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Engineering App Success

This month we'll talk about some ways that hard work can pay off in successful apps. We'll have two presentations on technology and an app success story:

Philipp Berner of KeepSafe will talk about A/B testing and Switchboard, the iOS library that KeepSafe has developed to make it easier: (Maybe you saw that Twitter just bought )

Fred McClain will introduce us to Introspex, a company that provides app monitoring tools in a platform. From Introspex: "Introspex is the first ever app insight platform to capture and replay users' actions and app behavior for the whole team, with no extra coding required. Developing and debugging programs is not just about crashes. All of those subtle, hard to find defects - when you just can't reproduce the bug. What if you could replay each run made by a user or tester from your browser? See exactly what they see? And have all the information about the environment right at your fingertips? That's what Introspex brings you."

Then we'll hear from Rob Hunter and Mark Johnson, who recently reached at least #2 in the free app category with their "Hit Tennis III". You may recall that Mark demoed the original "Hit Tennis" app back in 2008. Mark and Rob developed Hit Tennis III in Ann Burkett's Game Dojos ( and have been working together since 2009.

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  • Dave W.

    Excellent speakers. Thanks Tim.

    August 21, 2012

  • Carolyn M.

    Great energy, full house, great talks!

    August 21, 2012

  • Joe Z.

    great community, one of the best tech meetups

    August 21, 2012

  • Liam G.

    3 interesting presentations. Thank you.

    August 21, 2012

  • Dirk de K.

    awesome presentations!

    August 21, 2012

  • Prince A.

    It was a great event, thanks Tim. Folks, we at are looking for iOS, Android & Ruby developers - part time or full time. We are an early stage funded startup, pls email me and we can chat [masked]

    August 21, 2012

  • Prince A.

    Great event with good speakers, wish there was more time to network.

    August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to aol for providing a great venue and to all who attended the meeting! I look forward to next month's Meetup!

    August 21, 2012

  • Ralph H.

    Good speakers, good topics, good questions.

    August 21, 2012

  • Joey J.

    A great set of presentations, a great venue, and great eats - thanks to the presenters, AOL, the other sponsors, and a big thanks to Tim Burks for setting it all up.

    August 21, 2012

  • Craig T.

    I'm looking for iOS developers for LiquidText, a startup giving people incredibly fluid flexible ways to visualize and manipulate text! See our demo at

    August 20, 2012

  • Tom A.

    A long time web developer, I have been doing iOS dev for 9 months. Looking to join a team or company. Please let me know if you need help.

    August 20, 2012

  • lawrence

    And G-startup competition

    August 20, 2012

  • lawrence

    Direct link to appAttack link

    August 20, 2012

  • Jay G.

    Updated Twitter handles and tags - if you're following the meeting, or sharing it on Twitter:


    Featuring @getkeepsafe @introspexapps (corrected) @vegashacker @markjnet and host @timburks

    August 20, 2012

  • Tim B.

    Joey, yes, we'll have pizza sponsored by the Great Wall Club and Indigo Solutions.

    August 20, 2012

  • Joey J.

    Need to decide if I should grab a bite to eat before the meeting, will there there pizza/soda available this time around?

    August 20, 2012

  • Jose De D.

    Excitement is flowing---- can you feel it? I can!

    August 20, 2012

  • Brandon

    Looking forward to seeing some new faces tonight! Myself and another colleague will be around as our office, Disney Playdom and Disney Mobile, are both here on the second floor. #DisneyMobilePA

    August 20, 2012

  • lawrence

    Please check out GMIC SV, conference

    Slide Deck link is here

    August 20, 2012

  • Hari K.

    Want guidence in drafting patent applicaitons, then attend this workshop:

    August 20, 2012

  • Vikrant R.

    Excited to be there tomorrow. I hope I will get to learn a few tricks and tips to make my app "Finderous" which is a location based Q&A, a success.

    August 19, 2012

  • Jay G.

    If you're following the meeting, or sharing it on Twitter:


    Featuring @philippberner [@getkeepsafe] @introspexapp @vegashacker @markjnet and the host @timburks

    August 19, 2012

  • lawrence

    For a limited time, get a free developer's ticket to GMIC-SV, a
    independent, cross-platform mobile conference in Silicon Valley

    Register at following link -

    Change quantity to 1 for Developer (Expo) line item
    click "Enter promotional code" and enter "SViPhone" in box,
    click Apply button, then click Register button.

    August 15, 2012

  • Kevin M.

    Is there a specific topic of this meetup?

    August 8, 2012

  • Jay G.

    @Yi - Meetup location varies. Typically in Palo Alto or Mountain View, though.

    @Robert - this meetup is free, except for certain fundraising events (holiday, and post-WWDC).


    August 4, 2012

  • Hari K.

    Do you know, what is patentable? There is a talk about it at Hacker Dojo on Aug. 20. The link is :

    August 2, 2012

  • Yi L.

    I live in SF. Where is the location, roughly?

    July 18, 2012

  • Chinmay S.

    Love to connect with developers interested in healthcare. Have a cool idea that needs engineering support.

    July 13, 2012

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