The SF AppShow discovers and breaks some of the hottest apps. Past presenters were featured in the New York Times, BBC, CNN and elsewhere after appearing in the AppShow.

In August of 2009 we were looking for new ways to help our first app stand out from the then 75,000 apps in the iTunes App Store. We decided that what was needed was a venue to demo apps live to consumers, the media and other influencers and the AppShow was born.

At our shows, we bring together 10 App developers to demo their newsworthy new apps and  unrecognized app gems to a live audience with an exciting social backdrop.  The events are also streamed live on the web via Ustream.tv (and archives are available to view online).

The dialogue amongst the presenters and the audience is rich with questions and answers about how the apps work, new development techniques, and how to build an audience for a new app. Learn about some of the coolest apps and meet the people behind them.

Past presenters have included:

  • UberCab (later renamed to Uber)
  • Waze
  • Lyft
  • Pocket God (presented in January 26 SF AppShow: reached #1 best selling app of all time in March 2010)
  • Digital Chocolate
  • Evernote
  • Navigon Mobile Navigator
  • Line 2 (reached #1 selling app in iTunes)
  • Smule I Am T-Pain