An experiment in iAd

While this may be a little anecdotal for most, I think at least it should be a strong consideration as an app developer to get your face out there, you only need to put down a little cash. Before it use to be millions of dollars just to start!

An experiment in iAd

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Innoveracy: Misunderstanding Innovation

Horace Dediu describe the inability for a lot of people to understand the concept and role of innovation.

Innoveracy: Misunderstanding Innovation

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Sketch 3 is Out!

At least one Cocoaheads member is gonna be REALLY excited about this.

Sketch 3 is Out!

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The best Xcode plugins

A great resource for extending out Xcode.

The best Xcode plugins

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Github Cheat Sheet

For the uninitiated, Github is a popular way to store, share, and download code online. You can find a lot of great Cocoa libraries here. This cheat sheet should help us be better users of the site.

Github Cheat Sheet

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April Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, April 10th 7-9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence somewhere to be announced.

When you arrive at the Apple Store let one of the store employees know you are there for CocoaHeads and they will let you into the back where you can come up to the second floor briefing room space. If you are having any trouble feel free to call MikeZ’s cell (267-563-0616)

We’ll have pizza and refreshments available. If you would like some please RSVP on Meetup for a proper head count and plan to donate $5-10 depending on your appetite.

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

For folks who drive in and need parking one lot recommend by the store is from Patriot Parking on Chancellor Street.

http://goo.gl/maps/l9p3I

Meeting Agenda

Group Business

  • April Hackday, Saturday, April 26th @ IndyHall
  • CocoaLove
  • Hackfit
  • Philly Tech Week

Apple News

  • WWDC announced / ticket lottery

Show and Tell

In addition to being an open mic to demo new apps or code, Show and Tell also invites people to bring problems or design issues they are encountering in current projects for feedback.

Some planned show and tell includes:

  • Teleprompt+ 3 — Joseph Cieplinski
  • Puzzle Game — Michael Gilbert

Talks

iBeacon in Retail, Jay Ashmen

Apple Systems Engineer Jay Ashmen will present and demonstrate iBeacon as it would apply in a retail setting. Catch a rare glimpse of this technology in action, then discuss ways it could apply to your work.

Bluetooth Low Energy, Nate Symer and Kostas Nasis

Nate and Kostas will share some work they have been doing with Bluetooth Low Energy and can talk a little bit about that and more broadly about building iOS apps that communicate with custom hardware (for example, wearable tech, key fobs, etc).

About CocoaHeads

PhillyCocoa is a Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.

The main CocoaHeads group meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also usually have a hackday one Saturday a month. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

http://www.meetup.com/PhillyCocoaHeads/

We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on what topics to discuss at our meetings. Please reach out if you have any comments.

Group website: http://phillycocoa.org

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The Rip-offs & Making Our Original Game

This would apply to any real successful product. With modern resources, you can be sure your successful product gets copied on day 2.

The Rip-offs & Making Our Original Game

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Microsoft Office for iPad launches today, requires Office 365 subscription for editing

So I believe this follows a similar model to Adobe cloud but less expensive(?).

Microsoft Office for iPad

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How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

“But here’s the really big deal — it can enable two users to chat not only without an Internet connection, but also when they are far beyond WiFi and Bluetooth range from each other — connected with a chain of peer-to-peer users between one user and a far-away Internet connection. It’s called wireless mesh networking. And Apple has mainstreamed it in iOS 7. It’s going to change everything. Here’s why.”

How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

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Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design

May have already posted this but it bares repeating. Its a good set of principles to follow when you are designing your apps.

Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design

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