Building Mobile apps with jQuery and jQTouch

This will be a BYOL (Bring your own laptop) session. There is a 30 minute intro and then 60 minutes of hands on coding of a mobile app.

Learn how to use HTML, CSS, and jQuery to build mobile applications you can deliver across multiple devices. In this lab, we'll cover jQuery basics and incorporate the jQTouch plug-in to manage navigation, events, animation, and skinning. Techniques for client-side data storage and data caching will also be covered.

Skill Level: Intermediate Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Requirements: Your own laptop, Safari Browser, HTML Editor (I'll be using Dreamweaver CS5)

About the Speaker: Sid Maestre has been designing and developing web applications for the past decade. His passion for cutting-edge technology led him into Rich Internet Application and now into mobile development.

Sid spent many years consulting with startups, building both ColdFusion and Flash based applications. Recently, Sid founded Crush It Mobile, focused on mobile apps in the conference space. Sid’s community involvement includes managing BAM! (Bay Area Mobile) meetup, the Adobe Bay Area ColdFusion User Group, organizing the first ColdFusion DevCamp in 2009. Speaking at 360|Flex San Jose in 2010, Adobe MAX in Oct 2010 and Sencha Conference in Nov 2010.

More information on Sid can be found at

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  • Bill R.

    A pretty well prepared presentation with only one catcha - the original files to be modified already had changes in them which made some the labs semi-moot.

    November 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I started reading some material about mobile apps with Html, CSS and Jquery and I went to a session led by Sid and I felt in love with it. Now I am hooked up on the language and learning little by little every day. The BAM user group really helps us to get connected to different people and learn/share our projects

    November 12, 2010

  • Mark D.

    Really great presentation and handouts. Super useful, I learned a lot. Thanks!

    November 12, 2010

  • Paul B.

    Great set of materials with a well-designed set of exercises to facilitate incremental learning

    November 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sid provided comprehensive coverage. I've used jQTouch before, but learned a few new things and was able to talk to other jQTouch users. Thank you Sid!

    November 12, 2010

  • Walter R.

    Great demo app and walkthrough, and the group had lots of interesting people with cool side projects. Big thanks to Ariba (Rodrigo) for the pizza, and for ordering a few with bacon on them!

    November 12, 2010

  • Steven C.

    Interesting session. Learned a lot about JQTouch.

    November 12, 2010

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