Month: July 2014

July 2014 iOS Developer Group Meeting

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Come as early as 6:00pm for pizza and salad (graciously provided by speaker Wes Filleman and Software Ops) and informal networking and discussion before the presentations begin, and join us after the meeting for less formal discussion at Four Peaks Brewing Company down the road.

Prototyping an iOS app: Why you should start with a pencil instead of Xcode — Wes Filleman

You’ve got a great idea for an app, now where do you start? The answer: Prototyping!

A common mistake many of us make (ok, well, at least I do) is to jump over to writing code too early in the design process. This can be very costly in terms of time wasted and resourced devoted to a throwaway effort as the app finds it’s “voice”. When starting with a new app idea or large effort change to an existing app, it’s best to start with pencil and paper to flesh out the core ideas, concepts, and UI flows before writing a single line of code. From your paper concepts, you can quickly and easily string these together using free prototyping app tools on the App Store into a demo mock app for feedback.

We’ll start with a short presentation on why everyone should prototype and then move into a live example with my prototype HomeKit app for iOS 8.

Wes Filleman is an independent iOS app developer since 2008 focusing on the connected home with the MobiLinc line of iOS/Android apps.

Discussion: Is Independent App Development Dead? — Matthew Frederick

Signs are pointing to the possibility that making money as an independent developer of your own apps might no longer be viable. In this post-gold rush market, is it still feasible to make a living from a new app?


Software Ops, LLC
15030 N Hayden Rd
Suite 120 (north end of the building)
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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(We’re going to meet at Software Ops again and, if necessary, do the group splitting thing we did last time… if it proves problematic then we have an alternative for the following month.)