October 24, 2013 · 7:00 PM
Mobile application development forces you to understand and manage an increasing number of variables to ensure the best user experience. One topic that presents particular challenges is runtime application lifecycle management. What happens from the moment a user clicks on your app icon to the point where they context-switch to another application? What happens when the user navigates back to your app? The mobile runtime environment forces developers to consider not only their resource consumption and device interaction while the app has focus, but to act gracefully when it's in the background, suspended, and then relaunched.
Join our meetup to dive deep on the topic - there's a lot to learn, so much in fact that Microsoft is putting on a Harvard extension course you may decide to sign up for after our talk!
Presented by Michael Cummings (blog), a Technical Evangelist on the Northeast Developer and Platform Evangelism team at Microsoft. Michael spreads the good word about building applications on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 across the Northeast US. Having been a Microsoft MVP for XNA for many years, he’s also the founder and leader of the Boston XNA Developers Group and a frequent speaker at user groups and Code Camps in the area. He has contributed to many open source projects, including AXIOM, a .NET/Mono 3D rendering engine and Planeshift () a 3D MMORPG. Michael also has experience with native game and graphics development (C++/DirectX) on Windows.