A look at mobile development frameworks

  • November 21, 2012 · 6:00 PM

Mobile UI-frameworks - A look at Dojo, JQuery and Sencha
Want to create rich professional level user interface experiences on mobile phones?
Want to do it using web technologies?
Want to give it the native feeling?
Want to make your boss shout WOW?

Well, now it's possible. Several frameworks are out there to help you get going within the hour. Christian Hansen have tested the most renowned frameworks out, and would like to share the pros and cons for each framework.

Speaker for this talk is Christian Hansen. Christian has worked with embedded UI experiences for several years back at the time of the iPaq, eventually back to plunge into cross platform webtechnologies for mobile devices.

This talk will be in English.


Create JavaScript games for desktop and mobile devices with ImpactJS and Ejecta
ImpactJS is a JavaScript game engine that allows you to rapidly create HTML5 games for desktop and mobile browsers. Ejecta is an open source JavaScript, canvas and audio implementation for iOS. By using Ejecta you can distribute your HTML5 game as a native iOS app in the Apple AppStore. 

In the first half of this talk we will look at how ImpactJS works, play a little with the level editor and see how quickly we can develop a game. In the second half we will look at what Ejecta is, how it works and how you use it.

Speaker for this talk is Thomas Viktil. He is a freelance game designer and developer and he made his first computer game at the age of 11, and is now working hard to live the childhood dream of making a living of creating games.

This talk will be in English.


JavaScript Everything!
We will take a look at a "mobile application" based on open web standards. This is the kind of app that live on both a URL and can be shipped to several app stores with more or less no code adjustment.
We will look at some do and do not do's and we will draw out the underlaying architecture of the whole application and what has led to the different choices.
The application is written entirely in JavaScript and when designing the client it became clear it would be a huge benefit to have the same language running on the server side. We will also look at how node.js made it possible to deal with real time data in a way that benefits the mobile client.

Speaker for this talk is Trygve Lie. He is a developer.

This talk can be in English if the audience prefer that.

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  • Trygve L.

    November 23, 2012

    • Nicolas A. S.-J. M.

      Kunne du oppsummert grunnene til at du foretrakk SSE fremfor WebSocket eller annet?

      November 26, 2012

    • Trygve L.

      Jeg oppsummerte vel egentlig grunnene ganske detaljert under pressentasjonen, men hovedgrunnen er at det ikke er behov for full duplex i applikasjonen pluss at i mobilnettverkene er det mye av infrastrukturen som ikke håndterer oppgraderingen av protokollen som websockets gjør.

      November 26, 2012

  • Thomas V.

    Thanks for a good event! It was nice to meet all of you.

    Carl-Erik: I would definitely do a mini workshop. That would be fun! :-)

    Here are the links I showed at the end of my presentation:
    Framsia - The game: https://github.com/mandarinx/framsia-impactjs
    ImpactJS: http://impactjs.com/
    Example of ImpactJS with WebGL: http://asmallgame.com/labsopen/webgl_impact/
    Outrun style game in JavaScript: http://codeincomplete.com/
    LLVM to JavaScript: https://github.com/kripken/emscripten
    Transport Tycoon in JavaScript: http://play-ttd.com/
    Blossom framework: https://github.com/fohr/blossom

    Feel free to send me an e-mail if you have any questions regarding Impact or Ejecta.

    November 22, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. ^_^ Cheers

      November 23, 2012

  • Anders H.

    Hadde håpet på mer rundt de mobile rammeverkene, da spesielt jQuery Mobile. Men utover det var det en interessant kveld, og det var spennende å høre om Node.js og Redis i bruk i et konkret prosjekt. Håper på flere slike foredrag fremover.

    November 22, 2012

  • David A.

    Interessant å se fremgangsmåten på hvordan ny teknologi brukes i et faktisk prosjekt med gode resultater, altfor ofte løser tech demoene trivielle ting. Tommel opp. Forventet litt mer rundt de mobile rammeverkene. ImpactJS biten var også interessant.

    November 22, 2012

  • Yosri T.

    I liked some of the presentations, but felt some were not what I expected

    November 22, 2012

  • Rasmus Broch G.

    Jeg syns det ble litt for tynt rundt disse 3 rammeverkene, som jeg hadde tenkt var mest spennende. Det ble i det hele tatt litt for lite snakk om native vs webApp (som var det jeg hadde tenkt skulle være tema opprinnelig).

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    For a newbie in javascript like me it was a really valuable intro into mobile UI development. All presentations was quite interesting and easy to understand. I even understood what the guy from Pirate Party was offering.

    November 22, 2012

  • Maxim S.

    Very useful

    November 21, 2012

  • Trygve L.

    I think we might should reserve seats at Amundsen for drinks after the talks. Who would like to tag along to Amundsen after the talks (comment with +1)?

    November 15, 2012

  • Richie W.

    Trygvie, great talk! Are your slides available online anywhere at all?

    November 21, 2012

    • Carl-Erik K.

      He said to me he would be putting them online.

      November 21, 2012

  • Carl-Erik K.

    Topp innhold! Kult om det kom en mini-workshop fra Thomas a la "Bygg ditt første spill" (topp pointers i kveld uansett).

    November 21, 2012

  • Johannes B.

    Too slow talking, too little code. :-)

    November 21, 2012

  • Nicolas A. S.-J. M.

    Still like twenty empty seats here...

    November 21, 2012

  • Trygve L.

    Please: If you can't attend, please change your RSVP status so people on the waiting list can attend. Thanks everybody.

    November 21, 2012

    • Jens Chr B.

      I just learned that I'll arrive late, so I'm giving up my seat. I'll still be around for beers though and maybe the last part if enough ppl has left early?

      3 · November 21, 2012

    • Trygve L.

      Kudos for joining later :)

      November 21, 2012

  • Øyvind N.

    +1

    November 19, 2012

  • Andreas K.

    +1

    November 15, 2012

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