General Assembly Boston - Intro to PhoneGap : Building Apps with HTML5
When: Tue February 12, 2013 6:30 pm
Organization: General Assembly Boston
Location: GA Boston, Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA
mobile apps can involve a lot of new and unexpected challenges. Beyond
needing to learn a whole new programming language (Objective C for
iPhone, or Java for Android), one common complaint among new app
developers is that the development environments for those languages are
confusing, hard to use, and poorly documented. One alternative to this
approach is developing in PhoneGap, which allows developers to build
switching to mobile).
This class will serve as
a simple and practical introduction to the PhoneGap platform; we’ll
cover the theory behind PhoneGap, pros and cons (as compared to direct
development), and how PhoneGap can be used to design and implement
mobile apps. We'll also look at a case study - a mobile app developed in
PhoneGap called Plot Hound - which uses compass and geolocation APIs, local storage, WebSQL, and jQueryMobile.
This is a
will help things go more smoothly. For a refresher, check out W3schools'
Please bring a laptop with either Firefox or Chrome installed.
About the Instructor
Max Uhlenhuth is
the co-founder and technical lead of SilviaTerra, a high-tech forestry
company. Often combining many diverse technologies into a single
project, he enjoys working on projects ranging from robotics and cloud
computing to GIS and mobile. A 2012 graduate of Yale University, Max was
recently named by Forbes as one of America's top college entrepreneurs.