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  24. 24. Indian Language Computing (A Very Brief Tutorial) <ul><li>English has one-to-one mapping in Unicode and glyphs (screen shapes) </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Languages do not (conjuncts) </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  25. 25. Indian Language Computing (A Very Brief Tutorial) <ul><ul><li>‘ ज्ञ ’ glyph has ‘ ज ’ , ‘‍ ् ’ , ‘ ञ ’ in Unicode </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching and sorting Unicode wise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printing and PDF glyph wise </li></ul></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  26. 26. Indian Language Computing (A Very Brief Tutorial) <ul><li>Google has very good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transliteration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transliteration Input Method Editors (IME) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Machine Translation for Hindi </li></ul></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  27. 27. Media, Internet and India February 11th, 2011 Friday
  28. 28. Media, Internet and India <ul><li>No future in India for physical media like paper, CDs and DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Media will move to Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Media will be ad supported </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  29. 29. Media, Internet and India <ul><li>Going to see a media explosion </li></ul><ul><li>Will give boost to literacy and culture </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  30. 30. Newspapers <ul><li>Ads will dry up for paper newspapers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers should have an ad supported app for Android/Bada </li></ul></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  31. 31. Magazines <ul><li>Magazine are aspirational </li></ul><ul><li>Will be available on high end mobiles and tablets first </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  32. 32. Books (English) <ul><li>Not printed in India, take months to arrive </li></ul><ul><li>Ebooks will lead to timely availability </li></ul><ul><li>English book reading will increase 10 times </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  33. 33. Books (Indian Languages) <ul><li>Was a step child of publishing, no more </li></ul><ul><li>Will outnumber English books </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Language book reading will grow 100 times </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  34. 34. Audio <ul><li>A lot of current phones can play mp3s </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for ad supported songs </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  35. 35. Video <ul><ul><li>India is totally, totally behind in video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At least 1Mbps speed is needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress, Culture, Literacy from it </li></ul></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  36. 36. Media, Internet and India <ul><li>Three new media types </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs (mainly text and images) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts (Audio) </li></ul><ul><li>Audiobooks (Audio) </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  37. 37. Why not Web Design? February 11th, 2011 Friday
  38. 38. Web Design in India <ul><li>Smartphone/Tablet ratio > 25/1 </li></ul><ul><li>Market of upper middle class Indians </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  39. 39. Web Design in India <ul><li>Web too complex for mainstream Indians and also will be in English </li></ul><ul><li>Web will follow the growth trajectory set by wireline Internet in India </li></ul><ul><li>Advice against it, do Android/Bada Apps that are easy to use than Web </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  40. 40. Keeping Up with Technology February 11th, 2011 Friday
  41. 41. Use RSS feeds <ul><li>Windows Live Mail or Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Request an OPML file from me </li></ul><ul><li>My OPML is mostly about technology </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  42. 42. Use Podcasts <ul><li>Listen to podcasts when you get time </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes for subscribing to podcasts </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  43. 43. Who Am I? February 11th, 2011 Friday
  44. 44. Who Am I? <ul><li>B. Tech Electrical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University (1977) </li></ul><ul><li>M.S. Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University (1980) </li></ul><ul><li>Bell Labs (USA) and Mastek (India) </li></ul><ul><li>C language programming, Industry future </li></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday
  45. 45. Addresses <ul><li>Email Address </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free Book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/samirsshah </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comments on sites archive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://disqus.com/samirsshah </li></ul></ul>February 11th, 2011 Friday

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