So it's looking like that whole "internet on your mobile" is going to be a thing, so you might want to look into that.
Come along to the October SWAG meet up and find out how to take all that desktop knowledge and squeeze it down for the small screen. You'll get the insight into going responsive and hear the stories of how fellow developers moved their applications onto phones and tablets.
If you missed out on the last meet up then catch up on all the talks on our YouTube Channel.
Really Mobile Development
Craig Sharkie @twalve
Mobile first isn't just a method to get your application onto small screens. Many of the processes and optimizations it recommends are just as important on the largest displays. We'll look at a series of techniques that'll refactor the way you code AND think.
Lessons learnt from the battle field of Mobile Development
Mark Kellett @Mark_Kellett
Working for an exciting new second screen app zeebox, Mark has been creating various cross device games and widgets for almost 2 years. This talk will outline the biggest things he has learnt while developing mobile web apps which are attractive and performant.
Mark is originally from Yorkshire, UK. He’s a Senior Front End Developer with 8 years experience in Software Development. He was previously a C# engineer before moving permanently into the Front End wild west 2 years ago. Mark was flown from the London zeebox offices to Sydney November last year to aid with the launch of zeebox Australia.
Previously he worked for a brand management agency as a .NET developer and "Front End Guru" working with clients such as Adidas and Ford.
He has a passion for Front End development and has worked extensively with Backbone and Node JS to create all sorts of wacky creations which are hopefully fun. He has also dabbled in about every other language going so can pretty much turn his hand to most stacks.
Cross device compatibility using Titanium and Backbone
How to achieve a single code base that runs on a majority of devices (iOS, Android, web, etc), using a component based approach with Titanium and Backbone.
This talk will comprise of lessons learned building a cross-device component based app using Titanium and Backbone, and comparing those discoveries to other technology stacks such as Phonegap, hybrid applications, and web applications.
Michael is a full-stack engineer, currently focussed on front-end technologies. He enjoys writing client side applications that talk to RESTful backend services. Currently a Software Engineer at Bigcommerce, he has spent his time prototyping and developing Bigcommerce's mobile app.