Hybrid mobile webapps with Sencha Touch 2 (April 2013, iOSonRailsConf)

The kind people of the #iOSonRailsConf invited me to talk about Sencha Touch 2 and how to create mobile web apps using web technologies.

Creating apps usually is a very time consuming process when it comes to development. You need to write your code for all different platforms like iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone. Sencha Touch solves this problem by giving you a framework for the langauge we as web developers all know and love; Javascript! In this session we will see how Sencha Touch makes it easy to create apps. We will talk about the pro’s and cons of using HTML5 and Javascript. After that I will take you on a tour on how to create a simple tab-based application with an external data source. We will have a look at theming, and look into some performance optimizations.

More food for thought...