John Zou will discuss WiFi Direct.

WiFi Direct is a recent protocol for WiFi-enabled devices to communicate. Android started to support WiFi Direct from API level 14. WiFi Direct allows devices to form ad hoc network without the presence of dedicated Access Point. Its range and data rate are much greater than Bluetooth, providing greater connectivity among devices.
This presentation will discuss WiFi Direct vs WiFi, physical layer, overview of Android WiFi Direct API, typical use case, service discovery(i.e. knowing what other devices are capable of doing before actually connecting to them) and also demonstrate an app based on WiFi Direct which was developed by John.


Bill Walser will discuss a number of new features available in Android 4.4.

KitKat has a long list of new features and improvements from earlier versions.  Our discussion will only cover a sample of them and a look at some code snippets to access them.

Non-SAS employees:Please RSVP on the Meetup site by 9am on the day of the Meetup. Guests are welcome. If you can't make it, un-RSVP so somebody else can use your slot. Check in at the front gate when you arrive and follow the map directions to building S.

SAS employees: You do not need to RSVP - just show up. Let Ross Hannah and I know if you can help with hosting or cleaning up.

Smoking is not allowed in the building, but we do have free WiFi available under the SSID "guest". Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks or use the first floor break room (near the bathrooms on the left as you come in - meeting rooms are to the right).

Presenters and sponsors wanted! If you can present something during a future meetup please contact Bill Walser, Bill Lahti or Mike Thomas--and, of course Ed, Ross, and Luke.

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  • Keith C.

    I joined this group today. I noticed the RSVP deadline was yesterday. Is there a way to still attend? Thanks.

    November 8, 2013

    • Ross

      It's been corrected. We look forward to you joining us. Thanks.

      November 8, 2013

    • Trey E.

      Is it required to RSVP in order to attend? I would like to attend tonight.

      November 21, 2013

  • Eugene Y.

    I'm growing my Android team at Citrix/ShareFile. Great opportunity if you consider yourself a top notch OO programmer and are passionate about UI.

    November 14, 2013

  • Carly M.

    I am a technical recruiter with Veredus in the Triangle area. We have some exciting Android and iOS development opportunities in the area with more coming all the time. I spoke with Mike Thomas and me mentioned that there are many talented individuals here and I would love to connect with you. Please feel free to reach out any time to learn more and keep in touch. [masked] [masked]

    Thank you!

    November 14, 2013

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