Please RSVP to info@AppRochester.com for the Tuesday April 3rd AppRochester mtg, 6pm – 8:15pm at New Horizons, 50 Methodist Hill in Henrietta. We will have two presenters, in addition to your own app show & tell.
Paul Solt will be presenting iOS Basics – Learn how to work with buttons, actions, and gesture input using the interface builder tool and a small amount of Objective-C code.
RIT Prof Tom Kolankiewicz will present “Considerations for Porting your App to Popular eReaders: the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook Color & Nook Tablet”
Also, anyone interested in participating in Rochester Startup Weekend? Looks like fun…
Also, BarCamp Rochester is coming up, April 14th. Details at http://www.BarCampRoc.org
Same time, same place… 6pm at New Horizons, 50 Methodist Hill in Henrietta
Great news AppRochesterians! Local programmer Scott Singer has arranged for Walter Luh, one of the founders of Ansca Mobile, makers of Corona, a cross platform (iOS and android currently) solution, to sponsor and speak at our November 1st event, but due to the anticipated size, we will be holding the event at The Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. We will have light refreshments, and the conference room is booked from 6-9 pm.
Please tell your friends so we can take advantage of the larger space, and everyone should RSVP to info@AppRochester.com.
Corona is giving away prizes and raffling off the following:
1 version of Corona Pro / 1 year free – $349 value
1 version of Corona iOS only / 1 year free – $199 value
1 version of Corona Android only / 1 year free – $199 value
And we will have coupons for % off Corona year fee.
Our next AppRochester meeting is Tuesday June 7th, 6pm – 8:15pm at New Horizons, 50 Methodist Hill in Henrietta.
Topics/presenters/sponsors are PadBracket / ClayWare Games and vue-stand / Tango Products and I believe they will be raffling off some products!
PadBracket (http://www.PadBracket.com) is an affordable wall mount for an iPad (1 or 2) as well as other tablets. You can slide the tablet in or out and have multiple brackets throughout (kitchen, office, entertainment room, etc.) the house!
The vue-stand (http://www.vue-stand.com) is an affordable ergonomic iPad/tablet stand that you can take with you. It raises the tablet to a better reading angle, reducing neck and wrist strain.
Both are developed by local firms who will discuss the process of inventing, revising, manufacturing and marketing a physical accessory (or “app-cessory!). ClayWare also makes apps, including a video looper (free!) that highlights their accessory. I actually used it at a recent tradeshow, as WiFi wasn’t available so I played a promo video on a loop (the iPad can’t do that on its own!) Skip from Tango is looking for developers whose apps would benefit from his stand, as a potential cross-marketing opportunity (Jen/Zwirlz, for example?!) So this will be useful for app developers to try to work with both firms.
I will not be there, as I’ll be at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, and I’ll plan to present a trip report at the July meeting. Also, please consider joining Apple CIDER (http://www.AppleCIDER.org) and attending the July picnic, where I’ll be donating hundreds of dollars worth of gadgets for a silent auction!
Please RSVP to info@AppRochester.com which goes to Steve Maier as well as myself (Todd). Thanks!