I’ve just wrapped up my presentations for this year’s DevNexus event in Atlanta – it has been a great event, filled with tons of information on web, mobile, and back-end development. I had 3 sessions on PhoneGap – One intro, one advanced, and one a mobile frameworks panel.
Below are my presentations. I didn’t record them this time, since they were being recorded by the conference organizers, so expect to see a video once they’re released.
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Getting Started with PhoneGap and Cross Platform Mobile Development
I’ve recently had several conversations with PhoneGap users around processes for automating the compilation of PhoneGap apps. This could be either in automated tasks using Grunt, Ant, Maven, or any other task manager, or could be in continuous integration environments like Jenkins CI.
If you’re interested in this, here are a few options… First of all, PhoneGap Build has a REST API. You can use this to programmatically create new projects, update projects, trigger new builds (even just for specific platforms), etc… This can integrate with your build scripts and tie into any workflow.
If you’re using GitHub, it is possible to tie into hooks triggering PhoneGap Build to recompile every time you commit your code. Here’s an example of it in action, or you can just use this service which is already setup: http://autobuild.monkeh.me/ (from the same author) - Just be careful with your user/pass in plain text. Update: You can also use the Autobuild service using a clientID variable instead of sending through username and password details via HTTP.
If you couldn’t make it to the recently concluded Adobe CreateNow tour don’t worry, you can still view it online! Check out this playlist on YouTube to see a recording of the entire New York CreateNow event. You’ll see the latest and greatest from all of Adobe’s creative tools.
I was searching the web earlier this week for an older presentation from a few months back, and just happened to stumble across my recent presentations from HTML5DevConf from this past October. Looks like the videos were posted in November, but I’m just seeing them now. I had two sessions: Designing and Architecting PhoneGap and Mobile Web Apps and Getting Started with PhoneGap and Cross-Platform Mobile Development, and if you weren’t able to attend them, you’re still in luck! Here are the videos from those sessions:
Designing and Architecting PhoneGap and Mobile Web Apps
Getting Started with PhoneGap and Cross-Platform Mobile Development
Unfortunately, I ran into network issues which prevented some of my samples from working in this one, but you’ll still be able to get the point.
Second, a video of my presentation on “Architectural Considerations for PhoneGap and Mobile Web Apps” has been published by the Atlanta HTML5 meetup group. Check it out in the video below, and if you’re in the Atlanta area, be sure to check out the meetup group! Here’s the presentation description:
… and here’s the actual presentation video:
If you’re reading this, and wondering what PhoneGap is:
PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create mobile apps using standardized web APIs for the platforms you care about.