A few of us are iphone/ipad developers and we thought we would start this course up for both beginners and enthusiasts so that there can be a designated spot for mobile app people to come together to study, create cool apps, and get help from each other, in Galway.
We are aiming for this to attract people who:
+Have Java basics and who want to start coding for the iphone but haven’t gotten into it yet and are looking for a cool way to get started.
+Have iphone coding knowledge and an idea for an AMAZING app, but haven’t had the motivation to start it, or have tried to make it at home and have gotten stuck, and want to finish it.
There is a good mix of people on the night to help each other out when someone gets stuck.
It's on every Wednesday night, from 7pm – 10pm, and although it would be better if you can come every Wednesday, it’s not like a normal course (check “What happens on the night?”
Bring a mac if you have one, if not, just bring yourself and we will team you up with someone who has one until you are forced to buy your own :)
Don’t expect lectures :) – 091 Labs is a self organising system, and we are creating it as a group that you can drop in and out of, to both contribute what you know, and to learn from the group.
There will be some course work in the form of videos/walkthroughs of code for beginners; talks from various iphone developers here in Galway on topics that will interest the group; and space for more experienced coders to work on their own projects for the evening, with fast, easy access to advice.
When you arrive, either Ellen or Adrian will talk to you, and see what you level is and get you up and running with the people who are on the same level as you.
This is open to members and non members. The reason we are doing this is because we want Galway to attract awesome developers and interesting, enthusiastic people, so we give our time for free. But we ask for donations (recommended 7 euro per night) for 091Labs so that we can continue to run the space.
If you can come, please sign up here: http://doodle.com/7szwceyyy6miyciz
Email ellen [at] 091labs [dot] com for questions
Beginners went through O'Reilly's HeadFirst iPhone Development, until the middle of chapter 2: pg 78; and next week we will go onto chapter 3.
The more experienced coders chatted and went through some coding examples and next week there will be more of an opportunity to work on personal projects.
New beginners went through O'Reilly's HeadFirst iPhone Development, themselves, the rest of us worked on a “tweet what song is playing now” application; and personal iphone projects. We finished up the tweeting app from HeadFirst.
Next week we plan to design an app as a group, and learn about tables from chapter 4 onwards.
We worked through tables on O'Reilly's book.
Came up with a few ideas for a group generated app:
1. Galway Culture Trail
-list of venues
-link it to a map
-pin - goes to a detail view rather than go thru table
-list things nearby
-add qr codes
-marketing possibilities - vouchers etc.
2. who is here now?
an 091labs based app to figure out if there are people in the space, just simple two buttons or based on ssid reading
3. Flyers of Galway
people take photos and upload and add the date its on, so people can browse the flyers of whats on.
homework: see how good a quality you can get from a photo of a flyer.
We created two teams:
- the virtual flyer group developing an app that crowd sources photos of flyers in Galway so you can find out what's on.
- 24 hours in Galway group developing an app which gives you an itinerary of what to do when you get to Galway, including awesome maps and time based activities.
We drew up the flow for the screens and presented them to each other to get feedback. Next week we will break the apps into manageable chunks and get stuck into building them bit by bit as groups.
We will continue to present our work to the other team each night, so that we can learn from each other.
New people are always welcome, especially people with any design or programming knowledge!!
The flyer team did up their screen shots in more detail with pen and paper prototyping.
The 24 hours in galway team did up screen shots and put them in the realizer app. Then they coded the detail view on the interface builder.