Mobile Apps 101

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You know the future is mobile, but where do you start? How apps are built, what resources can you use, and what should you look for in a great app?Whether you have a mobile strategy or not, this quick guide will help you understand the platforms and technology to ensure you have the right fit for your company.

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Mobile Apps 101

  1. 1. Mobile Apps 101Chris Eben, Partner @TWG@ceben
  2. 2. About TWG We build web and mobile applications Incubate startup companies Host community events
  3. 3. How are mobile apps built?
  4. 4. iOS: objective C Android: Java BlackBerry: C++ Windows 8: .NET, C#Build Once, Run Everywhere: HTML5, Javascript (hard work, sweat, tears)
  5. 5. What resources can I use?
  6. 6. Documentation (like Apple Docs) stackoverflow.com Books / Online course Workshops (Ladies Learning Code, Bitmaker Labs)Community Events (#nerdlearn, meetup.com for user groups)
  7. 7. What makes a great app great? /6
  8. 8. Solve a real problem Strong UX Keep it simple Attention to detailFollows platform conventions / 5
  9. 9. Your mobile app should solve a real-life problem, make life easier for the user and do exactly what it says it’s going to do! /7
  10. 10. Thank You!Find out more about mobile app development at twg.ca or talk tous on Twitter @twgChris Eben@ceben

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