Have your head in the clouds

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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: https://plus.google.com/111424598991418742377/about?gl=uk&hl=en

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 (http://www.primechallenge.org/) – 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.