iPhone Magic at T2F Featuring Jahanzeb Sherwani

October 7, 2008 at 3:24 pm 11 comments

Here’s an opportunity one doesn’t get often. Meet brilliant young Jahanzeb Sherwani, the first developer from Pakistan whose application has been accepted into Apple’s iPhone App store! Yup that’s right – I did say Apple’s iPhone App store. Where are those cynics who continue to claim that there is nothing innovative coming out of Pakistan?

T2F promises that this will be a magical and exciting evening devoted to developing applications for the iPhone. Wow! All you budding developers out there – or even those experienced ones who have been looking at developing for the iPhone – this is certainly an opportunity  not be missed.

Jaadu is a groundbreaking application for the iPhone and iPod touch that lets you control your computer from wherever you are in the world.

Jahanzeb is not only going to show us how Jaadu works, he will talk about life as an indie iPhone developer and his experience in selling applications through the App Store. He has  especially expresed a desire to guide other budding developers and entrepreneurs who are interested in pursuing similar opportunities.  Does it sound like a dream come true? Well, I think it is and so should you.

Jahanzeb is a final year PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University and is working on speech interfaces for emerging markets in South Asia. He believes speech interfaces can be a revolutionary medium of interaction for a massive cell-phone consumer base that has, for the most part, not been able to tap into the digital revolution.
Over the past year, he has worked with HANDS (a Pakistani NGO) to design, develop and test a telephone-based spoken interface in Sindhi for health information access by low-literate community health workers. This should inspire many who are interested in the use of technology for development.
Jahanzeb received his undergraduate degree from LUMS, where he studied computer science and social sciences, and also co-founded the LUMS Music Society. Those who are regulars at T2F might have caught him there playing John Lennon’s “Imagine” on his guitar. A truly multi-faceted, multi-talented young man. Let us go meet him at T2F.
Date: Saturday, 11th October 2008
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs. 100
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
6-C, Prime Point Building, Phase 7, Khayaban-e-Ittehad, DHA, Karachi
538-9273 | 0300-823-0276 | info@t2f.biz
Map: http://www.t2f.biz/location
Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.

This event is brought to you in association with TiE Karachi.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eric Lee  |  October 7, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I found your site on Google and read a few of your other entires. Nice Stuff. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

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  • 3. Khurram  |  October 7, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    This is a great news. Though my lahore based startup is providing IPhone development expertise , but i never knew that a Pakistani is behind “Jaadu”. I must mention state that Jaadu is amongst very few applications over Apple store that are priced above 20 US $.

    Great Work !

  • 4. Jehan  |  October 7, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Yeah Khurram all of us have reason to be proud of Jahanzeb and his accomplishment. I am going to try and see if he is prepared to do a talk in Lahore and/or Islamabad as well so he can connect with guys like you.

    If not, I am sure we can convince Sabeen to put up a recording on YouTube.

  • 5. Babar  |  October 7, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    This is awesome. Jahanzeb is doing really cool work on speech interfaces!

  • 6. Obaid  |  October 7, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Congratulations to Jahanzeb.

    Its an interesting application. I have been developing a few applications for clients but since they are client’s application I can’t claim as mine.. but certainly they are on the appstore now..


    This is good that we have talent in Pakistan..

  • 7. عمار - aMmAr  |  October 8, 2008 at 5:36 am

    I am quite excited to attend this event on Saturday, It will be woodstock for nerds 🙂

  • 8. Abdul Hye Fahad  |  October 8, 2008 at 5:57 am

    being a Software Engr my self. I can v well understand..
    Sir g tusii chaa choo gyae ho 🙂

  • 9. Fariha Akhtar  |  October 11, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Jehan, please convince Sabeen to put up the recording because that’d be of help to all those who are unable to attend the event including Karachites like me as well 🙂

  • 10. muma  |  April 18, 2009 at 7:46 am

    your long lost brother

  • 11. Pakistan Apple App – Jaadu (magic) « Reformistan  |  July 2, 2010 at 7:29 am

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