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Have a break, finally!

This event is happening at SkillsMatter. Please make sure you sign up here:

A look at some of the new KitKat Apis.


6.30 - Hellos
6.35 - Android News
6.45 - KitKat - Show & Tell
8.00 - Pub!

Show & Tell:

ART vs Dalvik
The team at Shazam look at their new geo-charts Explore running on 2 nexus 5's (one Dalvik and one ART) running side by side and showing how much faster ART really is.

Transition Animation APIs
Blinkbox's Mark Allison (author of has been looking at the new transition animation APIs introduced in KitKat 4.4. He'll show some basic examples and explain some of the limitations of these interesting new additions to the Android animation toolkit.

If any of you have played around with any of the new KitKat apis, come prepared with a quick 'Show & Tell' (a demo and snippit of code) 

** Special Thanks to Shazam for sponsoring Beers & KitKats! **

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  • Alexey G.

    Nice highlights for KitKat, also reminded me about Espresso...

    November 14, 2013

  • Carl Matthew J.

    Informative presentations about new features in Kit Kat. Look forward to trying them out.

    November 14, 2013

  • Jack W.

    Friends startup is launching tonight so I'm going to have to skip this one

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Bill B.

    It seems that I'll be late but I'll try to come anyway

    November 14, 2013

  • Andrew C.

    Dang! Double booked :( I hope to attend the next meet

    November 13, 2013

  • Irfan K.

    Accountant and tax adviser

    November 12, 2013

  • Shivam G.

    Don't forget to signup for the event:

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Paul B.

    Can't make it sorrrry

    November 8, 2013

  • imtiaz

    do you presentation/materials of the older meetups?

    Often it is difficult for people outside London to attend these meetups, even though we really want to. Is it possible if there are presentations, they are given over skype?

    November 8, 2013

    • Peter M.

      There is usually recorded video of the talk and you can find it on skills matter website. If you have problem to find a specific video you can always email or tweet to skills matter and they happy to help

      November 8, 2013

  • Paul T.

    Kitkats Shiv!

    2 · November 8, 2013

  • Christopher J.

    Better be some kit-kats avaliable ;)

    November 7, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Veon

    Providing speaker, drinks & catering

  • Novoda

    Organising speakers, dates, attendees and advocating attendance.

  • SkillsMatter

    Offers use of their meeting areas and recording facilities

  • Microsoft

    Sponsoring the food, drinks & ping pong at the event on the 26th April

  • Google

    Offering Pizza & Beer to attendees at key events.

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    Sponsoring the food and drinks at the event on the 18th October

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    Sponsoring & providing the speakers, venue & catering

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