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Developer Meetup @ WWDC: Reaching Success in the Apple App Store

  • Jun 3, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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This is a special event during WWDC.

App Annie will be hosting the iOS Developer, SF Founders Club, and SV Mobile Developer Network meetup groups in the 7th floor lounge at WeWork Golden Gate for this WWDC event on June 3 at 5:30p.  Join App Annie for drinks, snacks, and valuable insights into lucrative app growth strategies.  The evening with begin with a presentation on the State of the Apple App Store followed by an interesting panel of app experts discussing how their apps reached success in the Apple App Store. 


5:30pm Drinks, Snacks, & Networking

6:20pm State of the Apple App Store by Nick McIntosh, Senior Product Manager at App Annie
6:30pm Panel:  How to Grow Your App into a Successful Business
- Brad Powers, Co-Founder & CEO at Cupcake Digital, Inc
- Mike Lu, VP of Product at GREE
- Emily Zhao, Product Manager at Dropbox
- Nick McIntosh, Senior Product Manager at App Annie
- Moderator:  Patrick Mork, CEO of Unspoken Tales

About Our Panelists:

Brad Powers, Co-Founder & CEO at Cupcake Digital, Inc
Brad Powers is Co-Founder and CEO of Cupcake Digital, Inc., one of the largest independent app developers dedicated to the creation of of enhanced story experiences, learn and play and creative play apps based on popular children’s entertainment properties. With over 20 years in building brands and developing businesses, Brad has mastered the process of creating, marketing and monetizing digital products.

Mike Lu, VP of Product at GREE
Mike Lu is the VP of Product at GREE where he oversees teams working on popular games like Crime City, Modern War, Kingdom Age, Legends of War and upcoming titles. His titles have reached top charts for both IOS and Android. He has over 10 years of product experience working in mobile social games and online media. Mike was the executive producer at Funzio when it was acquired by GREE and previously he was the General Manager of popular social mobile gaming company RockYou and employee number five at Yume.

Emily Zhao, Product Manager at Dropbox
Emily Zhao currently works at Dropbox as a product manager focused on internationalization. She has been at Dropbox for over two years and has contributed to growing the product to 275 million users. Growth at Dropbox occurred through running growth campaigns and improving key user flows. She has also spent time building high leverage tools for growth.

Nick McIntosh, Senior Product Manager at App Annie

As Senior Product Manager, Nick McIntosh oversees the Analytics and Store Stats products at App Annie.  Over 600,000 apps rely on App Annie's analytics platform with a total of nearly 270,000 registered business users.  In the past Nick has held a variety of roles across the mobile and tech industry at companies such as Orange Dot and Interactive Minds, as well as founding (and folding) his own startups.  He holds degrees in Information Technology & Commerce from the University of Queensland.

Patrick Mork, CEO of Unspoken Tales

Patrick is founder of CEO of Unspoken Tales, a new entertainment company dedicated to building 
role­playing games on tablets.  In addition, he is also an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Signia Venture 
Partners, an early stage venture fund based in Menlo Park, California.  He was previously global head of 
marketing for Google Play where he led the rebranding of Android market and was responsible for overall 
marketing strategy.  Prior to Google, Patrick was the Chief Marketing Officer at GetJar (an app discovery 
platform backed by Accel Partners) where we helped grow the company from 7 ­ 50 employees and secure 
over $35M in venture funding.  Patrick has worked extensively in the mobile games industry as head of
marketing in Europe for both glu mobile (NASD: Gluu) and I­play. 
Considered a go­to expert in mobile, he has appeared in the press including on CNBC, Pim Fox's "Taking 
Stock", CBS, WSJ, Techcrunch, All Things D and has spoken at conferences including SXSW, CTIA, 
GDC, Casual Connect, GMIC and the Mobile Marketing Association forums.

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  • Barbara S.

    Following the success of our WWDC Developer Meetup (and overwhelming demand) -- we're bringing it back for Google I/O!

    Our expert panel includes:
    -Owen Thomas, Editor-in-Chief ReadWrite at SayMedia
    -Michael Dawson, VP of Business Development at Pocket Gems
    -Marcos Sanchez, VP of Global Corporate Communications at App Annie


    June 20, 2014

  • Ruonan

    Successful event, informative panel, looking forward to next next event!

    June 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a really great time! The panel was SUPER informative. Thanks to the speakers, and App Annie for hosting!!

    1 · June 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the way, is there any chance Nick can share the intro deck?

    June 4, 2014

  • Giacomo B.

    Great event! Obviously it's hard in such a short time frame to have everyone share their best insight but it was fun. Personally I'd argue about certain comments but definitely look forward to the next one!

    June 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Highly interesting, very well presented, very competent panel.

    2 · June 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great turn out
    Great topic
    Great location
    Great food and drinks
    Great speakers
    What more could you want?

    3 · June 3, 2014

  • frederick t.

    hi, won't be able to join you tonight unfortunately but I invite you to check out our mobile WEB app to create... mobile web apps, outside the appstores, nothing to download. Simply open It will run on your iOS/android device & also on your PC. Have fun ;-)

    June 3, 2014

  • John P. J.

    Looking forward to meeting people tonight - My company has a private beta of Mobile Speed as a Service and I'm looking for app devs who would like to try it out. We can increase download speed of content to your app by 2x-10x. I think a faster user experience leads to better retention, engagement and ultimately, monetization. Look for me if you want to chat.

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Bob O.

    Looking for tech cofounder. GeoHelp: Location-based Customer Service platform

    June 3, 2014

  • SmartPhoneRecords

    We look forward to seeing everyone at the WWDC

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Glorio Y.

    I did not get the lottre, can i still join you guys as well?

    May 5, 2014

    • Martin F.

      Just go, you should be fine

      May 30, 2014

  • Mike K.

    Walking tip from a native. If walking to this event directly from the conference, stay off 6th street. Instead use 5th or 4th street and walk to Market. Then Market to Taylor.

    May 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the heads up! Still, without a clear description of what's so wrong with 6th, I fear that curiosity will get me. :)

      May 30, 2014

    • Pedro M.

      Me too! :P

      May 30, 2014

  • frederick t.

    Great to attend this meetup just before leaving the Bay area. Will be fun to see appstore-related strategies when we're advocating a post-appstores era ;-) If you're intrigued by this vision, I invite you to read my piece on Medium

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Glorio Y.

    Any body knows how to get the ticket for wwdc?

    April 3, 2014

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