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Completely forgot: This Weekend Silicon Valley Code Camp!

From: Stephan B.
Sent on: Saturday, October 6, 2012 1:07 PM
I completely forgot about this. This weekend there is the Silicon
Valley Code Camp. I have a commitment today, but I'll be there


Our own Edward de Jong is speaking today, for those of you that are
close enough and can still make it in time.  See the description of
his talk below my message. 120 people seem to be interested in his
session. It's probably going to be packed and in a large amphitheater.

There are lots of other good topics/speakers as well, and the event is
free. And you should still go even if you haven't RSVP'd in time. It's
inside a big college campus. No one is going to stop you if you load
the agenda application on your phone and go to the sessions you want.

The business of making & selling iphone and android Apps
Speaker: Edward de Jong
Level: Beginner   |   Room: 3525   |   3:30 PM Saturday
Been thinking about creating the next great iPhone and/or Android App?
Want to know how much money is out there? What happens if you don't
generate a hit? Which platform is the most valuable? How much does it
cost to make an App? How long does it take? How many Apps do people
buy? Which countries buy the most Apps? How much is it worth to have
an App in a foreign language? What are the best methods for making
them? These questions will be covered in this talk. This session is
for people who are considering designing, developing, or publishing an
iPhone or Android app, and want to know the business aspects of the
process. This is not a coding session, but a session about what tools
are used, how long it takes, what the rewards are likely to be, and
what happens after your app has been submitted to the store. I have
written over 80 Android and iPhone apps, and watching them sell over
the years I have some valuable experience about the good and bad
aspects of this new publishing environment. I will point out some of
the current pitfalls and problems with the App store ecosystem,
propose some solutions, and also pass out tips on how to make an App
that works smoothly on a large range of devices.

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