It goes without saying that our friends at Robots and Pencils have been one of the largest contributors to the growth and development of the Calgary iPhone community. Whether it’s the string of successful dev camps over the past few years or their highly saught after intensive iPhone Developer weekends, the team at Robots and Pencils have been doing a fantastic job of knowledge sharing within our city’s growing community. Well, now they’re at it again with the first ever Super Mobile Conference.
On May 14th at the Hotel Arts, some of the biggest in-house mobile developers and strategists in Western Canada will converge on the Hotel Arts for a day of discussion and networking. One look at the line-up for the event quickly reveals how impressive the half day conference will be. Scheduled to speak are:
So it goes without saying that this is a must attend event for any local iPhone App Developers – big or small. Luckily Robots and Pencils has been kind enough to provide us with two sets of two tickets to give away.
All you have to do is provide your name, email address, twitter handle and a 140 charcter long description of why you want to the confrence. We’ll close the enteries at midnight on
Thursday Friday and randomly choose the winners and contact them on the weekend. We’ll be announcing the winners on Saturday afternoon. Also note that we’re only taking one entry per person
So enter now and attend this great event.
Mythic Mountain was the first in-house app undertaking of 2013 as a collaboration between Calgary agencies Decoder & Uppercut.
When I first opened the app it was a blast from the past! All I could think was “this is a mystical badass snowboarding version of Ski Free” back when Windows 95 was mind blowing. The goal of Mythic Mountain is simple, stay boarding for as long as you can, collect gold coins, and avoiding nasty obstacles. The more coins you collect, the more characters and tools you can unlock. Fancy a swing of Thor’s hammer Mjölnir? Feel like slaying with King Arthur’s sword Excalibur? If so, game on, and for free! read more
Over the past few years, the iOS Development community within Calgary has been quietly growing and with it the knowledge sharing within our community has been evolving. Whether it’s through the numerous Development Camps, Mobile Mondays, The iPhone App meet-up group, the yycApps iPhone Linkedin community or Robots and Pencils’ iOS Weekends, the community in Calgary has been doing a fantastic job of sharing knowledge to help foster the industry growth.
Well, Calgary can now add the first continuing education course from SAIT to the list of resources for burgeoning iPhone App Developers. Kris Hopkins, a multimedia instructor and multimedia developer at the school, reached out to us this week to tell us about this great news.
There are two instances of the course, with one starting next Wednesday (May 7th) and the next in the fall (September 28th). In total students will get 48 solid hours of hands on iOS app development instruction.
If you’re interested in the course, feel free to check out SAIT’s Continuing Education page and look for course CPRG-190 iOS Application Development under the Mobile Applications and Web Page Development section.
My week started off with a bang! I had a chance to run down to Mobile Monday where I caught up one of Calgary’s sharpest, Jonathan Kohl. He’s a Calgary based consultant with a keen focus on mobile application development, policy and strategy. I had the opportunity to ask Jonathan a few questions this is where our conversation went…
Howdy Calgary Developers,
The Calgary Charity App Challenge has just announced the prize money to be $30,000 which will be awarded to the winning app dev team!
Take a quick peek over at the techvibes page for a few more details on the event. Don’t forget to RSVP if you haven’t yet!
Last year, just before the holiday season kicked into gear, Calgary app developers Decoder and design collective Uppercut quietly launched the Soundcloud powered app Remixes. For those of you who enjoy the creativity of the mash-up/cover/remix culture that has overtaken the music industry since the beginning of the decade, Remixes is a must have app on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
This stunningly beautiful app works by sorting through your existing collection of tracks on your iTunes library. From there it scours Soundclound’s vast catalog of unique music; matching remixes, covers, live versions of the tracks contained in your library. Once these tracks are added to Remixes, users can pop in to their favorite artist or track, select the track they want to hear a variant on and get a full list of available tracks. Then users can favorite any newly discovered track for listening to later or share with their social networks. Remixes also will search through your library to connect you with a list of recommended Radio stations for even further music exploration. read more