360iDev iOS Dev Conference Denver 2011

360iDev
360iDev

360iDev 2011, the friendly iOS developer conference is coming in September to Denver CO. I'll be there with the entire Focused Apps team (so that's me and Rob ;-), and we're presenting on 'How to be an iOS Consultant'. I attended the first 360iDev in March 2009, it was a fantastic place to learn what was going on in the app store, get top notch technical info, and I met a bunch of inspiring indie iOS devs who continue to publish some great apps. I attended again in 2010 and became a speaker. This is no GDC or  WWDC, which is a fantastic thing. Those conferences are huge, overwhelming, and you can't get into all the talks. 360 is small enough that you'll be able to meet the majority of people there if you make the effort, and you'll certainly be able to speak at length with many speakers and attendees. Its such a friendly conference, people will help you design your game, solve bugs, give you ideas for your next app, try to hire you, and want to join your team. Above all else this is a great place to go if you are trying to make it in the app store. Its a good mix of people from passionate newbies through to big time app store success stories. Seriously, coming to 360 will raise your game, and you'll make back a lot more than the ticket price in increased sales and better work.

One of the focuses this year is on consulting & contracting. John and Nicole have lined up a handful of us to speak on how to make it as an iOS consultant / contractor. Rob and I will be giving advice on how to get good clients and filter out waste of time projects, how to negotiate good agreements, how to structure projects to decreased risk for both parties, and how to stay ahead of the curve and demand good rates. Of course you can ask us all about our publishing businesses too like ROI from translating apps into other languages, how we promote apps, pricing models and pricing psychology, app store ranks, the state of mobile advertising, working with Unity 3D, ...

I hear its closing on selling out this year, so check out the full schedule, and then get a ticket and book flights and hotels. Looking forward to seeing you there :-).