High Performance Cordova Applications + Omnichannel Application Strategies

Hi All,

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.

We have two talks scheduled, including an exciting talk from Rami Sayar, a developer evangelist from Microsoft, and a strategy oriented talk from Nick Van Weerdenburg, founder of the PhoneGap Toronto meetup and rangle.io, a HTML5 and JavaScript consulting company.


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

Nick Van Weerdenburg is the founder of rangle.io, a JavaScript consulting firm focused on next-generation HTML5 responsive web applications. He believes that HTML5 is destined to rule mobile, and founded the PhoneGap Toronto meetup in Sept. 2013 to share that passion.

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  • Richard F.

    Very informative, for a beginner to Cordova both the high-performance presentation as well as the OmniChannel presentation provided crucial guidelines to developing SPA's. Thanks so much guys!

    February 20

  • Raymond L.

    Many good tips. Thanks.

    February 20

  • Jacob B.

    Will the presentations be recorded?

    February 18

  • Milan

    Will this session be videoed? Conflict but would love to learn more about Cordova

    February 16

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