August 2017 Newsletter

Thank You Sam Basu

CINNUG would like to thank Sam Basu for presenting on "So you want to be a Developer Advocate?" in July.


Tuesday August 22nd, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Parag Joshi with "Digital Payments in a Mobile World"

Apple Pay and Android Pay are now here as are several other methods to pay electronically rather than using conventional means such as check or cash. How do we integrate these in our app and what are our options? In this session, we will look at at an Android app that uses Android Pay to process payments using Stripe. We will take a look at the Stripe backend and also the android pay development do’s and do not’s. We will also look at an iOS app that uses Square to accept credit card payments. No doubt, if you have walked into a store or rented a car, you have seen the Square terminals. We will take a look at the Square reader and walk through the code to interact with a Square app. You will leave this session with an understanding of what it takes to integrate Stripe and Square into your apps.


Parag Joshi (@ilovethexbox ) is a Co Lead for Digital , Mobile, Portal and Outsourcing for Cincinnati Business Unit of Centric Consulting LLC and has over 19 years software development experience working on various technologies. He is co director of the Cincinnati DotNet User Group ( and also director of the Cincinnati All Things Mobile User Group ( He spends his time writing apps and staying current on technology. He loves playing tennis with his 13 year old son and singing with his 7 year old daughter.

Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

Immediately following the main speaker and pizza we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

All Things Mobile

September meeting: We discussed building an application for Max Technical Training at our last meeting. We will continue building that at the September meeting. The application is being built using Xamarin with a FireBase backend. Anyone that wishes to contribute can attend and join our GitHub project.

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