To emphasize our focus in mobile app development, my company DyCode became one of the sponsor on "Nasional Seminar of Mobile Development: The Future of Mobile Application" that was held in Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta on April 17, 2011. Beside DyCode, this event also sponsored by Nokia, Axis, and other local companies in Jogja.
In that seminar, I delivered a talk about Mobile Application Development. I talked about various mobile application development platforms, Windows Phone 7 and iOS, among other things. I also gave demos of how to start creating apps in those platforms.
But on this seminar I gave something new and fresh for the audience who mostly are students, and different from the other seminars that I used to speak. I made a demo of how to make a remote control app for a Parrot AR.Drone, a quadrocopter (helicopter with 4 rotor). Then I played the drone all around the hall with the app that I just built. Awesome! I create the apps in iOS and Symbian. Too bad can't do it in WP7 for now, as WP7 doesn't support Socket yet, something that's mandatory to communicate with AR.Drone.
The audience seemed very excited, because they could see an app that's fun and real, and demoed in the realtime. Hopefully, with the excitement like that will encourage them to start make mobile apps.
AR.Drone is waiting to fly
Thanks UNY and Jogja for the excitement!