• Android Lab 1

    At our last session we covered basics of developing with XCode and iOS. Now its time to do the same with Android.

    In this session we will once again revisit the android development environment and go over the basics of developing with Android. We will cover how to write services, how to parse the JSON returned and also get comfortable debugging android applications.

    Bring your laptop with android tools installed. Installation can take a while so we recommend installing the 2.2 android and google sdk’s and the latest sdk for jelly bean.

    RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati/events/126133512/

  • Introduction to iOS (LAB) by Bill Steele

    You asked and we have arranged for our first lab! Many Many thanks for Bill Steele and MaxTrain for making this happen.

    This lab is a basic introduction to Xcode and iOS programming. We have had several sessions on iOS but not a hands on. In this session, Bill will walk you through XCode and creating a sample iOS project. Due to time constraints this will be a basic lab but you will be able to understand and get used to the mac environment and be able to create your first project.

    Oh and No Macs required. If you have your own bring it by all means.

    RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati/events/115882492/

  • RubyMotion by Bill Klos on May 9th

    RubyMotion is an alternate way of building iOS apps for when you really don’t want to be saddled with learning Objective-C. We will talk about the pros and cons of this approach, and look at what is really gained or lost versus developing iOS apps on other platforms. Additionally, we will walk through building a RubyMotion app so you can see for yourself how completely awesome it can be to be a command line jockey.

    Bill’s career has spanned many aspects of computing and at times has architected solutions from the perspective of data, networking, enterprise, and security – but is primarily an application architect. Most recent experience has Bill providing solutions around Mobility, Cloud, and Big Data architectures as well as API design and development.

    Personal Statement
    Bill Klos has been involved with technology since abandoning his desire to be an architect and stumbling into his first computer science class in 1985. Since then he has typically pushed companies into “what’s next”.

  • Deep dive into Windows Azure Mobile Services on April 14th

    Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it incredibly easy to connect a scalable cloud backend to your client and mobile applications. It allows you to easily store structured data in the cloud that can span both devices and users, integrate it with user authentication, as well as send out updates to clients via push notifications. With client support for iOS, Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone, and HTML, you’re covered on all the major mobile platforms.

    We’ll take a tour through everything that Windows Azure Mobile Services offers as well as look at some examples of apps that go ‘beyond the Quick Start’.

    Brett Samblanet is a Software Design Engineer in Test at Microsoft. He has worked on several projects during his eleven years at the company, including MSBuild, Silverlight, WCF RIA Services, and Windows Azure Mobile Services.

    See http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/mobile/ for trial accounts and other information.

    RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati/events/110593492/

  • OpenId and Push Notifications with Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Congrats to Kim and Suganthi for winning the CodeMash Challenge!

    For March, we are going to continue down the path set by the Feb meeting on notifications and cover Push Notifications and OpenId integration with Windows Azure Mobile Services.

    Windows Azure mobile services allows us to easily add OpenId Integration and a cloud backend as well as gives us the ability to do push notifications. We will create an app and add OpenId integration as well as a basic cloud backend and then we will explore how to send push notifications to the users. See http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/mobile for more information.

  • Notify Me!

    That’s right! We are not meeting in December as we have a Cinnug party. All Cincy Mobile group members are welcome to join. RSVP for December 20th party and game nite at cinnug.eventbrite.com.

    Jan meeting will be held directly at CodeMash! So next meeting at Max is on Feb 21st( note the changed date for Feb 2013. Our guess is no one will be mobile savvy on Feb 14th!).

    We will cover notifications on IOS , android and Windows Phone. Notifications are a key component of many apps. Mathew Sheets will be on hand to explain how notifications work.

    Also by popular vote, the developer(s) of the best CodeMash conference app will get their pick out of the raffle box!

    Remember it must be a new or modified app for CodeMash 2013.

    Our sister group is meeting on Dec 19th and they will be covering Google Cloud Messaging on android. See details at
    http://www.meetup.com/cincy-android/events/91344972/ if interested in attending.

  • CodeMash Coding challenge! – Nov 8th @ 6:30 p.m.

    There is a little known conference named “CodeMash” coming up in Jan 2013. It’s time for another challenge. Lets get together and build CodeMash session apps whether they are built in Windows Phone 8 or Android or IOS or better yet all three.

    On hand, there will be code samples handy to access and return JSON data from the CodeMash API. Bring your laptop or just watch.

    RSVP at http://www.catmug.org or (http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati).

  • Mono Touch and Android dotnet fun! October 11th 6:30 p.m.

    The proof is in the pudding! We have had sessions on Mono Touch and Mono for Android and now its time to show how they work together. Besides the fact that you can write c# code and create Android and iOS apps, you can also use the power of dotnet assemblies and share code.

    Well we will attempt to do just that. We will take a business logic dll written in dotnet and share it between the Mono Touch and Mono for Android projects. Brian Starr will code the business logic dll and the iOS UI and Parag Joshi will duplicate the same on the android side.

    At the end we will have shared code running in iOS and Android apps. RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati/events/74564212/

  • More MonoTouch magic! Sept 13th.

    Last session we had an introduction to MonoTouch for iOS and saw how easy it is to write code in c# and build iOS apps. We will have a deeper dive in October for iOS but now it’s time to see MonoTouch for android. We will contrast and compare MonoTouch versus core android development. RSVP at

  • Its MonoTouch Time!

    Its time to look at Mono Touch and see what the talk is all about. C# and iOS? Come and see how to put together a MonoTouch application using Xcode and C# this August 9th.

    Download MonoTouch at http://xamarin.com/monotouch/. We will code a simple Mono Touch application using Xcode, show you have to handle JSON feeds using the DataContractJsonSerializer class and much more.