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Integrating RubyMotion into a Rails based workflow

Tys von Gaza will be talking about the challenges of moving from a Rails based workflow to learning and building a RubyMotion application. RubyMotion is the new Ruby tool chain for building and testing native iOS applications. Tys is a senior developer at the startup, Clio, helping work on their large Rails application, API and RubyMotion application. He will explain:

- Why should a Rails team choose RubyMotion over iOS?
- Difference between the community and resources between Rails and RubyMotion
- What success have we had in transferring our Rails knowledge over to RubyMotion?
- What pitfalls has our team hit while learning RubyMotion?
- A look at where RubyMotion is going and what we're excited about.

This event has been wonderfully organized by Simon Wilson from Clio.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    if anyone is interested in working with rubymotion and wants to hack together after work, find me on @naoyamakino and love to get together and work on rubymotion stuff, I am currently working on improving MotionData, see

    December 6, 2012

  • Tys von G.

    Had a great time meeting everyone and sharing our experience with RubyMotion. If you have any questions that weren't answer at the event don't hesitate to drop me a line at @tvongaza.

    December 6, 2012

  • Steven L.

    And the prize for "Most Epic Troll of an Entire Meetup Group" goes to… Tys von Gaza! No, seriously though, very much enjoyed the expert tour of RubyMotion.

    December 5, 2012

  • Brent V.

    Thanks for the presentation Tys. For those of you who were interested in Pow:
    Powder, a gem that makes it even easier to use:
    Anvil, an OSX GUI for Pow:, for sharing with other devices on the network:
    (or protip learned tonight: rename a .pow symlink to default and it will be available to other devices on port 80 without any magic)

    December 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup, a lot of good information. A lot of lessons learned for people that are going to try Ruby Motion. I got all my questions answered, even though at the end it wasn't the answer I wanted to hear. I hope that Ruby Motion develops into a tool that matures so it can be revisited in the future. Thanks Tys.

    December 5, 2012

  • Simon W.

    Hey Guys! We're near the limit for attendees for the meetup. If anyone else absolutely has to come, shoot me a message.

    November 28, 2012

    • Nagib T.

      Returning to Vancouver from London. Would be great to touch base and meet if you can find some room.

      December 3, 2012

    • Kalvir S.

      Sorry that this meetup is full but we are in the process of lining up some interesting speakers for our meetups next year. Hopefully we can catch up then. Feel free to post a hello message to our forum, we're all pretty friendly :)

      December 4, 2012

  • Simon W.

    The Network Hub is collecting food bank donations, so if you are attending the meetup and want to earn some karma, bring something for the Vancouver Food Bank!

    December 3, 2012

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