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Mobile

developement
at The AppLab
!

Réunion des “Geeks anonymes”, 13 novembre 2013
Valentin THIRION
2nd Grade of Master ...
Keynote Plan
•

The AppLab presentation

•

The beginning : UlgOloc and rocket launch

•

Development
•

#iOSDev

•

#Andr...
The AppLab
•

Unstructured structure

•

3 ULg students

•

2 Apple fanboys

•

1 Open Source fanboy

•

3 friends

•

3 i...
Organisation
•

One manager and one designer per
project

•

Facebook, Azendoo (google it, it’s
damn great!) and Google Ha...
ULgOloc …
•

One idea

•

One year of reflexion

•

3 months of hard work
•

•

2 Apps, one back office for
admins

2 weeks ...
… and rocket launch
•

October 2012: JDMP
•

•

November 2012: ULgOloc
•

•

+/- 6000 downloads

November 2013: LetsGO
Cha...
#iOSDev
•

Xcode

•

Apple SDK
•

iOS 4.3 => iOS 7.0.3

•

iPhone simulator

•

Source control (Git) & DropBox

•

Objecti...
#AndroidDev
•

Eclipse for Java

•

Google Android SDK
•

2.3 => 4.3

•

No simulator (too slow)

•

Source control (Git o...
App content
•

Backoffice in the cloud

•

PHP mainly

•

MySQL

•

OVH and Gandi

•

API in XML (mostly “on demand”)

•

D...
To infinity …
•

New clients (LetsGO, journalists,
teachers, events managers, …)

•

New demands (Liege Airport,
Schools in...
… and beyond!
MyCampus 2.0
•

Increase # of users

•

Increase coverage

•

Increase professionalism

•

Increase quality
...
“One more thing.”
LetsGO launch will lift off soon

(Chaudfontaine)
!

Request your beta account
Send a mail to dev@theapp...
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You want an App ?
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The AppLab is a group of computer sciences students making great apps.
This presentation explains a bit how we work and what we do.

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  1. 1. Mobile
 developement at The AppLab ! Réunion des “Geeks anonymes”, 13 novembre 2013 Valentin THIRION 2nd Grade of Master in Computer Science, ULg
  2. 2. Keynote Plan • The AppLab presentation • The beginning : UlgOloc and rocket launch • Development • #iOSDev • #AndroidDev • Tools • App Content (Backoffice, API, …) • To infinity and beyond
  3. 3. The AppLab • Unstructured structure • 3 ULg students • 2 Apple fanboys • 1 Open Source fanboy • 3 friends • 3 inspired brains • 3 geeks @ Home with keyboards and mice
  4. 4. Organisation • One manager and one designer per project • Facebook, Azendoo (google it, it’s damn great!) and Google Hangouts support • AFK meetings • ULgOloc HeadQuarters • Time flexibility • Objectives orientation • Beta tests and lots of returns
  5. 5. ULgOloc … • One idea • One year of reflexion • 3 months of hard work • • 2 Apps, one back office for admins 2 weeks of beta test • Students, professors, ulg employees, student associations • Some articles before availability • WEBTV Video
  6. 6. … and rocket launch • October 2012: JDMP • • November 2012: ULgOloc • • +/- 6000 downloads November 2013: LetsGO Chaudfontaine • • +/- 4000 downloads May 2013: Francos 2.0 • • +/- 1000 downloads ??? A lot of “no’s” … (lack of time)
  7. 7. #iOSDev • Xcode • Apple SDK • iOS 4.3 => iOS 7.0.3 • iPhone simulator • Source control (Git) & DropBox • Objective-C, C • Learning: Peul Hegarty’s Stanford course, Apple documentation, books, … • iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S, iPad 3, Mini • Problems: • Differences between versions • Apple limits
  8. 8. #AndroidDev • Eclipse for Java • Google Android SDK • 2.3 => 4.3 • No simulator (too slow) • Source control (Git on bitbucket), since GA may 2013 & DropBox • JAVA & XML • Learning: Google I/O, online doc • Phones: Samsung, Sony; Tablets: Nexus, Arnova • Problems • Differences between version, devices capabilities and manufacturer over-layer • Screen sizes
  9. 9. App content • Backoffice in the cloud • PHP mainly • MySQL • OVH and Gandi • API in XML (mostly “on demand”) • Data coherence from database to app-based storage • Recently: want to represent data online as it appears on apps (LetsGO) • Data managed by admins, super users and users. • Real community platform
  10. 10. To infinity … • New clients (LetsGO, journalists, teachers, events managers, …) • New demands (Liege Airport, Schools in Liège, Malmedy, …) • New needs • New ideas • Want to create a real company • Need for proofs • Stay in “low-cost” class GA
 (of course)
  11. 11. … and beyond! MyCampus 2.0 • Increase # of users • Increase coverage • Increase professionalism • Increase quality • Use other technologies than GPS • Do better != Do more • Increase UE and design And more!
  12. 12. “One more thing.” LetsGO launch will lift off soon
 (Chaudfontaine) ! Request your beta account Send a mail to dev@theapplab.be and go to www.letsgo-be.com Thanks for your attention www.theapplab.be PS: Looking for a real designer!
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