On April 20th, 2011, I presented AppUpdate for Android publicly for the first time at the Washington DC Mobile Developers Meetup, also known as MoDevDC.
It's a very professionally organized event run by Pete Erickson and feels more like a startup incubator than what one would think of as a meetup. It has sponsors and draws in an audience ranging from lone developers to attorneys, business leaders and notable figures in the tech world. It recently reached the 1000th member threshold. If you're doing anything in the mobile space in the Metro DC area you owe it to yourself to attend. This is /the/ place to be.
Pete has recently been stepping up his game. Each meetup is a bit more impressive than the previous one.
Part of these events are what Pete calls App Premiers where developers ranging from individuals to national level companies present new mobile apps they've developed. It's traditionally been a very informal thing. Somebody gets up and talks about their app in front of the group for a few moments and the event moves on.
I was very surprised and somewhat intimidated when I saw the film crew, the professional photographer, the podium and the sound system. Pete really outdid himself this time. This was not at all what I had prepared for.
After the presentation I asked Pete if I could get a copy of the video. After some time he did get his hands on it and chopped out each presentation.
We are still looking for Alpha Testers so if you have an Android 2.2 or later device and would like to give AppuUpdate a try, please friend me on facebook and send me your email address so I can send you the app.
Many thanks to our existing Alpha Testers. You guys have been invaluable and have presented us with a treasure trove of ideas on how to improve the app. We hope to be in beta soon with a general release at the end of this month.