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Ian Thain

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For latest iPhone, Mobility & Sybase articles check out http://ianthain.ulitzer.com and at Twitter @ithain As one of the Sybase Tools Technical Evangelist, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. He is also Tech Chair of iPhone Development Summit 2009 - New York (June) and San Francisco (September). In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solu... (more)

iOS 4 Will Increase Enterprise Adoption...

AT&T has pre-sold 600,000 iPhone 4 devices - in fact they suspended pre-orders after one day due to overwhelming demand. With the massive interest in the iPhone, we know that new phones will be in enterprises in a matter of weeks.  In addition, the number of current iPhone users who already use their devices in the Enterprise, that will upgrade the OS on their current device will be very significant. Yesterday Sybase made a significant announcement regarding Afaria and its support for Apple's new iOS 4 Operating System.  iOS 4 was publicly released on June 21st, and in conjunctio... (more)

What Do iPhone Developers Think of SDK 3.0 and the OS?

iPhone 3.0... Three days in and 100 Polled Its now been three days since the announcement of the iPhone 3.0 SDK and OS from Apple, ample time for the eager developers and users to have made their mind up. In fact I set a Linkedin Poll as soon as the announcement finished and already have had over 100 responses. I have felt a bit like a reporter following President Obama's first 100 days in office and we all know first impresstions count, so whats the score? Firstly, not surprisingly to me, nobody polled thought that Apple did not deliver the goods with this announcement and only ... (more)

Five Days to SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit

We now have just 5 days until SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York's Roosevelt Hotel. During the now two-day event, there will be nine presenters as well as exhibitors, such as Sybase Today I give the spotlight to two more of our presenters: Mastering View Controllers - Ernie Svehla - Chief Architect, IntelliObject In this session we take a detailed look at best practices for leveraging the various view controllers bundled with the iPhone SDK. We start off with a quick review of the critical role view controllers play in the development of iPhone applications then dive int... (more)

Four Days to SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit

We now have just 4 days until SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York's Roosevelt Hotel (June 22-23). During the two-day event, there will be nine presenters as well as exhibitors such as Sybase Here are another two presenters to whet your appetite iPhone Development in an Enterprise Environment - Travis Siegfried - Application Developer, IBM The Apple iPhone is a rapidly growing piece of technology today. With the diverse built-in utilities already available for use within the device, the creation of software applications for the iPhone are endless. This is not just availa... (more)