WWDC day two
Our second day at WWDC 2012 has passed and boy was it a busy day! We briefly attended Indie Dev Lab, met with and interviewed several developers, attended multiple parties and more!
I said our day was busy, but I will admit to sleeping in until about 9:30a (oops!) before hitting the street with Rene. Before officially beginning our day, we hit up Starbucks to grab a bite to eat and fuel-up on caffeine.
On our way to Indie Dev Lab, we had a quick chat with Luc Vandal, the creator of VNC client Screens, in the Moscone Center. Great guy!
At Indie Dev Lab, Rene and I got to talk to a few developers and see demos of the apps, including a video demo (coming soon!) of a new PDF management and annotating app called Cabinet [$0.99 - Download Now].
We also got see the beginning of Jay Freeman's (@Saurik) (the creator of jailbreak app store Cydia) presentation on the business side of app development including how to handle payments, marketing and, in general, how to make money off your apps.
Before our next appointment, Rene and I made enjoyed a few drinks with the Nickelfish crew at a local pub then headed over to Jillian's across the street from the Moscone Center and met with Chris Harris, the App Director of HarperCollins Publishers, the makers of Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe for iPad apps.
Next on the agenda was to meet with App Cubby's David Barnard over tea. We discussed iOS 6, the new MacBook Pro, David's thoughts on the App Store, and more.
The tea at Samovar Tea Lounge was quite delicious!
Before saying goodbye, we coaxed David into an interview -- of course!
After meeting with David, Rene and I had a few minutes to stop by Starbucks and get some writing done.
For the evening, we had a several different meetings and parties scheduled, so Rene and I split ways. While Rene met with Phill Ryu, the developer of Clear, I headed to The View at the top of the Marriott for a little meet-and-greet party with marketing company Appular.
The views were amazing from up there.
After Rene and I were done with our individual events, we met up at The W hotel with Seth for Jim Dalrymple's (@jdalrymple) "The Beard" party which featured a live karaoke band and lots of beer.
It didn't take much for a couple girls from AppAdvice to convince Rene to sing a Green Day song with them.
At one point, Jim came on stage and proclaimed that the "host-must-sing-rule" was dumb and that he was going to play guitar for us instead.
He played with the band and was actually really quite awesome.
After Jim's Party, Rene, Seth, and I met up with Dieter Bohn for some drinks. It was great catching up and discussing iOS 6, MacBooks, and other mobile platforms with an old friend.
As we were heading back to our hotels and thinking that our day was over, we were pleasantly surprised by one last "event" -- witnessing Apple employees setting up the new MacBook Pro displays at the Stockton Street Apple Store.
Whew! What a day!