Building Mobile Apps with HTML, JavaScript & PhoneGap

Bring your own laptop and learn how to build a mobile application on iPhone, iPad, and Android.

HTML has emerged as a powerful alternative to "native" to enable cross-platform mobile application development. But how do you build large, complex, and native-like mobile apps using HTML, JavaScript and CSS? This session covers modern strategies to build large JavaScript projects using JavaScript MVC frameworks, and how to use PhoneGap to leverage the native capabilities of your device in JavaScript and to package your HTML application as a native app for distribution through the different app stores.

This is not a product pitch. This is going to be a highly hands-on, rapid fire workshop. Topics include using Backbone.js, Boostrap from Twitter, JQuery and other technologies to build sophisticated apps.


Christophe Coenraets, Technical Evangelist for Adobe

Greg Wilson, Developer Evangelist for Adobe

Ben Forta, Developer Relations for Adobe

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  • Avel U.

    The class was easy to follow and insightful. I learned a lot of extras that I did not intend on. The speakers knew the topics really well and stuck to the curriculum. I believe that with type of focused class and structure anyone will be able to apply themselves if they have the desire to do so.

    I especially like the follow up email with the resources referenced for our convenience. This makes the ability to continue on much easier than trying to remember every particular.

    Terence was very helpful moving the topics along when there was some side tracking which I personally liked. The instructors were also kind in addressing students personal questions after class so they got the information there were looking for as well.

    Overall a very successful Meetup with Adobe. Kind of envious of the person that won the CS6 package but happy for them as well. I can't wait for another Meetup!!

    June 5, 2012

  • Don C.

    Great meetup on building apps with PhoneGap. I thought the discussion about what PhoneGap can do was very informative.

    May 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great overview of the technology. I got a lot out of this meetup. The presenters were all top-notch.

    May 31, 2012

  • Greg W.

    I created a page that has links to everything talked about last night and more --

    May 31, 2012

  • Francisco P.

    It was a great meetup. Learned new things. The only thing I would critique is need for more efficient Wi-Fi setup as it was needed for this meetup’s curriculum.

    May 31, 2012

  • Ann Pettit L.

    Very informative, easy to understand, and the speaker was funny and awesome.

    May 31, 2012

  • Ranel E.

    Great hands on seminar with insight full instructions and direction.

    May 31, 2012

  • Richard S.

    Very informative. Good primer on the PhoneGap technology. Great demonstration especially with the PhoneGap API Explorer.

    May 31, 2012

  • Alan S.

    I thought the presentations were done well, and I learned quite a bit. This meetup definitely sparked my interest in developing apps using Phonegap.

    May 31, 2012

  • Joe B.

    Awesome, really enjoyed it. Thank you.

    May 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the meeting went very well. I really learned a lot.

    May 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This meetup was very informative. I was not super clear on the different js libraries like backbone and such... now I am crystal clear!

    May 31, 2012

  • Greg W.

    Here are the files for tonight.


    May 30, 2012

  • Terence C.

    We're meeting tomorrow at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce in Town Square. Park in the South Garage directly behind the Apple Store in Town Square. Walk from the parking garage to the main building and take the elevator to the third floor.

    We know many people will be arriving directly from work. We'll have sandwiches starting at 5:30pm.

    Please bring your PC or Mac laptop with Google Chrome browser installed. You can use any text editor to create the HTML files in the presentation.

    May 29, 2012

  • Greg W.

    Hey everyone! Christophe, Ben and I look forward to speaking at this event! We're hoping some of you want to do some hands-on coding during this event. Although it would be great for you to have PhoneGap installed with XCode or Android SDK, it's actually sufficient to simply have Chrome browser and a text editor for the work we'll be doing. See you in a few days! .. Greg

    May 27, 2012

  • Terence C.

    We're completely full for Wednesday and started a waiting list. If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP. It will automatically admit someone on the waiting list. Thanks!

    May 27, 2012

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