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Thanks for all the awesome feedback and kind words about GoodFor. We officially launched the app today in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodfor-coupons-iou-cards/id815234681?mt=8
5-star reviews, please!
We've been fortunate to get some good press so far:
Hope you guys enjoy the app! Thanks again for letting us pre-launch both SnipSnap and GoodFor at CocoaHeads!
0 · March 19, 2014
I'm new to iOS development and the meetings. I came away inspired...got great info and met some cool people doing way cool stuff! Hope to attend more.
0 · March 14, 2014
I also meant to pose this question to the group: I have an old-school CS degree and have recently been doing as much iOS learning as possible. I'm not looking for the fastest way complete a *solid* ramp into a Jr. iOS Development role. Does anyone have any opinion on 8-12 week intensive boot camps like Mobile Makers (http://www.mobilemake...) and Flatiron (http://flatironschool...)? Any helpful input would be *greatly* appreciated?
My blunder...I *am* looking to accelerate my ramp in the fastest way in addition to my self-development.
I can't speak about those conference but workflow the tutorials from here is something almost every iOS developers does in some form or another http://www.raywenderl... You can also subscribe to http://nsscreencast.c... for more bit size chunks in Cocoa goodness.
If you have the money and time for it, I can highly recommend Big Nerd Ranch (https://www.bignerdran...). I have a colleague that went last year and he said it was amazing.
Another vote for BNR, it helped me A LOT. 7 or 5 days of intensive learning and diving into everything. Take a project with and you'll get help on it.
Brent and Chris...First, major thanks! Second, I went through Aaron Hilllegass's Objective-C Programming book and agree completely that BNR resources are *top-notch*--steeped in principle and clearly explained. The cost is about half I was expecting to swallow (painfully) for a 8-12 week program. My *only* hesitation is the length of the BNR classes--I'm not ready for the advanced bootcamp and the beginning bootcamps may not be enough time for me to fully absorb everything--that's on me to figure out. I really appreciate your input. You guys have a great day!
0 · March 15, 2014
Kotaro...again thanks a ton! I have gone through a couple of RW tutorials and they are very good and I'll definitely add nsscreencast to my list of resources. I always feel like I learn good stuff with the "spot" resources but also emerge knowing how many more holes I need to fill. :) That's why I was looking for a more "all" inclusive, contiguous, immersive experience to fill enough of those fundamental holes so that I can spend more time on the actual problem the app is trying to solve. Again, I *really* appreciate (and will use) your input. Have a great day!
Feel free to come to hackday when you have those holes. We've all been thru those road bumps :-)
Thanks again, Kotaro...Being at this stage and hearing that from someone on your level is profoundly encouraging. @"Thanks" doesn't even come close but it's all I got. :)
0 · March 16, 2014
Dennis: Getting good at iOS development (or anything at general) is a function of the time and energy you invest into it. It is all about focus. A 100W light bulb will illuminate a room and a 100W laser will cut through sheet metal.
Genuinely appreciated, Kevin...because I'm finding it really easy to question my ability as soon as length of time to learn and apply a given framework or how to put things together semi-coherently increases...hearing Seniors confirm that it takes time, energy, and bumps moves my hand farther from the panic button. :) Thanks again, Kevin...you guys rock!
Thanks for letting us demo GoodFor, the new app to create personalized DIY coupons. Anyone who would like to try out the app before we release it next week, let me know: [masked]
1 · March 15, 2014
Great crowd, engaging presentations, as always. Philly really has its act together with this group.
1 · March 14, 2014
Great meeting, wish it could have been longer!
The Apple facility and staff were fantastic. The meeting was sponsored - Thanks CapTech which meant free pizza, drinks, and foolish putty®. The meeting was the best organized of all the meetings I have attended. The show&tells were all interesting and useful. The main presentation by Kotaro was funny and relevant. Thanks to all who made this meeting possible and of such a high standard (Mike, Paul, Kotaro, Curtis, etc.).
Awesome sauce as usual, the demos are the wildcard and they all came up Aces this time
I am a multi-technology user and desktop support person for multi platofrms, and just love the fact the Philly has so many active and talented developers! See you all next time!
Thanks to all our show-and-tell presenters! You guys prove there is a ton of talent in this community. This might have been the biggest Cocoaheads meeting at the Apple Store.
New information and demos greatly done.
0 · March 13, 2014
It will be my first meeting and I can demo my first iOS app, it's simple and wouldn't take too long.
1 · March 11, 2014
0 · March 11, 2014
My app is called "CorvetteDNA"
1 · March 12, 2014
0 · March 12, 2014
Is there another spot open for show and tell? I would love to show my app before I go live.
2 · March 12, 2014
Yes. We would love to have you demo. Please let Mike know the name of the app. His twitter is @zorn.
I already sent out the agenda but I'll ask for people at the meeting. Just let me know.
We have some spots open up for show and tell. If you have something to demo, please let us know!
I am new to iOS dev, but I am learning. What do you do at these meetings?
0 · March 6, 2014
Welcome! We look forward to seeing you. Normally, the format is we talk news & sponsors. Then we have 3-4 show-and-tells. Then we have a 20-30 talk. There usually something for everyone.
2 · March 6, 2014
Always a good time. Love seeing the show and tells!!
Most meetings consist of a a little book keeping related to the group followed by one or two 5 min presentations about something neat. We affectionately refer to these as lightening talks. After the lightening talks there is generally a longer presentation about a particular topic that goes more in depth.
The meetings are fairly informal and questions are encouraged.
After the meeting we usually plan to meet at a local bar/restaurant to have drinks and socialize. Pizza, soda, and water are generally available during the meeting and there is a donation cup to offset the cost.
The meetings are a great opportunity to meet people that are interested in the same things that you are as well as making professional contacts.
1 · March 6, 2014
These meetings are a great way of getting involved in the unique community surrounding iOS and OS X development. They are an intelligent and giving bunch that serve as a source of inspiration in my own projects. Welcome!
PhillyCocoa is a Philadelphia area Mac and iPhone programming group, a chapter of the worldwide CocoaHeads. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an interest in Apple-related technologies and moderate tolerance for geeking out.
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Pizza and drinks for this month's CocoaHeads meeting
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