iPhoneDevCamp, An iPhone Web Developers Hackathon


As iPhone day approaches, the web and Mac development community are working on web-based applications for Apple’s new iPhone. To help kick this off, several BarCamp veterans are organizing iPhoneDevCamp, the first ever iPhone web development event, which will take place July 6-8 at the Adobe offices in San Francisco. For more info, check out the iPhoneDevCamp wiki and Twitter updates.

iPhoneDevCamp is an upcoming gathering, inspired by BarCamp, SuperHappyDevHouse, and MacHack, to develop web-based applications and optimize web sites for iPhone. It is a non-commercial event, organized by volunteers, with attendance free to all. By the completion of the weekend event, a number of iPhone-ready web applications and web sites will be launched to the public. The event will be held at the San Francisco offices of Adobe, and out-of-town guests are welcome.

Attendees will include web designers, developers, testers, and iPhone owners, all working together over the weekend to improve the web experience for iPhone. Development projects will include both solo and team efforts. While some attendees will wish to work solo during the event, we encourage attendees to team up, based on expertise, to work in ad-hoc project development teams. All attendees should be prepared to work on a development project during the event. You do not need to own an iPhone to attend (although, a large number of iPhones at the event will make the development and testing process much easier).

Attendees will be able to:

* Create new web applications for iPhone.
* Optimize existing web applications for iPhone.
* Migrate Dashboard Widgets to web-based widgets for iPhone.
* Test and optimize web sites for iPhone.

The event is being held the week following the public release of iPhone, to allow prospective attendees some time to acquire an iPhone. This also allows early-acquirers the opportunity to do some experimentation before attending the event.

iPhoneDevCamp is still looking for sponsors, if you know anyone who can help out.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.