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Pete Ottery & Tim Lucas – Developing for iPhone

Web Directions South 2008, Sydney Convention Centre, September 25 11.45am.

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Session description

The release of Apple’s iPhone brings new opportunities for web sites and web apps on handheld devices, though not without its share of challenges and best practices.

Tim and Pete will look at the best examples out in the wild and share their experience creating iphone.news.com.au – one of Australia’s largest news sites, news.com.au, tailored to the iPhone.

About Pete Ottery

Portrait of Pete OtteryPete has been designing web sites for about 9 years. Having previously worked as the Head of Design at Fairfax Digital and Creative Director at Daemon, he is now working at News Digital Media as the Group Interface Designer. Recently he has been designing truelocal.com.au, careerone.com.au & iphone.news.com.au. He works directly with site owners and execs to help inform requirements and push product design boundaries. He is daily knee deep in photoshop concepts and html/css code.

About Tim Lucas

Portrait of Tim LucasTim Lucas, aka toolmantim, is a software developer and web technologist known in the Aussie web community for his involvement in events such as Work at Jelly, Webjam and the Sydney Ruby on Rails group. Tim’s been building connected software for as long as he can remember, recently helping craft the iphone version of news.com.au and the new VOIP platform vtalk. Tim combines his passion for quality with his human approach to software development as co-founder and senior developer at Agency Rainford, a web agency collaborating with brilliant individuals to create kick-ass solutions to problems that matter.

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