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Oct 20, 2011, 12:22 PM
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Apple today announced plans for its iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour 2011 (http://developer.apple.com/techtalk/), offering members of the iOS developer program the chance to learn from Apple experts on the platform. The tour will reach nine cities on four continents and is free for registered iOS developers, although space is limited with priority given to developers with apps already in the App Store.We want to help iOS developers take their apps to the next level using the exciting new technologies in iOS 5. Our team of experts will visit nine cities around the world, covering advanced coding and design techniques that you can take advantage of in your apps. Since Tech Talks are highly technical, it's important that you have experience programming with the iOS SDK and have an app actively in development or on the App Store.The tour schedule includes:

- November 2nd: Berlin
- November 7th: London
- November 9th: Rome

- December 5th: Beijing
- December 8th: Seoul

- January 9th: Sao Paolo
- January 13th: New York City
- January 18th: Seattle
- January 23rd: Austin

The all-day events kick off with a morning session devoted to an overview of iOS 5, interface design, and iCloud storage integration. The afternoon session offers a series of 50-minute seminars, with three different meeting rooms operating simultaneously through five blocks of time. Consequently, developers will need to select one of the three different sessions offered in each time slot to attend.

Article Link: Apple Plans 'Tech Talk World Tour' for iOS 5 Developers (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/20/apple-plans-tech-talk-world-tour-for-ios-5-developers/)



LimeiBook86
Oct 20, 2011, 12:34 PM
Sounds like a very cool idea :) Especially since WWDC is sold out year after year, this may give iPhone developers another place to gather to learn and meet others.

Steven.nevets
Oct 20, 2011, 12:45 PM
amazing idea. If only it was in Toronto, I would have gone. Maybe next year?

Simplicated
Oct 20, 2011, 12:46 PM
The icons look beautiful.

arian19
Oct 20, 2011, 12:47 PM
What about California?

dacapo
Oct 20, 2011, 12:49 PM
I suppose these cities were selected based on where the largest numbers of developers are?

What about California?
I don't think California qualifies, because it's not a city and it's also where Apple HQ is located.

joeshmo2010
Oct 20, 2011, 12:49 PM
Yay Seattle!!!!!

arian19
Oct 20, 2011, 01:01 PM
I suppose these cities were selected based on where the largest numbers of developers are?


I don't think California qualifies, because it's not a city and it's also where Apple HQ is located.


Yeah, I meant there isn't one in any city in California

Even if it's Apple HQ and WWDC take place in California... That doesn't mean they should skip it, WWDC is so expensive and this is so free. Siri understands

ironsienna
Oct 20, 2011, 01:02 PM
The icons look beautiful.

The icons look indeed beautiful but I have to notice the luck of appropriate shading on the back of them. They lack the 3dimensionality of the icons on the real iPhone. They have a tiny shadow making them looking glued on the glass background and be flat inconsistently of their top shade.. God I have to admit that I quite find regularly many design flaws on Apple's newest products.. Am I getting old or there is something wrong with their design decisions ?

kainjow
Oct 20, 2011, 01:14 PM
What about California?

Also surprised to not see a Californian city.

I went to this a few years ago in Toronto. The sessions were good for being free, plus free food was a nice perk :)

ppilone
Oct 20, 2011, 01:14 PM
I submitted my request for the New York tech talk. Anxious to hear back - wonder how long it'll take to find out if one is accepted or not.

Macman45
Oct 20, 2011, 01:44 PM
To go to London in November, I've been dabbling with developing some music apps, but wouldn't have the nerve or the skill to let them loose.

I will be in Berlin...Recording...Work is after all work.

50548
Oct 20, 2011, 02:02 PM
Why is it SO difficult to spell a major Western city's name correctly? If in doubt, just check Wikipedia, for mother's sake!

THE NAME OF THE BIGGEST CITY IN BRAZIL IS SÃO PAULO with a tilde over the first "A" and "U", NOT San Pablo (Brazil doesn't speak Spanish) nor San Paolo (Brazil doesn't speak Italian).

Apple got it right, so why can't others?

Caliber26
Oct 20, 2011, 02:21 PM
The icons look beautiful.

The icons look indeed beautiful but I have to notice the luck of appropriate shading on the back of them. They lack the 3dimensionality of the icons on the real iPhone. They have a tiny shadow making them looking glued on the glass background and be flat inconsistently of their top shade.. God I have to admit that I quite find regularly many design flaws on Apple's newest products.. Am I getting old or there is something wrong with their design decisions ?


I soo wanted to make a comment about their icon/graphic but didn't want to come across as an Apple-obsessed looney. Glad to see I'm not the only one who feels this way just by looking at something so simple (and pretty)!

Actually, just looking at that makes me wanna go walk around the countries in Epcot. :D

acslater017
Oct 20, 2011, 02:23 PM
What about California?

Haha the biggest developer conference of them all is in San Francisco every year :rolleyes: remember? :)

But seriously, this is a good idea. The Mac/iOS platform is getting bigger every year. WWDC sells out in hours. What a great way to encourage development around the world; especially as Apple is looking to Asia and other places for growth.

I hope they do this every year! :cool:

Macman45
Oct 20, 2011, 02:36 PM
All threads here end in nit picking? Maybe it's time to go back...

notjustjay
Oct 20, 2011, 03:31 PM
They should schedule one in Waterloo, Ontario.

tagy
Oct 20, 2011, 03:42 PM
London & New York full already.

codencis
Oct 20, 2011, 03:56 PM
Damn, I wish they came to Melbourne, I would have loved to go.

brookshanes
Oct 20, 2011, 04:40 PM
Why is it SO difficult to spell a major Western city's name correctly? If in doubt, just check Wikipedia, for mother's sake!

THE NAME OF THE BIGGEST CITY IN BRAZIL IS SÃO PAULO with a tilde over the first "A" and "U", NOT San Pablo (Brazil doesn't speak Spanish) nor San Paolo (Brazil doesn't speak Italian).

Apple got it right, so why can't others?

Is it all capital letters, too?

50548
Oct 20, 2011, 05:06 PM
Is it all capital letters, too?

No, but hopefully you get the point.

Capt Underpants
Oct 20, 2011, 05:37 PM
It's good to see Austin on that list. We're in good company!

hobo.hopkins
Oct 20, 2011, 07:31 PM
This is awesome! I just wish that (like many others, I'm sure) there was one closer to me :P

ishabazz
Oct 20, 2011, 08:21 PM
Looks like all the US venues are Full now. I wonder how quickly WWDC will sell out this year

munkees
Oct 20, 2011, 10:21 PM
i respond the second I got the email from Apple, for Seattle, I responded before it was full, but i guess am not lucky, did not get a confirmation email.

Combustion
Oct 20, 2011, 11:05 PM
How is this "Page 2"?!

Bit disappointed to see that there are no Australian stops on the tour. It is pretty difficult for any developers here to get to America for WWDC without having an outrageous amount of cash to spill. ie. US$1600 for a WWDC ticket, AU$2800 in return airfares and probably well over US$1000 for a hotel for that long plus what you need to live. It's pretty hard for some of us smaller developers to get over there; we were thankful to have them visit us on the last tour as it is something we can manage financially.

speedyg256
Oct 21, 2011, 01:41 AM
i respond the second I got the email from Apple, for Seattle, I responded before it was full, but i guess am not lucky, did not get a confirmation email.


Feel your pain :(

thewitt
Oct 21, 2011, 03:11 AM
They sold out in the US in 90 minutes...

gazmac
Oct 21, 2011, 10:33 AM
Please, please, please add some more dates Apple... I'm even willing to pay a reasonably priced entrance fee!

JHankwitz
Oct 21, 2011, 10:39 AM
amazing idea. If only it was in Toronto, I would have gone. Maybe next year?

Good grief! Toronto is only a 9 hour drive from New York city.

Menge
Oct 21, 2011, 12:36 PM
I'm still waiting for my confirmation email. Anyone got it yet? I just got the "Your request was received. Don't book anything yet!" one.

tagy
Oct 21, 2011, 02:00 PM
I'm still waiting for my confirmation email. Anyone got it yet? I just got the "Your request was received. Don't book anything yet!" one.

Same here - but now the event is full, doesn't look good for getting an invite.

rdlink
Oct 22, 2011, 09:41 AM
They should schedule one in Waterloo, Ontario.


They're waiting for some meeting space to open up. Won't be long...

Shannighan
Oct 24, 2011, 05:00 PM
Has anyone received a confirmation email yet?

chipgriller
Oct 25, 2011, 02:36 AM
I got an declination ten minutes ago for berlin next week.
I'am very unhappy with that! :(
Good luck for you!

2updev
Oct 25, 2011, 08:53 AM
Just got a mail from Apple: "Great news. We have confirmed your admission for the iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour in Berlin on November 2, 2011."

Any other belgians going?

lws
Oct 25, 2011, 11:11 AM
Got declined for Berlin as well. I guess, applying within an hour wasn't quick enough.

Shannighan
Oct 27, 2011, 08:57 AM
I was just confirmed for NYC in January. Anybody else going to be there?

ppilone
Oct 27, 2011, 12:58 PM
I was just confirmed for NYC in January. Anybody else going to be there?

I just got my NYC confirmation today. I'll be trucking up to NYC from DC.

webspinner
Oct 27, 2011, 02:09 PM
I just received my confirmation this morning. I applied 15 minutes after the invite email was sent. I also have several apps in the store, one of which is in the top few hundred iPad apps overall. Not sure how much of a play that had in my chances.
Anyone else going to NYC?
Also, if you were accepted, do you have apps, and if so, how prominent are they? It would be interesting to see any trends in how they accept developers.

ppilone
Oct 27, 2011, 03:02 PM
I just received my confirmation this morning. I applied 15 minutes after the invite email was sent. I also have several apps in the store, one of which is in the top few hundred iPad apps overall. Not sure how much of a play that had in my chances.
Anyone else going to NYC?
Also, if you were accepted, do you have apps, and if so, how prominent are they? It would be interesting to see any trends in how they accept developers.

I'll be heading up to NYC - it'd be great to arrange a meetup. I've got 3 apps technically in the app store - 2 are years old and were "practice" apps. My first and still maintained app has done very well in the Education category. Been featured by Apple a few times and is still selling nicely.

Shannighan
Oct 27, 2011, 08:57 PM
I have a few apps in the store. I do more freelance stuff, so the apps that I have under my name are more for potential clients to check out. I'll be in the city for a few days before and after the event, not sure what everyone else's schedule looks like for a potential meet up.

Shannighan
Nov 1, 2011, 11:30 AM
Is there any entry fee for the event. I am in London to attend another mobile and networking event around the same time.

There is no entrance fee, but there are also no spots left.