For the last several years the AUC (Apple University Consortium) awards a number of competitive and allocated national scholarships to students and staff at AUC member universities to attend Apple’s premier developer conference, WWDC (World Wide Developer
This year Peter Lyle of the Urban Informatics Research Lab is among the (above-average) seven scholarships awarded to members of QUT!
WWDC is a hugely popular event (selling out thousands of tickets in a few hours this year) that brings together developers and representatives from around the world to both network with each other and learn about Apple’s current and upcoming innovations in technology. In addition to five days of interesting sessions, there is the unique opportunity to interact directly and receive technical assistance from the Apple engineers responsible for the technology that forms the basis of the iOS and OS X software platforms.
Date: Monday, 16 August 2010
Time: 10.30am – 12 noon
Place: QUT Kelvin Grove, A 105
Presenter: Jan Seeburger
Who should attend: QUT staff and students who are interested in WWDC, iPhone, and iPad programming
The presentation will cover the experiences gained through attending the Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June 2010 and how the Apple University Consortium (AUC) is supporting QUT staff and students to attend the event. Additionally the presentation will cover some of the new features of the iPhone 4 and the iOS4 for developing applications for mobile devices.
Apple WWDC http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/
QUT Urban Informatics iPhone app FixVegas is now available for download.
Have you noticed something in need of fixing around Brisbane? From blocked drains to damaged street signs, rubbish or graffiti, QUT’s FixVegas iPhone app allows you to send fix-o-gram requests directly to Brisbane City Council. Just use FixVegas to snap a shot of the problem and your fix-o-gram is submitted to Council along with the location information of the issue that you are reporting. You can download it for your iPhone here.
QUT Urban Informatics iPhone app DispoMaps version 2 by Jan Seeburger now available
Download via iTunes:
DispoMaps enables you to share your current location on an online map with anyone. The map is constantly updated as you go, using your iPhone’s GPS.
DispoMaps is easy to use. Launch the app, switch Location Sharing to “ON,” and decide how you want to share your location: via SMS, email, twitter, or facebook.
Your recipients will be sent a link to a unique web page displaying a map of your real-time location. Once you have arrived at your destination, you can easily dispose of your map by switching Location Sharing to “OFF.”
DispoMaps does not require user accounts. And the recipients of your DispoMaps do not even have to have the app installed.
Your privacy is protected: The web page does not contain any information that reveals your personal identity. DispoMaps allows you to stop sharing and dispose of your map whenever you want. For enhanced security, DispoMaps automatically expire after a set period of idle time.
What’s new in version 2.0
- Major bug fixes
- Major user interface improvements
- Twitter integration
- Facebook Connect integration
Download via iTunes: