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You are invited to a free live webcast--A Preview of iPhoneLive, Presented by Bill Dudney & Raven Zachary, program co-chairs for the O'Reilly iPhoneLive Conference

Press release: October 8, 2008

In this live, online event, Bill Dudney and Raven Zachary share a preview of the presentations they'll give at the upcoming iPhoneLive Conference taking place November 18 in San Jose. Following this preview, you'll have plenty of time to ask questions about the current state and future of iPhone application development.

Bill's topic is Introduction to iPhone Development. Looking to get started on iPhone development? Bill will show you how to build iPhone apps from the basics to the beautiful. In this presentation, Bill will cover some of the demo apps that will be covered in the talk and show you the tools needed to build them. Join the webcast and get a head start on Bill's talk!

Raven will cover App Store Licensing Models in which he evaluates the current pricing conditions, advertising strategies, and pricing strategies for iPhone apps. This topic is crucial for anyone planning to make money in the iPhone application market.

Date: Tuesday, October 14 at 10am PDT (17:00 GMT)
Cost: Free
Duration: Approx. 60 minutes
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About Bill Dudney
Bill Dudney is a software developer and entrepreneur currently building software for the iPhone. Bill started his computing career on a NeXT cube with a magneto-optical drive running NeXTStep 0.9. Over the years, Bill migrated into the Java world, where he worked on building cool enterprise software. But he never forgot his roots, and how much fun it was to write software that did cool things for normal people. Bill's current projects include two books, 'Core Animation, for OSX and the iPhone' and 'iPhone SDK Development' and 3 casual games on the Apple App Store. You can follow him on his blog or on Twitter @bdudney.

About Raven Zachary
Raven Zachary helps people create, develop, and launch iPhone products and services. He also is a Contributing Analyst with The 451 Group. Raven is Program Co-Chair for the O'Reilly Media conference iPhoneLive, and is the founder of iPhoneDevCamp, a not-for-profit iPhone developer conference. He is currently advising a number of companies on iPhone strategy and product development. Raven recently lead Platial's launch of their native iPhone application, Nearby, which was a top 20 free application in the App Store during July 2008. He is regularly quoted by the press about the iPhone and is a frequent conference speaker on the topic. Raven's iPhone pursuits can be viewed at and he can be followed on Twitter, @ravenme.

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About O’Reilly

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