Friday, October 11, 2013

PhoneGap and Backbone in the OC

I will be doing a presentation on developing mobile apps using a sweet combination of PhoneGap and Backbone. The code should work on all of PhoneGap's wide variety of devices, but I have only validated it against iOS and Android. 


HTML5 at one point held the promise of being the unifying platform for desktop and mobile devices. Then big name companies seem to turn their backs on the platform in droves. But don't don't despair, HTML5 isn't dead, in fact it is still a great choice for many mobile applications.


In this session, we will build a simple to understand but easy to enhance mobile app. We will use the latest and greatest version of PhoneGap, 3.0 for cross-platformness. To it we will add the open source MV* framework, Backbone, which will help bring order to the normal chaos of JavaScript development.

This talk is being hosted by the good folks of SoCal .NET Architecture. It is a rare treat for me to do a talk so close to home, last weekend I was talking way up in Silicon Valley. They meet at the offices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which is probably the best possible location to have a meeting after work. It is just off the 5 freeway, not far from the 22, 55, 57, and 91 freeways. The talk is on Thursday, October 17th at 7 PM. For more information and directions go to: http://www.scdna.org/.