A few weeks ago…
Quit my day job,
… and went to a hackathon
HP Hackathon a few weeks ago….
And today another
Biggest Hackathon ever..
Maybe make Hackathons a
full time job?
Is a full time hackathoner
the person you want
building on your APIs?
“will you come be our
All my old hackathon projects
Why hack and
• Worked at Mashery as Sales Engineer
• Worked at Alcatel Lucent as Evangelist
for mobile tool (Open Plug) and Telco
• Worked at Layer 7 as API Evangelist
• Currently a mobile app developer,
architecture consultant and trainer
Why Hackathons are
leading a Business
Hack your Organization
•Execute on Ideas
Back on Topic…
Going from API -> APP
How to go from Mobile Web to Native?
A multiple phone web based application
framework is a software framework that
is designed to support the development
of phone applications that are written
as embedded dynamic websites and
may leverage native phone capabilities,
like geo data or contact lists.
What Identifies a Hybrid Native App?
Non-native UI Controls
Lack of Snappiness
Available on All Platforms
Why I believe Cross Platform will win
• Fast development
• Lots of VC dollars invested in it
• Passionate technical founders of
• We got inspired by hackathons…
What tools out there
organization to take
APIs and make Apps?
How to go from Mobile Web to Hybrid Native?
PhoneGap Architecture Explained
Mobile UI Frameworks
Mobile App Specific IDEs
What about getting
my APIs integrated
into my apps?
Innovative Tools like Appery.io
Mobile Backend as a Service – What?
SSO, User Mgmt, Auth at API Layer
Offline Mode, Data Syncing, Caching
Push Notifications, Email, SMS
Server Side Code, API Integration