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PhoneGap Best Practices and Strategies

[New Venue: The Office Pub - Food and Drinks Available to Order]

PhoneGap is changing the way applications are being written and distributed in the mobile marketplace. 

Using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and mobile-specific JavaScript libraries users can write apps and package them for distribution through all of the major app stores. These apps can run with no Internet connection and with every passing month seem to be getting closer and closer to the native app experiences.

But what is the real cost in terms of performance and native app user experience? Is there an emerging mobile experience that is native to PhoneGap and goes beyond vendor ambitions?

Join us at the inaugural PhoneGap Toronto meetup to explore this and more. The goal is to make the meetup of value to anyone with a stake in the future of mobile development - developers, designers, managers, and business owners.

Location: This meetup will be at "The Office Pub" on the 2nd floor which has TVs spread around to watch presentations. You can also order food and drinks like a regular pub during the presentations.


6:30pm Doors Open

Socialize and meet other PhoneGap enthusiasts.

7:00 Intro to PhoneGap and Why It Should Be Your First Choice for Mobile Development

Nick Van Weerdenburg, founder of, a next-generation web and mobile strategy and development firm, will introduce PhoneGap, why it's important, and why it should be your first choice for mobile development.

7:30 Using AngularJS to Build PhoneGap Applications

Faisal Abid from Dynamatik will discuss building a PhoneGap application with AngularJS, what you need, what limitations exist, and other considerations.

8:00 Using the Topcoat Library with PhoneGap

Bertrand Karerangabo from will dive into using the Topcoat CSS library to build fast and clean web apps with PhoneGap and AngularJS.

8:30 Faster PhoneGap with NSBasic AppStudio

George Henne from NS BASIC Corporation will discuss the AppStudio IDE and screen designer and how it simplifies the entire PhoneGap workflow. AppStudio is used by thousands of designers and is responsible for a significant portion of world-wide PhoneGap applications.

9:00 End of Meetup

I look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!


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  • Kevork Y.

    Great seminar Nick! Packed with goodies. Thank you!

    October 16, 2013

  • TJ D.

    Can't make it but will there be presentation material available for reference. Looking forward to the next event!

    October 16, 2013

  • Kevin C.

    Unfortunately work calls..

    October 16, 2013

  • Eric R.

    Hi nick, will the session be available as a recording?

    October 14, 2013

  • Milan

    Hi - just wanted to check if the session will be videoed? Might not make it

    October 16, 2013

    • Nick Van W.

      Unfortunately, no. No recording for today.

      October 16, 2013

  • Cesidio D.

    Was looking forward to this, but will have to skip unfortunately. For some reason, my wife deems our wedding anniversary as more important....;)

    Please post notes and/or audio/video cast if possible.

    Have fun everyone!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Thiveya M.

    Looking forward for this one!

    October 11, 2013

  • Mark

    Learning PhoneGap right now. Perfectly timed!

    September 24, 2013

  • Mike D. T.

    will have my 'listening ears' on!

    September 23, 2013

  • Ryan H.

    This is a great idea Nick. Looking forward to the first meeting.

    September 17, 2013

  • Paul D.

    Wish I could make it but the Meteor meetup is the same night. :-(

    September 17, 2013

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