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Mobile Development with Standards and Open Source Technologies

Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
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Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)

This conference covers mobile development in 2011. Challenges, pros and cons of different approaches entering this mine field.

We are going to talk about

  • Mobile web vs. native apps vs. hybrids
  • What’s a hybrid? Community projects
  • What are device libraries for detection and delivery?
  • The WURFL project
  • The PhoneGap project
  • Status of Java Mobile: is ME still alive? What about BlackBerry? And Android VM?
  • Creating games and visual apps using open source frameworks
  • The cocos2d project
  • Mobile web challenges
  • SQLite in mobile platforms

We are going to see live demos of HTML5-related stuff, including other standards for mobile devices, including:

  • Offline AppCache
  • Offline Storage
  • WebSQL API
  • Geolocation API
  • DeviceMotion API (Accelerometer)
  • Data URI
  • Standards, WAC and widget APIs
  • JavaScript frameworks, such as jQuery Mobile, jQTouch and Sencha Touch
  • Progressive Enhancement techniques

Attendees will learn all the challenges with mobile development and how to use standards and open source projects to develop multiplatform mobile applications.

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Maximiliano Firtman

ITMaster Professional Training

Firtman is a mobile and web developer, professor and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He is Adobe Community Champion and author of many books, including “Programming the Mobile Web” published by O’Reilly Media in 2010 and the upcoming book “jQuery Mobile: Up and Running”. He has a blog about mobile web development on www.mobilexweb.com.

He is a professional in iOS development, mobile browsers, HTML5, mobile web 2.0, plus native Android and Java ME development.

He was a speaker at many international events, such as Velocity 2010, InsideMobile, Google DevFest, Nokia Developer Days, Adobe en Vivo, Nokia Talk and Campus Party Europe. He has received different recognitions, such as Forum Nokia Champion yearly since 2006, as one of the top mobile developers worldwide; Adobe Community Champion in 2011, and a recognition from Google at DevFest for being one of the most innovative developers.

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Alison Chaiken
07/28/2011 1:39pm PDT

Very thorough and complete but a bit too high-level and general to be interesting.