December Meeting Agenda

The next Philly CocoaHeads meeting will be Thursday, December 8th from 6:30pm - 9pm at the Apple Store on 16th and Walnut. After meeting drinks will commence at Fox and Hound Sports Bar at 1501 Spruce Street.

Please RSVP via Meetup:

Because our main meetings have a seat cap and tend to generate a waitlist we ask you to make sure to keep your RSVP status up to date.

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.

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

Meeting Agenda

Group Business




Build apps that communicate with everyone in the world. Voice & Video, Messaging, and Authentication APIs for every application. Twilio is a software and cloud-based communications platform that enables the rapid build and deploy of powerful, flexible business communications solutions.

Twilio continues to be a huge supporter of Philly CocoaHeads, sponsoring us for a third year in a row, well into 2017. Many member have used Twilio technology in projects to great effect. If you have any questions, our local rep is Brent Schooley

Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s premier IT consulting firm that specializes in software development, systems integration, mobile application development and training.

Chariot Solutions is another longterm sponsor of Philly CocoaHeads as well as a great supporter of all things tech in the Philadelphia area. Chariot is hiring mobile developers. For more info see their career page.

Show and Tell

Transitioning from iOS to macOS: Lessons from x2y, an Aspect Ratio Calculator, Joseph Cieplinski

Joe will demonstrate the process of translating his simple iOS app x2y to macOS. Design considerations, differences in UI elements, and other qualities unique to Mac apps will be discussed, along with some challenges and obstacles. If you’ve ever been interested in experimenting with macOS, but haven’t yet taken the plunge, this should prove enlightening. It’s not as hard as it seems.

App Demo: Aviso - On Demand start-up and small business advisors, Ervis Meto

Convenient way to find Start-up and small business advisers. The ultimate goal is to build a platform based on trust, knowledge sharing, and mobility.

Through the process, I learned that content, trust, and good experience are the encouraging factors to book a session with the adviser. I will walk you through my project and the process I took to understand its core value.

App Demo: Motif, Kotaro Fujita

Motif is a new mac screen capture app for easy to record time-lapse videos of your work. This app was by design & developed by Rain Everywhere and Cipher Prime. 2 dev shops with Philly ties.

CloudKit, Kotaro Fujita

CloudKit is a low maintenance cloud solution for storing your app’s data. I will provide a basic walk-thru of the setup and CloudKit dashboard as well as provide some reasons you might consider it for your app.

UIPageViewController, Mike Zornek

One of Apple’s special case View Controllers, UIPageViewController enables an application to present a swipe-able collection of view controllers, useful for emulating a book-like UI or browsing photos and other catalog-like views. I’ll do a introduction and talk about some of the issues/solutions I’ve run into using this unique view controller.

About CocoaHeads

Philly CocoaHeads is the 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 presentation-style meeting is the second Thursday of every month. We also hold a Side Project Saturday events as well as an online book club. For more on our events see our Meetup page:

By attending an events or otherwise participating within the group, you agree to abide by our code of conduct policy.

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

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