Build your First Mobile App in Half a Day


A free half-day training course to learn everything you need to know to build your first mobile app with HTML5, PhoneGap, jQuery & Usergrid!

As taken by over 1,000 people in San Francisco, Austin, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Denver, Detroit, Houston, San Jose, Atlanta and Los Angeles!

The classes are completely free (and all the software & services we’ll be using are too — most of them are even open-source)

Can’t join us for the full training? Come by for the 1-hour meetup-style presentation showing your how to quickly build mobile apps using free or open-source tools!


View of the Austin Training


Join us to learn how to create mobile apps hands-on, in a friendly, fast-paced environment!

  • The HTML5 class will teach you everything you need to build apps that work on (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, mobile browsers, etc.) we will review the important mobile features of HTML5 & JavaScipt. You will learn how to use a mobile UI framework (jQuery Mobile), how to add app features with a Backend-as-a-Service (open-source Usergrid) and how to deploy your app to devices natively using PhoneGap.
  • The meetup presentation will cover the same topics but in very condensed form (1 hour), most of it as a walkthrough, hands-on demo showing you how to build a simple app (a store locator), step by step, using free or open-source tools.

By the end of the workshop, we will have built a fully-featured app, ready for release on the app store, without having written a single line of server-side code!

The HTML5 classes

The Mobile HTML5 classes will be offered Wednesday (morning or afternoon) and Thursday (morning or afternoon). Every half day is the same — please join us in the time or place that’s most convenient for you! It’s perfect for people with a background in web development or with light programming experience.



  • 30 minutes before start: registration + breakfast (morning sessions) or lunch (afternoon sessions)
  • Hour 1: Intro HTML5 and Mobile Apps. Building your mobile UI with (jQuery Mobile)
  • Hour 2: Add live data to your app with an API backend (Usergrid)
  • Hour 3: Add more screens to your app
  • Hour 4: make your app run natively on devices with PhoneGap
  • Hour 5: Advanced topics (30 minutes) + 30 minutes of Q&A over lunch (morning sessions) or beers (afternoon sessions)
  • Morning sessions have registration 7:30am and classes run 8am–noon
  • Afternon sessions have registration at 1:30pm and class runs 2pm–6pm


The Meetup

As given at the Philly JUGChicago RubySilicon Valley iOSLA PhoneGap and Atlanta HTML5 meetup groups! Tim will demonstrate how to quickly build a mobile app (a store locator) using free & open-source technologies for the UI, backend and packaging. We’ll have the app built from scratch and deployed on the device in < 1 hour, with plenty of time for Q&A. Beers, pizza and networking start at 6:30pm, presentation starts promptly at 7.



About the Instructor

Tim speaking at a conference in Japan

The sessions will be lead by Tim Anglade, public speaker, former Computer Science lecturer, and Head of Developer Programs at Apigee. Tim has spoken about app development around the world, from OSCON to Oredev & GoGaRuco, and met with mobile app developers from Silicon Valley to Seoul. He most recently gave this training in San Francisco, San Jose, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Austin and Denver. You can find him on Twitter as @timanglade.



Here’s what previous attendees have to say…


“Great class … Opened up a new world for me.”@wren_jon

“Tim was intelligent, patient, and engaging. His material was well-prepped and clearly had gone through many iterations. Highly recommended!”Jessica

“Awesome mobile apps training if you're looking to get a jump start with jQuery mobile and phonegap!”@nmakiya

“Great HTML5 class today in San Fran with Tim Anglade Definitely looking forward to the advanced class next month!”@JeffCGoss

“Shout out to Apigee for putting on a great intro to html5 mobile apps today”@paulruescher

“Great workshop today! Left with new knowledge, great tips, a new book & a couple cold ones.......ALL FOR FREE!”@terrance_unce

“Thanks for the great day teaching us how to build mobile apps”@MattSobieray

“Many thanks to Tim Anglade for the awesome training on JQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. I particularly liked the RESTful API design of Usergrid”@Luay_ca

“Thanks to you for the Mobile App, HTML5, PhoneGap awesomeness”@adaptivepattern

“Tim Anglade did a great job. Apigee looks really cool.”@barela14

“He moved at a good pace. Packed a lot in. Was good.”@newmanw10

“Thanks to Tim for a fun day of html5 mobile apps with BaaS”@bentuttle1

And more… Excellent presentation and group! A+” —Awesome class! The materials and instruction were just right... Perfectl actually! Thanks Tim!” “I learned new stuff. Training was interactive. The instructor was really helpful” — ”It was hands-on. We had the chance to actually build our application” — ”It gave a clear overview of technologies useful to build mobile apps.” — The material was great. The presenter knew his stuff and was interested in seeing his students succeed.” — “Building smartphone apps was a mystery until I attended this one.” — “I liked that individuals of diverse backgrounds and skill sets were all able to attend and learn something. Can't think of anything I disliked.” —Not a sales pitch, very practical info, immediately useful” — “I am getting smarter thanks to you and Apigee for doing events like this.“ — Some of the best training I've had - paid or not. Thanks for putting this on.”

Some of our attendees in San Francisco


For your Boss

You’re sold? Need to convince your bosses? Well, just tell them about all the things you’ll get to learn in just half a day!

  • If you’re a web designer, you will learn how to design interfaces for mobile websites and mobile apps quickly, and even how to implement them on your own into working prototypes, allowing your to tackle your company’s mobile projects this year
  • If you’re a front-end engineer, you will learn how to build mobile applications that look & feel like native apps, using the tools you’re already proficient with: HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery
  • If you’re a native app developer, you will learn another way to build mobile apps, that allows your company to quickly launch projects for multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc.) using the same codebase!
  • If you’re already an HTML5 or advanced app developer, you will learn how to use a Backend-as-a-service to quickly prototype, deploy and efficiently scale your company’s mobile apps without needing a backend team to keep it running.
  • If you’re a backend developer, you will learn everything you need to know about the constraints of developing & launching mobile apps, what it means for backend architectures, and how large companies with tens of thousands of employees and millions of users manager their data backends for mobile apps
  • In just one day, you will learn everything you need to build real apps on your own. Past example includes: store locator, employee directory, Yelp-like app, mobile intranet, HR applicant tracker, lunch ordering system, conference app, room reservation system, and many more! Spend one day in this training and you’ll have the tools to tackle any mobile project your boss or customer throws at you.


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  • George M.

    Apigee is on a roll...­

    July 31, 2013

  • Ursula

    Tim is an excellent instructor and really knows his stuff.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Don R.

    Does anyone know when the next event like this will take place? (i could not make the one this week.) I think it is an ongoing series. Thanks.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Evan S

    Great speaker. I learned a lot. And there was good food and beer. Would see Tim again.

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Curtis H.

      Definitely an excellent presentation and the food was superb. Does anyone know which restaurant provided the catering for lunch?

      July 26, 2013

  • John P.

    I really enjoyed this meetup, Tim introduced several new ideas, and put it together pretty well... Thanks!

    July 26, 2013

  • George M.

    Thanks Tim for coming down and sharing your experience with us. :)

    July 26, 2013

  • Tito

    Very well presented meetup for learning the basics of Mobile App Development.

    July 26, 2013

  • Christie L


    July 25, 2013

  • Martin M.

    OCAndroid is cross-posting this event in Orange County.

    July 24, 2013

  • emil s.

    Attending 6pm session only.

    July 22, 2013

  • Gary

    free training, meet creative folks - sounds like a blast

    July 22, 2013

  • Roberto B.

    Looking forward to some Cordova development.

    July 22, 2013

  • Donny L.

    where is the adress

    July 16, 2013

    • Tim A.

      Depends on the day. If you look at the ticket info, you’ll see Wednesday is at Satellite Santa Monica, 3110 Main St, Santa Monica. Thursday is at the Beckman Center, 100 Academy Dr, Irvine.

      July 19, 2013

  • Christie L


    July 19, 2013

  • Sean G.

    Always B Learning!

    July 18, 2013

  • Tim A.

    **Don’t forget to sign up on the Eventbrite page**: http://apigee-lav2-2013.eventbr...­ — As promised when I came by to present in front of the group in March, I’m very happy to organize free PhoneGap/HTML5 trainings in the area again! Looking forward to seeing you all :)

    1 · July 14, 2013

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