May 28 2010
Yesterday we got our hands on one of the first iPads in Ireland at the Guinness Enterprise Centre’s open enterprise day for new software development startups.
It was a tough day 8:30 to 7:30, and probably one of the most exciting days we have been to in a long time , so congratulations to all involved.
The keynote speaker was Jonathan Siegel, founder of the consultancy ELC Technologies. ElC build cool applications from FunnyOrDie to ESPN and Nascar. Jonathan showed a great passion for software application development and how the iPhone and iPad had broken the mould and opened up some very exciting development opportunities for software companies.
He demoed the new iPad and some of their applications. Already Apple have sold over 1 Million iPads worldwide. The iPhone technology currently has an installed user base of some 80 million users.
We discussed iPad Localization and iPhone app translation and how this was the next challenge for the platform.
Pat Walsh from http://www.diaryplan.com/ and Damian Scattergood Managing Director of STAR Translation, Dublin discuss the iPad localization process.
Let’s Make an iPad App!
The interactive session with Collin Ruffenach took a brief look at the iPhone and iPad marketplace and then dived into the dirty work of building an iPad application. With the help of a few iPads in the room, a brief overview of XCode and the iPhone SDK we got a glimpse of how to build your first application.
If you would like to learn more from the experts in Jonathan’s Team at ELC visit www.icodeblog.com
If you are developing an application for the iPhone or iPad and are looking at localization we would be really interested in partnering with you in this area. Call Damian Scattergood our Managing Director directly on Dublin +353 1 8365614.