Quick Qik of the audience energy here: (use this to see if you spot someone you met and want to connect back)
7pm: Christopher Allen, author of upcoming "iPhone in Action" book and programming guru is talking about Web Development vs SDK
He compared web development vs sdk development. Interesting to see his comparison of what's compatible with other phone development.
Web App uses similar technology to iphone: Google Android, Palm Pre (goes beyond local storage AQLite on iphone to ability to put a web app inside the app)
7 types of iphone development
- iphone compatible web
- iphone friendly web
- iphone optimized web, not compatible w nokia or android
- iphone web app eg iui app
- Dashcode web
- native app sdk
web app examples google reader, facebook app, hahlo.com, apnews.com, mapquest.com, 101cookbooks.com/iphonerece
Here's part of Chris's talk here:
@ChristopherA drew a lot of audience interaction with excellent Q&A. (See video of q&a part below)
8.15pm: Suzzane Ginsburg of ginsburgdesign, presents good visual design for iphone apps with a Urbanspoon vs Yelp
Summary is urbanspoon is built for iphone, yelp expects you to got the web site and iphone app is a translation.
Here's Suzanne's slides: Awesome presentation. I don't know if Yelp or Urbanspoon who will move fast to hire her!
Suzanne Ginsburg's slide embed.
There's better HD video being taken by some folks here, will update w those links if you guys can ping me w the urls.