busuu is the largest social network for language learning, with over 40 million users worldwide. The company offers free and premium paid-for access to audio-visual courses for 12 languages: Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese and English.
Members can improve their language skills through direct interaction with native speakers within the community via an integrated video-chat application and peer-to-peer text corrections. As a result, every busuu.com user is both a ‘student’ of a foreign language and also a ‘tutor’ of their own mother tongue.
The website has received several awards including AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner 2009, Language Label 2009 from the European Commission, CeBIT Innovation Award 2010, Red Herring European Winner 2010, ‘Best Education Start-up’ at The Europas TechCrunch Awards in 2011 and BETT’s EdTech Innovator award in 2014.
The company is named after the Busuu language of Cameroon. According to an ethnological study from the 1980’s, Busuu is spoken by only 8 people.
Labs and Networking
This is a session set aside especially for you to chat with experts over a beer about whatever specific problems you might be having, as well as getting stuck in to discussions with your fellow delegates.
TDD in iOS
Featuring Tim Duckett
Want to find out how you can use TDD on iOS? Then don't miss Tim's talk!tdd interface ios
iOS Automation with Cucumber, Appium and Saucelabs
Featuring Shashikant Jagtap
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KVO Considered Awesome
Featuring Amy Worrall
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Enriching Your Apps With Emotions
Featuring Boisy Pitre
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Introduction to UIKit Dynamics
Featuring Simon Whitaker
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Building an iOS Application Platform
Featuring Daniel Thorpe
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Park Bench Panel Discussion
Join the speakers from iOScon's first day and ask them all your burning questions!
Distractedly Intimate: Your Users on Mobile
Featuring Cate Huston
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Advanced Grand Central Dispatch Tricks
Featuring Matias Piipari
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