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Building Cloud-based Cross-Platform Mobile WEB App & Mobile App Testing in Cloud

  • Apr 26, 2011 · 6:30 PM
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*** $5,000+ Raffle in our first meetup ***  

Agenda - 6:30-9:30 pm

  • 6:30-7:00, Food and Networking (sponsored by Sencha)
  • 7:00-8:00, Building Cloud-based Cross-Platform Mobile WEB Apps
  • 8:00-8:30, Group announcements, Raffle, Members' lightening Talks
  • 8:30-9:00, Mobile App Testing in the Cloud
  • 9:00-9:30, Networking and goodbyes

Building Cloud-based Cross-Platform Mobile WEB Apps

Speaker: James Pearce, Sencha

The web is always evolving, but we're witnessing a significant architectural shift as services migrate to the cloud, business logic moves to ever-thicker clients, and the web escapes the desktop to become a beautifully mobile medium.

In this environment, web application frameworks like Sencha Touch offer a new way of building mobile services using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. We'll explore the possibilities that this rich, standards-based approach can bring, how to develop mobile web apps that look and feel native on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry touch devices, and how to leverage the power of cloud-based services to provide scalable and compelling applications in this new world.

Mobile App Automated Testing in the Cloud

Speaker: Josh Galde & Chris Karnacki, DevicesAnywhere

While a good number of consumer mobile applications having tapped into the cloud, so far, only a handful of enterprise mobile applications have done the same with any success. However, Juniper Research has predicted that the number of enterprise customers using mobile cloud-based applications will rise to more than 130 million by 2014.

As cloud providers are increasingly opening up their APIs to developers, an opportunity is emerging for companies to reduce the costs associated with porting apps across multiple platforms. This approach is both attractive for developers and enterprises alike: developers get a wider potential audience, whereas enterprise customers reduce costs and get more flexibility by outsourcing application management on a scalable, pay-per-use basis.

Security is a challenge associated with cloud computing across all connected devices; however  both developers and enterprise customers need to take into consideration the mobile factor. For example, how do you ensure quality of service coverage & capacity for multimedia services in a fluctuating signal environment? How to deploy software across a multitude of heterogeneous devices with different capabilities? How does the IT department manage a network with assets that are not visible and ensure problems in the field do not occur?

Josh is the Senior Marketing Manager at DeviceAnywhere and has been with the company for over 3 years.  Chris is a Technical Account Manager at DeviceAnywhere and has been with the company for almost a year. Both are experts on DeviceAnywhere’s product Test Automation for Smart Devices. They have extensive experience providing support for some of the largest organizations using DeviceAnywhere’s Test Automation product.

Members' lightening Talks

Contact the orgaznier ([masked]), if you want to give a 5 to 10 minutes long talk to the group about your work or your company solutions (must involve both Mobile+Cloud).

  • Optimizing Mobile Experience in a Cloud-based Mobile Platform (Rish Mehta)
  • Mobile developer's extension for Cloud9 (Paul Beusterien)
  • Mobile App Competitions (Ashvin Radiya)
  • Cloud based payment and remote instrumentation controls using Mobile (Meenakshi Ram)


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  • Kieth M.

    Thanks James!!

    May 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    May 9, 2011

  • Art S

    Excellent presentation by Sencha's James Pearce. He did a great job reviewing the evolution of the Web from Docs --> Apps, and Thin Client --> Thick Client. The slides chosen did a great job showing how a Cloud-based Cross-Platform serves many Mobile Apps.

    April 27, 2011

  • john s.

    James Pierce gave a very clear, concise, and correct overview on mobile web development. There wasn't much I didn't already know, so maybe others could not keep up with his presentation. For me it was perfect and I stayed awake the whole time.

    James works for Sencha, but avoided any comments that might reflect bias towards his employer. A class act. Unfortunately, more commentary/comparisons on the toolkits out there would be useful to me.

    April 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really liked this meetup...I would like to have seen just a little bit more of places where we can host the apps on the cloud.

    April 27, 2011

  • Scotty L.

    Liked the first presentation and the lightning talks, the last presentation was missing something...

    April 27, 2011

  • Kenji K.

    This was a great first start for this group. Would like to have seen a bit more technical depth vs. high level overview.

    April 27, 2011

  • Roy C.

    Content rich, on time and well organized.

    April 27, 2011

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  • Sencha

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