align-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcamerachatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-crosscrosseditfacebookglobegoogleimagesinstagramlocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartwitteryahoo

Have your head in the clouds

This event is being held at SkillsMatter. Please make sure you register here:


Welcome back for the first Londroid meetup of 2014!

Watch this space. More details to follow.


6.30 - Hellos 
6.35 - Android News 
6.45 - Steve Plank - "Accessing the cloud through your Android App"

7.15 - Mandy Waite - "Mobile and Connected? Building Mobile Backends in the Cloud"

8.00 - Pub! Slaughtered Lamb:

Special Thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring Beers & Pizza!

Steve Plank, or “Planky” as he is more usually known is technology evangelist for Microsoft UK. He writes, blogs, presents both online and offline, runs training seminars for developers, architects and IT pros and sometimes comes up with hair-brained (but interesting) projects like The Prime Challenge – all connected to cloud computing and Windows Azure.

Accessing the cloud through your Android App

Often, when we think of compute (as distinct from mere storage) in the cloud we think of service creation, service management and operational gumph like patching, security updates, virus management and so on. In this session, you’ll see how all the non-sexy “plumbing” of running a cloud-based compute service can be almost eliminated. You’ll also understand the few simple steps needed to connect an Android App up to a customisable cloud service that exposes simple APIs for database access, notifications, authentication, authorization and so on with Windows Azure Mobile Services.

Mandy works at Google where she's trying to make the world a better place for developers building applications for the Cloud. In her spare time she studies Japanese and plays the guitar.

Mobile and Connected? Building Mobile Backends in the Cloud

Today, building the next generation of mobile apps and scaling them to manage success requires leading edge platforms and infrastructure. In this session we look at how you can use the Google Cloud Platform to build highly scalable mobile backends. We'll take an in-depth look at the Mobile Backend Starter Sample backend and we'll walk through development of an android application that makes use of some of the backend features.

Join or login to comment.

  • planky

    Ooops! Sorry George. I did only run for 60 seconds more than Mandy... If I'd not made that typo with the cut 'n paste I'd have been maybe 60 seconds less ;-)

    Anyway, I really enjoyed it. Great group. Lots of great conversations afterwards (and in the pub too!) and so forward looking for the future of mobile.

    February 14, 2014

  • George B.

    Very good - slightly over dominated by Microsoft but very good!

    February 13, 2014

  • ibaran

    I would like to attend this event

    February 12, 2014

  • Paul T.

    Water on the line at Maidenhead, can't come to London today :-(

    February 12, 2014

  • Paul T.

    Thx TfL - we *can* come to the ball.

    February 12, 2014

  • phillip i.

    Because of tube problems I cannot make it after all :-(.

    February 5, 2014

  • phillip i.

    Because of tube problems I cannot make it after all :-(.

    February 5, 2014

    • phillip i.

      Just read the update, I can go after all, yeah!!

      1 · February 5, 2014

  • Shivam G.

    Just a quick reminder - the meetup has been moved to Wednesday 12th February.
    See you all next week!

    February 5, 2014

  • Peter M.

    Grrrr can't come, I'm in Iceland

    January 10, 2014

    • Peter M.

      Cool, now I can make it. Will be there

      1 · January 24, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • Novoda

    Organising speakers, dates, attendees and advocating attendance.

  • SkillsMatter

    Offers use of their meeting areas and recording facilities

  • Google

    Offering Pizza & Beer to attendees at key events.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy