Arbormoon Software, Inc. is a strong believer in supporting our local developer community. Every month, we host meetups of the Ann Arbor CocoaHeads, the Google Developer Group Ann Arbor Android, and Mobile Monday Ann Arbor.

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October 2016

Apple “hello again” keynote viewing

October 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Arbormoon Software, Inc, 123 N Ashley, Suite 9
Ann Arbor, MI US
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Apple's having a keynote, so we're having a keynote viewing party. If you want to watch the new announcements with other Apple geeks, grab some food, and come over to the Arbormoon office. Please RSVP so we make sure we have enough chairs out. But note that food will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring something to eat while you watch.

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Play with a Pixel, Learn about ConstraintLayout

October 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Arbormoon Software, Inc, 123 N Ashley, Suite 9
Ann Arbor, MI US
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We'll have several new Pixel phones on hand to look at: get a feel for the new devices from Google and how they are different (or not?) from the Nexus line and other devices. We will also be watching the "ConstraintLayout, Inside and Out" talk from Droidcon NYC. This talk is a great introduction to how to leverage the new ConstraintLayout component in your applications and is well-suited to developers both new and veteran to the Android platform. Afterwards, join…

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November 2016

Building a Workout App on the Apple Watch

November 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arbormoon Software, Inc, 123 N Ashley St #9, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, United States
Ann Arbor, MI US
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Dominos will be sponsoring pizza/drinks for this event. Talk Abstract: Writing workout apps for the Apple Watch can be a challenge considering the requirements of real-time data display, often-unavailable network, and the limited capabilities of the WatchKit framework. On top of all that, try tackling the new swimming APIs when creating the first 3rd-party swimming app for the Watch (aka no stackoverflow help). Follow journey of the MySwimPro app and learn what it takes to bring a workout app for…

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Be Nice to Your Future Self: Writing Code to Optimize Maintainability

November 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Arbormoon Software, Inc, 123 N Ashley, Suite 9
Ann Arbor, MI US
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Starting at 6:30pm, we'll have free food sponsored by Arbormoon Software, Inc. Please RSVP to help us estimate how much food we need. While you are enjoying the food, talk with other developers and network in the local Cocoa community.  Our main meeting will start at 7pm and will feature a talk by Jeffery Thomas called Be Nice to Your Future Self: Writing Code to Optimize Maintainability. At many times in my career, my future self has been very angry…

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December 2016

Building Secure and Scalable Mobile Applications on AWS

December 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arbormoon Software, Inc, 123 N Ashley St #9, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, United States
Ann Arbor, MI US
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Food Sponsor : TEKsystems will be sponsoring food/ drinks at the event! (Thank you!) Talk: AWS Mobile Hub is an entry level cloud platform for developers to ‘build, test, and monitor mobile apps’ that leverage AWS services. AWS Mobile Hub lets you easily add and configure features for your mobile apps, including user authentication, data storage, backend logic, push notifications, content delivery, and analytics. Whether you are creating a brand new mobile app or adding features to an existing app,…

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January 2017

Why Your App Should Never Call an External API and How to Fix it With Swift

January 12 @ 6:30 pm
Arbormoon Software, Inc, 123 N Ashley, Suite 9
Ann Arbor, MI US
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Starting at 6:30pm, we'll have free food sponsored by Arbormoon Software, Inc. Please RSVP to help us estimate how much food we need. While you are enjoying the food, talk with other developers and network in the local Cocoa community. Our main meeting will start at 7pm and will feature a talk by Doug Lance. Doug will show you how to build a Swift API intermediary between your code and any third-party API. Doug will share the reasons why this…

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Android Beacons

January 19 @ 6:30 pm
Arbormoon Software, Inc, 123 N Ashley, Suite 9
Ann Arbor, MI US
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This talk is an introduction to beacon technologies for Android devices. We'll look at what types of beacons are out there to use, such as RadBeacons and Estimotes. We'll also discuss the different types of beacon protocols available to those beacons: Eddystone and AltBeacon. We'll walk through exactly how each of these protocols work and how to implement them into your application using either Google's Proximity Beacon API coupled with Nearby Messages API and also with the AltBeacon library. So…

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February 2017

Happy New UX!

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arbormoon Software, Inc, 123 N Ashley St #9, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, United States
Ann Arbor, MI US
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TEKSystems will be sponsoring food/drinks at the event. This is a joint meetup event with the Ann Arbor Experience Design with Agile & Lean UX : https://www.meetup.com/A2-Experience-Design-with-Agile-Lean-UX/ Talk: What does it take to craft a great experience for new users of a product? Once you're ready to move past MVP-stage, having learned what you needed to learn, there's still more to think about than merely what capability to give our potential users and how that translates into functionality for the team to…

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ResearchKit: A Nom de Course

February 9 @ 6:30 pm
Arbormoon Software, Inc, 123 N Ashley, Suite 9
Ann Arbor, MI US
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Starting at 6:30pm, we'll have free food sponsored by Arbormoon Software, Inc. Please RSVP to help us estimate how much food we need. While you are enjoying the food, talk with other developers and network in the local Cocoa community.  Our main meeting will start at 7pm and will feature a talk by Tom Crawford.  What’s in a name? Choosing names is hard. Variables, functions, apps, and (apparently) kits are hard to name. You would think that ResearchKit is just…

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Build a chat app together! (Part 1)

February 23 @ 6:30 pm
Arbormoon Software, Inc, 123 N Ashley, Suite 9
Ann Arbor, MI US
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This month Todd DeLand starts a multi-part series of presentations on building a geo-location based chat app. The series starts with a basic Firebase realtime chat demo, and builds upon it in subsequent presentations to integrate location based filtering, maps, and notifications. Feel free to bring your laptop and code along with Todd! By the end of the first night, the group will have built a basic chat app together.  Food will be provided by Arbormoon Software at 6:30, with the presentation…

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