With early registration reduced-rate passes rapidly running out, GDC sister event App Developers Conference organizers have announced two new talks in the Design & UI Discipline: internet radio service Pandora's transition from web to mobile app, along with Samsung Galaxy and LG Optimus powering Immersion on tactile design for mobile users.
From the creators of the largest and longest-running game professional-focused Game Developers Conference (GDC), the brand new App Developers Conference (ADC) offers professionals a venue to share their knowledge about building, designing, marketing, and selling their apps. ADC will run November 5th-7th at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be co-located with GDC Next.
In 'Pandora: Making the Successful Transition from Web to App,' CTO Tom Conrad will share how to design a best in class experience when the primary use case is for the user's ears. His session will also explore how Pandora has designed, scaled, and monetized for mobile, achieving cross-platform success by being laser-focused on the simplicity of the core product.
In 'Enhancing the User Experience Through Good Tactile Design,' haptic technology evangelist with Immersion Bob Heubel will discuss the value of touch design in mobile projects as well as core design principles to follow when implementing mobile tactile effects. He will provide gaming and non-gaming examples with hands-on tactile demonstrations for the audience to try out themselves.
These sessions join a number of high-profile, previously announced talks, all of which are now available on our expanding and interactive Session Scheduler. Recently added sessions include analytics platform Mixpanel on how to collect and use analytics data to give your devs a competitive edge, and Tumblr on bad habits for mobile software developers.
Registration is now open for ADC and the co-located GDC Next, and the first 500 attendees who sign up (with many of the seats already taken up) can save over 30% on ADC, GDC Next, or a combined VIP All Access Pass. For all the latest news on ADC, subscribe for updates via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS. Also, check out GDC Next's recently-announced talks: Sega's move to free-to-play with Sonic and veteran Tom Hall (DOOM, Rise Of The Triad) on Diner Dash's mobile efforts.