Past Meetup

The Future Of Mobile Development

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PayPal Town Hall

2161 North 1st Street · San Jose, CA

How to find us

Town Hall is in the PayPal campus, facing North First st. Park anywhere you can and enter the building with "Town Hall" over the doors.

Location image of event venue


In the trenches of this discussion will be 7 leaders in mobile:

Dion Almaer (Moderator) - VP of Mobile Architecture, @WalmartLabs

Andre Charland - Co-Creator of PhoneGap

Abe Elias - Founder & CTO, Sencha

Ben Galbraith (Moderator)- VP of Mobile Engineering, @WalmartLabs

Jeff Haynie - Founder & CEO, Appcelerator

David Kaneda - Designer in Residence, Benchmark Capital

Kevin Hurst- VP of Product Management, eBay Mobile

Start Times:

6:37 PM for Food by Cafe Pomegranate and Craft Beer tasting

7:22 PM for Future of Mobile Strategy On-Stage Discussion

8:01 PM for Your Questions and Their Answers


1. How radically is user behavior on mobile devices expected to change over the next few years, and how can app developers get ahead of the trends? *stats below*

2. What are the challenges and opportunities of developing both Web and native apps, and what can we expect will change over the next year?

3. What are the benefits of tailoring a mobile app to a specific operating system, both for developers and end-users?

4. What about the "hybrid" approach of creating an HTML5 Web app and then wrapping it for different native environments? Is it beneficial for developers to move toward this middle ground, or focus on one end of the spectrum?

*Mobile Usage Stats from Black Friday*:

- Black Friday sales on mobile devices accounted for 16.3% of all online sales

- PayPal saw a 193% increase in mobile payments on Black Friday over 2011

As always, we will be serving up delicious local food (by Cafe Pomegranate!) and succulent craft beer for you all to enjoy as you talk mobile before the on-stage discussion.

Public Transit Info: PayPal Town Hall is directly across the street from the Karina Station of VTA/Light Rail in San Jose, CA.

Please RSVP for you and your guests to make check-in speedy.

Please also bring a valid ID.