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Mobile Monday Chicago:  Cross Platform Mobile Development: The Easy Way to Develop Native iPhone & Android Apps, 10/18, 6pm

Please join us for the next gathering of mobile industry professionals & enthusiasts on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 6:00 pm. Reserve the date in your calendar now! Please RSVP at:


Jeff Schwartz will present “Cross Platform Mobile Development: The Easy Way to Develop Native iPhone and Android Apps.” Jeff will focus on the challenges facing enterprises as they try to build native applications for multiple platforms. During his talk, Jeff will create a weather application that runs natively on iPhone and Android devices.


Date: Monday, October 18, 2010

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Topic: “Cross Platform Mobile Development: The Easy Way to Develop Native iPhone and Android Apps”

Presenter: Jeff Schwartz, Technical Architect & Project Manager, CITYTECH, Inc.

Location: CITYTECH, Inc. Offices, Chicago Loop

Location Notes: Please bring a picture ID for the security desk.

Directions & Parking: CITYTECH’s offices are located in Chicago’s Loop on the corner of Wacker Drive and Wells Street looking over the Chicago river and the Merchandise Mart. There is limited parking in the area, but good bus and El service. For detailed maps & directions, please see their web site:


6:00 pm: Sign-In / Light refreshments

6:30: Featured Presentation

7:30 - 8:00 pm: Refreshments / Networking


Jeff Schwartz is a Technical Architect and Project Manager at CITYTECH, Inc. For more than 15 years, Jeff has been developing enterprise products and applications. Recently, Jeff developed the Summit World Q&A Trivia Sweepstakes mobile application. The app is available in both the iPhone App Store and the Android Market. The innovative backend of the Summit World application featured an extensive enterprise cloud computing platform for highly available and on-demand massive scalability that could be leveraged for a broad range of business applications.


CITYTECH is a Chicago-based IT consultancy specializing in the development of highly available, extensible and scalable enterprise applications. We believe the best enterprise solutions are created by technical architects who understand business-related issues and possess the expert knowledge of strategic technology platforms used today and positioned for tomorrow. CITYTECH consultants’ grasp of both business and technology ensures that the systems we design won’t constrain your organization, but can adapt to meet ever-changing business needs. For more information on CITYTECH, contact Matt Van Bergen at 312.673.6433 x111 or Melissa Geoffrion at 312.673.6433 x148.


Please remember to RSVP by noon on the day of the presentation in order to help us better estimate needs for refreshments and to bring a picture ID.


Mobile Monday Chicago:  Android 201 Workshop, 7/17

Chicago Android and Mobile Monday Chicago are co-organizing an Android 201 workshop on Saturday, July 17. For more information and to register, go to:

This intensive full-day class is being taught by nationally renown Android instructor Mark Murphy, author of “The Busy Coder’s Guide to Advanced Android Development,” and will be held at Motorola’s downtown Chicago offices. The $75 registration fee covers lunch and materials.

This course builds on the series of “Android 101″ workshops offered by Chicago Android in order to help students advance to the next level of competency with the platform. As a prerequisite, all students must have successfully completed both the SMS and the barcode scanning app courses, or the equivalent.

Registration is limited to just 30 participants in order to offer this rare “hands on” course with Mr. Murphy. As mentioned, due to the intense nature of this workshop, a minimal level of experience is required.


The Android 201 organizers would like to thank Motorola MOTODEV for sponsoring this workshop. A MOTODEV representative will also be at the workshop to answer any additional technical questions and provide more information about the organization. A few words about MOTODEV:

“Motorola has chosen Android as a simple, powerful means to bring a whole new generation of phenomenal mobile experiences to Motorola users and has already announced an extensive portfolio of Android based handsets around the world.

“MOTODEV, Motorola’s developer network, offers the one, easy-to-access, internet-enabled, open environment developers need to succeed in the future.”