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Come hear Aaron Rubenson, business leader for the Amazon Appstore for Android, discuss Amazon’s end-to-end value proposition for mobile application developers.
Since 2006, developers have been building applications to scale and minimizing costs using Amazon Web Services. With the launch of Kindle Fire and related services like Amazon In-App Purchasing, GameCircle, and Amazon Maps, Amazon now provides developers with a complete set of services for building, distributing, and monetizing their apps and games. Amazon unveiled Kindle Fire HD in September, and the $199 Kindle Fire HD 7” tablet is now the #1 bestselling product across Amazon worldwide.
Amazon’s large customer base and industry-leading e-commerce features like 1-Click purchasing, In-App Purchasing, and personalized recommendations are resulting in strong monetization for developers. And Amazon and Kindle Fire are reaching more customers than ever, with expansion of Kindle Fire and the Amazon Appstore to the E.U. and Japan.
Come learn how Amazon is shaking up the mobile space and what developers need to know to get started with Amazon.
As the business leader for the Amazon Appstore on Kindle Fire tablets and other Android devices, Aaron is responsible for strategy, business development, marketing, and business operations for the store. Kindle Fire and the Amazon Appstore enable developers to reach millions of Amazon customers– including millions of Kindle Fire owners - and the Amazon In-App Purchasing API and GameCircle API provide a powerful and simple means for developers to engage users and monetize their mobile apps.
Ziba is an internationally recognized strategic design and innovation consultancy. We exist to design experiences users love. An experience is beautiful when it's meaningful and relevant to the user it was designed for. Ziba's multi-disciplinary staff represents 40+ fields of expertise and we are formerly divided into a set of integrated design practices: Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Branding, Communication Design, Interaction Design, Environments Design, Service Design, Consumer Insights and Trends. We are at our best when we blend these disciplines and bring together different perspectives to deliver beautiful solutions to complex problems. Oh, and we're hiring UX designers too! www.ziba.com
MetroMile, a new kind of car insurance that will reward people who drive less — launching soon in Portland!
A quick update on the Mobile Portland device lab.
For those of you who were at the last Mobile Portland meeting or have been following along on the Mobile Portland Google Group, the key new developments are:
For those of you who weren’t at last month’s meeting, a lot has been going on in the last couple of months. I’ll hit the highlights below.
If you're a web developer, now you're a Windows 8 developer. Using standard web technologies, web developers can target the largest device market by deploying on Windows 8.
In this two-part presentation, Microsoft Developer Platform Evangelist Jeremy Foster will provide an introduction to Windows 8 design and development.
Part One: What differentiates Windows 8 apps from previous and competing platforms?
We'll explore how Windows 8's comprehensive design language provides a robust and cohesive methodology for pegging the UX meter.
Part Two: Developing on Windows 8
CSS, the styling language you know and love (even more now at version 3), is implemented very thoroughly and even has support for some new features like flexboxes and grids, so layout in a Windows 8 app is far less painful than web dev days of old.
Justin joined FreeRange 360 in January of this year as the Chief Creative Officer along with James McDermott as the CEO. Within the past 8 months, Justin and James:
It has been a busy 8 months.
Justin reveals the learnings behind these changes and talks about what has worked, what hasn't, and the future of the mobile app industry.
Running and cycling have become connected sports. When runners and cyclists join a race, they want status, results, and social network integration -- before the race, after the race, and even while on the move. Because each athlete has a different mobile device, how can a single technology support an entire race, from registration to results?
Enter Athletepath, a Portland Incubator Experiment startup. When Athletepath faced this challenge, they chose responsive web design (RWD) instead of creating native apps for every conceivable platform. Combining RWD and SMS for messaging provides technology that serves the largest number of users with the best cost-to-benefit ratio possible.
At this month's Mobile Portland, front-end developer Christian Reed will explain how and why Athletepath built its platform.
As the official digital race platform of Hood to Coast, Athletepath will receive its largest test this month, serving over 18,000 athletes, along with their friends and family, in the world's largest relay.