About Ipanema Labs

We are an experienced mobile software company that helps people
get their ideas converted to successful apps.


Ipanema Labs is headed by João Prado Maia, a software engineer with lots of experience in building usable applications, both for the web and for the iOS and Android platforms. We know how to build complete systems for mobile applications, starting from the backend systems all the way to the user interface.

What we are about

We strive to build usable and elegant applications that look and feel like standard iOS / Android apps. Our ultimate goal is to build products that consumers are excited about.

Community presence

Meetup João is the founder and organizer of the Houston iPhone Developer's Meetup, one of the largest groups of iOS developers in the country with over 1300 individual members. We hold monthly meetings where we share information on how to best build applications and games. The group's goal is to foster a local community of developers that can help each other improve our craft.

João has also been organizing the Houston PHP Users Group since 2005. The group is focused on web development technologies related to PHP, and has now more than 450 members. The monthly meetings of this group cover everything related to development with PHP, such as building efficient applications, designing and optimizing MySQL databases, to unit testing and JavaScript/AJAX development.
iPhone apps