Building Your First Mobile Application: PhoneGap, jQuery Mobile, and Usergrid

Tim Anglade (Apigee)
Location: D136
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In this tutorial, you will learn how to quickly create mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone or mobile browsers.

  • We will review the important mobile features of standards like HTML5 and CSS.
  • You will learn how to use a mobile UI framework (jQuery Mobile),
  • We will package your app with a native bridge (PhoneGap)
  • Use a hardware feature like geolocation.
  • Add app features with a Backend-as-a-Service (open-source Usergrid).

By the end of the workshop, we will have built a full-featured app, ready for release (or distribution on an app store), without having written a single line of server-side code.

This workshop will be comprised of a 30-minute overview of the topics and technologies, and 2 and a half hours of hands-on coding through an example app, step by step, with plenty of time to follow along on your own computer and ask questions.


Participants need to come with your laptop prepared to meet two requirements:
* have a working install of Usergrid and,
* have a working install of PhoneGap

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Tim Anglade


Tim Anglade is Head of Developer Programs at Apigee, the API company. In previous lives, he created the NOSQL Summer, recorded the NOSQL Tapes, and was an Invited Expert at the W3C. Tim wrote & maintained a wide range of software, from e-Commerce Rails sites to HTML5 mobile apps; from small client libraries to financial infrastructure handling petabytes of data every day. When he’s not busy helping developers build their stuff, he’s out speaking at conferences such as GoGaRuCo, OSCON, Oredev or DrupalCon, and teaching mobile trainings around the world. You can find him on Twitter as @timanglade.


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