Productive & easy mobile app development

Productive & easy mobile app development

Code by the Sea invited me to speak about mobile app development using Appcelerator Titanium Mobile. The meetup was planned at the office of my former employee, Ibuildings, who I am still very thankful for my time with them, so I was more than happy to deliver.

A primer to starting on Titanium Mobile as given on a Code by the Sea meetup on December 8 in Vlissingen (The Netherlands)

Building a team for mobile development

Building a team for mobile development

I submitted to the tiConf conference because I just started Titanium Mobile development and wanted to meet with the community. The idea for this talk was very plain and simple; “Hi, I’m a newbie”. I wanted to talk about all the things that someone who is new to a certain technology has to overcome, how it can be done, and how you can start building a team with the knowledge you gather in a short amount of time.

I’m going to admit it, I’m a n00bie! And the great thing is that I start developing software with the experience I have from using software and developing for the web. But how do you turn an inexperienced developer into a productive asset to your team?

In this talk we’ll look at the mistakes I made and how those could be prevented. After that we’ll see the resources available and the steps that I’ve took to feel familiar and confident in developing with Titanium Mobile.

Native Javascript apps with Phonegap

Native Javascript apps with Phonegap (V3, CodeMotion)

Sometimes when you submit your talks multiple times you can get multiple positive responses. And of course when you get selected, you deliver! That’s why I polished up this talk based on all the feedback I got in the past to deliver the best content possible on building native Javascript apps with Phonegap.

Writing applications for phones has been a daunting task since every platform uses it’s own language and API’s. PhoneGap will solve this problem for you by utilizing the browser capabilities. In this session we will see how we can turn a web based application into a native app. We will also look at posibilites to integrate native functionality, like the camera or accelerometer, in our application. The final part of the presentation is about deployment of these applications. Adobe offers a cloud based service called PhoneGap Build which easily builds your application for all platforms.

Native Javascript apps with Phonegap V2

Native Javascript apps with Phonegap (V2, Dutch Mobile Conference 2013)

The Dutch PHP Conference got a new little sister called the Dutch Mobile Conference, of course with all my adventures in the mobile world the last couple of years it was a great time to submit one of my latest talks. I was happy to receive the response that I was selected to bring this talk.

Writing applications for phones has been a daunting task since every platform uses it’s own language and API’s. PhoneGap will solve this problem for you by utilizing the browser capabilities. In this session we will see how we can turn a web based application into a native app. We will also look at posibilites to integrate native functionality, like the camera or accelerometer, in our application. The final part of the presentation is about deployment of these applications. Adobe offers a cloud based service called PhoneGap Build which easily builds your application for all platforms.

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.

Native Javascript apps with Phonegap

Native Javascript apps with Phonegap

For the iOSOnRailsConf 2013 multiple talks have been selected. Although none of them had anything to do with Ruby on Rails, they all had close connections; using front-end technologies like Phonegap and Javascript to create mobile applications.

Writing applications for phones has been a daunting task since every platform uses it’s own language and API’s. PhoneGap will solve this problem for you by utilizing the browser capabilities. In this session we will see how we can turn a web based application into a native app. We will also look at possibilities to integrate native functionality, like the camera or accelerometer, in our application. The final part of the presentation is about deployment of these applications. Adobe offers a cloud based service called PhoneGap Build which easily builds your application for all platforms.

Mobile is everywhere

Mobile is Everywhere (Managers meeting)

In the morning I was asked by a local entrepreneurs group who had a meetup that evening if I’d like to substitute one of their speakers who got sick that day. The offer seemed so challenging that I just couldn’t refuse. Talking to a new type of crowd who I had little to no affinity with.

Mobile is everywhere, and that brings challenges and possibilities for your business. During this talk we will look at these challenges and possibilities and the decisions that need to be taken upon.

This talk is mainly aimed at business managers and decision makers, but also shows a lot of insightful things to developers who want to start working with mobile technologies.

Building mobile web applications with Sencha Touch 2 V2

Building mobile web applications with Sencha Touch 2 – Version 2 (SmartDevCon)

I submitted my Sencha Touch 2 talk to multiple conferences, and again from Poland I got an invite. This time for SmartDevCon a conference who’s target audience is mobile developers. As a newbie in the field I was quite nervous to bring my presentation. This of course wasn’t necessary, just like in the web development community the people here have been a joy to meet and talk to.