San Francisco has been abuzz with iOS Developers who have descended upon the city like Walkers for Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference. Apple reported this week that there are 650,000 apps in the app store with 225,000 being made specifically for the iPad. They also have over 400 million accounts in the iTunes ecosystem, and 30-billion apps have been downloaded and $5-billion has been paid to developers since the app store launched in the summer of 2008. – Now that is a great reason to celebrate.
And, celebrate we did!
InMobi teamed up with our friends at Appcelerator, Box, uTest, and VentureBeat to host the Generation Mobile party this week at Jillian’s. The party generated 700+ attendees over the course of the night that included a nice mix of mobile developers, ecosystem partners, senior IT execs, founders, VCs, tech press, and WWDC attendees.
The event included live photo sharing from the photo booth captured up on the jumbo screens, “Gen-tinis”, sliders and as added entertainment, Bravo TV came out to film the new reality show “Silicon Valley” focused on startups and being produced by Randi Zuckerberg. The theme of the show is to captures the intertwining lives of young professionals on the path to becoming Silicon Valley’s next great success stories. All we saw was some fake crying, a sibling spat and shattered glass when the “reality” star threw down a glass to make her point. Thie show hasn’t aired yet, if I were you, I’d stick to Top Chef.
See you next year.