Android Info Session event recap

Lisa Android, Blog, Meetup, New apps

TurnToTech had a very international crowd at the Android Info Session on Feb 1st that included countries across the globe (the U.S., Brazil, and Korea for example) that came together to learn more about our Android bootcamp. As diverse as it was, they all had one thing in common– the interest in app building. TurnToTech often hosts Info Sessions as a way of providing a preview into what programs are offered and how TurnToTech is different from other schools. While many schools teach coding, TurnToTech offers a more hands-on, project-based …

Read about the latest hackathon at TurnToTech

Lisa Blog, Hackathon, New apps

Congrats to our students Alique, Bobby, Emiko and Juliana for winning TurnToTech’s hackathon last week! Their mobile app was called QuizMaster, a one person Jeopardy game that quizzes users Jeopardy-style. Julianna did UI and design for questions page and debugging. Bobby made game design decisions and coding the game engine. He also did some debugging. Alique made game design decisions, got the song, and formatted the data to what the game requirements were. He too did some debugging. Emi added the Jeopardy theme music to the opening page, thought music …

TurnToTech alumnus launches a new app!

Lisa Alumni, Blog, iOS, New apps

Congratulations to TurnToTech alumnus, Daniel Nomura for the recent launch of his app on the iTunes store. It’s called SwoopParking and is designed for users to see when and where street cleaning is happening so that you can “swoop” a parking spot. We sat down with him to get the scoop on the Swoop! Who is this app for? My app is for anyone looking for parking in NYC. Swoop! displays a map that shows where street cleaning is going to finish at a given time, so that hopefully you can …

Listed below are some important app development trends for 2017:

Lisa Blog

Every day, a new mobile app development trend is coming in the market and thus, listed below are some important app development trends: Increase in Hybrid Technologies Developers are looking forward to using several tools like Sencha Touch, AngularJS, Ionic, Cordova and PhoneGap for agile hybrid app development projects. Citizen Developer’s Trend The main benefits of this trend are the high development speed, less development cost as well as an efficient use of existing resources. Attention on Security With the rising of mobile app industry, the number of security threats …

Alumni Spotlight: Adam Kornfield

Lisa Alumni, Blog, Interview, Success Story

  Meet Adam Kornfield, TurnToTech alumnus and the CTO/Co-founder of Baron Fig, a notebook company with products and accessories offered in a variety of styles, colors, and enhancements that would suit every creative type out there— (doodler, writer, stationery lover— they’ve got something for everyone. Adam and his team started out in 2013 and have since continued expanding in both print and digital. They wanted to provide the community with the same experience of productivity and creativity and have succeeded with the creation of their mobile apps, the Mosaic and …

A big win: First place for Best use of IBM Watson

Lisa Blog, Hackathon

Meet Julianne, Ezra and Albert. They were the team that won the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon held on Nov. 18th at Bathhouse Studios. They came together, collaborated and applied their expertise in mobile app development to plow through this hackathon and win first place for best use of IBM Watson. The whole team at TurnToTech is so proud of their hard work and victory, and feel especially proud as well because they are all TurnToTech grads! So let’s hear more about their stories and this Hackathon. We sat down with …

Meetup Recap: Protecting your digital privacy rights

Lisa Blog, iOS, Meetup

  Civic-tech project Voices and the grassroots Electronic Frontier Alliance led a Meetup at TurnToTech on Nov. 9th on a topic that almost anyone these days can identify with: your digital privacy rights! The three speakers, Abi Hassen, Nathan Sheard and John Bogil are active leaders in the community who support social justice causes and movements for political rights. They started the event with a lively discussion on how our online presence and digital footprints are matters to pay close attention to, and presented some resources and tools available to …

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Intro to iOS Development, Part of our DIY Series

Lisa Blog, iOS, Meetup

Last night’s Meetup at TurnToTech, the Intro to iOS Development (part of our DIY Series; Build an iOS App in 3 Hours), was a great success. Thanks to everyone who attended! The event was a beginner workshop but we had a group of people of all skill levels, expertise and industry experience overall. Patrick Sanders led an engaging workshop where everyone had a chance to interact with one another, share ideas and even participate in some creative, critical thinking with mini-exercises. From the looks of it, everyone had a great …

Women in iOS: A Firebase Database Workshop

Lisa Blog, iOS, Meetup

There’s always a TurnToTech graduate out there that’s putting their knowledge and skills yet again to good use in technology and mobile app development — not to mention buzz and energy for causes that make a difference in our world. Meet Julianne Goyena, one of our alumna, who recently teamed up with iOSoho, New York City’s largest iOS Engineer Meetup, to lead a Firebase workshop at TurnToTech. The event focused on demonstrating how easy it is to implement Firebase in iOS apps and actually brought forth a great deal of …