It’s rare that an app’s features prove to be more than merely bells and whistles, but the BirdsEye, Gourmet Live, Winged Chariot, Oceanhouse and Lonely Planet mobile guide apps are exceptions that prove the rule. Join the makers of these amazing apps to learn how they’ve incorporated features such as crowd-sourcing, augmented reality, location awareness, online community and more for “state of the app” experiences.
Gus is a strategy and innovation expert. He specializes in leading complex cross-business transformation initiatives that require significant operational restructures with minimum disruption to the business. He has a knack for incubating and integrating new products, market opportunities, platforms and technologies into existing businesses. Gus is playing a lead role in Lonely Planet’s transformation from print publisher into a multiformat publisher.
Michel Kripalani is President of Oceanhouse Media, a leading developer and publisher of apps for the mobile market. In it’s first two years of existence, Oceanhouse Media released over 150 apps for iPhone and iPad. All were based on proprietary technology. Many became bestsellers, with nine apps reaching the #1 sales position within their category on the Apple App Store. In late 2010, Oceanhouse Media began releasing titles for Android platforms as well.
Oceanhouse Media has licensing relationships in place with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Hay House Publishers, Zondervan (HarperCollins), Houghton Mifflin, Chronicle Books and many others.
Oceanhouse Media is Michel’s third start-up. He found prior success with Presto Studios, an independent videogame development company that he ran for 11 years. Presto Studios had numerous hits including The Journeyman Project series, Myst 3: Exile and more. His first business, focused on developing interactive multimedia projects, was founded in 1989. In addition, Michel was a Director of Business Development at Autodesk for many years where he spent a large portion of his time managing relationships with Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and other game development studios worldwide.
I am co-creator of the iPhone app BirdsEye, which uses crowd-sourced, geo-located data to help birders find more birds. I have a Ph.D. in Zoology from UC Berkeley. I am also CEO/Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, which publishes DailyClimate.org and EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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