May 22nd – iPhone Dev Camp #3
May 17th, 2010 | Connor Turner

It’s that time again.

Time to clear the calendar, because this Saturday, Robots & Pencils is organizing Calgary’s third iPhone DevCamp. If you didn’t have the opportunity to check out the previous two camps, we highly recommend clearing off your schedule for this Saturday.

iPhone Dev Camp 3

This dev camp will run in the same format as previous Dev camps, with open sessions in the morning and some brief introductions. Then in the afternoon, the camp will break into some formal demonstrations from a long list of experienced local developers providing some special tricks and tips.

For those of you still not convinced on going, we’d like to point out that four of the featured developers on this site will be demonstrating key development tactics. So if you are at all interested in iPhone/iPad development and live in the Calgary area, make sure you get out to Calgary Technologies Inc. this Saturday.

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Update: First Round of 15 Apps
May 3rd, 2010 | Connor Turner

Just a quick note for everyone keeping an eye on the development of yycApps.

I’m happy to say that we’ve added the first set of 15 apps to our Apps Page, with many more to be added shortly. So far the 15 Calgary based apps on the web site are:

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Hootie Hookups
April 18th, 2010 | Russ Fee

Since the dawn of civilization humans have strived to procreate with the strongest and healthiest of their peers. Also since the dawn of civilization, the weakened masses have tried to kill the vibe and keep sexy people like you and I from gettin’ down. It’s time to take the power back, and BigStack Studios’ latest offering aims to do just that.

Hottie Hookups is a strategy game involving task management that works in a similar way to the developers previous hit games Sally’s Salon and Sally’s Spa. You are tasked with giving the powers of natural selection a helping hand by getting the sexy members of society together whilst keeping the vibe-killing nerds from wrecking the action. read more


Tap Forms: An Easy Way To Organize Your Life
April 17th, 2010 | Connor Turner

Did you know that the personal database app, TapForms is one of the most popular personal organization tools on the iPhone? Did you also know it was developed right here in Calgary, by local iPhone developer Brendan Duddridge?


Well, now you do.

Tapforms is easily one of the most intriguing success stories to come out of the Calgary iPhone development community. After selling over 35,000 units, TapForms is an app which has established itself as one of the premier life tools for people on the go. But unlike most iPhone apps, Tapform’s growth trajectory has been long and steady. By building a happy customer base through constant and impressive application upgrades and positive word of mouth recommendations.

The concept of TapFroms is quite simple, it’s designed to be an all in one informational database. A place to store all your vital details and lists. Simply create a database (or use one of the dozens of pre-programmed lists) of all the important numbers in your wallet, a list of your precious vinyl collection or even just store those important dates (such as birthdays or anniversaries) in one simple App.

As Brendan describes it, Tapforms is a Database in your pocket. read more


BobSpring by TechConficio
March 31st, 2010 | Connor Turner

Well it looks, like it’s been a while since we last posted, but all of that is about to change. We’ve received some great responses from a variety of great local iPhone Developers. Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as we start to feature a snippet of the great apps coming out of the growing Calgary community.

BobSprings For the iPhoneFirst up, we’d like to introduce the simple and fun little app called BobSprings by TechConficio. They are a new iPhone Developer shop run by Steven Knudsen, a long time developer in the Calgary area. This is their first foray in to iPhone development and BobSprings is one of those neat little apps that toys with the physics of the iPhone.

The concept is fairly simple and allows users to play with a customized bobblehead, with a few different spring options. Users can customize their bobblehead with their own pictures or just stick with the standard ‘Bob’ head. Just flick the head or shake the iPhone and watch ‘Bob”s head bounce back and forth.

As a first foray in to Apps Store, Bobsprings is really well designed. The interface is intuitive and easy to digest, without being cumbersome. So although it may seem like a novelty app, do keep an eye out for TechConficio as they are a development outfit with some great potential.

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March 13th – iPhone Dev Camp #2
March 8th, 2010 | Connor Turner

Time to clear the calendar kiddies, because this Saturday, Robots & Pencils is organizing Calgary’s second iPhone DevCamp. If you didn’t have the opportunity to check out the first one, I’d highly recommend clearing off your schedule for Saturday.

iPhone Dev Camp 2

Based on the popular BarCamp format, this DevCamp is an informal day of learning, demonstrations and networking. If you’re interested in finding out what’s going on in the community or even showcasing your own work, this is the event you’ll want to attend.

The day is divided up into sections of quick presentations, which range from demonstrations on development coding to demos of apps in working progress. There is even an App Track for those of you interested in collaborating with your peers and producing something. During the last dev camp the Apps Track group was able to work with representatives of the Science Centre on a potential app for an new exhibit.

Needless to say this DevCamp is definitly worth your time.

If you would like more information on the iPhone Dev School, check out If you’d like to showcase an app, you can use the contact information on the web site to talk to Michael potentially showcasing your work.

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