Mobile - developing for the small screen

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.  

A degree in Fine Art is a strange entrance to a career with a passion for programming, but that's where Sharkie started. From there, he moved from coder to advocate and mentor, conference presenter to conference founder, and from writer to author; first with the best-selling jQuery: Novice to Ninja and then to Jumpstart: Responsive Web Design. His speaking career has taken him from touring Australia speaking on HTML5, via monthly meetings for Sydney's JavaScript community, and on to advocating Responsive Web Design for global corporations. Add all that together and you'll start to see why he’s often unreasonably happy.


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

Michael Leaney

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.

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  • David L.

    We've got the first of the videos available from the mobile themed meetup.

    Device compatibility with Titanium & Backbone - Michael Leaney
    http://www.meetup.com/SydneyWebApps/messages/boards/thread/39002602/#[masked]

    October 22, 2013

  • David L.

    For anyone joining now the ticket allocation is exhausted, be sure to add your self to the wait list. We always get around 20 tickets freed up on the final day :)

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • David L.

    We've already reached our ticketing allocation! W'hoo!

    If you've RSVP'd but can't make it, be sure to free up your ticket as we now have people waiting :)

    October 14, 2013

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