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Appsterdam Guru Session: Introduction to Gestures on iOS

Appsterdam Guru Sessions are informal, very hands-on workshops to share a technology or a technique between App Makers. Explanation from your peers, open discussion and practical experience are key to these sessions. Best of all, we'll provide the pizza and beer!


Christian Apers from Touchwonders will introduce you to Gestures on iOS.
Gestures form an essential part of your user interface. Using gestures in the right way can really enhance the user experience of your app. 

The session will cover all the basic gestures: tap, pan, swipe, pinch, rotate, double tap, etc.

We will also touch slightly more advanced topics that allow you to combine multiple gestures.

By the end of the session, you'll be able to use those gestures in your own apps. 
Already experienced with gestures? Feel free to bring your own code, there will be time to discuss the problems you are running in.


- basic Objective-C and iOS knowledge 
- you can work with Xcode
- you know how to put a UIView on the screen

About your Guru:

Christian is technical director of Touchwonders. Touchwonders is an app agency based in Utrecht, probably best known for Weeronline for iPad and Blits for iPad. User experience is central in their vision. Their team consists of 15 specialized developers and designers that work together to craft outstanding user experiences. 

Christian specializes in gestures, animations and transitions on iOS. He likes to share his experiences during this workshop.
You can follow him on twitter: @caapers

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  • Tom van A.

    Hey fellow app makers! I just wanted to let you know about our upcoming hackathon March 6-8. Appsterdam will organise the Toon Smart Thermostat Hackathon, a weekend containing innovation and entrepreneurship. This is your chance to develop a new app or application which will create a smarter, safer, or more sustainable living environment. Win the first prize of €3500 or one of the other prizes! Get pitch training by Mike Lee or startup-knowledge from Startupbootcamp. More info here.

    February 16

  • Tom van A.

    Christian was kind enough to send me the slides and a demo project from last weekend session. For those of you interested, please email me [masked] and I'll forward them to you.

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • Allister S.

    Thanks Christian

    It was very informative and hands on. I learnt a lot. Pity not more people could make it. But then we wouldn't have had such individual attention. So their loss was our gain.

    June 24, 2014

  • Tom van A.

    for those of you who asked for a receipt, please send me your email and billing details. [masked]

    Thanks for your support!

    June 22, 2014

  • Tom van A.

    Thank you Christian! Great presentation, great demo, great lessons.

    2 · June 21, 2014

  • Eugen M.

    Thanks! One of the enjoyable session

    June 21, 2014

  • Tom van A.

    Hey guys call me when you're at the door. [masked] Due to construction you'll have to walk the long way around under the film museum :(

    June 21, 2014

    • Eugen M.

      Will be in 10 minutes. Sorry!

      June 21, 2014

    • Eugen M.

      I'm near the door to a-lab

      June 21, 2014

  • Mark C.

    I'm sorry I can't make it.

    June 20, 2014

  • Tom van A.

    Looking forward to Christians session tomorrow. Don't forget to bring €25 cash and of course your laptops! SEE YOU AT THE ALAB

    June 20, 2014

  • Daria H.

    Can't make it coming Saturday, but I'm very much interested. When will be the next one? Will there be a repetition of this session?

    June 19, 2014

  • Erik H.

    I have been looking for exactly these gestures c.q. how to use the objective code that makes them possible. A guru session would certainly help me along. I'll be present.

    June 12, 2014

  • Marga K.

    Sorry, can't make it after all :(

    May 29, 2014

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