Speaking at FITC: Toronto!

Friday, February 13, 2009

iPhone Insider Workshop

iPhone Insider Workshop
Development for the iPhone
James Eberhardt (CA)
26, 27, 28 February 09, Lisbon, Portugal

The mobile phone has reached a level of adoption that far exceeds that of the personal computer. As a result, they are an emerging platform for new services and applications that have the potential to change the way we live and communicate.
The iPhone, since its launch, last July has had an incredible adoption curve and is reshaping people’s relationship with their mobile phones and forcing competitors to define themselves against the iPhone. So what is it all about?

This workshop aims to get inside the iPhone and understand its advantages (and disadvantages?) and how to create software for it.

The focus of this workshop will be split between theory and practical.

Attendees will be divided into groups to work on small tutorials to create applications for their iPhone.

Who this workshop is for:

Designers, developers and anybody else who would like to explore using the iPhone in their creative projects. No programming experience is required, but it would be an asset.

About James Eberhardt
James is co-founder of Echo Mobile and a Technical Director with over 13 years of experience of leading convergent media projects, and works with production companies to deliver content and stories to audiences through any available screen – particularly the ubiquitous screens of mobile devices. In 2009 James will be conducting workshops on iPhone development in Toronto, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Workshop outline:

3 days x 7 hours (21 hours total)

What this workshop will cover:

Introduction to the iPhone SDK
Introduction to Objective-C Programming
Incorporating GPS Information into a Project
Connecting to online data
Animating 3D Objects
Taking Mobile Photos
Media: Audio and Video
Exploring the Touch Interface
Exploring Apple Human Interface Guidelines and built in GUI elements
Creating User Interfaces
Interacting using the accelerometer
Creating and testing prototypes
Distributing iPhone Applications on the iTunes store

Optional equipment:

Mac computer with:
-- OS X 10.5.3 or higher
-- XCode installed (3.1.2, for iPhone OS 2.2)
-- Please visit http://developer.apple.com/iphone to download XCode (registration required)
-- iPhone or iPod Touch

Participation in this workshop does not require a Mac or iPhone, but attendees will be able to more actively participate if they are able to have a Mac and / or an iPhone or iPod.

Clube Português de Artes e ideias, Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, 29, 2º (chiado) Lisbon, Portugal

250 Euros


A CADA workshop

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

FITC: Mobile has been announced and scheduled for September 13-14.

What is it? Hmmm.... mobile, mobile and more MOBILE! It's presented by techs, for techs, to talk about how to build things for mobile devices.

Those of you who are familiar with the other FITC conferences will already know about the high quality and value that these conferences bring. This conference will no doubt be just as good.

Many more details to follow. But stay tuned.

If you would like to speak at this conference, be sure to fill out a proposal.