Build Prototypes and Mobile Apps the Easy Way with BuzzTouch

Build Prototypes and Mobile Apps the Easy Way with BuzzTouch

iOS and Android Development

No-code and Low-code Apps

COURSE SUMMARY

This 5-hour workshop teaches you how to quickly go from an idea to a working iPhone app – without doing any coding!  Learn how to convert content and a navigation structure into interlinked screens by using the BuzzTouch app engine.  During the hands-on lab, make several catalog-style apps, with increasing complexity and style.  At the end, make your own app in the class with professional guidance. 

BuzzTouch is the quickest and easiest way to build a working iOS app prototype.  Learn how to build and test your app ideas very quickly.  You can often create a working app through BuzzTouch in the same or less time than it takes to create detailed wire frames.

Bonus -- the founder of BuzzTouch, Mr. David Book will be participating.

PRE-REQUISITES

• Your app idea

• Mac OS X Computer

• Xcode 4.6.3 installed (free app from Mac App Store)

• Simulator for iOS 6.1 installed

• Relevant image and icon files for your app

• Developer account with Apple

• Developer certificate from Apple

• Coding skills are not required


COURSE OBJECTIVES

The students will learn how to build three types of Catalog apps without doing any coding while using the same content across the apps:

• Organize navigation with tab bar, scrolling tables, button grid, coverflow,  and custom menus

• Establish a navigation hierarchy

• Apply a consistent style and design

Upon completion, the student can go from an idea to a working app:

• Translate an idea into user-centric objectives

• Map capabilities of the app into BuzzTouch plugin

• Select appropriate methods to bring content into the app

• Remotely update content and structure of the app without republishing the app into an App Store

• Generate apps for iOS and Android for publishing into the app stores

• Join the BuzzTouch community for how-to questions and to share your tips

• Understand the value of the BuzzTouch plugins


DETAILS

• The class is limited to only 12 spots to ensure we can provide 1-on-1 attention when needed

• A refund is provided if the class is canceled for any reason

• The class is held at ROC

• Lunch is provided by our sponsor – BuzzTouch.com

• Founder of BuzzTouch, Mr. David Book will be in attendance for the class


COST

• General fee is $129

• For the Members of the iOS Developers Meetup, the fee is $99

• There are only 12 slots allocated, pre-pay now at:

BuzzTouch Class


INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY

Niraj Shah entered into mobile development when the Palm Pilot and Blackberry were the leading platforms.  As the mobile technologies evolved, Niraj kept pace from Blackberry to HTML5, iOS and Android.  Yet development for each mobile platform always resulted in compromises.  With a focus on delivering the optimal user experience, Niraj discovered the BuzzTouch app engine as the most efficient way to get a mobile app to market.  Using his ability to see things from the new person’s perspective, Niraj teaches mobile development classes and How-To documentation classes for users and clients.  He was a featured speaker at BuzzCon 2013, the worldwide developer conference for Buzz Touch developers.


COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction

• Difference between 100% coding versus 100% configuration

• Understand benefits of the BuzzTouch way vs. the classic coding methods

• Structure of BuzzTouch apps (server, plugins, mobile, configuration, cache)

• Distinction between a BuzzTouch App Developer and a BuzzTouch Plugin Developer

• Demonstrations of apps created with BuzzTouch

-- BREAK --

Build an App

• Convert an idea into a User-centric experience

• Identify content types (within the app and remotely)

• Structure content into bite-size portions

• Define the navigation scheme

• Map the app’s screens into BuzzTouch capabilities

• Understand the capabilities and parameters of the BuzzTouch plugins (screen types)

• Fill-in the content for each screen

• Download project files

• Compile and Run the project in the Simulator (and on the device)

-- LUNCH --

Modify an App without Recompilation or Re-publishing

• Modify content without recompiling the app

• Change the navigation structure without recompiling the app

• Customize the app’s look and feel

• Send Push Notifications to the app

-- BREAK --

Make your own mobile app

• Adjust design and layout of your app on paper

• Map the BuzzTouch plugins to screens of your app

• Create your app on BuzzTouch server

• Download, compile and run your app in the Simulator (and on the device)

• Update and adjust the app on BuzzTouch server

• Customize the app’s look-and-feel

• (optional) load app onto the mobile device

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  • David O.

    Did anyone leave a Macbook power cord?

    I found one connected to the outlet in the middle of the room.

    October 6, 2013

  • David O.

    Thanks everyone for attending our first BuzzTouch class.

    Pics are uploaded.

    I've confirmed with Niraj and he'll give frequent updates about BuzzTouch at our monthly App Showcase event.

    See you all there.

    2 · October 5, 2013

  • Amber O.

    Thanks to Niraj for teaching us how to use BuzzTouch framework. I think it's a great introduction to it. Hope all participants got what they came for.

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Sharon H.

    Good assortment of attendees, and everyone willing to share ideas and feedback. Very experienced instructor. Bummed that David Book (Buzztouch founder) couldn't make it.

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Allison S.

    the 2nd half was awesome hands on, the first half was all about what you could do, but not actually getting to DO anything. Instructor knew his stuff and had great examples.

    October 5, 2013

  • Rhett K.

    Would love to attend and help but this date is booked for me. Here is my vote to change dates if others do too, lol.

    September 10, 2013

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Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
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Our Sponsors

  • ROC

    ROC provides the space for our monthly App Showcase event.

  • Optomi

    Optomi is focused on facilitating hiring the best technology talent.

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