I recently spoke at the 360|Flex conference in Devner, CO on “Multi-Device Best Practices”. This presentation was focused upon multi-device & multi-platform development strategies for both PhoneGap and Flex/AIR applications. Below you can view my presentation slides and source code, and a brief summary.
First, I gave an overview of mobile & multi-platform with AIR and PhoneGap. See these links for more detail on the platforms:
Next, I emphasized the differences in user experience, display density, usability, and application style/feel between different platforms and device form factors. You can read more detail on these topics here:
I also covered various libraries and techniques for making your creations feel like “native apps” instead of “web pages in a container”, and ways to make your apps look & feel “more native” for a given platform.
Details on Flex/AIR-specific tools & frameworks for native-like app experiences:
- Platform specific styles via CSS media queries
- Eskimo framework for platform specific styles
- Flex Code Samples (FXP)
Frameworks/Libraries for HTML/Web/PhoneGap, for “app-like” experiences:
- Twitter Boostrap
- Zurb Foundation
- jQuery Mobile
- jQuery UI
- Sencha Touch
- Kendo UI
- Moobile JS
Feel free to leave a comment with any questions.