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Cambridge Mobile App Group Meetup

  • Sep 18, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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This month we'll be having two talks, including one from yours truly! Thanks again to Red Gate for sponsoring the drinks for the evening. Make sure you bookmark!

Creating a mobile app backend using Parse

Tony Short

I'll be sharing my experiences using Parse, a simple mobile app backend solution for Android, iOS or web apps. It offers native libraries for updating remote data, and helps with the user authentication flow as well as other tasks such as push notifications and Facebook & Twitter integration.

Creating Cross Platform Apps by Blending JavaScript with Java & Objective C

Billy Gibson, Atlas Live Ltd

This talk looks at different architectures for developing cross platform mobile Apps. It is based on our experience of creating "Live Cambridge" a real-time guide for the City and other location based applications.

Our approach blends iPhone/Android native functionality with HTML5 and JavaScript. However, the final architecture was the complete inverse from our original product and probably that used by most other cross platform Apps. Along the way, we investigated and discarded PhoneGap and also released a WebApp version of the product.

In addition to reducing development effort and maintenance overheads, the architecture enables content and functionality to be dynamically updated and delivered to users. It also utilises native UI controls to improve the App's look and feel and responsiveness.

I will present the issues and benefits that we have found for each of the architectures and if time, give a short coding demo.

One last thing... don't forget the Meet and Drink at the Cambridge Blue on Tuesday, another chance each month to meet others in the group!

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  • Anthony W.

    Great talks. Thanks.

    September 20, 2012

  • William A.

    Very enjoyable and great to meet everyone

    September 18, 2012

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