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Short Talks

Starting at 6:30pm, we'll have free food sponsored by Arbormoon Software, Inc. Please RSVP to help us estimate how much food we need. While you are enjoying the food, talk with other developers and network in the local Cocoa community.

Our main meeting will start at 7pm, and will feature three short talks.

Dynamic Type

OS7 introduced us to called “Dynamic Type”. Using this technology, apps can dynamically react to users’ text size preferences by adjusting the size of displayed text content. This enhances readability and makes your apps more accessible. This talk will provide an overview of this technology and will walk you through the steps to support this capability within your iOS apps.

Priya Rajagopal has been professionally building software for over 14 years spanning a variety of technologies. Her current focus is on mobile development. She is a Principal Software Developer at Barracuda Networks and in her own time, does iOS app development, consulting and mentoring through her company, Lunaria Software. You can read more about her work on and follow her on twitter @rajagp.


Pixate was founded in May 2012 by Paul Colton and Kevin Lindsey with the goal of enabling designers and developers alike to quickly and easily create beautiful, native mobile interfaces. Their latest product FreeStyle is a simple, powerful way to define a native app's look and feel, using CSS. It's 100% native, open source, and works with iOS and Android. Today Leo Dion will be giving a basic tutorial on how to start using Freestyle, as well as its features, issues, and how it can fit in your mobile development process. 

Leo Dion is a freelance mobile and web consultant who lives in Lansing. He started his company BrightDigit in 2012 and specializes in JavaScript and iOS development. He is married and has two little kids who keep him active and busy. He is interested in learning more about mobile development and how new technologies fit for both the user and software developer.


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