Appsfire.com (Yann and myself) hosted Monday the first edition of "iPhone and Pizzas" a private, small size, short meet up for
Pizza iPhone lovers. More exactly people who love the iPhone enough to make some kind of business out of it, either as developer, user or investor. The iPhone community in israel is quite reduced yet, mainly because there are just not enough developers and the iPhone is not being sold yet (i am not referring to iPhone owners acquired abroad).
The idea was to put together a group of 20 persons very savvy about the iPhone, around a great pizza (thanks you Appsfire and Apple) and see what the interaction between people in real life can produce. It was highly interesting (The pizza is a good fuel maybe) and we re definitely going to host more of those. We had people from Benchmark Capital, Gemini israel funds, Pudding Media, iPhone groups, key iPhone bloggers, dev of popular apps (yes there are a few in Israel), ....You can see below a short video (shot of course with an iPhone 3GS, courtesy of Yaron Samid from Tech Aviv) to measure the temperature
In spite of the noise around, we discussed key iPhone developpers issue, Apple policy, business and marketing approaches and of course our favorite Apps (i discovered a few i did not know). It was also an opportunity to showcase our upcoming appsfire native iPhone app for sharing....apps..[covered btw yesterday in ReadWriteWeb in an awesome way]
It's amazing to see the passion around this device. A passion i have never seen around any other consumer electronic device (the Wii would be the closest to that). Something Android will have a hard time beating. No matter how open/massive this is going to be.
So we'll run more of those meetups. But don't search for a place to be invited. There are not. It is a private, invite only and small scale event and will remain that way.
However if you are interested in the next events just shoot me an email on ouriel AT appsfire dot com and explain what you do and why you should attend this event.