This was a very good year for me professionally. Lots of memorable moments.
First, I went to my first WWDC this year (thanks to Movile). I had a great time there and learnt a lot. I really hope I can go to the next one (how long will the tickets last?).
Another great highlight for me was that I finally released my first personal app: Onde Passa?. It’s very focused on the Brazilian market and it’s been a good experiment to learn more about the market (things like ASO, monetization, etc). It’s been even feature on the home of Globo.com, the major communication channel in Brazil.
Back to my daily job, PlayKids got a lot of love this year. We’ve expanded to other countries (such as USA and England) and we’ve been making appearances in the press (even TechCrunch). Also, Apple nominated our app as “Editor Choice” and as a “Runner-up” for “App of the Year” in the Brazilian App Store.
Talking about Brazil, I was also one of the responsible for an event for iOS developers - the first one to talk about iOS 7 in Brazil.
We organized it because there aren’t regular events about iOS in Brazil (like US has CocoaConf, 360i,…) and we thought that more people thought like that.
The tickets were sold faster than we thought and we now have an answer for the question that we’re asking ourselves: “Are there enough iOS developers interested in this kind of event in Brazil?”. The answer is YES.
There are some information about how the event was on MacMagazine (in Portuguese).
Now it’s our job to keep it running and create a tradition!
Finally, I’ve written two articles for RayWenderlich.com: 25 iOS App Performance Tips & Tricks and Easily Overlooked New Features in iOS 7. They were both well received by the readers and the first one was even featured on iOS Dev Weekly #88!
Let’s see what is coming in 2014. One thing is sure: I’m getting a Google Glass. I wonder how much I’ll suffer to develop something for it ;)