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PhoneGap 101 & Toura Mulberry


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PhoneGap is an open source framework for building cross-platform mobile applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This is an ideal solution for web developers interested in mobile development as it allows them to leverage existing skills rather than start form scratch with a device-specific compiled language; it also works well if you want an application to run on multiple devices with the same code base. In this talk, I'll discuss the pros and cons of PhoneGap, give a brief survey of other cross-platform mobile application frameworks, an overview to the PhoneGap architecture/ecosystem, and discuss our new open-source framework, Mulberry.

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PhoneGap 101 & Toura Mulberry

  1. 1. PhoneGap 101or: how I learned to stop writing platform-specific code and love JavaScript, HTML and CSS@MattRogish ( and @touradev / @touramobile
  2. 2. Matt Rogish
  3. 3. To APP or not to APP...
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  6. 6. “The purpose of PhoneGap is for PhoneGap to cease to exist”- Brian LeRoux, Nitobi (now Adobe)
  7. 7. “The purpose of PhoneGap is for PhoneGap to cease to exist”
  8. 8. The purpose of <Other Mobile Platform> is for<Other Mobile Platform> to cease to exist?
  9. 9. What is PhoneGap?
  10. 10. PhoneGap is an HTML5 app platform that allows you toauthor native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores. PhoneGap leverages webtechnologies developers already know best... HTML and JavaScript. -
  11. 11. Huh?
  12. 12. Yeah, but can I make real apps with it?
  13. 13. SQLite DOM Key-ValueFile System HTTP
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  15. 15. vasc ri pt
  16. 16. Okay, okay. How do I get started?
  17. 17. 1. Download & Install PhoneGap & Pre- requisites2. Write HelloWorld.html3. ???4. Profit!
  18. 18. “???” explained...or: getting from zero to app in 60 seconds
  19. 19. Mulberry takes the promise of PhoneGap — mobile apps built with webtechnologies — and smooths over many of the “gotchas” that front-end developers confront as they venture into client-side application development in a mobile environment. -
  20. 20. Huh?
  21. 21. Demo:
  22. 22. Thank you! Any Questions?••• Phone-Gap-Devlopers-Enthusiasts-Meetup/•••