Interested in launching and monetizing an Android app or have an existing mobile app that you would like to monetize? Join us to learn more about In-app purchasing and monetizing your Android app.
Discover what In-app purchasing is, advantages and disadvantages, types of in-app purchases, and a high level description of how to implement it. There will also be discussions about placing advertisements in your Android app with Ad Mob.
The presenter will be Tim Burnham creator of Setlist Helper for Android and the companion website www.setlisthelper.com. There will be a demonstration of Setlist Helper for Android and the strategies used to monetize the app with In-app purchases and advertising.
There will also be discussions about Android development strategies to get beyond the “Hello world” app. This will provide a high level overview of Android development areas to focus your attention on.
Happy Hour – Tom Crawford, a former speaker at Mobile Monday Ann Arbor and many other venues, will present his new app, Happy Hour. This fun, easy-to-use app helps people find a great deal on their favorite drink at a nearby establishment. Finding and comparing happy hours can be difficult. Trying to find one that is going on now, near you, with your favorite drink is nearly impossible. Happy Hour solves that problem.
About the Presenters:
Tim Burnham is the creator of Setlist Helper for Android and www.setlisthelper.com. His interest for Android development was sparked when he wanted a simpler way to arrange songs and lyrics for live performance and practices. He is also a developer at Symantec where he works for the Enterprise Mobile Engineering team. Tim has over 13 years of commercial software development experience.
Tom Crawford – Tom Crawford is the owner, principal, and head cook of Moveable Bytes, a leading Ann Arbor-based mobile app developer. Moveable Bytes has designed and developed such popular apps as VizChef, OnStage Now!, LeaseCrunch, TechSmith FastTrack, and Return2Play. Moveable Bytes also just released Happy Hour, an app that helps you find the best deal on your favorite drink, close to you, right now.
Tom has also taught mobile app design and development at Michigan State University and through Develop Detroit. Before starting the current business, he was CEO of VizThink, an organization dedicated to the creation of a sustainable, global community of people who use any form of the visual arts for learning and communication.With an extensive background in technology, 2012 was Tom’s 25th year as a professional programmer. However, in 2000, his career began to diverge from enterprise systems design and implementation into corporate education, simulation, and gaming.
He spent 6 years at Root Learning starting the e-Learning team. Root’s strong use of art and metaphor introduced him to the power of visualization for learning and communication. He has developed extensive theories on interactivity, engagement, visualization, user interface and user experience design. In the past several years, Tom has run workshops on learning, simulations, visualization, communication, design, and development all over the world for thousands of people.