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Advice on how to achieve cross-platform offline mobile storage

Google Groups Posts - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 16:09
Hello! The firm that I work for is venturing into building a cross-platform mobile app for sales folks that are "out in the field". As a part of this, offline data storage (both text and images) is a critical requirement and we estimate that we will have several hundred MB of data that we need

Reminder Tonight at 6 pm: Magical UX and the Internet of Things

Google Groups Posts - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:46
Quick reminder of tonight's Mobile Portland meeting. This is the final meeting. BTW, if you've RSVP'd that you can attend and can no longer make it, please update your RSVP accordingly. We have a waitlist this time. http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Portland/events/220107530/ -- +1 (503) 290-109

Magical UX and the Internet of Things

Meetup Calendar - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:51

Mobile Portland


Coming all the way from New York City to help us celebrate 8 years of Mobile Portland is designer and author Josh Clark!

What if this thing was magic?  

The web is touching everyday objects now, and designing for the internet of things means blessing everyday objects, places, even people with extraordinary abilities—requiring designers, too, to break with the ordinary. Designing for this new medium is less a challenge of technology than imagination. 

Sharing a rich trove of examples, designer and author Josh Clark explores the new experiences that are possible when ANYTHING can be an interface. 

The digital manipulation of physical objects (and vice versa) effectively turns all of us into wizards. Sling content between devices, bring objects to life from a distance, weave "spells" by combining speech and gesture. 

But magic doesn't have to be otherworldly; the UX of connected devices should build on the natural physical interactions we have everyday with the world around us. 

This new UX must bend technology to the way we live our lives, not the reverse. Explore the values and design principles that amplify our humanity, not just our superpowers.

About Josh

Josh Clark is a designer specializing in multi-device design, strategy, and user experience. He's author of four books, including "Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2010) and the forthcoming "Designing for Touch" (A Book Apart, 2015). Josh's agency Global Moxie offers design services, strategic consulting, and training to help creative organizations build exceptional interfaces for apps, websites and connected devices. His clients include AOL, Time Inc, eBay, O'Reilly Media, and many others.

Before the internet swallowed him up, Josh was a producer of national PBS programs at Boston's WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. In 1996, he created the uberpopular "Couch-to-5K" (C25K) running program, which has helped millions of skeptical would-be exercisers take up jogging. (His motto is the same for fitness as it is for software user experience: no pain, no pain.)

Portland, OR 97209 - USA

Monday, March 23 at 6:00 PM

Attending: 197

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Portland/events/220107530/

Magical UX and the Internet of Things — Monday, March 23rd at Mobile Portland

Google Groups Posts - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:49
# Magical UX and the Internet of Things ## Final Mobile Portland Meeting! — Mar 23rd, 6pm RSVP [http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Portland/events/220107530/] Coming all the way from New York City to help us celebrate 8 years of Mobile Portland is designer and author Josh Clark! WHAT IF THIS THI

REMINDER: Today at 6pm — Mobile and Auto-mobiles

Google Groups Posts - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 13:01
Tonight is the second-to-last meeting of Mobile Portland. Matt Jones from Jaguar Landrover as well as the Linux Foundation and GENIVI Alliance will be talking about the integration of mobile devices and automobiles. Please RSVP if you haven't done so already: http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Portla

Hackster is running an awesome hardware hackathon in Portland next weekend!

Google Groups Posts - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:05
< https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-q6DbZJNcfvQ/VPAAMFVgjUI/AAAAAAAAATs/enf5qHBy39U/s1600/delorean_logo-ef912308c5f8a963ccf2f6506de6b123.png> The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everyth

February meeting in March, Automobiles!

Google Groups Posts - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:31
Hi everyone, February's meeting has been moved to February 30th. You probably know it by its more common name, March 2nd. We moved it to accommodate our speaker's travel schedule. Moving the meeting was it is worth it because we've got a great topic lined up. We're going to be talking about I

Accelerating the integration of mobile and auto. The roadmap to the Auto-mobile.

Meetup Calendar - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:49

Mobile Portland

February's meeting has been moved to February 30th—better known as Monday, March 2nd to accommodate travel schedules.

Our vehicles are no longer simply used to get from point A to point B. They are sophisticated computers that are increasingly connected to our devices and the greater Internet.

Now technology industry leaders are attempting to move into the automobile. Both Apple with CarPlay and Google with Android Auto have made attempts to convince automakers to integrate more closely with their mobile ecosystems.

What should an automaker do? Build an Apple-only or Android-only vehicle? Find a third way to support both?

We're honored to have Matt Jones, the Head of Future Infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover, at Mobile Portland this month to help us understand how Jaguar Land Rover is tackling this. 

Matt will be looking at the state of the current automotive platforms, the next steps with open platforms for development, and planning for the inevitable disruption of customer demands based on the mobile ecosystem.

Matt Jones
Head of Future Infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover

Matt Jones serves as the Head of Future Infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), and is actively leading the push for open infotainment standards and leading-edge features being deployed rapidly to JLR’s customers. To this end, he is actively working with Linux and the open source community in a multitude of projects. Based at JLR’s newly-established Research and Development Center in Portland, Oregon which is dedicated to developing Open Software for the automotive sector, his teams in the U.K. and Portland are responsible for the specification and roll-out of the latest generation of Linux-based Infotainment system.

Portland, OR 97209 - USA

Monday, March 2 at 6:00 PM

Attending: 106

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Portland/events/220023849/

Monthly Meeting

Meetup Calendar - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:26

Mobile Portland

Mobile Portland meets on the Fourth Monday of every month.

Portland, OR 97204 - USA

Monday, March 23 at 6:00 PM

Attending: 1

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Portland/events/vqgdflytfbfc/

REMINDER: Meeting tonight PLUS Announcement

Google Groups Posts - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:55
Hi everyone, First, I wanted to remind everyone that we've got a fantastic panel tonight Apple Watch, Android Wear and Wearables. Please remember to RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Portland/events/214416632/ In addition, I'm both proud and sad share the news that March's meeting will be

Apple Watch, Android Wear and Wearables

Meetup Calendar - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 14:44

Mobile Portland

With Android Wear watches already in the market and Apple Watch on the horizon, businesses and developers are scrambling to try to figure out how watches and other wearables fit into their plans.

And beyond the opportunities for businesses, there remain fundamental questions about consumer interest in these products. Who will buy them? What will they use them for? Will concepts like quantified self reach a larger audience?

Join our esteemed panel in discussing Apple Watch, Android Wear and wearables at this month's Mobile Portland meeting.


Taylor Hatmaker

Taylor Hatmaker is the Daily Dot's technology editor. She was previously a staff writer at ReadWrite and the senior editor of Tecca. She has a deep interest in the spaces where technology, culture and big ideas overlap. Taylor's work appears regularly on Yahoo! News and has been featured on Mashable, MSNBC, Today.com and in the print edition of USA Today, among others. Taylor graduated from New York University and now lives in Portland, Oregon.  When not writing about tech, she samples well-hopped local beers, thinks about science and advocates for social justice in the LGBT community. 

Brent Hieggelke

Brent Hieggelke is the CMO of Urban Airship, which enables the world's top brands to earn and maintain a presence on their customers' mobile devices through mobile relationship management solutions. Previously, he spent a decade helping brands optimize digital marketing initiatives in executive marketing posts at WebTrends, TouchClarity and Omniture. Most recently, Brent started and ran Second Porch, the first Facebook-integrated social vacation rental site sold to HomeAway, Inc. in May 2011. Early in his career, Brent co-founded New City, a media company in Chicago. Brent has received multiple marketing awards, is a frequent speaker at both marketing and digital conferences and is a member of the Mobile Marketing Association’s North America board and the International Executive Council of the Internet Marketing Association.

Josh Marinacci

Josh Marinacci is an engineer, author, speaker, designer, and general UI wrangler. He has written books for O'Reilly Media, built IDEs, coded app stores, authored developer content, and prototyped an endless array of amusing interfaces. He is currently working as a researcher at Nokia. He previously traveled the world teaching webOS, JavaFX, Swing, and HTML canvas. He works from home in rainy but green Eugene, Oregon, with his wife and 3-year-old son.

Aaron Parecki

Aaron Parecki is CTO of Esri's Portland R&D Center, and the co-founder of IndieWebCamp. He is known for having tracked his location at 5 second intervals since 2008, and for co-founding Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. His work has been featured in Wired, Fast Company and more. He was featured in Inc. Magazine's 30 Under 30 with Geoloqi co-founder Amber Case.

Portland, OR 97209 - USA

Monday, January 26 at 6:00 PM

Attending: 161

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Portland/events/214416632/

Apple Watch, Android Wear and Wearables at Monday's Mobile Portland Meeting

Google Groups Posts - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:44
We've got a great panel to discuss Apple Watch and wearables. Details and RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Portland/events/214416632/ Thank You, Jason -- +1 (503) 290-1090 o | +1 (503) 502-7211 m | http://cloudfour.com

JOB: Systems Specialist @ Rivermark Community Credit Union/Beaverton

Google Groups Posts - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 16:03
Would you enjoy working in an ever-changing environment for a local credit union? If you have at least four years experience with information technology systems, you may be interested in Rivermark Community Credit Union’s Systems Specialist opening! Your day may include designing and building

Monday: FutureTalks - Mobile Strategy for Today and Tomorrow

Google Groups Posts - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:08
Hi all, There's a panel discussion happening on Monday that I thought some folks here might be interested in.[1] *Mobile Strategy for Today and Tomorrow* Free food & drinks at 5:30, discussion starts at 6pm, at New Relic. *A mobile thought leaders panel moderated by Rick Turoczy * Just a
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