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Dave Arel - HTML5 Mobile Apps Don't Have To Suck

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HTML5 Mobile Apps Don't Have To Suck
presented by Dave Arel

Sometimes, you've got to rock the boat to keep it from sinking. Belly's decision to scrap their native iPad app and build an HTML5 app was a risky move but proved to be one of the best decisions the startup has made. While mobile web is considered a harsh environment with low processing power, a few key techniques can be used to get the best performance out of your application. Belly's unique deployment platform, built on Phonegap's mobile framework, enables instantaneous software updates to any or all devices; making A/B testing a breeze. In this talk, Dave Arel will discuss how to build fast, proficient, native-like HTML5 mobile applications, and the enormous benefit it surely brings.

About Dave

Dave Arel is a product engineer specializing in client-side web technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3. As the Director of JavaScript Engineering and Head of Front-End at Belly, he is directly responsible for the development of their HTML5 iPad application which is used by thousands of businesses and millions of users, so when it's not working properly, blame him.

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  • Tom E.

    Great talk - any chance the slides could get posted?

    August 29, 2013

  • Jon B.

    Hey folks. Thanks for coming out last night! Video of Dave's talk is now up on Vimeo. See you next month!

    August 29, 2013

  • David A.

    Hey Everyone! Thanks for coming out last night. I'd love to hear more about what you thought of the material. The good and the bad. Leave a comment here, or shoot me a message on twitter. I can DM you my email.

    Stay in touch, @davearel

    August 29, 2013

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