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Designing for Mobile Apps in 2014

Happy New Year to the entire NYC Apps community of: Developers, Designers, Entrepreneurs, Dreamers, Doers, Movers, Shakers, Fangirls, Fanboys, Power Users, Members!

Special thanks to Huge for sponsoring our first event of the year.

This month's event is focused on Designing for Mobile Apps in 2014, and we've put together just the right mix of iOS, Android, & Windows Phone, Designers / Developers to keep you inspired all evening.


7:00 pm – Drinks, good eats, and networking.

7:30 pm – Discussion on the latest in the mobile landscape.

7:45 pm – Presentations: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of building, designing, and executing an app from NY's best. Less demos, more lessons learned. 

9:00 pm – NYC Apps After-Party

Presentations by:

Michael Tseng, Cofounder / Designer, Swift

Swift is an update to the iPhone's contact list that makes it possible to quickly share your entire virtual card with anyone (even if they don't have Swift.) Swift also provides address book management features that ought to be taken for granted.

Michael Tseng's previous release was Turf Geography Club.

Paul BurkeDesigner / DeveloperFreelance

Paul Burke is an Android app designer and developer from Brooklyn. He's been making apps since Android 1.0, won a couple of contests, and is very active in the Android scene. Paul created and organizes the New York Android Designer Meetup, as well as the Android Designers Community on Google+.

Find out more about Paul here.

Arthur Soroken, Senior Product Manager, Songza

Arthur Soroken is a senior product manager at Songza.  Arthur started his work career in corporate america as an engineer working for Sun Microsystems and Cisco Systems but then returned back to school to get his MBA.  While in school Arthur started a music streaming company that led him to Songza.  He enjoys listening to music, peaty scotches, playing his gibson es-135 and startup-land.

Michael Frazier, SVP of Comm & Digital Media, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Michael Frazier is senior vice president of communications and digital media for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. He serves as the chief spokesman and strategic media advisor for the organization. He oversees the development of content for mobile, online and digital communications and builds tactics for social media marketing and awareness campaigns. Before joining the memorial and museum, Frazier was a journalist and worked for the Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper Newsday.  He was an enterprising crime reporter covering local, regional and national stories originating in Nassau County, N.Y., and the city’s five boroughs. Frazier also worked as the newspaper’s bureau chief at New York City Hall, covering breaking news, politics and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. Frazier formerly reported for the Associated Press and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Yorke E. Rhodes III As Vice President of 72 Pixels, a Photon Interactive company, Yorke focuses on the creative needs of our portfolio of projects as well as individual customer needs across a suite of creative services. Key areas of focus include UX design principals for major brands and startups in the digital space. Under Yorke's tenure, 72 Pixels has shipped over 650 apps into the Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, iOS and Android stores.

His expertise spans technology and digital marketing positioning him well to address techno marketing initiatives.  With over 20 years of creative problem solving, his recent focus areas are on internet advertising, digital marketing, and mobile presences.

Yorke's team did the design and development of the both the Songza Windows Phone app and 9/11 Memorial Guide Windows Phone app.

This month's App download list:

Swift: iOS 

Songza: iOS / Android / Windows Phone

9/11 Memorial Guide: iOS / Android / Windows Phone

Twitter accounts to follow for this event:





The official NYC Apps Twitter accounts: 



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We look forward to seeing all of you soon.

-NYC Apps

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