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MapKit Best Practices

Ernie Svehla to discuss getting the most out of the MapKit framework within your iPhone application


With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by enterprises. This session will present best practices for getting the most out of the MapKit framework within your iPhone application.

According to Ernest Svehla, "I will include a quick review of key components then present best practices for displaying map customizations and annotations specific to your application needs." Svehla will be presenting a 45-minute breakout session at iPhone Developer Summit 2009 West, being held November 3rd, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in conjunction with SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Expo (November 2-4, 2009).

Titled "MapKit Best Practices," Svehlas's session will focus on the best practices for getting the most out of the MapKit framework within your iPhone application.

His session is just one of a sequence of breakouts that will be featured at the one-day iPhone Developer Summit. The other sessions and speakers on November 3 in Santa Clara are:

Best Practices in Smartphone Business Apps
Adam Blum - CEO, Rhomobile

- This session will focus on mobile platforms.  How do we make that shift cost-effectively? How do we make it quickly? Modern smartphones offer the power, connectivity and advanced capabilities to make the dream of a mobilized enterprise workforce a reality.

Design Patterns for Distributed Mobile Applications
Jason Christensen - Proprietor, jasonc411.com
- This session will look at patterns for consuming ReST based web-services, TCP stream based services, and Push notification from the iPhone.

Enabling Enterprise Mobility on the iPhone
Senthil Krishnapillai - Director of Product Management, Sybase iAnywhere
- This presentation will give enterprise developers a way to expand the iPhone's capabilities to include critical business processes and ERP workflow applications. We'll explore how to leverage a mobile platform to securely turn the iPhone into an enterprise-class computing device for today's mobile workforce.

Key Steps to Developing VoIP-enabled Apps for the iPhone
Jan Skoglund - Chief Researcher, Global IP Solutions (GIPS)
- VoIP-enabled applications on the iPhone present a number of challenges to application developers. Trying to cobble a VoIP solution is likely to cause developers severe headaches, time delays and frustration. This session will discuss the four most challenging components to consider when working to ensure a quality VoIP application for the iPhone.

Selling Products with StoreKit
Ernie Svehla - Chief Architect, IntelliObject
- In this session we present best practices for leveraging the StoreKit framework to sell products from within your iPhone application. We begin with a quick review of key components then present best practices for organizing your products, selecting a selling model, and implementing your approach.

Push It Up! Implementing Apple's Push Notifications for Fun and Profit
Joe Pezzillo - Founder, Metafy LLC
- Ever looked into Apple's Push Notification? If you thought it was as a simple as flicking a switch, think again! In this session Joe Pezzillo will walk you through how and why to add push notifications to your application, what's required on the server side with plenty of working sample code and specific examples to guide you through every step of the process.

Rapid Application Delivery - Going Hybrid
Lee Barney - Professor of Computer IT, Brigham young University
- Using the standard UIWebView class in small or large ways in your application decreases the time to market for and the cost of your applications. Learn how and why to use it in your applications in any way from a simple display of easily formatted text using CSS to designing and building your installed application completely in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

The content-rich day will end with an "iPhone Power Panel" featuring a selection of the day's speakers. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged by the Moderator, Ian Thain.

As Tech Chair of iPhone Developer Summit, Thain will also be giving an introductory talk at the beginning of the day.

About the iPhone Developer Summit Chair:
Ian Thain is Senior Technical Evangelist at Sybase Inc, where he works on the Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP). He is also Editor of iPhone Developer's Magazine. Thain is an expert technologist has been involved in Enterprise Mobility from 2003 and in his customer facing role, he is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class UnWired Solutions that have been implemented using Sybase's UnWired tools for Sybase customers around the globe.

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