Media Release: Planet of the apps

On November 8th – 10th, Dundee will host the first ever International App Development Conference (or AppCon), plus a free 48-hour ‘AppJam’.

The app conference will cover all aspects of designing, developing and deploying apps – across all platforms – mobile and online – including the iPhone, Android and Facebook.

Says a spokesperson: “Featuring speakers from around the world, panels, workshops and sessions aimed at those interested in, or already active in these rapidly evolving app markets.

“Alongside the conference, is a free AppJam – offering designers and developers the chance to create and build a new and original app in only two days. The apps will be seen by conference delegates, judged by a panel of industry experts and given advice on deployment and getting the finished apps out into the global market.

“Part of the week long NEoN festival, taking place in Dundee, the AppCon is being masterminded by Dundee College, alongside project and industry partners.”

Andy McKenzie, the project manager: Creative Industries for Dundee College, said: “The various Application markets have exploded in the last few months, opening up new opportunities and channels for designers, developers and creators.

“These new markets are changing the way consumers, businesses and organisations access data, use devices and interact with services.

“The AppCon brings together many of the world’s leading platform providers, industry experts and pioneers in these exciting new areas, to explore the future of apps.

“The AppJam is a practical, hands-on event, which challenges developers to design and build their own app in only 48 hours.

“We’ve already had a great deal of interest and hope to see some unique and fascinating new ideas take shape during the AppJam.”

Tickets for the AppCon will be on sale very soon. Prices are as follows:

£99 + VAT Early bird special available until 4th October. £125 + VAT Thereafter

£30 + VAT Special student rate (limited number available)

Tickets covering both the AppCon AND the wider NeoN festival will also be available:

£150 + VAT Early bird special available until 4th October. £175 + VAT Thereafter
£50 + VAT Special student rate (limited number available)

More information, speakers, sessions and the schedule for the AppCon, plus entry forms, terms and conditions for the AppJam can be found online at

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