First Native Summit

When IOS, Android, Windows and Web developers gather together in an event to listen and discuss about mobile it use to be a lot of fun. Last tuesday this happened at the first Native Summit, and WIP, of course, was there to feed that fun. It’s very nice to see Cinemas like Genesis in London taking advantage of it’s installations to host a developer event like this one. First speaker on Stage was Christian Heilmann @codepo8 who works at Mozilla. The web guy, talking about the app-ocalipse and flipping with things like the selfiebrush or this cooktop tried to put some meaningfull thoughts about what is happening in the mobile industry. All with his german accent. Then came the … Continued

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Developer Spotlight with Jared Homes

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Who are you?

My name is Jared Homes and I am from Canberra, Australia and I am currently a senior consultant at Dialog Information Technology.

I’m a married man with two awesome little monsters beautiful young princesses. My primary job is typically working with federal government web-based systems. However my current passion involves developing mobile applications, primarily for Windows and Windows Phone. I made my first apps for my daughters although I’ve now published many other apps.

Tell us a bit more about your latest projects

With the exception of one new app for teachers with special needs kids, I’m currently in a consolidation phase where I’m planning to give many of my apps some long overdue updates and makeovers.

How did you get started in mobile development?

I got started in mobile development when I saw how naturally my young daughters interacted with touch screen devices. I’d never really thought much about the indirect nature and complexity of using a mouse prior to that.