Dev Interview: Larry O'Connor, Other World Computing
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Dev Interview: Larry O'Connor, Other World Computing

WWDC 2014 Developer InterviewsTUAW and MacTech are once again teaming up to interview developers surrounding Apple's announcements at WWDC. Hear what they have to say.


We'd like to welcome our guest, Larry O'Connor, Founder & CEO at Other World Computing. Other World Computing develops products for Mac, iOS, and Larry took some time to tell us about WWDC and how it impacts the company.

What were you most excited about hearing in Apple's recent announcements?

The new iOS development environment is very exciting to us as is what Yosemite brings next to the Mac platform. In terms of the iOS side - it's perfect timing with respect to entries we have planned to enhance the customer experience with our product. With respect to 10.10 [aka Yosemite] - the new OS offers a lot of user benefit without, so far, the kind of drastic changes that 10.9 introduced on the developer impact side. The open, public beta aspect also should mean far less being addressed pre release - wider range of scenarios addressed - vs. surprises post release.

What does your company do?

OWC Designs, Manufacturers, and Distributes the solutions that enable greater use from our customer's technology investments. Whether it's a brand new Mac or one from years ago, we're about providing the right solution that meet the needs of our customers and best enable them to maximize that technology to the requirements they require.

What is the coolest thing you can tell us about what you do?

Our team - great solutions are by no means easy, but providing exceptionally great support is what makes the solutions we provide truly another step above. We work to understand, educate, and truly enable our customers by having a team that cares and is truly driven to provide not just the best solution possible, but the solution that is the best possible for the different customer use scenarios it can be applied to. The best product is of little benefit if it is not the right solution. Our team is here to see that all customers of OWC and NewerTech brand solutions are enabled there by.

Did Apple make any announcements that will impact your direction?

The new development tools on both the Mac OS and iOS side will definitely enhance our ability to produce the tools we have in the pipeline as well as advance their production.

What's coming from you and your team?

Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt, More Thunderbolt, super charged SSD 2.5" & PCIe, high-level storage, ... and Keyboards. We are customer driven both from a practical standpoint and a solutions standpoint. Both the physical solutions we have in our pipe as well as technology we will be deploying to further enhance our Thunderbolt and storage in general we believe meet very critical needs very effectively. SSD technology is by no means standing still here... and the occasional seg way such as our soon to be introduced bluetooth keypad all continue to fit to a profile of the needs expressed.

Anything more you can tell us?

OWC is often misunderstood as a simple etailer. For over two decades we have been designing and manufacturing/assembling the products that bear our brand name. OWC products are currently available in hundreds of retail and etail outlets with more resellers and distributors being added as work to see our market leading solutions available when and where our customers need in addition to direct availability via Today we have distribution facilities in Illinos, Nevada, and Texas and with Creative Design now based in Austin, TX. All of our final testing, final assembly, and and a growing portion of our core manufacturing (which includes OWC Memory and Solid State Drives) are physically manufactured right here in the USA - mainly in a joint facility just outside of Austin, TX.

We have a passion for quality, performance, and for Apple and we are here for our customers and only because of our customers.

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For more information on Other World Computing, see

This developer interview was put together by the staff of TUAW and MacTech Magazine about how Apple's new technologies will impact them and you, their customers. If you're a developer, consultant, or IT Pro, come join TUAW and media throughout the industry at MacTech Conference 2014.

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