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Android vs. iOS: Battle for the Mobile Development Heavyweight Championship

Are you an iOS developer curious about how Android development works?
Are you an Android developer curious about how iOS development gets done?
Or are you an impartial experienced developer wanting to get into mobile?

…Then this Meetup is a match for you!

We will be developing an iPhone and an Android application side-by-side and releasing them to the marketplace during this month's Meetup! We know what you are thinking... "What? That is crazy! This can’t be true." Yes, in one, action packed hour your brains will be overflowing with tons of development facts on Android AND iOS as the platforms battle it out in front of your eyes.  So join us in the ring to cheer on your favorite mobile development platform and learn what the opponent has to offer.

Here are the Stats:
In one corner weighing in at a healthy 250 lbs - the lean, mean and green Android development team, Allie and Sam.  Both developers hold their titles as Mobile Development Consultants at Solstice Mobile and have knocked out a variety of projects ranging from Redbox to Discover.

In the other corner, fighting for the belt - float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, its Nikhil and Michael on the iOS team.  Both reign as seasoned iOS developers at Solstice Mobile and have championed projects such as the award winning Grainger and Northern Trust applications. 

The referees of this match will be the Emmy award winning Chris Weiland and Meetup organizer Greg Cullen.

As always, this will be a supportive, fun and informative gathering for people passionate about mobile to meet and share ideas.  We hope to see you there!

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  • Sreejith P.

    Whether you are creating an iOS app yourself or outsourcing, it is always better to follow certain industry standards so as to save considerable investment and time down the line. Once such template can be found at:

    January 22, 2014

  • afroz a.

    Hi all friends

    May 12, 2013

  • David A.

    My take on the two development ecosystems is that they both have their strengths and weaknesses. The iOS SDK is great for GUI design. It provides very powerful and easy to use features and because it provides a simulator rather than an emulator, the code runs natively which makes it very performant. However Apples tight control makes it difficult to implement some more sophisticated business logicand behavior. Android on the other hand gives developers far more freedom to add more powerful features, however its not as easy to create great UX. Android also requires an emulator which can be horribly slow! Then there's the development language aspects, which is a whole separate debate! Ultimately both ecosystems are popular and are here to stay so we need to deal with their strengths and weaknesses.

    2 · April 27, 2013

    • Yanina B.

      Better couldn't have been said

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • David A.

    Good meetup. Thanks once again to Greg & the team at Solstice.

    April 27, 2013

  • Dave B.

    A fun challenge. I would've liked to see more code and a discussion around architectural decisions.

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Yanina B.

    This sounds like it was a lot of fun. I wish I could attend.

    April 26, 2013

  • Ms. S.

    Also, the food was delicious. Especially the strawberry crepe.

    April 26, 2013

  • Ms. S.

    Fun meetup. Loved the comparisons on packaging, compiling, coding, storyboarding, etc. Nice, how the championship ended up in a tie.

    April 26, 2013

  • finn e.

    This event was a lot of fun, Loved the boxing references and learned alot for a novice or newbie like me.I will attend more events hosted by this meetup group. Thank you very much

    April 26, 2013

  • Mark W.

    Great comparison of the platforms. Seems both platforms have similar functionality, with just differences in how you get to them. Enjoyed the boxing references -- it made for a fun night.

    April 25, 2013

  • Benjamin C.

    Great One!

    April 25, 2013

  • Patrick O.

    Fun session. Thanks to the speakers for the thoughtful analysis and anecdotes.

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for putting this on. Though I thought the level was too basic. I think that a technical audience can handle more in depth topics.

    April 25, 2013

  • Sanjiv B.

    Looking forward to my 1st Meetup

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Martin O.


    April 24, 2013

  • Dan

    Looking forward to my first meetup!

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Brice H.

    Hello All,
    I've been developing systems for over 20 years now. I'm really interested in mobile technology. Looking forward to learning and meeting like minded technology professionals.

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Jim T.

    Looking forward to my 1st Meetup

    April 22, 2013

  • ray d.

    This looks like a good live blogspot over some craft beer....

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Dave B.

    What??? Windows Phone doesn't even get a seat at the table? ;)

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • Francis Xavier S.

    Thank you!

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Xinfang

    Great group!

    April 2, 2013

  • ray d.

    Great idea. I am an Applications Security guy with a focus on training using CBT.

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Regina G.

    I'm developing Patient Engagement Clusters for PCOR and looking to learn about developing apps for recruitment and engagement.

    March 24, 2013

  • Adam R.

    We are an 1871 startup looking for a full time iOS ninja! If you, or anyone you know is interested, please contact me at [masked]

    March 19, 2013

  • Dan

    Looking forward to my first meetup!

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Dan

    Looking forward to my first meetup!

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Mike M.

    I am interested in learning more about mobility and the community in the Chicago land area

    2 · March 8, 2013

  • Vance C.

    We are students at the University of Illinois at Chicago currently working on a project in our Interdisciplinary Product Development class. What you will be presented throughout the next 5 minutes are a few questions about a few mobile apps ideas. Post this, we will introduce you to an exciting new apps concept. By taking this survey you will greatly contribute to the success of this project! Link:
    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

    March 7, 2013

  • Kishore R.

    Can't wait to attend

    February 18, 2013

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