The next PhoneGap Toronto meetup is next week at JobSpring in downtown Toronto.
If you haven't looked at PhoneGap/Cordova in the last six months, look again. PhoneGap 3 is amazing, HTML5 is everywhere, and an explosion of mobile-first CSS libraries and mobile-friendly frameworks have changed what's possible and what's necessary.
6:30pm Doors Open
7pm Developing high-performance Cordova applications!
Apache Cordova (PhoneGap) is an amazing technology for conserving financial resources, developer time and multi-platform frustration. This presentation will introduce techniques for developing high performance Cordova applications using relatively new CSS and JS libraries. How to use native plugins to improve performance will also be demonstrated.
Speaker: Rami Sayar
Rami is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft based in Montreal. He has worked for hot startups in Silicon Valley and for Fortune 500 giants. Rami is a frequent speaker in the Montreal circuit. His latest accomplishment was speaking at TEDxHEC where he conducted a live experiment of large scale democratic collaboration with the crowd.
8:00pm The Omnichannel Application Imperative: One Codebase, All Devices
Stop the insanity! In this talk, Nick Van Weerdenburg of rangle.io argues that HTML5 mobile applications are no longer only an economic option, they have become an strategic imperative. Going to market with 4 codebases and 4 development teams to deliver an app to web, mobile web, iOS and Android is not only an economic disaster, it's a strategic one. First, you'll be lucky if you even make it to market, and second, every market response will take weeks or months to implement.
The alternative? Leverage modern HTML5 technologies and frameworks to build omnichannel applications that deliver your application to all channels- web, mobile web, iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry, TVs- with one codebase and one development team. You will get to market in 1/2 the time, at 25% of the cost, and be able to update your app in hours or days instead of weeks or months.
Speaker: Nick Van Weerdenburg