iOS November - SF

  • November 28, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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iOS Month is hosted by SF's largest iOS community! And co-hosted with:

SFEntrepreneurs: help SF developers to become successful entrepreneuer!

Mobile Internet Forum: The latest innovation in Mobile

Mobile Developer Forum: Connect Developers

Demo: your your product at SF'ss largest iOS Developers & Entrepreneurs community!

Connect: Are you looking for mobile developer or co-founders? Join this event!

=== Agenda ===

6PM Networking

6:30 Introduction

6:40 Speakers

Mel Sampat, Seasoned iOS developer and rookie angel investor

Marco Paulo Silva Barbosa, Social Commerce from webankor Lda

Philip Balliet, CEO& Founder from RunForIt

Dean Tait, Founder from TotalCoach, LLC

Luca Prasso, CEO and co-founder of Curious Hat

David BookFounder, Developer from

7:30 Demos

=== Speaker ===

Mel Sampat

Seasoned iOS developer and rookie angel investor

Mel Sampat is a seasoned iOS developer and rookie angel investor. He was previously a program manager at Microsoft, cofounded Cupidtino and Mist Labs, and currently leads the mobile efforts at H&L, a stealth mode startup in San Francisco. He has been covered by the WSJ, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, TUAW, and a number of iOS-related blogs. With a long career building mobile apps going all he the way back to the Palm and Windows Mobile days, he is interested in helping nurture other mobile startups. His investments are focused on iOS apps, specifically those focused on productivity and time management. He particularly enjoys working with teams that espouse simplicity and great design. You can follow Mel on Twitter at @melsam.

Presentation: The 5 smartest things I did to my iOS apps this year

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Marco Paulo Silva Barbosa

Social Commerce from webankor Lda

Holder of a huge ambition for personal and professional success, a desire to fulfill objectives and dreams, and a curiosity to learn and study more and better. I'm currently building a platform to change the way the world looks at social commerce, bewarket.

Product Name: bewarket

bewarket is a social marketplace that combines the concepts of e-commerce and social networks, allowing you to trade with friends, neighbors or all the facebook's network

Dean Tait, Founder from TotalCoach, LLC

In his 20-year career, Dean Tait founded an IT out-sourced company, a boutique wine brand and in 2011, he founded TotalCoach. He has led Global Services for ADC Telecommunications, SS8 Networks and Extreme Networks. Dean served as VP of Products and Marketing for CrushPad and Extreme Networks. Since beginning his career in Quality Assurance, Dean has made the customer the center of focus in an industry known more for innovation than for customer service. TotalCoach is the culmination of driving technology into a space that delivers clear benefit for the customer. Dean received his MBA from Duke University and resides in Silicon Valley with his wife and two children.

Protuct Name: DrillBuilder

TotalCoach is a cloud-based platform for coaches of amateur sport teams ( DrillBuilder by TotalCoach is a fully-animated multi-movement Drill and Play designer App for iPad and iPhone. DrillBuilder is more than a whiteboard since Coaches have access to their PlayBood of drills and practice plans anywhere, anytime. Further, all practice plans are automatically share with players and parents so that everyone can review the plan before practice. The amateur coach has never been more efficient or effective.


Luca Prasso, CEO and co-founder of Curious Hat


My name is Luca Prasso, CEO and co-founder of Curious Hat.

We design digital playful explorations that engage children with the real world around them.


Protuct Name: Eye Paint, PHLIP

Eye Paint is a series of apps that allow children to paint using the device camera to complete the work of world renowned illustrators.

PHLIP is a new type of visual puzzle where the children (and adult) is in complete control of its complexity.



David Book, Founder, Developer from

I've been a professional developer and entrepreneur for 15 years. I started a few years ago and enjoy helping aspiring iOS and Android developers understand the app making process. Seeing tens of thousands of iOS and Android projects has helped me gain a unique and deep understanding of the mobile app eco-system. I live in Monterey CA with my wife of 20 years and two teenagers. I enjoy sailing, learning, and creating.

Product Name: buzztouch is a community of tens of thousands of aspiring and experienced developers helping each other navigate the mobile app eco-system.

Our community revolves around a unique approach to app development that hinges on the open source buzztouch platform. Our open source solution allows newcomers to leverage the work of veterans in an open and transparent way.

Aspring developers get off to the right start. Seasoned veterans enjoy helping, earning money, and improving their apps.


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  • Wendy

    Hi Everyone, had a great time. HealthyOut beta (­) launched yesterday and is now a top 50 Food & Drink app in iTunes. Was hoping to get this techie group to download and report back any frustrating user issues. Always looking to improve the experience. We've also just been accepted into a tech accelerator - Blueprint Health in NYC, so if any adventurous iOS developers would like to do a 3 month stint in SoHo or contribute on the side to a startup with social impact, please contact me at [masked]. Thanks!

    December 3, 2012

  • RebeccaO

    Interesting speakers. Good format

    November 29, 2012

  • Prince A.

    Great meetup, and great presentation by Mel. Try to solve the first 3 things Mel mentioned in his presentation.

    November 29, 2012

  • Organizer T.

    Very good!

    November 28, 2012

  • Toby M.

    Hello Everyone,

    When you arrive at the space, please enter into the door on Clay St, head downstairs, and look for the red door for Connections. If you enter through the hotel lobby, jump in the elevator, and head down to the lower level around the corner to the right, and look for the red door. Looking forward to meeting everyone tonight, and sharing our new space with you!


    November 28, 2012

  • Michael S.

    My company, Ultimate Food Fight, is a pre-Seed startup looking for an outstanding iOS talent to lead the mobile app efforts within our business.

    Unfortunately I can't join you at this meetup, but you can visit our website to learn more about us. Note that there's a lot more to our business than meets the eye on the current site. We're after nothing less than to transform the way consumers engage with restaurants, making the whole process fun, viral, accessible, and effective through games.

    If you want to hear more, please contact me at any time. Also, please see this job listing:­ We're also looking for top-notch web app developers, UX/designers, and social media marketing gurus. Cheers,
    Michael Barrett Stern
    Founder and CEO | Ultimate Food Fight |

    November 28, 2012

  • Marco B.

    hope you like looking foward to present it :)

    November 28, 2012

  • Prince A.

    Looking forward to the event. Would love to meet app developers who would like to try for their apps. Neemware is the easiest way to get users back to your app, and make them users for life.

    November 27, 2012

  • Reynolds C.

    Hi, is the event going to be recorded? Might not be able to attend, but want to go.

    November 27, 2012

  • Jason B.

    Hi everyone,

    I'm a newbie to this. Currently in school, working on my iOS App Developer certificate so my skills are not there yet. Was looking to schmooze, gain some knowledge, and meet some like minded people.

    Is this the right event for me?

    November 26, 2012

    • Vicky

      Welcome. Hope you meet interesting people:)

      1 · November 27, 2012

  • Steve G.

    It's a little different from the usual, but I'd like to demo my API if there's still room:­
    It's the sort of thing your attendees might use in their own projects and, as you might expect, makes for a pretty demo.

    November 26, 2012

  • Fred R.


    1 · November 18, 2012

  • Fred R.

    Greetings I'd like to demo NinjaMyApp mobile Backend-as-a-Service - think "Wordpress for App"

    November 18, 2012

  • Oliver S.

    Sorry meant to add a description: Pearltrees is a collaborative visual library that let's people organize, discover and share everything they like.

    November 18, 2012

  • Oliver S.

    Hi. I'm Oliver. I'd like to demonstrate Pearltrees for iPad and iPhone:­

    November 18, 2012

  • SV Entrepreneurs O.

    To Demo: post your app name, url, and short description here. SERVICE PROMOTION IS A SPAM!

    November 15, 2012

    • Ajay U.

      Hi David - EduBrite ( is a SaaS platform for training and assessments which allows businesses and training providers to create their own training courses and quizzes and deliver and track as trainees go thru the courses. Our mobile app (launched in mid Oct) for iPad allows trainees to list the available and enrolled courses, go thru the courses, take notes, and print their certificates from iPad. It also provides offline access to the courses. More information about the app can be found here­ I look forward to hearing feedback about the app from the members of the group. --- Thanks

      November 15, 2012

  • Wendy

    I'd like to demo HealthyOut for iPhone:­ Would love to hear feedback on the app at the Meetup. Newly launched app looking for ways to improve.

    November 5, 2012

  • Ajay U.

    I'd like to demo EduBrite Mobile App for iPad -­

    October 25, 2012

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