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Android Class: PhoneGap (Adobe Air) + RIM's Android Player + Open Android Raffle

This Wednesday Oct 5th, Jim Soper will do a presentation on porting an app from iOS (& desktop app) using Phone Gap on Android and Adobe Air. And we will be holding a nice raffle for 3 complimentary All Access Passes to the Open Android Conference in San Francisco on Oct 9 - Oct 11 (each a $1,695 value, thanks to O'Reilly). 

We'll also give away two free tickets to the Game Hackday in Palo Alto on Saturday, Oct 15th (just click here and scroll down to see their Game Hackday agenda and possible prizes you could win).

There will also be food sponsored by RIM (Blackberry), plus they'll give us a 10 minutes presentation on their new Android Player.

Jim will talk about his experience of porting a demo iOS app (& desktop app) to Android, using HTML/JavaScript/CSS and PhoneGap (and Adobe AIR).

He says: It took 3 weeks to do the port - with no experience using the Android SDK and little experience with Java or Eclipse.

Jim keeps a blog called webkitworks.com and wrote the following articles.

  • About WebKitthe theory about portability across platforms targeting WebKit
  • iOS to Android- differences between iOS devices and Android
  • iOS to Android (2)- about the actual implementation experience: how did it go and what problems did we encounter? 

As to the rest of the agenda, there is still some room left. If you'd like to speak on a small topic, or know someone who would like to. Please contact me at[masked] (Stephan). We'll be glad to have you. 

As to the raffle, we'll be raffling off 3 free All Access Passes to the Open Android Conference. Each pass will be good for the two preceding workshops on Sunday Oct 9th, five Bookshelf ebooks, and also for the Conference itself on Monday Oct 10th and Tuesday Oct 11th. 

By the way, you'll have to decide whether you can use those complimentary passes before you leave our meetup, and if you can't, at least give them to someone else (there is no transferring them after that night). 

We're meeting in the large conference room on the ground floor of the library (just walk to the back past the coffee shop and look in conference room A or B).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good one for that matter; not because I won Blackberry PlayBook, which my kids loved it, but for the fact that I learned a lot about PhoneGap, and BlackBerry running Android apps

    October 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, the resources link changed ton : http://webkitworks.com/ios-to-android/portability-resources/

    October 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    My WebKit Works website now has a page of links to the tools referred to in last night's talk about porting apps : http://webkitworks.com/portability-resources/

    October 6, 2011

  • Stephan B.

    I'd like to thank everyone who stepped up to the plate and who volunteered to do a presentation (despite my super short notice). I'm glad we saw all those different projects. I had no idea a webview could be included in a Flash application like that. I was expecting it the other way around. I learned a lot. And I was also pleasantly surprised by the Blackberry Android Player presentation. There was a lots of positive energy all around (and not just because of the raffle -- which was nice too). Even the general meetup.com site seems to have noticed, we've just been featured on their front page. Thank you Jim, Larry, Paul, Libby, and Bihnay, for speaking, and thanks again to all our sponsors as well!!

    October 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I found out some critical information that will help me with my current project. Too bad I didn't win the raffle. :-(.

    October 6, 2011

  • Grace T.

    Great event!! A good place for networking and talking with other developers.

    October 6, 2011

  • lawrence

    Great presentations, excellent drawing prizes.

    October 6, 2011

  • Alex S.

    Excellent presentations.

    October 6, 2011

  • Paul B.

    The mobile app tutorials and information about the AppLaud Eclipse plug-in can be found at http://www.mobiledevelopersolutions.com/. Stay tuned there or follow @paulbeusterien for more on AppLaud in the cloud.

    October 5, 2011

  • Stephan B.

    The meetup interface won't let me modify the event page after 6 PM, but I just wanted to say, we're also going to have a Blackberry Playbook giveaway (thanks to RIM). And we also have to additional 10 minutes talk. One by Paul Beurstein (on PhoneGap in the cloud he's been working on) and one by Libby Baldwin (on oAuth on PhoneGap). Both worked on the Applaud PhoneGap Plugin for Eclipse on Android.

    October 5, 2011

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