Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

Jonathan Stark (Jonathan Stark Consulting)
Workshop 2006
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Thanks to mobile phones, we have moved from virtually no one having access to information, to virtually everyone having access to all the vast resources of the web. This is arguably the most important achievement of our generation. Despite its importance, the mobile web is in its infancy. Physical, technical, financial, and political forces have created platform fragmentation like never before, and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

For most developers, it just isn’t feasible to maintain separate code-bases for each platform-specific version of their app. Fortunately, advances in HTML5 and related technology have created an environment where a single code-base can run on all of the major mobile platforms.

This session will include:

  • Practical tips on mobile development using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • How to access device hardware (e.g. camera, speakers, vibration) with JavaScript
  • A demonstration of the differences between the iPhone, Android, and Nokia SDKs

This workshop is for web designers and developers who are interested in creating cross platform mobile apps. A basic familiarity with standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript would be very helpful but is not required.

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Jonathan Stark

Jonathan Stark Consulting

Jonathan Stark is a mobile application consultant whom the Wall Street Journal has called an expert on publishing desktop data to the Web. He is the author of Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, both published by O’Reilly. You can follow Jonathan on Twitter at @jonathanstark.

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Jonathan Stark
03/29/2011 4:11am PDT

Slides, example files, and more are now available at:

Cheers! j

Jacob Covington
03/29/2011 2:17am PDT

Great workshop – tons of really useful information. I had to leave before the end – is there a way to get the end slide with all the links? Thanks!

Taeseok Ahn
03/28/2011 8:24pm PDT

Plese post the slide to the website

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