Apple Plans 'Tech Talk World Tour' for iOS 5 Developers

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Apple today announced plans for its iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour 2011, 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.
    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
  2. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    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.
  3. Steven.nevets macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    amazing idea. If only it was in Toronto, I would have gone. Maybe next year?
  4. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  5. arian19 macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2008
  6. dacapo macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    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.
  7. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2009
    Seattle, WA
  8. arian19 macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2008

    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
  9. ironsienna macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2010
    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 ?
  10. kainjow, Oct 20, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011

    kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    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 :)
  11. ppilone macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    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.
  12. Macman45, Oct 20, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011

    Macman45 macrumors demi-god


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I JUst Wish I Had The Time

    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.
  13. 50548 Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    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?
  14. Caliber26, Oct 20, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011

    Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL

    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
  15. acslater017 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    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:
  16. Macman45 macrumors demi-god


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I Suppose

    All threads here end in nit picking? Maybe it's time to go back...
  17. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    They should schedule one in Waterloo, Ontario.
  18. tagy macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2003
  19. codencis macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2011

    Damn, I wish they came to Melbourne, I would have loved to go.
  20. brookshanes macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2011
    Biggest Spelling Freakout Ever

    Is it all capital letters, too?
  21. 50548 Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    No, but hopefully you get the point.
  22. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    It's good to see Austin on that list. We're in good company!
  23. hobo.hopkins macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2008
    This is awesome! I just wish that (like many others, I'm sure) there was one closer to me :p
  24. ishabazz macrumors newbie


    Jun 24, 2010
    Looks like it's a wrap in the US

    Looks like all the US venues are Full now. I wonder how quickly WWDC will sell out this year
  25. munkees macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2005
    Pacific Northwest
    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.

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