Archive for November, 2008

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Thursday, November 27th, 2008

In the spirit of shameless-self-promotion (also known as talking about iPhone Application Development at the Apple Store next Tuesday), I’m looking for others to do the same!

I’d like to feature iPhone applications by MacMacDev-ers, so if you’ve got an application on the App Store and want to be featured in my presentation send me – david at macmacdev dot com – some screenshots (landscape and portrait would be good), the icon (preferably at 256×256), app name, company name, price, and a brief description.

I’ve still got room for others on the panel discussion, so if you want to take part in that too let me know!

macMacDevs[16] = Glasgow_Offshore

Monday, November 24th, 2008

By a bizarre coincidence, the scheduling of Thanksgiving has coincided perfectly with that of MacMacDev, falling as they do this year on 27 November. We have a lot to be thankful for: iPhone NDA having been lifted; shiny new Developer Forums; and probably some non-Apple-related things too.

macMacDevs[16] will be held at Offshore, 3/5 Gibson Street, Glasgow, G12 8NU, on Thursday 27 November 2008, from 19:00 until whenever.

Turn up, talk code, tell us all what you’re thankful for (even the non-Apple things). Let me – david at macmacdev dot com – know if you’ll be able to make it.

“iPhone Application Development” @ Apple Store Glasgow

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Just updated on the schedule of events for Apple Store Glasgow is my “iPhone Application Development” talk: Tuesday 2 December 2008, 5:00pm-6:00pm.

I’m going to go through the steps involved in writing a (very!) simple iPhone application to give newcomers to the platform – or those who are just keen to see what goes on behind the scenes – an overview of what’s involved. We’ll race through Xcode and Interface Builder, and hopefully get an application that will run on the iPhone, even though the chances of it ever being accepted for the App Store are zero. (For those who were at the Apple iPhone Tech Talk think of my talk as being the exact opposite of their approach…)

Following that we’ll have a panel-discussion – the general consensus was that the panel we had for the Cocoa Development talk was extremely worthwhile – which will give people an opportunity to talk code with other developers.

So I’m looking for volunteers to take part in the Q&A part and shamelessly plug their own apps! If you’re interested in helping me out please let me – david at macmacdev dot come – know.

macMacDevs[15] = Edinburgh_Mezz

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Yes, it is that time already: second Thursday of the month, so it must be Edinburgh! We’ve moving slightly further down the road this month to avoid the pub quiz at Baroque (and, no, it wasn’t because they wouldn’t let us use iPhones to google for all the answers…)

macMacDevs[15] will be held at Mezz, 49-51 London Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6LX (which is just down the hill from Baroque) on Thursday 13 November 2008, from 19:00 until whenever.

Turn up, talk code, play with new iPhone apps, tell me your thoughts about iPhone developer training (we’ve got something planned in that area). Let me – david at macmacdev dot com – know if you’ll be able to make it so I have an idea of numbers.