Introduction to Capacitor

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Impact Hub Colab

Sihlquai 131 · Zürich

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The event will take place in room C2 on the first floor

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Discover Capacitor, the new cross platform (Web, iOS and Android) library from the Ionic team which brings native support to mobile and web applications.

For this special event, we will have the opportunity to welcome Horacio Gonzalez, Google Developer Expert (GDE) and long time Ionic adopter, for a remote talk and introduction about to this new framework.

Following to this, for those interested, we will proceed with our regular chit-chat about Ionic, Stencil, Cordova, PWA, Angular, etc.

And of course, as usual, I'll bring some cookies or chocolates, depending of the weekly promotion at the Migros next door ;)


About Horacio:

Spaniard lost in Brittany, unconformist coder, webdev craftsman, dreamer and all-around geek, Horacio fell into web programming in 1997, and he has never left it.

After some years as @warp10io frontend leader, Horacio currently works as DevRel at OVH. He is the co-founder and leader of the FinistDevs (the French JUG/GDG the nearest to the Silicon Valley!).

Horacio is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) in Web Technologies and Polymer, a longtime fan of Ionic and an early adopter of Stencil.

More about the talk:

First steps with Capacitor… in the real world

Ah, Capacitor, what a beautiful idea, an alternative to Cordova easier to use, easier to integrate in any framework, fully integrated with Ionic…

Well, not really for me, at least at the beginning. After having developed lots of PWA these last years, I was a bit skeptic about the pertinence of native or hybrid apps, so when I heard of Capacitor I put it in the cool techno not really for me basket. Until I when to the website and I read: “Build web apps that run equally well on iOS, Android, Electron, and as Progressive Web Apps”. Oh, that really grabbed my interest.

So I decided to use Capacitor on some of my PWA projects, to see if I could transform them in native iOS or Android apps.

And this talk is the feedback of this process, my first steps with Capacitor in some real life applications, what did work for me and what didn’t, and what I learnt in the process.