Month: October 2011

November 2011 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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This month we’ve got a great guest speaker swinging through town on his packed speaking schedule and a fascinating look at combining an iOS app, a Mac app, and a backend service; don’t miss this one!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
7:00pm–9:00pm

Come as early as 6:30 for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at The Tilted Kilt.

NOTE: This month is UAT’s annual Tech Forum so we’ll be meeting in a different room; we’ll have signs by the theater doors or stay tuned here for details.

 

Effectively Using Instruments

A former regular PI presenter and attendee, Saul is kindly taking the time to present to us, one of four presentations he’s giving in five days!

During the lifecycle of building an app, a developer will always sense that an app is “slow”, or that it’s using too much CPU, or network or more importantly in mobile devices, battery power. You may have also heard about issues like memory leaks. Instruments is a tool provided by Apple as part of their normal developer SDK, and is ideal for identifying these problem areas. Instruments helps to identify problem areas in your applications that you may not expect are problems by using tools to measure various aspects of your code while it’s running. We’ll go through some real work examples of how we’ve used instruments in our development cycle to find memory leaks, memory hogs, and other general performance issues. We’ll also use Instruments to fine tune other aspects of our sample application such as the screen rendering time, improving table view performance, and improving fetches from and saves to a Core Data store. — Saul Mora, Double Encore and Magical Panda, LLC

iOS + Mac + Server = Wasabi

Intelligently synchronizing data across multiple instances of an iOS app is challenging, especially when that data needs to sync across multiple users. Add in syncing with a Mac app and a variety of features that are so clever they appear to be magic and you’ve got real complication on your hands. Wasabi for iOS and the just-released Wasabi for the Mac do exactly that; learn how Jiva made it work and avoid pulling out as much hair as he did. — Jiva Devoe, Random Ideas, LLC

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October 2011 iOS Developer Group Meeting: The S is for Syzygy

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There was a bit of a mixup about room reservations last month but we’re set to go through the end of the year, so come to this great meeting!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
7:00pm-9:00pm

Come as early as 6:30 for informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at the The Tilted Kilt.

The Rest of the Apple Ecosystem: Mac Programming for iOS Developers

You use a Mac for iOS programming and are probably curious about writing Mac apps. Come learn about the reasons you might want to develop for the Mac, how you can leverage your existing iOS dev knowledge, and the crucial differences between the platforms. — Brian Webster, Fat Cat Software

UX/UI — Plan Your Research

Quality user experience and user interaction is based on quality research, really understanding what your users need, what they expect, and what they’re likely to understand. Learn about the basics of UX/UI research and how to apply them to your app design and development. — Claudia Ritiu

University of Advancing Technology (UAT)

2625 West Baseline Road
Tempe, AZ 85283
Map and Directions