• The AR Opportunity

    7-11 Lexington St

    • Hosted by Snap Inc • Sponsored by Happy Finish, Scape and Admix Augmented reality is going to change the way we live in the coming years, but what is available to developers, designers, marketers and business leaders today and where are the opportunities to jump in right now? Join us to find out! SCHEDULE Doors will open at 6.30pm at Snap Inc offices in Soho. Get in, have a chat, exchange business cards, grab a drink...you know how it works! ____________________________________________________ 6.55pm "The AR Opportunity" Romain Derrien https://twitter.com/londonrom ____________________________________________________ 7pm "Making AR easy in Lens Studio" Augmented Reality enables us to place engaging, interesting content in the world. To do this, technology such as computer vision and machine learning is used to understand the semantics and geometry of the world. With Lens Studio, anyone can access these techniques to simply create their own advanced AR experiences. Qi Pan, Snap Inc. https://www.linkedin.com/in/qipan/ ____________________________________________________ 7.30pm "How brands can capitalise on XR" In the past few years, we have seen a huge shift from interruption marketing to permission marketing: creating an experience for the user rather than interrupting. In this talk, Sam Huber, founder of Admix, the leading monetisation platform for VR/AR, argues that XR will revolutionise the advertising world for the better, and help brands deliver experiential marketing at scale for the first time. Samuel Huber, admix.in http://www.samhuber.com ____________________________________________________ 8pm "The AR World Map - Think bigger!" Earlier this year, London-based startup Scape Technologies announced a new SDK called ScapeKit, the first SDK for world-recognition, demonstrating the ability for devices to recognize and augment the world, at an infinitely-large scale. In this talk, we will walk through the process of developing an application using Scape's SDK and a glimpse into what this new infrastructure will enable. Edward Miller, Scape Technologies https://twitter.com/TweetEdMiller ____________________________________________________ 8.30pm "Creativity in an Augmented World" Happy Finish is constantly exploring different ways of portraying new technologies in the most creative way. AR technology is fast moving and fast evolving, therefore R&D lays at the core of our practice. As Creative Technologist, Alesandra is constantly going through different and new creative processes in order to test and understand the possibilities of AR. This talk will take the audience trough our R&D Demos and workflow to better understand the possibilities AR has to offer. Alesandra Miro, Happy Finish. www.bgrandpa.com ____________________________________________________ from 9pm, Take the time to discuss what you just learnt around some pizza and drink, doors will close at 10pm THANKS to our HOST AND SPONSORS! • Snap Inc for hosting the evening, you guys rock! • Admix, Scape and Happy Finish for sponsoring the food and the bar www.admix.in www.scape.io www.happyfinish.com

  • Amazon Day (partner event)


    **PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE PAGE, failure to do so means no entry (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/amazon-appstore-developer-summit-tickets-24104793085?aff=AppDevAlliance)** We're proud to partner with Amazon for their Developer Summit This Summit has been designed to provide you, the developer, with lesson learned, unique insights and tools plus, to showcase new opportunities and future methodologies into how you can best connect with customers. The programme’s based on hard facts and experience gained, not only by Amazon Appstore but also AWS; Amazon Lab126 and guest speakers from innovative companies such as Just Eat. In addition, you’ll be able to benefit from gaining insight on future trends and get first hand knowledge of our development plans. Join us for talks and hands-on workshops, delivered by developers from start-ups who are disrupting the status quo, to established consumer brands who are at the forefront of innovation in their market segments. You’ll leave this day better equipped to connect with your current and future customers - leaving you more time to focus on developing that killer app. At the event, Amazon's technical evangelists will also be on hand to provide support, answer your questions, and help you troubleshoot any issues. We'll also have plenty of devices for you to play with and for testing - including the Amazon Echo. After Party Any Amazon Appstore event would not be complete without a party to wrap up. Don't forget to reserve your place for this as well as for the Summit. And, if you can't make the summit then you're more than welcome to just join us for drinks and food at the party. REGISTER HERE: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/amazon-appstore-developer-summit-tickets-24104793085?aff=AppDevAlliance (http://bit.ly/2cMZ9gV)

  • Twilio Signal Conference: London

    The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street

    **PLEASE REGISTER AT THE SIGNAL CONFERENCE (https://www.twilio.com/signal/london) -this is a paid ticket event, use code appalliance15 for 15% off** THE CONFERENCE TO INSPIRE AND EQUIP YOU TO CHANGE COMMUNICATIONS FOREREVER SIGNAL London packages up the best content from Twilio's flagship SIGNAL Conference held in San Francisco and brings it directly to you. In addition, you will enjoy unique new speakers that have been hand picked for the London event. You’ll learn best practices from the engineers who create and innovate the Twilio product-stack, and from companies that have shipped and scaled hugely successful Twilio-powered apps. WHY ATTEND? Developers • Learn best practice directly from other developers like you • Discover new technologies and tools • Add voice, video, messaging, and chat to your tool belt Executive • Hear from companies driving transformational change • Discover new use cases and products • Bring your technical team to discover technical best practice SCHEDULE - 08:00 SIGNAL REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL 17:00 - 08:00 BREAKFAST UNTIL 09:30 - 09:30 OPENING GENERAL SESSION - 11:30 TRACKS 1 & 2 (1)What Can You Do with Twilio? Manav Khurana (Twilio) (2) Driving Customer Experience by Leveraging Twilio as a Core Enabler Chris Pope (ServiceNow) - 12:05 TRACKS 1 & 2 (1) Security Ain't No Game– Hear How Twitch Implemented Authy for 2FA Marc Boroditsky (Twilio) & Warren Colbert (Twitch) (2) To Be Announced - 12:30 LUNCH UNTIL 13:30 - 13:30 TRACKS 1 & 2 (1)How Twilio Uses Twilio Billy Chia (Twilio) & Olga Trofimova (Twilio) (2) Mobile Messaging Spotlight - 14:05 TRACKS 1 & 2 (1) IP Messaging & Task Router (2) To Be Announced - 14:40 TRACKS 1 & 2 (1) To Be Announced (2) Communication for Good with Twilio.org - 15:05 AFTERNOON BREAK UNTIL 15:25 - 15:25 TRACKS 1 & 2 (1) Integration Testing with Programmable Voice Lukas Oberhuber (Simply Business) (2) Debugging Twilio Apps Carter Rabasa (Twilio) - 16:00 TRACKS 1 & 2 (1) Building a Contact Center Ameer Badri (Twilio)& Matthias Damm (Twilio) (2) Marketplace Spotlights Joseph Seal-Driver (DriveNow) - 16:35 TRACKS 1 & 2 (1) Real-Life Cyborgs Katy Moe (Improbable) (2) To Be Announced - 17:10 TRACKS 1 & 2 (1) Exploring the World Using Cloud Vision & Twilio Julia Ferraioli (Google) (2) How Twilio Writes Documentation Jarod Reyes (Twilio) - 17:45 CLOSING GENERAL SESSION Registration To register please go to https://www.twilio.com/signal/london Standard Registration: £199 + VAT Use code: appalliance15 for 15% off Please contact SIGNAL London Registration Team ([masked]) for more information.

  • Show Me the Money - Latest Tactics for Monetising Your App

    In partnership with Amazon Appstore and adjust, join the Apps Alliance London Meetup for 'Show Me the Money - Latest Tactics for Monetising Your App' on 27th July at WeWork Moorgate. The event will welcome app developers, mobile tech startups and entrepreneurs to discuss key strategies for monetisation including freemium, premium, subscription, in-app purchasing, video and native advertising and the Amazon Underground business model. Seats are limited, be sure to book! *REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON EVENTBRITE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apps-alliance-london-meetup-presents-show-me-the-money-key-app-monetisation-strategies-in-2016-tickets-26276570931)* AGENDA 18.30 Registration & Welcoming drinks 19.00 Apps Alliance Meetup Welcoming Remarks 19.10 Generate Revenue from 100% of your App Users with Amazon Underground Learn how you can monetise 100% of your Android users with Amazon Underground. Did you know that Goat Simulator made more money on Amazon Underground in December than on any other Android platform, and Gerard Piqué's Final Kick saw over 1500% more revenue in Amazon Underground? With Amazon Underground's monetisation approach, Amazon pays you for every minute a customer uses your Amazon Underground app, and customers pay nothing. In this talk we'll discover everything you need to know about Amazon Underground, how to get started, and how developers are increasing their revenue and downloads with Amazon Underground. 19.30 Panel Discussion: Show Me the Money - Key Monetisation Strategies in 2016 with Q&A Discover new strategies to generate revenue with apps. Listen as monetisation experts have a candid discussion on key strategies for maximising revenue, using freemium, premium, subscription, in-app purchasing, video and native advertising and the Amazon Underground business model. Find out how each of these monetisation strategies impacts user experience, downloads, and profitability. 20.10 Those Pesky Pirates - How To Verify That Purchases Are Real Faked in-app purchases are the scourge of any revenue analysis. Once downloaded, an app is running on a device that the end user controls - meaning that if the end user decides to spoof the receipts and responses from app store servers, there's little that can be done within the app to detect it. When faked purchases hits your analytics platform, your ability to understand your revenues and, crucially, how to increase them diminishes. Double-checking purchases on servers outside of the app is the only way to have truly accurate revenue data. In this talk, the company's Head of Communications will discuss the different ways you can analyze and verify in-app purchases, and how the app's marketing team could revenue analysis with or without verified purchases. + Lowest-hanging fruit: how to start checking receipts tomorrow + Technical review of different approaches to verifying purchases + Who is affected, and by how much? Data from adjust's purchase verification 20.30 Networking Reception with Drinks & Food 21.00 End of Event Bring your business card for a chance to win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera for your summer holiday! Find out more about the speakers: Mario Viviani is Technology Evangelist at Amazon Appstore UK, where he engages with the developer community and companies, presents Amazon newest technologies and ensures mobile app developers are up-to-date on Amazon devices and services. Monetisation Manager on RuneScape at Jagex Games Studios, Matt Casey is a lifelong gamer with a passion for RPGs and a background in commercial marketing. He has successfully implemented monetisation strategies across a number of well-known games and applications that improve key metrics and increase revenues. Simon Kendall is adjust’s all rounder technology translator. Having built up the company's tech support team and labored on product refinement, he's worked between clients and engineering since joining the company in 2012, and now focuses on bringing this experience to mobile techies everywhere. Jack Tang has been working in the game industry for many years and served companies like Playfish and Product Madness at very early stage. He worked on many successful projects like Sims Social, Pet Society, Hotel City, Sims City Social, and Heart of Vegas. Gary McDonough is Founder of Double - double dating app. Sign up with a friend and get matched with other pairs nearby. As seen on Dragon's Den! Lea Hartkopf is Head of Marketing at busuu, the language learning community. Based in London, she is building the global marketing team responsible for acquisition, partnerships, CRM and customer support. She has over 15 years of marketing experience working with brands like trainline, PayPal and Universal Music. Bradley Want has 10 years digital and mobile media experience, focused on helping publishers and developers grow their business. The past 5 years I was responsible for publisher relations across EMEA for Apple’s mobile advertising platform. Currently Head of Business Development for The ASO.Co Xavier Louis is Peak's Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, on a mission to use games to improve people’s quality of life. Peak has raised over $10m to date and has been recently selected amongst the 15 new Future Fifty companies. Their first product 'Peak Brain Training' is an award-winning mobile app packed with amazing games that puts your mental skills to the test. Thank you to our host partners: Thanks to our media partners Thanks to our venue host: WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide the space, community and services you need to create your life’s work. To learn more send an email to [masked] or call[masked]. About App Developers Alliance The Apps Alliance London Meetup is a group for developers, entrepreneurs, investors, and general app enthusiasts to learn, share and discuss all things apps

  • The Role of Mobile in the FinTech Revolution

    WeWork Spitalfields

    Join Barclays, Revolut, Yoyo Wallet, WorldRemit and Pollen VC for the Apps Alliance London Meetup: The Role of Mobile in the FinTech Revolution in partnership with Visa Europe Collab (http://www.visaeuropecollab.com) on 17 May 2016 at WeWork Spitalfields. TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. YOU CAN GET A PLACE ON THE WAITING LIST HERE (http://bit.ly/FinTechMeetup16) The event will welcome app developers, mobile tech startups and entrepreneurs to discuss if & how FinTech mobile apps are disrupting traditional banking and focus on the future of financial services as a whole. We will cover key points, such as: • The most significant disruptions to banking as a result of Fintech • The role existing banks will play in the FinTech revolution • The benefits (or otherwise) of accelerators, investment funds and incubators • The impact of regulation on Fintech, and how to know if you should be regulated • The best place to base your FinTech start-up The event will include a panel discussion and Q&A session. A networking reception with drinks & food will follow. AGENDA: 18.30 Registration & Welcoming drinks 18.55 Apps Alliance Meetup Welcoming Remarks Beverley Eve (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/beverleyeve), Director of Membership & Marketing, EMEA at Application Developers Alliance (http://www.appdevelopersalliance.org) 19.00 Fireside Chat Syed Kamall (http://ecrgroup.eu/mep/syed-kamall/), MEP for London and ECR Chairman Syed Kamall has been Conservative MEP for London since 2005. He is the most senior elected British politician in Brussels, leading the European Conservatives and Reformists Group – the third-largest of the eight political groups in the European Parliament. Syed is passionate about politics as a force for good and sits on the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice, which is at the forefront of identifying the most effective ways to tackle poverty and other social problems. In London, Syed campaigns on a huge variety of issues from London’s technology economy to local community projects Catriona Meehan (https://be.linkedin.com/in/catrionameehan), EU Policy Director at Applications Developers Alliance (http://appsalliance.org) 19.15 An Introduction to Visa Collab (http://www.visaeuropecollab.com) Jon Downing (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jon-downing-90815710), Innovation Partner - Emerging Payments at Visa Europe Collab (http://www.visaeuropecollab.com/) 19.30 Panel “The Role of Mobile in the FinTech Revolution” with Audience Q&A Moderator: Magdalena Krön (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/magdalenakron) - Head of Rise London and VP Open Innovation at Barclays (http://www.barclays.co.uk/PersonalBanking/P1242557947640) Magdalena Krön is the Head of Rise London (http://thinkrise.com/london) and VP for Open Innovation at Barclays. With plans to be a part of the disruption of the financial industry she is building out the London ecosystem of startups for Rise (http://thinkrise.com/), Barclays global open innovation platform. In her current role Magdalena keeps one foot in the startup world and another foot in the corporate world as she’s facilitating connections between the two. As a great advocate for increasing the gender diversity in tech she is also the founder of the Geek Girl Meetup community in the UK. Panelists: Hendrik Kleinsmiede (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/hendrikkleinsmiede) - Co-Founder and Innovation Partner at Visa Europe Collab (http://www.visaeuropecollab.com) Hendrik Kleinsmiede is co-founder and Innovation Partner at Visa Europe Collab, Visa Europe’s innovation hub that brings together an international community of partners and innovators to forge the ideas, technologies and services that will transform all of our future interactions with payments. Hendrik is an industry-recognised expert and thought leader, at the nexus where Financial Services generally (and Payment Solutions specifically) and Digital converge. After more than 20 years in consulting as a User Experience (UX) strategist and digital product designer for clients such as MasterCard and American Express, Hendrik went “in-house” first at PayPal in Silicon Valley and now at Visa Europe in London. Alice Newton (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alice-newton-4713191a) - Head of Product at WorldRemit (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alice-newton-4713191a?) Alice leads the product team at WorldRemit to create an excellent service for customers on web and mobile products, and develop future products and features to disrupt traditional financial services. Edward Cooper (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/edwardcooperapps) - Head of Mobile at Revolut (https://revolut.com) Edward is Head of Mobile at Revolut and joined as the second non-founding employee as he has a keen interest in fintech and disruption. Prior to that he was Lead Mobile Application developer (both IOS and Android) for CMC Markets, a well known spread betting / CFD company in the city. He has also released two top 10 interactive iPad children's book apps and dipped my toe into running my own mobile development company a few years ago. Tariq Patel (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/tmpatel) - Senior Mobile Lead at Yoyo Wallet (http://yoyowallet.com) Tariq Patel is a Senior Mobile Engineer at Yoyo Wallet, working across both iOS and Android, and has led the development of the Yoyo Android consumer app and acceptance app. Prior to Yoyo, Tariq worked at Highgate Labs, a mobile payments startup, and Orwell Group, a banking startup, where he had similar roles in mobile and server development. Ritesh Thadani (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ritesh-thadani-394a001) - COO, Pollen VC (https://pollen.vc/#/) Ritesh has spent the last eight years working in Supply Chain Finance & Asset Backed Lending delivered through technology platforms, bridging traditional trade finance and electronic lending. He has developed a detailed understanding of the risks associated with technology based funding solutions. 20.10 Networking Reception with Drinks and Food 21.00 End of event Bring your business card for a chance to win an app-controlled drone with HD camera Download Free FinTech Papers Find out how ‪‎FinTech is disrupting finance in London from the Apps Alliance free FinTech papers and get valuable insights from key industry experts including Capco, Keystone Law, Currency Cloud, Simmons & Simmons and Alliance members Pollen VC & Techstars. Find out more here. (http://bit.ly/FinTechPapers) _________________________ Special thanks to our co-host Operating out of London’s Tech City, Tel Aviv and Berlin, Visa Europe Collab works with an international community of banks, start-ups and innovators to co-create new products and services for the financial industry and its customers. The fintech space has never been more exciting, with everything from wearable technology to virtual reality impacting the way consumers interact with payments. They've identified six theme areas that we think have the most potential to benefit our members, retailers and the consumer and change and improve the payments industry today. • Me2B • Smart Cities • Untangling the Blockchain • Inclusion • Authentication • Emerging Retail Journeys Within these chosen theme areas, we work with entrepreneurs and start-ups across the payments ecosystem - whether they're established players or newcomers looking to disrupt the status quo. _________________________________________________________________________ Thanks to our venue host WeWork provides small businesses, startups, and freelancers with the workspace, community, and services they need to make a life, from weekly events, personalized support, flexibility, and access to thousands of other members around the world. Media partners

  • Jaguar Land Rover & The Connected Car

    Location visible to members

    Apps Alliance London Meetup presents: Jaguar Land Rover & The Connected Car The App Developers Alliance are thrilled to kick off their 2016 Meetup series by partnering with Jaguar Land Rover to bring you this exclusive hands on event. Join us to learn about their latest in-car technologies, and the development process involved. The event will include a presentation from Sat Gill, Global App Portfolio & Development Manager, with live technical demonstrations from the Jaguar Land Rover team. A networking reception with drinks & canapés will follow. Whatever your platform, whether individual or a team, come along to find out more. To register for the event please RSVP above & then book your tickets via eventbrite HERE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apps-alliance-meetup-presents-jaguar-land-rover-the-connected-car-tickets-20726139441) _________________________ Thanks to our host WeWork provides small businesses, startups, and freelancers with the workspace, community, and services they need to make a life, from weekly events, personalized support, flexibility, and access to thousands of other members around the world.

  • App{y} Christmas Drinks

    WeWork Spitalfields

    We're almost at capacity on eventbrite, so be sure you register on our Eventbrite page to get a free ticket for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/appy-christmas-drinks-tickets-19730446296 SIGNING UP ON MEETUP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. All we want for Christmas is you! Celebrate the holidays at our App{y} Christmas Drinks: • Come prepared for app development trivia and win some cool geek prizes • Enjoy festive food including mince pies, candy canes, gingerbread men and pigs in blankets • Get into the winter spirit with mulled red, sparkling wine and Christmas beer As a special announcement, bring your business card to win our special prize. Register on eventbrite now When: 17 December, 6.00 pm - 9 pm Where: WeWork Spitalfields, Floor 1, 1 Primrose St, London EC2A 2EX Ho-ho-hope you can make it! The Apps Alliance Team

  • Mobile UX - tips from the experts

    Wework Devonshire Square

    ------- Mobile UX; tips from the experts Creating great user experience can mean the difference between a successful app and one that is simply lacklustre. Join us as we bring Mobile UX experts to discuss the key design standards that every app developer should implement from day one. ------- Speakers We’re excited to have a fantastic line up for this panel: Rich Brown (Co-Founder/ Product & UX, Great Little Place) Emma Cox (Head of Product, Grabble) Jaka Levstek (CEO, D-Labs) & Alana Wood (Studio Design Lead, ustwo) The discussion will be moderated by George Osborn (Founder, Mobile Mavericks) • TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/app-developers-alliance-london-meetup-mobile-ui-ux-tips-from-the-experts-registration-17979660649) ------- Speaker bios George Osborn (Founder, Mobile Mavericks) - George runs the editorial consultancy, Mobile Mavericks which focuses on mobile gaming and the app industry. Rich Brown (Co-Founder/ Product & UX, GLP- Great Little Place) - With over 9 year's professional experience in making ideas happen across new tech ventures, marketing, design and human factor. Rich has built a product & community of 500,000+ people sharing great little places in over 20 markets. Emma Cox (Head of Product, Grabble) - having spent 8 years with early stage startups in London and San Francisco, Emma has a breadth of knowledge in web and mobile products across online gaming, digital advertising, events, social recommendations and mobile e-commerce industries. Jaka Levstek (CEO, D-Labs) - Jaka is the technical cofounder of Dlabs, which specialises in helping startups in their early stages of product and customer development. He also mentors and lectures for a variety of tech and digital initiatives across the globe. Alana Wood (Studio Design Lead, ustwo)- With over a decade of experience in design, Alana Wood has worked both corporate and agency side in Singapore, Tokyo and London. She now works for ustwo in London where she leads teams in the strategic creation and delivery of digital products for startups and world leading brands. ------- There will be networking after the event with beer, wine & pizza available We hope to see you there! Team App Alliance

  • Raising Investment for your app

    Wework Devonshire Square

    Learn some of the ways app entrepreneurs can get access to finance With the increasing move towards digital products and mobile, investment in technology has seen a huge spike globally. With apps like Uber, and YPlan leading the way in multimillion dollar investment rounds, it shows that investment in apps is growing. Join us as we explore the tech investment landscape and how an app entrepreneur can get access to finance. Speaking at the event we have: Remco Smit (Business Development Manager Pollen VC) as moderator, YC Ng (Co Founder, Potential VC) Frank Webster (Campaigns Director, Seedrs) Xavier Louis (Co-founder and CPO, Peak App) & Corbyn Munnik (CEO, Sliide). FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP PLEASE GO TO THE EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/app-developers-alliance-london-meetup-raising-investment-for-your-app-registration-17600874690) There will be pizza, beer & wine available after the panel

  • Growth hacking apps - The first 10,000

    Wework Devonshire Square

    Get practical tips on reaching the first 10,000 users with Growth Hacking techniques. Learn from former chief marketing officer at Get Taxi (now launching Sup App), and the Co-Founder from Stylect, a growing lifestyle app that has been touted as 'Tinder for shoes'. Moderated by George Osborn of Mobile Mavericks. To sign up please go to our eventbrite page here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apps-alliance-london-meetup-1-registration-17354730466) The growth hacking panel will be followed by networking drinks and pizza. Becoming a member of Apps Alliance As a benefit of registration, attendees will receive a free Apps Alliance membership. If you'd like to join sooner, register here (http://www.appdevelopersalliance.org/join/). Thanks to our host WeWork provides small businesses, startups, and freelancers with the workspace, community, and services they need to make a life, from weekly events, personalized support, flexibility, and access to thousands of other members around the world.