Resources

Need a little tech assistance with your app or want to network with others in the mobile app development community? Do you have a new company and need an office and a business plan? Or do you just need to figure out what the heck is going on? Below is a list of resources within and outside of the U-M that can help you out.

Tools

ITS Mobile Developer Toolkit: Information, standards, and instructions on developing and distributing useful mobile apps for the University community.

Soar for iPhone: Developed by Prof. John Laird, Soar is a general cognitive architecture for developing systems that exhibit intelligent behavior. Soar has been used on the iPhone for the first time with the release of the Liar's Dice app.

UrMus for iOS and Android: Developed by Prof. Georg Essl, UrMus is a meta-environment for live and interactive application design and programming on and for multi-touch mobile devices such as the iPhone. UrMus has been used by the Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble.

iOS Developer Center: Development tools from Apple.

Android Developer Center: Development tools from Google.

Windows Mobile Developer Center: Development tools from Microsoft.

Blackberry Developer Center: Development tools from Research in Motion.

Entrepreneurship

Center for Entrepreneurship: The CFE provides support to student entrepreneurs who have ideas for disruptive technology and want to make a positive impact on society.

MPowered Entrepreneurship: A group that exists to expose students to entrepreneurship and to support student ventures.

TechArb: A 6-month student venture accelerator that provides space and support for student-led entrepreneurial ventures.

Tech Brewery: A community of technologists, entrepreneurs, and startups in Ann Arbor, with desk space available for as little as $50/month.

Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest (GLEQ): An organization that supports entrepreneurship by pairing new entrepreneurs with mentors to develop a business plan and compete for funding.

Groups

CSE students on Facebook: Get connected to events and discussions held by students associated with U-M CSE on this non-official page.

MSuite Collaborative: A student group focused on the design, development, and release of mobile applications.

Michigan Hackers: A student group dedicated to experiementing with technology through innovative hacks.

Cocoaheads Ann Arbor: A community group of developers with an interest in developing for iOS and Mac OS.

Killer Android Meetup Group: A group of developers with an interest in developing for Android.

PhoneGap Meetup Group: A group for those interested in working with the PhoneGap mobile development tool or who are thinking about mobile development and haven't yet picked a platform.

Mobile Monday: A group that meets on Mondays on the topic of mobile applications and platforms.

Ann Arbor Coffee House Coders: A group dedicated to tech projects and coding, including mentors who can help with getting started coding, working on a course assignment, or freelancing.

Ann Arbor New Tech Meetup Group: A group that seeks to foster tech entrepreneurship by facilitating communication, providing access to resources, and creating community.

a2geeks: A nonprofit organization dedicated to making Ann Arbor a great place for creative and innovative people to live and work in by opening the tech culture to everyone.