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Appdevcon and Appril 2022 are a wrap!

Appdevcon 2022: an epic edition Appdevcon 2022 is a wrap! What a great edition it was—again! The most experienced speakers and influencers in the world of app development treated our attendees to a range of inspiring talks and training sessions. People from all over the world found their way to Amsterdam to join, connect and get informed. Slowly, the photos and videos of this year’s event have been made available. Do you want to check them out? You will find the photos here: Conference day Tutorial day Training day 1 Training day 2 Of course, we also invite you [...]

July 28th, 2022|Categories: News|

Meet our organiser and sponsor Egeniq

We would like you to meet Egeniq. Egeniq is one of the organisers and sponsors of Appdevcon. Together with Appril, they host the biggest app development event in The Netherlands. In this interview, we speak with Jessica Henneman, their project manager and marketeer. Can you tell us something about your company? “We are a company that develops exciting apps, responsive websites, and back-end APIs. We create apps for any platform or device. Our company consists of real experts who can take on any technical challenge. We make working in app development fun. Our team is loyal, involved and always [...]

June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, Appril, News|

Practical information for Appdevcon Conference attendees (Friday)

On Friday, 500 app developers will gather in Pathé Amsterdam Noord for a day of learning and meeting new friends. In this post we’ll share some practical information regarding the conference day on Friday. If you also have a ticket for the tutorial day, read the Practical Info For Tutorial Attendees too. Travel The main conference is in Pathé Amsterdam Noord. (Google Maps Link) If you come by car, there are several public parkings in the area of the cinema; P1 is the nearest (but also the smallest). Since parking in Amsterdam is expensive, we recommend using public transport instead. The [...]

June 20th, 2022|Categories: News|

Appdevcon / Appril 2022 is on its way

This week is finally here. Together with around 550 other attendees, we expect you in the coming days at Appdevcon / Appril 2022. For four days, we organize various training sessions, tutorials and presentations. We look forward to welcoming you to Holiday Inn Express - Arena Towers and Pathé Amsterdam Noord in Amsterdam. For every app developer and enthusiast, there are several interesting sessions to attend. But how do you find the training sessions, tutorials or presentations that you should not miss? With our Appdevcon and Apppril app of course!The Appdevcon appA conference organized by and for app developers; of [...]

June 19th, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, Appril, News|

Building an Android app with Jetpack Compose and Firebase

This is the first part of a series of articles that dive into creating a new Android application from scratch using Jetpack Compose for the user interface and some other tools offered by Google, like Firebase Authentication, Crashlytics, Cloud Firestore and Hilt. In this first part, we will take a look at what you can do with this app, how it is structured and what technologies we will be covering in this series. In part 2, we will look at Firebase Authentication and how it helps us to implement the sign up and login flows. In part 3, we [...]

June 19th, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, News|

This is an interview with one of the sponsors, Bitrise.

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your company and what you do?A: Bitrise is a Mobile DevOps platform, featuring fully hosted CI/CD for mobile and countless ways to automate mobile development and release processes.Q: What are your key objectives and goals?A: We want to help mobile product organizations – so the engineers, but also QA, DevOps, release managers, and more – release with confidence more often and maximize the impact they generate through their appsQ: What does your company bring to the app development market? What is your USP?A: We're the world's only Mobile DevOps platform and have [...]

June 19th, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, Appril, News|

A technical app challenge? Yes, please!

Egeniq is one of the leading app development agencies in the Netherlands. We are at the forefront of innovation and distinctive techniques. We also provide companies with app consultancy, i.e., analysing your app (ideas) or reviewing an app that is already under development, has just been implemented, or has been in the air for years. If you want to make sure that your app works perfectly, we help companies with technical advice. We can show you what can be improved at each stage of an app’s lifecycle. In addition, we can present alternatives and outline what you can expect [...]

June 16th, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, News|

What’s On Appdevcon

Check out the superb activities taking place at this year’s Appdevcon conference. Live keynote speakers Each day, inspiring keynote speakers, outstanding in the world of app development, deliver compelling speeches to our attendees. They will encourage you, as an app developer, to further improve and innovate in your career. You’ll gain practical insights and boost your professional advancement. Presentations Wherever you are in your career, whether you are a starter or a senior, this year’s presentations will give you the information you need to move up the ladder. Pioneers, leaders and influencers will dive deep into business, app and [...]

June 13th, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, Appril, News|

This is an interview with one of the speakers, Marina Coelho.

Q: I hear you also have a workshop? What is this about? A: Yes! Me and Rosário Fernandes, another Developer Relations Engineer from Firebase, will run a Workshop called “Releasing and Monitoring your Android app with Firebase”. We will show how Firebase helps developers to release their Android apps for different audiences, monitor performance and track crashes. The Firebase products we are going to use in this Workshop are Test Lab, App Distribution, Performance Monitoring and Crashlytics. Q: Which office are you based in? A: I am based in the 6 Pancras Square office in London. It’s a big [...]

June 8th, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, Appril, News|

The appdevcon 2022 schedule is complete

We’re happy that this year we can organize a live Appdevcon event again. A conference full of inspiring sessions on app development. From June 21 - 24 we expect over 500 app enthusiasts to visit our conference in Amsterdam. This year we have a partnership with the Appril Festival which is held on the same date in the same venue. A ticket always gives access to sessions of either event, so whether you are an app developer, designer, product owner or app marketeer, you’ll find sessions that are relevant for you, from renowned speakers such as Graham Lee, Ellen [...]

June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, Appril, News|

Ontdek alles over apps tijdens Appdevcon & Appril Festival 2022

Werk jij aan een app? Dan hebben we iets spectaculairs voor je! Na drie jaar mogen we eindelijk weer een live event organiseren. Anders dan in eerdere edities bundelen Appdevcon en het Appril festival dit jaar hun krachten. En dat levert extra veel inspiratie en verrassingen op! Voor iedereen die werkt aan het tot stand komen van een app, hebben we het nodige in petto. Of je nu App developer, UX designer of Product owner bent. Wat kan je verwachten? Tijdens de presentaties en workshops komen allerlei thema’s voorbij. Denk aan architectuur, development, design, app store promotie en het [...]

May 4th, 2022|Categories: Appril, News|

How Our iOS Team Built the SwiftUI SDK Message List

Over the years, in-app chat has evolved from a simple, text-based mechanism to a social feed-like experience replete with images, GIFs, videos, reactions, and more. But what’s required under the hood to power such an experience? Apart from the rich feature set, chats need to be very responsive in order to update data correctly based on real-time events, especially in larger chats, such as live streams or group messages. In addition to responsiveness, chats must be quite performant in terms of scrolling, memory usage, and performance in general. These were challenges we had to consider when we started building [...]

April 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|

Become a sponsor of Appdevcon & Appril 2022

Do you want your brand to be known as a superpower within app development? Then become a sponsor of Appdevcon & Appril 2022! Appdevcon is the conference for app developers. Here we share the latest technical insights, innovative solutions and special knowledge of inspiring speakers. It is a unique opportunity to meet each other in real life. Especially now that the conference is being combined with the Appril festival: an inspiring event that brings together the development, business and design aspects of the app world. Why become a sponsor of Appdevcon & Appril 2022? If you contribute to this extra [...]

March 18th, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, Appril, News|

Why attend Appdevcon

“Appdevcon is a powerful, inspiring meeting of app developers for app developers.” The latest technical insights When you visit Appdevcon, you will listen to various keynote speakers and participate in interesting masterclasses and interactive workshops. The way to stay informed of the latest technical insights. Learn from heavyweights Leading developers from across the technology sector in the broadest sense of the word share their views on the challenges, solutions and opportunities for the future of the European technology sector. Discover emerging technologies Discover how the technology contributes to building resilience. Resilience that enables organizations and economies to respond faster and [...]

March 16th, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, News|

Appdevcon & Appril 2022 dates and call for presentations

It's been 3 years since we last met for Appdevcon & Appril. We have fond memories of that last time in 2019. It was so sad that 2020 had to go online and 2021 was skipped. But we're finally in a state that we can plan another 'real' Appdevcon event! This year, we will organize Appdevcon from June 20-24 2022. The summer weather will hopefully be favourable to the covid situation, and hosting it after Google I/O and Apple WWDC will ensure we can incorporate up to date, current content. Ticket holders of the 2020 event who haven't converted [...]

March 16th, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, Appril, News|

Explore Amsterdam

When you are in Amsterdam for Appdevcon or Appril, it is also highly recommended to discover bustling Amsterdam. Amsterdam is one of the most popular attractions in the Netherlands for a reason. In addition to the world-famous iconic canals, the Anne Frank House and the Royal Palace on Dam Square, Amsterdam is also known for great food. Explore the restaurants in Amsterdam We have listed the tastiest, nicest or most special restaurants for you to make your trip to Appdevcon and Amsterdam even more worthwhile. MADAM Restaurant MADAM is located on the 20th floor of the A'DAM Tower. The [...]

January 28th, 2022|Categories: Appdevcon, Appril, News|

Appril Festival 2020 a recap

Appril festival has been over for quite a while now. But it could be the case that you couldn’t attend all our excellent seminars or that you want to revisit one or two seminars. That’s why we have made this summary of all the 2020 seminars, so you can pick and choose which seminar you want to revisit. Accessible apps Dennie Declercq Want to start building apps for people with disabilities but don’t know where to start? In this session, Dennie covers everything to start right now! There are many people with learning disabilities around the world. There are also [...]

August 25th, 2021|Categories: News|

Free e-book about Apps and Law

Thanks to one of our contacts, we are able to share this new free e-book about Apps & Law. There is also a dutch version. Here is more information about the book: Creating an app always starts with an idea. During the development process from idea to app, many topics need to be addressed, including legal issues. And although legal issues might not always come to mind from the start, we recommend that you do consider them from the very beginning. On the one hand, an app must comply with applicable laws and regulations, including those regarding privacy. However, [...]

August 25th, 2021|Categories: News|

Appdevcon; for and by app developers

Appdevcon is the annual meeting by app developers, for app developers. Due to the corona crisis, organizer Egeniq has chosen to offer the conference largely online. You can attend various sessions from Thursday 24 September. Whether you are an Android, iOS, Windows, Web or TV or another app developer, there is something for everyone! On September 24, the online version of Appdevcon will be kicked off by Jovche Mitrejchevski. He tells all the ins and outs about TDD on Android. You can indulge yourself as an app developer until December 10, because there are several sessions that you can [...]

September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Appdevcon, News|

Appdevcon postponed to 2021

We announced a while ago that the dates for the Appdevcon would be moved to September. September seemed so far off back then, but the Corona crisis is far from over. Although measures are being relaxed in The Netherlands, many of our speakers and attendees are in countries where the Corona virus is far from gone. Because of this, we have decided that the sensible thing to do is to postpone Appdevcon to 2021. Meanwhile, we will do a number of online sessions with speakers that are willing to deliver an online version of their talk. We have seen mixed [...]

July 16th, 2020|Categories: Appdevcon, News|

Advantages and disadvantages of being a developer

A career with a high salary, solving world problems every day and appreciation from society. Working as a developer seems to be the holy grail. However, there are also disadvantages to working as a developer. We have listed the most mentioned advantages and disadvantages for you here. Handy to explain exactly what you do on birthdays. Or if you have the skills and are considering doing something with it. Egeniq makes smart apps for various platforms and devices, such as smartphones and wearables. We think it is important that it makes you happy. Because we also know the advantages [...]

March 12th, 2020|Categories: News|

Important Update: Appdevcon 2020 postponed to September 15-18

It is with great regret that this morning we had to decide to postpone Appdevcon 2020 to September (new dates: 15-18 September 2020). Until today we planned to just make the best of it but with the current speed of events, it's just not feasible to continue to focus on next week. Despite the governments recommendation that events may proceed as planned, we believe it's in everyone's best interest if we don't put people at risk.Already purchased tickets will remain valid for September. If however you would rather be refunded, we offer a full refund of your ticket. (In that [...]

March 5th, 2020|Categories: Appdevcon, News|

“Our app will become our main channel”

"Delivering results as a team, using the right tool at the right time; it never gets old." In short, that's what Jeroen Leenarts (40) loves about his job. He is part of the team working on the iOS app for Centraal Beheer, a subsidiary of Achmea, the largest insurance company in the Netherlands. You can read more about it in his blog."People sometimes ask, 'how important can an app be?' Well, I fully expect the Centraal Beheer app to become our main channel for all contact with existing and new customers, which says something about the importance of the current [...]

March 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|

I’m working on an app for hundreds of thousands of users

"I'm part of a large team working with a lot of tools on an app for a lot of customers. It's tremendously educational." It's no surprise that Hylke Bron (27) enjoys his work as an app developer at Achmea, the largest insurance company in the Netherlands. He works on Centraal Beheer’s Android app. Read his blog and you will understand why he enjoys it so much. "What technology and tools do you use?” is often the first question my peers ask me. Well, here goes: We work according to the industry standards for the Android app, i.e. Native Android, [...]

February 12th, 2020|Categories: News|

Diversity scholarship tickets for Appdevcon 2020

Thanks to a gracious sponsorship by JetBrains we are able to hand out 10 free diversity tickets to Appdevcon 2020. Scholarships are available for anyone in an underrepresented group in tech. This includes (but is not limited to): women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, disabled people, and people facing economic or social hardships. If we receive more applications than we have tickets available we will raffle the tickets among the entries. Since we want to keep this as fair as possible we will initially only ask for your email address. If we assign you one of the tickets we will contact [...]

February 4th, 2020|Categories: News|

App developer at Achmea: “Almost biting off more than you can chew”

A nice job, a decent employer and close to home, even. Wouldn’t we all like to have that? Hylke Bron (27) and Jeroen Leenarts (40) had the same dream but they actually made it happen. Both of them now work for Achmea, the largest Dutch insurance company. Every day Achmea, together with her power brands ‘Centraal Beheer’, ‘Interpolis’ and ‘Zilveren Kruis’ aim for a better quality of life for 10 million customers. Hylke and Jeroen work as app developers for Achmea IT on the Centraal Beheer customer app. Hylke focuses on the Android side of things while Jeroen works [...]

January 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

Achmea proud to be sponsor of Appdevon 2020

Achmea is proud to be sponsor of the 9th edition of Appdevcon, that takes place between 10 and 13 March 2020 in Amsterdam. At Achmea we help people to deal with risks as well as possible. With major brands such as Centraal Beheer, Interpolis, FBTO and Zilveren Kruis we are leading in the world of insurance. We have been leading for 200 years. And ... that's what we still hope to be doing in 200 years. Our customer’s happiness: that’s our commitment. Insuring has everything to do with feeling good, we are convinced of that. We live in a world [...]

January 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|

PARK NOW now platinum sponsor Appdevcon 2020!

PARK NOW connects with Appdevcon in 2020! PARK NOW will be the platinum sponsor of the 9th edition of Appdevcon, which Egeniq will organize from 10 to 13 March 2020. The history of the PARK NOW Group begins in 2000 with phone and text parking in the city of Groningen, in the Netherlands. Since then, we have grown to be the world’s leading provider of on-demand mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. Our apps are constantly refined to be faster and simpler to use, and we are now moving into car dashboards. This 9th edition promises to be a [...]

December 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

Interview with Steven de Lange from aFrogLeap

Question 1: 12 years of app development, what have you been doing all these years? I haven’t been working on just apps (to keep the record straight). I started off designing and developing Flash websites and banners. After flash died (rip, my dear friend), I shifted towards designing websites with a strong focus on e-commerce. This turned out to be a very educational period because e-commerce obliges you to think about the User Experience more than anything else. After roughly 7 years I jumped into the world of VR to work on some projects that were built for the [...]

March 25th, 2019|Categories: Appril, News|

Interview with IceMobile’s Bart Soeters

Question 1: 12 years of app development, what have you been doing all these years? Hah! That's a long time, where a lot has happened for me. I remember running Cydia on my first iPod Touch, far before I could write proper software, indicating the true potential of such a platform. Many crazy hacky features seen back than are now available as features of the phones we see today. By the time I graduated I did twice an internship in mobile software development, joining a mobile development company was a dream come truth. Question 2. Tell me bit more [...]

March 12th, 2019|Categories: Appril, News|

We are the Dutch Startup Association

Representing startups and scale-ups in the political domain. Lobbying for startup-friendly legislation so that The Netherlands can become fertile soil for entrepreneurship and innovation. The startup ecosystem has become an increasingly important part of economic growth, we believe that the gap between fast-growing companies and Dutch rules and regulations needs a bridge. And we are that bridge. Parallel to our lobby activities we bring together our community so that they can share knowledge and experience to help in working around the current governmental obstacles that they encounter. What do we stand for? We’ve received input from our members and have [...]

November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Appril, News|

10 marketingbegrippen die elke marketeer moet kennen in 2018

10 begrippen uit de marketingwereld uitgelegd in begrijpelijke taal. Marketingtaal die elke marketeer moet begrijpen om te overleven in 2018. In het vorige woordenboek ontfermden we ons al over veelgebruikte marketingbegrippen als ‘ad server’, ‘SDK’ en ‘MRAID’ (nooit van gehoord? Spiek dan hier). Hier de marketingtermen van 2018 waarbij marketeers niet langer de kop in het zand kunnen steken: Header bidding: een nieuwe real-time bidding manier, uitgevoerd door uitgevers. In de ‘oude’ situatie worden advertentieruimtes verkocht in een specifieke rangorde. Eerst worden impressies toegewezen aan adverteerders die direct inkochten bij de uitgever. Is de frequency cap behaald en hebben [...]

October 26th, 2018|Categories: Appril, News|

We are so happy to announce, appril festival is alife and kicking!

This week we make a fresh start with our brand new websiteWe and don't worry, we have this new look but we are still the same! We love to connect, inspire and showcase what you, the app professionals create. We did this for 6 years long in real time during the apprilfestival and now we love to do this online with our brand new website. And although developing an app is expensive and technically complex ..mobile is still growing! So let’s learn from each other, share you’re knowledge and stay ahead off the game. We from appril would like [...]

October 14th, 2018|Categories: Appril, News|

Mission of Appril Festival

appril festival is the leading mobile applications event where members from the appril community meet. Professionals with a passion for the digital revolution: developers, designers, builders, users, specialists in the field of marketing, communication and legal affairs and – of course – clients and investors. For business, festival appril is the hub to find new partners for (further) development of existing and new applications. We are a nationwide community platform for app publishers, visionaries and tech professionals working on innovative services and products. We offer designers, developers and the business world the most important assets to let their innovative ideas [...]

March 25th, 2018|Categories: Appril, News|