Developing Mobile Apps for Fun and Profit

Tue, Mar 20 2012, 7:00 pm              Developing Mobile Apps for Fun and Profit 1

The mainframe of the ’60s was overtaken by the minicomputer of the ’70s, which was then overrun by PCs in the ’80’s. The PC pretty much owned the rest of the 20th century.

But the future is here, and it ain’t big iron or even a laptop PC. Smart phones and tablets are science fiction come alive, with multi-core processing, real-time photorealistic 3D rendering, a wealth of sensors, and even AI-based natural language speech recognition. Thousands of massive PC “application” dinosaurs are rapidly being replaced by hundreds of thousands of small, agile mammals known as “apps.”

Dave Wilson started developing apps for the iPhone in 2008, and has been having great fun – and making a few bucks – ever since. He will talk about his experiences in developing and selling mobile apps, and discuss what you need to know, and do, to jump into the business yourself.

Bring your questions and own experiences to a very interactive – and possibly heated – discussion about apps.

Developing Mobile Apps for Fun and Profit 2About the speaker,  Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson is an independent consultant in the areas of training and software development. He has created a number of native iPhone apps that are available though Apple’s App Store. In addition to expertise in Objective-C and the iPhone SDK, he has development experience with many other object-oriented languages including Java, C++, Object Pascal, Smalltalk-80 and Prograph.

Dave has provided advanced programming training classes for Apple, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Xerox, Boeing and other major firms. He has developed or co-developed various software products, including a dataflow-based visual programming language for performing complex numeric and financial calculations, two C++ application frameworks, various Java tools for managing billing systems, and a Java-based prototype of an automated teller machine.

Dave’s other software expertise includes distributed computing (including CORBA and Java RMI), GUIs, software development practices, framework design, Artificial Life technologies, Genetic Algorithms and Visual Programming Languages. He also has extensive experience as an Expert Witness, particularly with patents. Dave has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford.

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