It's about Data

  • September 17, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • Box

Our September meetup will be at Box in Los Altos, and our main topic is data and synchronization. How can we present rich data in our apps from network services, especially when our network connections are less than perfect.


Jens Alfke of Couchbase will present TouchDB, an iOS port of the popular CouchDB database, which offers powerful synchronization features and the flexibility of a document database.

Michael Johnston of Simperium will talk about Simperium's SDK for data synchronization.

Tim Anglade of Apigee will talk about Usergrid, Apigee's platform for building APIs that you can run on their servers or host yourself.

And the Box API team will show us how to use Box One Cloud Libraries to connect applications to the cloud.

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  • Romy I.

    Did anyone do a write-up of this meetup? It sounds like it was great, and I regret missing it.

    October 31, 2012

    • Brennan S.

      I could send you my notes.

      November 5, 2012

    • Brennan S.

      iOS Developer Meetup

      All About Data

      TouchDB from CouchDB
      On Github

      "Take the network out of the critical path for your app."

      TouchDB is a Data Sync Engine

      Iris Couch



      Very powerful online and offline modes.

      Focuses on moving data

      See Speak Here from Apple Sample Projects for how it renders audio.



      Really worth exploring

      It's all on Github



      They are hiring

      Check out their SDK to how it could be leveraged.

      Looking into how other apps are using Box.



      Book called Insanely Simple by Ken Segall

      Kshitij Kumar

      November 5, 2012

  • Lars D.

    I like that it was all about data! Good to have all of that covered. Good to know of some great things are available.

    September 18, 2012

  • Jens A.

    And here are my slides on TouchDB:­
    Everything else you want to know can be found (hopefully) at­ :)

    Thanks for listening!

    September 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yesterday's session was one of the best sessions I have attended. It rings a bell and validates some of the decisions we had to take for syncing and databases. Tim, Kudos for organizing a stellar session as always.

    September 18, 2012

  • Tim A.

    I posted my slides from yesterday here:­
    Thanks for the warm welcome, and again, feel free to get in touch if you want to get in our private beta or need help getting started with App Services! [masked] /­

    September 18, 2012

  • Mark N.

    The Touchbase and Simperium presentations were really good

    September 18, 2012

  • Andres Le R.

    Excellent! great presenters and presentatios

    September 18, 2012

  • Chris Z.

    interesting discussion.

    September 18, 2012

  • Jeff R.

    First speaker was great. Second needed more tech detail of their architecture behind the scenes.

    September 18, 2012

  • Developer S.

    It was good to hear from some of the companies who are developing cloud data solutions

    September 18, 2012

  • Joey J.

    Am not a huge fan of data, but still found the presentations useful.

    September 17, 2012

  • Dirk de K.

    great presentations of awesome tools that are really useful for iOS apps!

    September 17, 2012

  • Matthew Y.

    Chaoliang I am at iOS meetup now in front row if you wish to discuss in person

    September 17, 2012

  • Haider S.

    I'm one of the founders of Maybe, inc. Looking for some experienced iOS developers. If you're interested, I'll be sitting next to the "Boxy Bar" for a bit tonight.

    September 17, 2012

  • Jernej S.

    Hey Brennan!
    I'm VP of iOS at Iddiction. We're looking for developers. Look for 3 guys sitting at the high tables left of the screen. I'm wearing a light gray hoodie.

    September 17, 2012

  • Brennan S.

    I'm an iOS developer looking to move to the Bay Area. In the short term I am looking for contract work and once I've moved here I may be interested in a full-time position. Please connect with me if you are interested.

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm developing to remake social networking and help people feel more connected with others. Our team of designers and hackers is looking for a mobile developer (and other great folks) to join us as potential co-founder.­

    Just hit me up offline or email: kevin [at] See ya!

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a top tech and business professional, started multiple startups, raised close to $100M with my startups, sold multiple startups, etc. I'm looking to meet up with some passionate startup folk that need help on the business side - see you tonight!

    Look for KK

    September 17, 2012

    • Gorav T.

      Interesting indeed! Would be great to meetup and listen to your past experiences and future plans.

      September 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Salman and Gorav. Building technology is hard, but it's paramount to have the business side lined up from day one, or all our efforts are for nought...

      September 17, 2012

  • lawrence

    To Developers,
    For a limited time, get a free developer demo ticket to GMIC SV
    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.

    If you have a new app, we encourage you to submit it to appAttack, a global contest for latest apps.­

    or email me at [masked] if you have any questions. Thank you.

    September 17, 2012

  • Martin R.

    Or email me at martin.rosas at gmail : )

    September 17, 2012

  • Martin R.

    Junior iOS engineer looking for work. I'm passionate about performance tracking and biometric sensors. Building an app for the fitness market. If you need help with iOS or interested in working together look for Martin (yellow shoes). Open to speak with potential co-founders. Let's talk !

    September 17, 2012

  • Tim B.

    Here's a link with directions to Box for tonight's meetup:­

    And don't miss this important note about parking from Box:

    > There is limited parking in the lot in front of the building as well as street parking. Please do not park in the Residence Inn hotel parking lot. There is also overflow parking at 4410 El Camino Real which is the building right next to us. Instead of U-turning at Del Medio Ave, you would turn directly into the 4410 property. We'll have pizza tonight provided by Box.

    See you this evening!


    September 17, 2012

  • Jay G.

    Twitter data for tonight's #SViOS
    @snej of @couchbase, @mjohn5ton of @simperium, @edanuff of @apigee (showing @usergrid). Thanks to @boxHQ for hosting, and @timburks for running the show.

    September 17, 2012

  • Mark N.

    463 people! Hope the venue is big enough.

    September 17, 2012

    • Chris M.

      We'll see how many really show up ;)

      September 17, 2012

  • Matthew Y.

    Chaoliang - I am an iPhone Objective-C iOS mobile and I can take on the technical confounder role - Matthew

    1 · September 13, 2012

    • Gaurav S.

      Hi Matthew, Please reach out to me offline. I would love to learn more about you and your abilities. I am looking for a technical co-founder at the moment

      September 17, 2012

  • Umesh G.

    I am interested to become technical cofounder for a good idea. I have a strong technical background in web and mobile area.

    September 13, 2012

    • Chaoliang Colin G.

      Hi Sunny, I got an idea on the mobile world (mostly iOS at this time) and looking for a technical cofounder now. Interested in talking offline?

      September 13, 2012

    • Gaurav S.

      Hi Sunny! How are you? I am looking for a technical co-founder and would be interested to learning more about you. If you are interested please reach out to me offline. You can email me at [masked] as well.

      September 17, 2012

  • Matthew Y.

    Chaoliang - this weekend I am developing a iOS prototype so I will be busy, but next week in SF I am available to meet and discuss, pick a location and time

    September 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    For any attendees interested, I have an idea that I have been working on and am looking for a technical co-founder to help me develop a related iOS (and Android) application. If you're interested in setting up some time either before or after the event to make sure we connect and can talk about the opportunity, please send me an email (via meetup's messaging system) and we can coordinate from there.

    Looking forward to the event.

    September 14, 2012

  • Victor L.

    Looking forward to the meetup!

    September 14, 2012

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