John McIntosh - WorldPulse

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About the talk:
John McIntosh (@ ( ( represents a small company from Canada, Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd (, which now has about 36 apps in the store. John is perhaps best known for an app (Scratch) that caused Apple to rewrite the developer contract twice in the summer of 2010. In this session, he will talk about the steps needed to cache, secure, and protect weather data as fetched from a data supplier for delivery to WorldPulse users.

The presentation will highlight the use of Amazon EC2 as a backend, Gemstone for the object oriented database, encryption, and other considerations to reduce fraud, protect resources and ensure in-app purchases are accounted for.

The new version of WorldPulse ( that incorporates these features should be approved by the time of the presentation.

We're hosted this month at a new location, Spreecast ( (thanks Robert!) The presentation will be live streamed as well as archived on the Spreecast site. For the thirsty developers in the group, Spreecast also mentioned something about a kegerator, and soft drinks.