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Mobile Strategy and Getting Started with App Development #BNTmob

Free event! Come network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community and learn about mobile strategy and mobile app development!

First, Tushneem Dharmagadda of Mobinett Interactive will discuss mobile strategy and trends, designing native apps for the best user experience, getting started with native app development, using testing frameworks and more...He'll cover iOS and Android and a little bit of Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry.

Then, Biju Kalissery of Sprile will discuss how system integrators can deliver database-driven mobile and web applications blazingly fast using Sprile Platform, a service that helps users build and maintain back-end database tables, administrative user interfaces and multi-platform API's using browser-based drag and drop tools.

Lastly, David Asher of ViziApps will demonstrate how non-developers can use ViziApps, a do-it-yourself app builder, to quickly build full native iOS and Android apps without coding and publish them to the app stores. Attendees will be able to download and try the iOS/Android app being demonstrated.

Sponsored by:

Mobinett Interactive is a strategy, design & development firm based in Cambridge, MA. With vast expertise in mobile, web and social technologies, Mobinett engages with customers to understand their vision, create a roadmap, design and bring awesome products to life! Products developed by Mobinett have launched across the world, received rave reviews in the media and are used by fortune 100 companies and startups. To learn more about what we do, visit or call[masked]-6662. Follow @mobinett.

Visit and join them on facebook. Follow @SprileInc.

Visit and join them on facebook. Follow @ViziApps.

Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNTmob hashtag in social media posts: details here.


6:30 to 7:00 - Networking & Dinner: Pizza provided by the presenting companies and beverages provided by Microsoft New England

7:00 - Announcements

7:05 - Mobile Strategy & Mobile App Development with Tushneem Dharmagadda

7:45 - Delivering Database-Driven Apps Fast using Sprile with Biju Kalissery

8:15 - Developing Native Apps without Coding Using ViziApps with David Asher

9:00 - (Optional) Gather at the nearby Firebrand Saints for drinks and more networking

Directions & Parking:

Microsoft's building has a parking garage in the basement, which is $10 after 4 PM. MIT offers FREE parking in any non-gated lot on campus after 5 PM. MIT's Hayward St Lot is the closest (park in the white spaces, not the yellow). Memorial Drive has free parking, but the spaces in front of NERD have a 1 hour limit. Other area streets have metered parking.

Public Transportation: Microsoft NERD is a 5 minute walk from the Kendall Square MBTA station on the Red Line.

Get directions & more info here.

Venue Sponsor:

Meeting space has been graciously provided by:

Microsoft New England - The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a key part of a long term strategic investment by Microsoft to build a world class center for research and innovation right in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Follow @MSNewEngland and join them on facebook.

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  • Chris C.

    Hi, thank you to the presenters for their preparation and time spent on educating us!

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Chuck T.

    Good info, neat ideas

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Howie

    Great event last night - thanks to the organizers and presenters! For those who left early, I made an announcement I'd like to repeat here. I'm the Director of Product Management at OpenMobile and we make software which enables any non-Android device to natively run any Android app without modification. We're hiring for many roles, including Developers (Java, C, C++, Android Apps, Android Internals, Linux Kernel, etc.), Architects, Project Managers, Product Managers, QA Engineers, Technical Sales Engineers (SEs), Marketing Managers, etc.

    If you're interested in any of the above, please get in touch with me at hhecht at openmobileww dot com and I'd be more than happy to discuss. Bonus points for sending along a resume or link to your LinkedIn profile.


    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Philip S.

    Overall, a very good session. The presentations were product-focused, but the presenters generally did a good job tying software features to general development challenges and tasks. I do, however, believe the session's published title was different than the one posted at the sessions itself - the latter more clearly reflected the Meetup's product focus. I thought the "mix" of presenters was good, offering different approaches to different development situations. I look forward to more sessions in the future. Thanks to the organizers and presenters!

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • David Y.

    On the BYOD front, I will be speaking on this topic at tonight's (3/6/13) Boston Area Windows Server User Group meeting at Microsoft's offices in Cambridge. For more info and to register go to

    Open to everyone.

    Session description:
    Let’s discuss how to tackle the challenges of BYOD. BAWSUG member David Yashar, Managing Consultant at Soft-Aid, will moderate a discussion on the range of solutions being used to manage mobile devices and how they align with each other. He gave a similar presentation to over 100 people at a recent IT
    Asset Management conference. Topics that will be covered also include: What is the role of IT in these initiatives? How does one craft the right BYOD policies and what role do they play? What are first steps and best practices when evaluating and implementing a BYOD program? What are the native MDM capabilities in Microsoft ConfigMgr and Windows Intune and how does one leverage them?

    March 6, 2013

  • Tushneem D.

    Thanks for coming to the event last night. On second thoughts I should have stuck to trends and not delved into code. I had 4 emulators running and it slowed down my macbook. There wasn't enough time to cover both iOS and Android.

    We are planning events on mobile commerce/ monetizing through mobile and BYOD (Bring your own device) in the enterprises. If you have other ideas and suggestions for topics/speakers you'd like please send them to me or Chris Requena.

    If you have any questions on coding / dev or want to discuss mobile in general feel free to reach out to us. We can grab a beer or coffee and chat!!

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Peter W.

    Great concept for a meetup but I didn't get much from the last 2 presentations. There wasn't much applicability beyond adopting their own products.

    March 6, 2013

  • Arsenio T

    The whole event was great. Thank you guys. I specially like the ViziApps presentation and the product itself. I’m putting ViziApps into my ToDo list.

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Pablo E T.

    Sorry guys, I wasn't able to make it. I had a family emergency. Hope you enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next meetup

    March 6, 2013

  • David B.

    Thank you to the presenters. Good information and insight into mobile app development and available tools.
    I enjoyed it.

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Bob F.

    Good folks. I especially enjoyed Viziaps apps

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    it was great!

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Pete

    I can't make it. Sorry!

    March 5, 2013

  • Laura

    I am not going to make it, I'm sure it is excellent as always.

    March 5, 2013

  • Art H.

    This sounds great, I'd like to be there. I worked with Biku Kalissery -- go Sprile !

    March 5, 2013

  • Lance P.

    Won't be able to come but I got to prep for an interview.

    March 5, 2013

  • Dan

    Work has to win this round!

    March 5, 2013

  • Akshay


    March 5, 2013

  • Sri C.

    Last minute change to schedule.

    March 5, 2013

  • Akshay

    I would like to join

    March 5, 2013

  • Andrew A.

    Start up company looking for programming support and advise

    March 5, 2013

  • Chris M.

    See you soon!

    March 5, 2013

  • Ken

    Do I need to book a seat for this meeting?

    March 4, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    I'd like to join if there is space!

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forwars to learning about mobile strategy.

    March 2, 2013

  • Sam J.

    Looking forward to explore more in the mobile domain...

    March 1, 2013

  • Mark C.

    +1 (oops) ;-)

    March 1, 2013

  • Mark C.


    March 1, 2013

  • Chris R.

    Please check this event listing for info on the additional presenters: Biju of Sprile and David of ViziApps!

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    +2 if possible

    February 28, 2013

    • Chris R.

      Please bring friends and colleagues, but have each of them RSVP on their own.

      March 1, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Glad to be there!

    March 1, 2013

  • Brandon

    Looking forward to it!!

    February 28, 2013

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