601 Townsend St
San Francisco, California CA

iPhone Developers Camp is an upcoming gathering, inspired by BarCamp, SuperHappyDevHouse, and MacHack, to develop web-based applications and optimize web sites for iPhone. It is a non-commercial event, organized by volunteers, with attendance free to all. By the completion of the weekend event, a number of iPhone-ready web applications and web sites will be launched to the public. The event will be held in the Bay Area (California), and out-of-town guests are welcome.

Attendees will include web designers, developers, testers, and iPhone owners, all working together over the weekend to improve the web experience for iPhone. Development projects will include both solo and team efforts. While some attendees will wish to work solo during the event, we encourage attendees to team up, based on expertise, to work in ad-hoc project development teams. All attendees should be prepared to work on a development project during the event. You do not need to own an iPhone to attend (although, a large number of iPhones at the event will make the development and testing process much easier).

Attendees will be able to:

* Create new web applications for iPhone.
* Optimize existing web applications for iPhone.
* Migrate Dashboard Widgets to web-based widgets for iPhone.
* Test and optimize web sites for iPhone.

The event is being held the week following the public release of iPhone, to allow prospective attendees some time to acquire an iPhone. This also allows early-acquirers the opportunity to do some experimentation before attending the event.

iPhoneDevCamp is not affiliated with Apple, Inc.

Official Website: http://barcamp.org/iPhoneDevCamp

Added by factoryjoe on June 17, 2007



I might be able to work in a Saturday morning arrival.


Probably need to correct the dates on this -- it says that it is running through AUGUST 8th on my iCal.


Whoops, good catch! Fixed!


I think I might fly up for this, hopefully with phone in hand.


I think I might just have to show up brieflly with BlackBerry in hand, testing "web sites optimized for iPhone" just to make sure they degrade gracefully and checking them overall POSHness .

tom ferris

Ill be going forsure.. :) Gonna need some help optimizing ThemeMyPhone.com


I heard all iPhone sales will not need any rep to service you, just sell it over the counter and iTunes will handle the phone activation.


@tantek: exactly. The whole point is to push the open web as the iPhone platform! No proprietary technologies needed (read: Flash -- hardware is another issue altogether!).


no, to make sure they are enhanced progressively!


@tantek, @factoryjoe: I may do the same with my SideKick. It's amazing how many sites could easily but don't work because of some sort of optimization. I don't need mobile web, just don't break unnecessarily.


I may swing in tonight, depends when I can get into the city.


this thing tonight is 6pm till when?


@xian - till 6pm..... duh?!


Does it matter when you come? I'm thinking of coming after 11 pm tonight (Friday)...