Our First App

Building an app in 1-day!  That's just crazy talk! ...  Or is it?  Just to be clear, we're not building your typical "Todo List," this will be an actual app idea from our members, which the whole group will vote on 10-days prior to our meeting.  Then Jason Graves, that's me, will spec the app out and get everything ready so we can hit the ground running on the day of.  Our end goal will be to launch a fully functional app on 3-platforms(iOS,Android,Windows 8) by the end of the day.

As you can see, this is not your typical meetup group.   We're actually offering our members a chance to roll-up their sleeves, and get into the nitty-gritty of today's latest web trends.

If you're familiar with any of the following technologies; JavaScript, JSON, HTML5, CSS3, PhoneGap, NoSQL, SQL, AngularJS, and/or Node.js, then you'll fit right in here as a Lead Member.  

If you haven't fully developed your core understanding then you're still welcome to participate as a Junior Member until you're capable of taking on the responsibilities of a Lead Member.

Day of, please remember to bring your LAPTOP (and its charger), as well as any devices you prefer testing on.

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  • Colin R.

    Learned more than I could imagine, met fantastic people

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • Jason G.

    I see that we've got a few people working on the GitHub repo, which is AWESOME. I'm started working on some documentation which I hope will help guide us in developing future apps. Give me a few days, and I'll post it up for everyone to chime in on.

    3 · February 24, 2014

    • Jason G.

      Sorry my phone auto corrects github with virgin....

      1 · February 25, 2014

    • Chandru

      Np. I just got the access to files. It is the same id. It should be the permission change that you might have done today to make it available to me. Anyways im able to access it now. Thank You Jason !

      February 25, 2014

  • Alexander D.

    Great time with great people. As always, Ui/Ux is always time-consuming and can impede the rest of the teams progress

    February 24, 2014

  • Alexander D.

    It was a pleasure working alongside everyone on this complex app. I will continue working on the html css mock of the app with hopes of dividing the html into views.

    Btw, we have an experienced angular techie that will be answering your questions. Please help us by giving him a topic or 2 to discuss during his 30 minute session. See you guys soon!

    February 24, 2014

  • Jhewitt

    great experience I hope we meet up again soon

    1 · February 24, 2014

    • Chandru

      hopefully not during the week of March 8-16.. :-)

      February 24, 2014

  • Kristopher S.

    When is the Angular meetup next week? I can't find it?

    February 22, 2014

  • Mark G.

    It was challenging at first to keep everyone going. I think the requirements might be too big to finish in a day. In the end, everyone started working which is great and i learned about how each team work together. Great team and very open and friendly.

    February 24, 2014

  • Mark G.

    Awesome meetup thanks

    February 23, 2014

  • SaVio V.

    Awesome, rock star people

    February 23, 2014

  • Leslie

    Great meetup. Thanks for organizing Jason. I agree, the hands on part is so valuable. Appreciate you letting me take part as a newbie to the mobile app dev and angular world. Can't wait to see how all the pieces fit together.

    February 23, 2014

  • Rich W.

    Great meetup! Met lots of awesome people and loved getting my hands on a project with enthusiastic people. Looking forward to more events!

    February 23, 2014

  • Dave

    Very good idea. Thanks guys for putting in so much prep work!

    February 22, 2014

  • Tom L.

    I know you guys are still going and I wish I could've stayed longer... but Jason it was great and thanks for putting it together. Great meeting you all and look forward to seeing you all again. Chandru, thanks for letting me take a selfie with your google glass. It is now my profile picture.

    3 · February 22, 2014

    • Chandru

      you are welcome Tom :-)

      February 22, 2014

  • Chandru

    It was good to meet new people with different ideas. I learnt some new ways to create apps. Handson is awesome as this is the first meetup that provided handson. Looking forward to more from this meetup as we discussed to make the rating from 3 to 5 !

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Chandru

    Great meetup today. Learnt new stuffs and i promise that this is going to be useful in my career. Im looking forward for next meetup and also it would be great if we could have that one hour session before handson always ! See you everyone again !

    February 22, 2014

  • Jason G.

    I think it was a good start. We learned a lot about ourselves as a group. And I definitely have a better understanding as to how to approach future events.

    4 · February 22, 2014

    • Kristopher S.

      I agree. I think things will go much smoother in the future now. I am looking forward to future events. Thanks for organizing everything.

      February 22, 2014

  • Ivan V.

    Thanks for putting this together, Jason and SaVio. Great meetup!

    2 · February 22, 2014

  • Cassandra

    Sorry I cannot make it today afterall.

    February 22, 2014

  • Dennis H.

    Very interested to see how the process goes sorry I had to miss it goodluck.

    February 22, 2014

  • Tyler

    I am not feeling well so I will not be able to come.

    February 22, 2014

  • Abhijeet R.

    Where to come ?

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Chandru

    I will be a bit late but I will be there before 1 pm ..

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Kristopher S.

    Hey guys, I'll be running a bit late this morning but I will be there.

    February 22, 2014

  • Abhijeet R.

    I am not a coder but want to see process ... I am setting rsvp to no .. So that i m not blocking spot

    February 22, 2014

  • Alexander D.

    Hey everyone,

    Joe and I have been working on wireframes and ran into a lot of complications in an effort to simplify the idea. I can't wait to see everyone and get your opinion and input to solve a few issues with the UI.

    I'll set up a quick folder se everyone can take a look at our mocks.

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • Alexander D.

      I'm about to send you the graphic mocks

      February 21, 2014

    • Mark G.

      Can you send me the mockups too please. Thanks.

      February 21, 2014

  • Jen

    Swamped with work. =( can't make it

    February 21, 2014

  • Nick L.

    I can't wait to see what you guys end-up building. I would love to promote the end result, especially the Windows version.

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Jim L.

    First of all, trying to make an app in one day doesn't really sound like a good idea. Secondly, instead of trying to make 3 or 4 apps independently why not use Adobe AIR and put the same project everywhere?

    February 21, 2014

    • Jason G.

      Hi Jim, welcome to the group. I never said building an App in a day was a good idea, lol. But it is possible, especially with a room full of developers with a common goal. With regards to AIR, that's not the method I chose for this event, however you are more than welcomed to come and develop the app via AIR, just to show us how you do it. I'm sure we would all like to see how it's done.

      However, the primary focus of the group is going to be writing HTML5/Javascript/CSS, and then compiling the end result as an iOS, Android, and WIn8 app via PhoneGap. This method will allow us to launch the app as a website, or mobile app, with a single code source.

      1 · February 21, 2014

  • Tom L.

    Jason, I'm a non-technical guy who's just looking to kind of observe the process for a couple hours. Should I change my RSVP to allow for real coders to join in, and then just crash the party for the limited time that I'll be there?

    February 21, 2014

    • Jason G.

      Hi Tom, that's fine with me. Thanks for thinking of the others.

      February 21, 2014

  • Jason G.

    Hi All, Glad to see everyone stepping up with snacks. I just received confirmation today, and it looks like we've landed our first sponsor, who has graciously offered to cover lunch, and dinner if we end up going late. More details to come soon on that front.

    I will be sending out more details for Saturday later tonight.

    2 · February 19, 2014

  • Jason F.

    As much as I would like to attend, I am unable to. I have changed my RSVP so someone else who wants to participate can replace me. I look forward to the next event.

    February 19, 2014

  • Lynn K.

    I hope to bring some goodies. You will need to have coffee or hot chocolate to accompany the goodies. - Lynn

    February 19, 2014

  • Dave

    Anyone think a box-of-joe and donuts/munchins will help productivity? If so, I'll be glad to bring them along =)

    3 · February 19, 2014

    • Ivan V.

      They do tend to increase productivity :)

      February 19, 2014

    • Pat N.

      I'd be willing to bring 2 or 3 dozens of Boston Creme donuts (I'd eat 1 dozen myself)

      1 · February 19, 2014

  • Andrew P.

    Hey guys!
    Was sent to this meetup page by Pat. I too am a Glass Developer and have some prior experience with web application languages (not enough to truly be lead). I will not be able to make it to this event but am looking forward to future events!

    February 18, 2014

  • Pat N.

    Hey guys I'm super excited to join. I don't think I'm skilled enough to be a "lead member" yet, but I can definitely help with the Android portion of whatever app gets made. An app I made for fun (satvocabmaster.com) is doing pretty well.

    2 · February 11, 2014

    • Pat N.

      I officially know how to take videos with Google Glass and starting to learn the Mirror API and GDK, so I'll become the "lead member" of the Glassware port of whatever app gets made.

      February 13, 2014

  • Alexander D.

    Thank you for reaching out to us! I'm glad to see such a welcoming community here in Jersey. #JerseyStrong

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • Dennis H.

    Daughters first birthday party or would have been there.

    February 8, 2014

  • Lynn K.

    How long will you be at your meeting on Sat 2/22? I work for a few hours on Saturdays might not be there till 2:00pm.

    January 31, 2014

    • Kristopher S.

      I'm curious about this as well.

      February 1, 2014

    • Jason G.

      Hi Lynn and Kristopher... The group should last for most of the afternoon. I'm estimating that the project might take from 12-6pm. This all will depend on the complexity of the app that we end up choosing to build.

      1 · February 2, 2014

  • Rich W.

    Hey, any room for an ambitious new User Experience designer at this project?

    January 28, 2014

    • Jason G.

      There's plenty of room, you would actually be getting in on the ground floor of the project. I'm going to be sending out more details about the group, and the upcoming meeting over the next few days. This should hopefully clear up any questions.

      January 28, 2014

    • Rich W.

      Cool, thanks, I'm in!

      January 28, 2014

  • Jen

    Awesome.

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Jason G.

      Welcome aboard Jen

      1 · January 28, 2014

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