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The iPhone App Store Opportunity
July 11th marked the release of iPhone 3G and with it, Software Update 2.0, which includes Apple's launch of the App Store. The App Store allows for third party developers to create and distribute applications for iPhone and iPod touch using the iPhone SDK, a native development environment based on Cocoa for Mac OS X.
In his talk, Raven will provide a basic overview of the process of developing and distributing software for the iPhone and iPod touch, and share some key findings and metrics gathered in the two weeks since the launch of the App Store. What does the App Store mean for third party mobile developers?
Raven Zachary is the founder of iPhoneDevCamp, a not-for-profit gathering to develop applications for iPhone and iPod touch using both the native SDK and web standards, and is a technology industry analyst with The 451 Group, where he covers open source technology.
Raven's interest in Apple's mobile technology extends back to the Newton in the mid-1990s, and he was a former MacWEEK columnist covering Apple's launch of Mac OS X. He is regularly quoted by the media on issues relating to the iPhone and separately, open source.