A Beautiful Mind: Anatomy and Architecture of the iPhone App

Bess Ho (Archimedes Ventures)
Focus on Mobile
Location: 2010 Level:
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(2.71, 28 ratings)

The iPhone has captured the hearts and minds of mobile OS designers. Bess Ho leads you through a fast-paced session designed to review the art and science of the iPhone App and how similar techniques can be used for Android, Palm and other OSes. Learn the underlying foundation of Objective-C & Model-View-Controller (MVC).

This session will reveal the pixels of UI elements and libraries, anatomy of UI layouts, device orientations, device features and limitations. Bess will also showcase a gallery of best designed mobile apps.

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Bess Ho

Archimedes Ventures

Bess Ho is the Mobile Architect (EIR) at Archimedes Ventures. She gesture lectures at well-established universities and teaches mobile design and development privately and online at Udemy.com. She is also an active mobile publisher and hacker. The team she led won “Best Healthcare” category at iPhone Dev Camp in 2009 and 2011 and receive “Honorable Mention” at iPad Dev Camp 2010. She won top prizes in iOS app at Muther! Hackathon in 2011. She is also a winner recipient of Nokia Open Screen Project Fund in 2010.

Bess has presented at major tech conferences and events in Web20 Expo SF, Where20 Conference, Plug and Play Mobile Play conference, Silicon Valley Code Camp (SVCC), Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon, Silicon Valley China Wireless Conference (SVCW) and local user groups. She served as the Technical Editor of the first Open Social developer book “Building OpenSocial Apps: A Field Guide to Working with MySpace Platform”, written by MySpace Chief Software Architect. She is also the book author of “Sam Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours”.

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KC Leung
05/18/2010 6:11pm PDT

Bess has demonstrated to us all in her presentation that she has the ultimate brain power to help the world with her expertise & talents to make powerful medical apps for the iPhone to assist in saving millions of human lives, a true humanitarian with hi tech visionary who can really help this suffering planet.

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Dan Olsen
05/16/2010 5:37pm PDT

Bess clearly knows a lot about mobile development. Her presentation was very comprehensive, covering all the major mobile platforms. I learned a lot of useful information, especially about the iPhone and Android SDK capabilities.

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Carol Tran
05/07/2010 7:05pm PDT

I absolutely enjoyed this presentation! Bess Ho presented such a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation that allows a non-technical person to understand the basics of an iPhone app, but at the same time, providing code related issues for developers to think about.

Bess Ho is entertaining and a wonderful presenter. She is in tune with the audience and kept it very engaging.

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Ina Yosun Chang
05/06/2010 2:04pm PDT

I was amazed by the number of people who had iPads/iPhones w2e (nearly everyone!!), but there was also a number of people who had no idea how to use an iPhone. Looking Beth’s slideshare, it looks like she tried making the presentation as accessible as possible, while including more specific code-related details in the last few slides.

P.S. It’s neat to see a brief overview of the Android SDK at the end of these iPhone slides!

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Melvin Ryan Fetalvero
05/06/2010 9:30am PDT

Bess did a great job in doing cross platform comparison of the features that are available in today’s smart phones. For a developer who is starting to write code for smart phones that really gives me a good primer and idea of the issues I should be ready for.

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Neal Wollenberg
05/06/2010 2:06am PDT

I enjoyed Bess’ presentation, but was disappointed that it didn’t dive a bit deeper into the technical aspects of developing apps for iPhone/Touch/Pad.

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Bess Ho
05/04/2010 8:22pm PDT

Slideshare.net team just inform me that my “Beautiful Mind” PPT is selected to feature on “Spotlight” section on their homepage. Only 6 PPT are selected from Web20Expo SF today. It is picking up traffic quickly.

Sean Lin
05/04/2010 8:05pm PDT

This speaker clearly put a ton of effort into all those slides. Moreover, her talk was thematically structured in a most creative way, which was such a great way to kick off the morning and mobile track.

Most impressively, the speaker deeply understood the full (and still untapped) medical potential of the iPhone and inspired the audience to help realize it.

In conclusion, we sorely need more technologists who have devoted themselves to using technology for social good, such as this speaker, to speak at O’Reilly conferences. As such, I applaud O’Reilly for proactively identifying such an altruistic individual.

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