iPhone Magic at T2F Featuring Jahanzeb Sherwani
October 7, 2008 at 3:24 pm
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
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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