Grand App Nights + After Hours

Grand App Nights — Come join us at The Factory in downtown Grand Rapids for a night of mobile application design and development. Watch App demos, meet the teams behind the scenes, and ask about their experiences. Maybe it will spark an idea of your own!

Want to share? Send any app submissions to [masked] for consideration. We are interested in anything mobile, iOS and Android. 

After Hours — Bring a laptop, some designs, or even a prototype you have been working on. After Hours is a time to grab a beer and let the Grand Rapids Design and Tech communities to grow together. Get help with a current project, ask for design critiques, or source user feedback on a prototype. Looking start something? Mingle, Create new a concept with other attendees, and create something great!

Yes, there will be refreshments.  Enjoy!

App Demos:

Hungry Munchers: Inspired by classic, addictive, puzzle games like Tetris and Dr. Mario, Hungry Munchers is a simple, quick, and challenging game for everyone (regardless of how many stomachs you have). Hungry Munchers is the creation of Ben Lambert, a designer for Adonit.

Benefit Mobile: Benefit is a digital gift card platform that enables schools to raise funds fast with minimal effort. Donations are made by purchasing retailer gift cards and using them for everyday shopping. Families have the power to buy and redeem cards at home or within the actual stores from their mobile phones.

Rise Alarm Clock: Rise is a simple alarm clock with a minimal interface and gesture-driven interaction. It has quickly become one of the leading utility apps in the App Store. Francisco Inchauste, a UX Specialist for Universal Mind and Co-Founder of Simplebots will share his experiences helping to create Rise.

Special thanks to our Sponsors: 

The FactorySite / Twitter / Email

The Factory is a coworking community space in downtown Grand Rapids designed for collaboration. In the process of coming to get work done, independent workers, small teams and corporate groups often stumble into unexpected conversations with one another. Serendipity, packaged in a trendy space with comfy chairs. 

Universal MindSite / Twitter

Universal Mind is a Digital Solutions Agency specializing in applications that deliver a unified multiscreen customer experience.

They help break down silos between departments and connect brands, technologies, and data in ways that are meaningful to your customers. They create human experiences based on a strategy for what your company needs: things like revenue, efficiencies, and loyalty.

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  • Brad H.

    It was very nice seeing each presentation, talking to developers and meeting other entrepreneurs. If anyone is interested, I am seeking an IOS developer to get involved in a project. Please contact me if you would be interested.

    March 6, 2014

  • Kellen S.

    I want to thank everyone for a successful first Grand App Nights event! It was great to meet new faces while watching some great presentations given by talented people. Stay tuned as we plan our next event to take place next quarter!

    March 6, 2014

  • Frederick P.

    Awesome. A great experience to listen, learn, and meet mobile app developers.

    March 5, 2014

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