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Attending WWDC 2012

Next week I’ll be attending the 2012 edition of WWDC in San Francisco! A whole week full of training sessions, labs, and meetings with cool friends from all over the world. And apparently with many surprises, as several sessions in the schedule (requires login) are marked as “to be announced”. Just like in 2008, 2009 […]

WWDC 2010

Folks, it’s that time of the year once again: WWDC 2010 is around the corner! This will be my third time in San Francisco to attend the ultimate conference for Mac, iPhone (and now iPad!) developers, and to learn the latest and greatest from Apple. I won’t be giving any advice about it, since Jeff […]

How to buy iPad apps outside of the US

So you flew and bought an iPad, you live outside of the US, and you would like to buy iBooks, Pages, Numbers and Keynote (as well as many other amazing apps) from your own country, huh? After all, as Scoble said, “the iPad without apps is pretty lame, actually”. Well, welcome to the club. Here’s […]

First iPads in Switzerland!

Queuing in front of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, 767 Fifth Avenue, New York City, Saturday at 0515: Getting into the Apple Store at 0900: The most important part: buying the iPads! This photo was taken by Associated Press and later relayed by Le Figaro (6th photo) and Tages Anzeiger (5th photo), among others: Arriving […]

iPhone Apps Development in Berne @ the University

Apple Switzerland just sent the following e-mail, which, I was informed, can be publicly disclosed. Steven Woolcock (Apple Worldwide Developer Relations) will be in Switzerland that day; this unique event cannot be missed in any way! iPhone Apps Development in Berne @ the University Date: Friday, 16.4.2010 Time: 9am – 3.30pm Dear customers Dear partners […]

Why Some Analysts Don’t Get The iPad (Yet)

A couple of days ago I’ve forwarded this article on The Apple Blog to a friend of mine: “Why Apple’s iPad Can’t Succeed in Schools (Yet)”, by Liam Cassidy. This article, even if written in a supposedly “pro-Apple” blog, is rather critic and makes some debatable assertions at best, some of them without any proper […]

Roundup of Swiss Companies Writing Mac Apps

A lot has been said and done about the iPhone, but there’s much more to Cocoa and Objective-C than our beloved pocket device. During a chat session with Stefan Fürst from Media Atelier we put together a quick list of significant Mac applications created in Switzerland (and southern Germany), and indeed the list (in no […]

iPhone and Mac OS X Developer Conference Roundup

Here’s a quick review of the most important iPhone and Mac OS X developer conferences I’ve found on the web (in no particular order). Definitely, there’s no shortage of conferences when you need information about the latest Cocoa, Mac OS X and iPhone technologies; check this out! Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference or WWDC, held every […]

Risk Management in iPhone Projects

Let’s be frank: it’s not the best time to be an iPhone developer right now. In just one year of existence, the App Store seems to have evolved from the hottest to the lamest status, without any time to breathe in the middle, but with some warning signs every so often. Several iPhone developers have […]

Article on the Tages Anzeiger

Zum Umdenken hat Apple selber aktiv beigetragen, indem der Konzern das iPhone im Sommer 2008 für aussenstehende Entwickler öffnete und auf die extreme Geheimhaltung der früheren Jahre verzichtete. Seither kamen schon mehr als 50 000 Anwendungen zustande, und Hunderte von Entwicklern erzielen damit ein regelmässiges Einkommen. «Es sind diese selbstständigen Programmierer, die Apple das Sektiererische nehmen», […]