iOS 7 Tech Talks

Get in-depth guidance about developing for iOS 7, learn practical coding tips and tricks, and obtain valuable one-on-one programming and design assistance in our lab. Choose which day is best for you — app developer day or game developer day.

Reimagine your apps on iOS 7 and take advantage of the new multitasking APIs, dynamic motion, iBeacon, and much more.

  • San Francisco

    Tuesday, Oct 8

    New York

    Tuesday, Oct 15

    Tokyo

    Wednesday, Nov 6

  • Shanghai

    Tuesday, Nov 12

    Berlin

    Thursday, Dec 12

    London

    Tuesday, Dec 17

Harness iOS 7 technologies in your games and get immersed in Sprite Kit, OpenGL ES, Game Controllers, and Game Center.

  • San Francisco

    Wednesday, Oct 9

    New York

    Wednesday, Oct 16

    Tokyo

    Thursday, Nov 7

  • Shanghai

    Wednesday, Nov 13

    Berlin

    Friday, Dec 13

    London

    Wednesday, Dec 18

Close Agenda
9 AM

App Developer Day Kickoff

Start the day with valuable recommendations for your iOS 7 development. Get inspired by the powerful new capabilities of iPhone 5s and gain key insights into creating next-generation apps on iOS 7.

10 AM

User Interface Design for iOS 7 Apps

iOS 7 sets a new standard for user interface design excellence and offers many opportunities for crafting immersive, delightful, and memorable user experiences. Discover how layering, tinting, Text Kit, motion effects, dynamics, and animation can make your apps more usable, unique, and intuitive.

11 AM

Architecting Modern Apps, Part 1

Learn the patterns that will help you quickly adopt new technologies and ensure that your app is taking full advantage of the latest devices and iOS capabilities. Dive into the details of moving to 64‑bit and see how your apps can tap into the Apple A7 processor.

12 PM

App Store Distribution and Marketing

Grab a quick lunch and dive into the business of marketing your apps on the App Store. Gain a better understanding of how apps get selected and featured on the App Store and key best practices for getting your app to a larger international audience. Learn how to align your marketing efforts and get details about the latest enhancements to iAd and iTunes Connect.

2 PM

Architecting Modern Apps, Part 2

See how technologies like Text Kit, Dynamics, and Auto Layout make it easy to build flexible, modern interfaces. Gain expanded control over your user interface with powerful new animation APIs to enable custom transitions.

3 PM

Integrating iOS 7 Technologies

New technologies in iOS 7 introduce many exciting opportunities for your apps. Learn to implement capabilities such as background downloading, silent push notifications, and iBeacon support. Gain valuable insights into how to use these cutting edge technologies while still supporting users who haven't upgraded yet.

4 PM

Security and Privacy in iOS 7

Securing your users’ personal and business information has never been more important and honoring your users’ privacy is paramount. Learn the best and latest techniques for app security and privacy and find out exactly how to use the keychain, data protection, secure transport, and identifier APIs most effectively.

5 PM

Hidden iOS 7 Development Gems

With such a wide variety of frameworks and APIs to choose from in Cocoa Touch, it's easy to miss some of the real gems. From tips for how to get the most out of Xcode 5 to harnessing the power of the Objective-C language to entire classes you might not have thought about using, everybody is sure to take away practical and useful tips and tricks to make developing iOS apps easier and more productive.

9 AM

Game Developer Day Kickoff

Start the day with valuable recommendations for your iOS 7 development. Get inspired by the powerful new capabilities of iPhone 5s and gain key insights into creating next-generation games on iOS 7.

10 AM

Advances in OpenGL ES 3.0

OpenGL ES provides access to the exceptional graphics power of the Apple A7. See how the innovations in OpenGL ES 3.0 deliver incredible graphics in games and other mobile 3D apps. Learn about advanced effects enabled by the latest API enhancements, and get specific tips and best practices to follow in your apps.

11 AM

Architecting Modern iOS Games

Learn the patterns that can help you quickly adopt new technologies and keep your games on the cutting edge. Understand how to use powerful constructs from UIKit to make your game feel at home on iOS. Dive into the details of moving to 64‑bit and see how your games can tap into the Apple A7 processor.

12 PM

App Store Distribution and Marketing

Grab a quick lunch and then dive into the business of marketing your apps on the App Store. Gain a better understanding of how apps get selected and featured on the App Store and key best practices for getting your app to a larger international audience. Learn to how to align your marketing efforts and get details about the latest enhancements to iAd and iTunes Connect.

2 PM

Developing 2D Games with Sprite Kit

Sprite Kit is a powerful graphics framework ready-made for developing 2D action games, platformers, puzzle games, and much more. Dive into the practical workflow of developing a 2D game and learn key details about the Sprite Kit API. Discover how to leverage built-in physics support to make animations look real, and learn about using particle systems to create essential game effects such as fire, snow, explosions, and smoke.

3 PM

Integrating iOS 7 System Technologies

Join us for a deep dive into new technologies in iOS 7 that can enable you to reduce your app’s bundle size, keep your apps in communication with your server, prevent game score tampering, and more. Gain valuable insights into best practices for building networked games. And protect your reputation by following best practices for security and privacy. Learn how to use these cutting edge iOS 7 technologies while still supporting users who haven't yet upgraded.

4 PM

Integrating iOS 7 Game Technologies

Tap into essential technologies to enhance the gameplay experience. Discover new techniques for managing players and tracking scores through Game Center, and get expert advice about the best practices to follow in your titles. Learn about the Game Controller framework and see how to take advantage of exciting new modes of input by adding support for physical game controllers.

5 PM

User Interface Design for iOS 7 Games

Truly outstanding iOS games go beyond addictive gameplay and beautiful graphics by presenting players with interfaces that are thoughtfully designed and carefully implemented. Receive practical advice about UI design and platform conventions that will make your game even more enjoyable.

How to Apply

Make sure you’re eligible.

To apply, you must be an iOS Developer Program member or iOS Developer Enterprise Program member, 13 years of age or older, as of the announcement of the iOS 7 Tech Talks (10 AM PDT, September 25, 2013). Attendees will be randomly selected from qualified applicants.

Sign in.

Make sure to sign in with the Apple ID associated with your iOS Developer Program membership. If you’re on multiple teams, select the team you’d like to use to apply. Developers between 13 and 17 years of age must have their submission completed by their parent or guardian who is an eligible member.

Choose your event and city.

There will be two events per city, one devoted to app developers and the other focusing on game developers. You’ll choose to attend either the app developer day or the game developer day. You may only apply for one day at the iOS 7 Tech Talks.

Submit your information.

We will let you know your status before your chosen event. Please do not make travel arrangements until your admission is confirmed.

Submissions are now closed.

Details

Attending Tech Talks

Content presented at the iOS 7 Tech Talks is subject to your Apple Developer Program agreements. Taking photographs, recording video, and engaging in any form of live blogging during the iOS 7 Tech Talks is expressly prohibited.

While all presentations will be in English, they will be simultaneously translated into Japanese in Tokyo and Mandarin in Shanghai.

Presentation Videos

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Badges

You must be 13 years of age or older to attend the iOS 7 Tech Talks. Attendees 18 years of age or older will be required to present a passport or other government-issued photo identification before obtaining a badge and being admitted to the iOS 7 Tech Talks. Attendees ages 13 to 17 must also provide identification to Apple, such as a passport or a current school ID, before obtaining a badge and being admitted to the iOS 7 Tech Talks.

You must wear your badge at all times to receive admittance to the iOS 7 Tech Talks. If requested by security, please display or provide additional identification.

Support

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All attendees must agree to the terms and conditions of the iOS 7 Tech Talks Attendance Policy.

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