Meeting Archive

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Discussions and resources from presentations can be found here

Feb 18th, 2014

  • Vince Bullinger will speak on Cross-Platform Development - We'll go over some of the most popular cross-platform mobile development frameworks, discuss when to use them vs. native development and when to use each framework.
  • David Bourland from Verizon Wireless will present "IoT - Carrier tools and opportunities for the developer."

Jan 21st, 2014

Dec 17th, 2013

  • Curt Prins will present "Beyond Mobile--How Connected Devices are the Next Evolution of Mobile"
  • Does the cool thing you're building have a chance at making money? Michele Landis will present a case study on the PickPoin tz Sports App

Nov 19th, 2013

  • Mike Dorin - Android NDK and JNI
  • Justin Grammens - Announcement on Mobile March 2014
  • Mobile Marketing on YouTube by Ken Chang - Learn how you effectively market your products or services on mobile devices! YouTube's new and improved Analytic s Reporting offers the key to better understanding your mobile user base and vie wership.

Aug 20th, 2013

  • Bradford Roberts - The Usual Disruptions. A presentation about what changes things. And how those ch anges change us. (with respect to mobile)

July 16th, 2013

  • Ryan Johnson from Mobile Data Solutions will talk about the business of developing apps.
  • Steve Killingbeck - cross platform development using xamarin.

June 18th, 2013

  • Stephen Frethem from AppSense will give a presentat ion on securely delivering apps to Android and iOS devices.

May 21st, 2013

  • Mark Nicholoson from Verizon Wire less will present - "Tek Talk: Hardware, Apps, Providers, and Cloud -- what lies at the cente r of application development?"
  • Liz Tupper will give a prese ntation on how you handle and minimize "Apple Rejection".

April 16th, 2013

  • Adam Grocholski will speak on "Leveraging the Cloud from any Mobile Platform with Azure Mobile Services".
  • Christopher Taylor & Victor Johnson - Making it as an Indy Dev in the App Store.

February 19th, 2013

  • Curt Prins from PoliMobile will present on "What you can learn from Obama (and Romney) about Mobile Marketing."
  • Chris Black will give a talk on "Leveraging your existing HTML / JavaScript skills to build native applications for Windows 8."

January 15th, 2013

  • Marc Tolvay & David Coudron of Advantenon will present both on "Why Business is Ready for Mobile" and "Development Tool Landscape".

December 18th, 2012

  • Ron Smith will be talking about mobile Information Security.

November 20th, 2012

We are offering a number of mobile software development classes geared for iOS, Android and game programming at North Hennepin Community College. Contact our Admissions Office.

  • Intro to iOS development.
  • Intro to Android development.

October 16th, 2012

  • David Book, the developer and founder of will present on "Vision for the mobile market and for buzztouch".

September 18th, 2012

  • Michael Dorin will be presenting on "Handy Data Structures for Mobil e Development".
  • Bill Jordan will be presenting on "Mass Distributon of Responsive De sign"

August 21st, 2012

  • James White from Intertech will be doing an introduction on Android developing covering Activities, Services and Intents.
  • Richard Perry of PrimmoApps might test the Android version of their app with the group.
  • Justin Grammens will lead a discussion on what's Newz in Mobile.

July 17th, 2012

  • Tim Stewart will cover Windows Phone development with a presentation entitled, "Building My First Windows Phone App".
  • "Crowdfunding Your Mobile Project" - A breakdown of what you need to know before launching your Kickstarter Campaign, presented by J ustin Peck of QONQR.

June 19th, 2012

  • Brett Hummel will present Bumpin' Uglies, a mobile puzzle game in which you fling a hapless, customizable little Ugly through quizzical worlds to bump with other Uglies and spawn family after family of Bumplings.
  • Mobile Realty Apps provides a white-labeled home search mobile app platform for brokers and MLSs. Aaron Kardell will give an update on the platform as it has grown over the last two-and-a-half years.

May 15th, 2012

  • "Geosocial Gaming: Practical Considerations for a New Entertainment Genre" - A look at the opportunities and challenges of designing location-based social games, presented by Justin Peck of QONQR.
  • Mark Jenkins will present on "BYOD & MDM FYI" == Learn how companies are dealing with employees who Bring Your Own Devices and Mobile Device Management - For Your Information. :) Great topic for everyone interested in mobile enterprise computing!

April 17th, 2012

  • Roger Hanson from Compuware will present "The New and Only Way to Connect with Customers" - A look at how the mobile revolution is impacting business strategies. Best practices for developing a winning mobile strategy will be shared.
  • Jeff Achen will demonstrate a few of the key features exclusive to GiveMN's mobile optimized site, including "pledging," event/location-based fundraising, and improved nonprofit search.
  • We are always looking for additional speakers!

February 21st, 2012

  • Aaron Bannin will present "Freemium: A Love Story As Told in 3 Acts"
  • Breon Nagy will present "QR Codes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"

January 16th, 2012

  • Peter Pascale will lead an interactive mobile trends brainstorm session as we continue the tradition of Mobile Twin Cities participants directing mobile trend content for 2012 presentations.
  • Susan Metoxen will demonstrate the Buzztouch application development framework that allows anyone to create their own mobile software solutions.

November 15th, 2011

  • Andrew Charon will be speaking about cross platform mobile development using Adobe Flash/AIR
  • Whooznear ( ) will give an interactive presentation on marketing strategy and general business discussions on mobile apps.
  • Depending on interest, Justin Grammens will lead a discussion on what's Newz in Mobile or possibly discuss questions around what makes your product better than your competition?

October 18th, 2011

  • Mark Nicholson from Verizon Wireless ( ) will speak on LTE and how it's enabling different devices and the OS spectrum. He might bring devices too!
  • Whooznear ( ) will show how they are hoping to Mobile TwinCities User's Group can help them test the latest release of their product.
  • Depending on interest, Justin Grammens will lead a discussion on what's Newz in Mobile or possibly discuss questions around what makes your product better than your competition?

July 19th, 2011

  • Mark Jenkins will talk about his experience training mexican cellular sales teams.
  • Brad Roberts will talk on the topic of QR Codes with his presentation entitled "QR - Making it Work"
  • Justin Grammens will discuss what's Newz in Mobile.

June 21st, 2011

  • Sam Schroeder will discuss his experience at Apple's WWDC.
  • Brad Armstrong will share some of his experiences from Googe IO.
  • Abbey Tosic will talk about her experience at The Future of Web Design Conference in London last month.
  • Rick Perry will demo the whooznear mobile application.

May 17th, 2011

April 19th, 2011

  • Review and highlight topics from the Mobile March Conference
  • Abbey Tosic will present on "Adventures in Mobile Design."
  • Local Product Demos!
    • CrowdSavvy is an SDK that app developers can use that allows for proactive user engagement via surveys, polls, and questionnaires.
    • Datometer combines innovative test and analysis functionality with a hand held computer or smart phone delivering one of a kind capability and performance.

February 15th, 2011

  • Chris Black will discuss cross platform, multi-screen distribution and utilizing Google Adwords to drive revenue.
  • Lori L Lorenz of UBIZME, LLC will lead a discussion on the topic of "Reinventing Small Business with Mobile Devices - 10 Critical Success Factors for Mobile Apps"
  • Sponsor: This meeting is sponsored by UBIZME, LLC. Come join us for food and drinks during the meeting!

January 18th, 2011

  • Breon Nagy from Recursive Awesome will talk about his experince at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
  • Peter Pascale and Ron Lancaster will lead an interactive and lively mobile trends research and brainstorm session.
  • Discussion on how to bring what have learned from our research into new presentations for 2011.
  • Sponsor: This meeting is sponsored by Pearson VUE.

November 16th, 2010

  • Jeff Brand will delve into the Windows Phone 7 development with a platform overview followed by a deeper dive into application development using Silverlight, including UX design, working with data, storage and more.

October 19th, 2010

  • Peter Pascale will present an introduction to Android development hands-on, including a tour of features that make the Android platform a unique and powerful OS for mobile computing.
  • Justin Grammens from Recursive Awesome will discuss "What's Newz in Mobile".

September 21st, 2010

  • Aaron Bannin will discuss 4G networks with his talk entitled, "To Infinity and Beyond: The Implications of 4G"
  • Justin Grammens from Recursive Awesome will discuss "What's Newz in Mobile".

August 17th, 2010

  • Lisa Foote from Mixmobi will share with us details on some of the mobile companies which were involved in the startup competition at MobileBeat 2010.
  • Janine Warner and David LaFontaine from Artesian Media will do a video (WebEx) on their new book Mobile Web Design for Dummies.
  • NOTE: There was a drawing at the meeting for free copy of "Web Design For Dummies!"
  • Sponsor: Special thanks to Mixmobi for providing drinks and snacks for our meeting this month.

July 20th, 2010

  • Tom May from Telesystem, Inc will be presenting a new fixed-mobile-convergence application that he carries called Varaha uMobility
  • Justin Grammens from Recursive Awesome will talk about What's Newz in mobile and lead open discusion on the latest news in mobile technology.
  • Special thanks to Mark Jenkins from Marquis Mobile Solutions for steeping up and offering to provide the drinks and snacks for the meeting!

June 15th, 2010

  • Mark Jenkins from Marquis Mobile will present "In defense of number one; the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution".
  • Justin Grammens from Recursive Awesome will talk about What's Newz in mobile and lead open discusion from thse that attened Google I/O and Apple's WWDC conferences.
  • Special thanks to Phil Wilson from RemainComm for steeping up and offering to provide the drinks and snacks for the meeting

May 17th, 2010

  • Presentation and demo of cross platform mobile development toolkits from Titanium and Build An App.
  • Breon Nagy will talk about the new LG Ally Android phone.
  • Justin Grammens from Recursive Awesome will talk about What's Newz in mobile.

April 20th, 2010

  • Introductions and background from attendees of the meeting.
  • Ernest Grumbles will talk about IP for Mobile Startups (common sense strategies on how to use patents and trademarks to protect your mobile innovation).
  • Breon Nagy will be demoing the new (not released to general public yet) HTC Droid Incredible!
  • Shared stories from the Mobile March conference that Mobile Twin Cities helped sponsor.
  • "What's Newz in Mobile" - Discussions from the newly launched Mobile Awesome News!

February 16th, 2010

  • Introductions and background from attendees of the meeting.
  • Jennifer Sly from YouthAssets will talk with the group about all of the great work her organization is doing to help youth using mobile in Africa.
  • Shawn Butler will demo and present on developing apps for the N900 using Maemo.
  • "What's Newz in Mobile" - Discussions from the newly launched Mobile Awesome News!

January 19th, 2010

  • Introductions and background from attendees of the meeting.
  • Breon Nagy will be speaking on: "The Platform: More than just an app."
  • Peter Pascale will be leading a panel discussion with Android developers.
    • Dan Syrstad ( - Alphamixr - an addicting word scramble puzzle game.
    • Robert Green ( - Android game developer with multiple titles, including the popular Light Racer games (think Tron light cycles).
    • Justin Grammens (, and the Mobile Twin Cities App) TrickiWiki - a 21st century trivia game with the story behind the trivia. Mobile VidHub - a one-stop, custom-brandable mobile video application.

December 15th, 2009

  • Introductions and background from attendees of the meeting.
  • "What's Newz in Mobile"
  • Ian Schwartz of Studio Zero Seven will present on "The basics of rooting an Android based device."
  • Justin Grammens of Recursive Awesome will present on the Mobile Twin Cities Android application he presented at Minnebar

November 17th, 2009

October 20th, 2009

  • Robert Green of Battery Powered Games is presenting on "The business of mobile game development"
  • Ryan Evans from Clockwork is presenting on "Taking your brand mobile."
  • Gangadhar Sulkunte of hLog will share his open sourced iPhone application.

Septempber 15th, 2009

  • Alex Brekken will demonstrate on a high level the Palm WebOS and the technologies involved on getting going with development on the platform.
  • Matt Albiniak from Nerdery Interactive Labs - a division of Sierra Bravo will be presenting on "how to make a paycheck as a mobile developer".
  • Justin Grammens and Sam Schroeder of Recursive Awesome will show some differences in a very trivial iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Palm Pre application they wrote. Code Sam and Justin wrote for the presentation is on GiHub:

August 18th, 2009

  • Mark Jenkins of Marquis Mobile will be presenting on mobile and voice. Video can be found here
  • Breon Nagy will show off a new augmented reality twitter app on Android.

July 21st, 2009

  • Kyle Cunningham from Mxapp will present on what Nokia has got up their sleeve?
  • Lisa Foote of Kwingo will present on 'The three stages of prospect mobile readiness: tools for assessing your potential client's mobile knowledge and educating them about mobile possibilities'
  • Open table / Fishbowl formatted discussion on native vs. write once run anywhere applications
  • Have an idea for a presentation? Please contact Justin Grammens as the email address above if you are interested in presenting.
  • Full agenda for the next meeting posted here.

June 16th, 2009


Drinks sponsored by Ernest Grumbles, IP and startup attorney (and budding mobile entrepreneur).

May 19th, 2009

Meeting notes and post meeting discussion can be found here.

April 21th, 2009

Meeting notes: here

Excellent discussions and presentations by everyone! Thank you to Nick Bauman for speaking on the symantic web, mobile technologies and how it affects all of us as a society. Justin Grammens also lead a discussion on some of the features coming out on iPhone v3.0 and Android v1.5. Video and slides from the meeting at posted on the google group.

We received lots of new ideas and suggestions for future topics too. Looking forward another excellent meeting on May 19th!

March 17th, 2009

Thank you everyone for your attendance at our first meeting of Mobile Twin Cities. Excellent discussions by everyone! For those who were not able to attend, meeting notes and action items to handle moving forward from this meeting can be found here.

Looking forward to many upcoming meetings and getting a chance to know everyone in the group better. It's obvious from this initial meeting that interest in mobile technology is very high in the Twin Cities area.

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