Myles Eftos — Building mobile web apps

Web Directions South 2010, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, October 15 1.40pm.

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There is no denying that the Apple App Store is huge, but who wants to have to deal with Objective-​​C? Thankfully, technologies like PhoneGap and Sencha allow web developers to work in languages they know (HTML/​CSS/​JavaScript) while still making them look native. PhoneGap also allows us to port our apps to other platforms, like Android.

This session will look at the mobile web development lifecycle from building a prototype in the browser, integration with the phone, app submission and some basic marketing tricks.

About Myles Eftos

Myles Eftos PortraitMyles is a Perth-based Web developer who feels as at home building INNER JOINS as he does calculating the specificity of CSS selectors. He has worked in all the major web languages, with his weapon of choice being Ruby on Rails. During his 8-years in the industry, working under the moniker of MadPilot Productions, he has worked with pretty much everyone in Perth. He started 220, a cooperative workspace in Leederville and currently has a position on the committee of the Australian Web Industry Association.

Follow Myles on Twitter: @madpilot

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