This year we will kick off iPhoneDevCamp with a Forum, led by my friend Merlin Mann. Merlin created 43 Folders, co-hosts You Look Nice Today, appears on podcasts like MacBreak Weekly, and speaks about personal productivity. Merlin recently helped ship OmniFocus for iPhone as a consultant.
“For me the iPhone is not a toy,” he describes, “it’s about finding the sweet spot for an app that’s cool and fun to make, and yet simple and useful.” Known for his rapier wit as a power user of the Mac, Merlin created his iPhone wish list during the most recent MacBreak.
Alongside Merlin will be Mike Lee, co-founder of Tapulous and self-proclaimed “world’s toughest programmer”. Mike develops such iPhone applications as Twinkle (a Twitter client) and Tap Tap, a 1-2 person rhythm game currently the #1 Free App in iTunes.
Also on our stage will be designer Brian Fling. The creator of Leaflets (web apps optimized for iPhone), Brian has been described as a “human Swiss Army Knife”. He’s promised to put iPhone in perspective with the Mobile market as a whole, and may be called upon to whip out the Immutable Laws of Web Design and Development.
If you have questions for our Forum, please note them in the comments of this post or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to address them during our interactive discussion. Also, see our Agenda for opportunities to pose questions and address the group throughout the weekend.
Can’t wait to see everyone next week!