As sure as mobile tech evolves, cross platform tech evolves. Every so often, we need to take a breath and discuss the latest. There are newer and more mature platforms available - Xamarin, Titanium, Flutter, React Native, PhoneGap, Ionic (?), and more.
Cross platform development promises a lot. However, this is not a binary decision based on one or two factors. Many variables play a role in a good decision making process:
• Can you really save money developing in cross platform?
• Is it faster?
• Can cross platform apps really deliver on UI/UX like native platforms.
• What are the development skills that are available to you?
• What do you anticipate your support requirements being?
• Are you open to compromise?
• How can you validate the credibility/legitimacy of a platform and a vendor?
Decision makers and developers should be able to discuss these options intelligently and with a more robust understanding of how to approach the question.
Rather than a brawl (which I was so hoping for), we’ll have experts to help you get to your decision point comfortable you’ve chosen the right path for your project.
Join us! on May 6th at 6:30 for our panel of experts to discuss how, why, and when to consider cross platform development as an alternative to native development.
Rob is an independent consultant/developer with a broad range of experience in backend development, database systems, cloud platforms, and payment systems. He has moved in to mobile solutions in a big way and has an impressive portfolio to show for it. He is conversant in iOS and also cross platform development.
Scott is an Android expert and is currently working at Expedia. Scott is a co-organizer of the GDG Ann Arbor Meetup and is an in-demand speaker locally and regionally.
Eric is a long-time Mac and iOS developer based here in Ann Arbor. He is currently Director of Development at AppVision, a mobile application security company, and maintains a consultancy at Relium Corporation. His most popular apps have been Weather Underground's signature weather app and WunderMap.
Ryan takes a break to join us from his busy contract/consultancy life. Ryan is expert in React Native, but has skills in a number of platforms and brings a fresh perspective to any technical situation.
Join us! Bring your questions for Scott, Eric, Ryan, and Rob. Get a couple of pieces of pizza, a drink, and enjoy.
Arbormoon Software: 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
6:30 - 7:00: Food and Networking
7:00 - 8:00: Introductions followed by The Panel with Q&A at the end.
8:00 - 8:30: Networking