Happy 10th Birthday, AppStore!

Ten years ago, on June 10 2008 Apple started the AppStore. With only a few hundred apps in the beginning it’s amazing to see to what it has grown today. Fantastic indie careers have been kicked off thanks to the AppStore. Many new startups are only successful because of the power of the AppStore. On this historical day, I decided to tell my personal AppStore story. This is about how I started to develop apps with iRedstone:

Introducing iRedpoint — The first Apple Watch Bouldering Fitness Tracker

Today I am publishing a new app on the AppStore: This time I combined two of my passions: My passion for climbing & bouldering and my passion for iOS development. iRedpoint iRedpoint is a fitness tracker for bouldering and climbing that uses the built-in sensors form the Apple Watch. While I developed this app I discovered how amazing and well-thought watchOS and the actual Apple Watch hardware already are – providing computing power for real-time machine learning analysis of accelerometer and gyroscope samples, the heart rate and the barometer.

WWDC 2016 — Apple Scholarship

It was a great and exhausting week at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco during the last days – with the scholarship orientation on Sunday, the big keynote on Monday and labs during the week. We got lots of questions answered during the week in the labs and met old friends from 2013, 2014 and 2015 again. Thanks for the great week and see you next year!

Apple Tech Talks in Berlin: All about Apple TV

Apple’s TechTalks in Berlin were a great opportunity to meet many WWDC friends from San Francisco again. The talks itself covered different important topics regarding AppleTV and tvOS app development.

WWDC 2015 — The epicenter of change.

It was great to experience Apple’s WWDC on a Apple scholarship with a strong focus on developers and great software releases. Meeting our friends at Apple and other companies in the Silicon Valley was amazing and we’re looking forward to seeing you again next year! At this year’s WWDC Apple showed the new OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, watchOS 2, Swift 2 and Apple Music – speaking of music: this is Larissa and me singing karaoke at a bar in San Francisco:

WWDC 2014 – Write the code. Change the world.

This week was totally inspiring and probably the best week of our life. It was great to get in touch with Apple engineers in the labs to get help with our app projects, especially iRedstone. Apple presented iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and the new Swift programming language. On top of that we met many great people, including Jony Ive and Craig Federighi! We’ll see you again next year!

WWDC 2013 – Where a whole new world is developing.

This week was amazing, exciting and exhausting! Everything started with a little scholarship picknick near to the golden gate bridge that Larissa and I organized. It was great to meet all the scholars already and talk about our expectations for the keynote and the whole week. This was also the place where the legendary scholarship group picture in front of the golden gate bridge has been taken: ![WWDC 2013 Group Picture: Larissa Laich, Ari Weinstein, Nick Frey, Arik Sosman, Rohan Kapur, Jaden Geller, Johannes Erschbammer, Peter Schreuder, Ethan Vaughan, Coulton Vento]