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Presentations From Dreamforce 2012

I recently returned from a great trip to San Francisco, CA, where I was able to attend Dreamforce – Salesforce.com‘s annual conference.  Dreamforce is probably the biggest conference I’ve ever attended, with 90,000 registered attendees consuming the entire Moscone Center and all of downtown San Francisco. While only a small portion of those attendees were technical/developers, it was still a massive turnout. The best part… Dreamforce attendees are really excited about PhoneGap!  I had a fantastic turnout for my sessions, just take a look below!

So, why all the excitement?

SalesForce.com’s mobile hybrid SDK is built on top of PhoneGap.  This makes consumption of business-critical Salesforce.com data in your mobile applications very easy.   You can also use components from the Salesforce Touch platform inside of PhoneGap applications, and even some of Salesforce’s own mobile applications are even built with PhoneGap (Logger, Dreamforce).

I had several presentations focused on PhoneGap, and had great audiences at all of them.  You can access my presentations from the links below.  Just press the “space” key when viewing a presentation to advance to the next slide.


Introduction To PhoneGap

Description: Interested in developing applications for mobile devices, on multiple platforms? Interested in leveraging your existing web development skills to build natively installed applications? Just looking to expand your skill set? Come join Adobe’s Technical Evangelist, Andrew Trice, to learn about cross platform mobile development and PhoneGap. In this session, you will get an introduction to PhoneGap (Apache Cordova), be able to see example PhoneGap applications, and walk through the process of building your first PhoneGap application.

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Data Visualization With Web Standards

Description: Do you have a need to create rich visual data-centric applications, but also have the requirement to use standard web technologies, and don’t know what to do next? Well, you’re in luck! Come to this session to learn about data visualization strategies and frameworks powered entirely by HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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Native-Like Applications With PhoneGap

Description: Native applications built using web technologies can suffer from the “uncanny valley” effect – where they don’t feel quite right as a native application. In this session we’ll focus on strategies to make your apps feel like native apps, including considerations for a native-feeling UI, platform consistency, and user experience.

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Here are details and source code for several of the PhoneGap applications that I showed:

US Census Browser

US Census Browser

Walkable Restaurants

Walkable Restaurants

Fresh Food Finder

Fresh Food Finder

Lil’ Doodle

Lil' Doodle

Enjoy!

Upcoming Conferences & Presentations

I’ll be speaking at a few conferences in the next few months on PhoneGap and web standards-based development.  Here are just a few, with some more pending.  Be sure to come check one out (or all of them)!


RIACON

www.riacon.com
WHERE: Washington, DC
WHEN: Aug 6-7, 2012

Where architects and developers of all levels come to gather, share and learn about creating the next generation of web based applications.  RIAcon’s goal is to help you network with fellow industry professionals and expose you to the best content.

I’ll be speaking on the following topics at RIACON:

  • Introduction to PhoneGap
    Interested in developing applications for mobile devices, on multiple platforms? Interested in leveraging your existing web development skills to build natively installed applications? Just looking to expand your skill set? Come join Adobe Technical Evangelist, Andrew Trice, to learn about cross platform mobile development and PhoneGap. In this session, you will get an introduction to PhoneGap (Apache Cordova), be able to see example PhoneGap applications, and walk through the process of building your first PhoneGap application.

  • PhoneGap Native Plugins
    PhoneGap enables developers to build natively installed applications using traditional web-based development tools (HTML & JavaScript), but what if you want to make your application do more? In this session, learn how to write native plugins for PhoneGap that enable you to extend the API to tap into native device functionality.

  • Data Visualization with Web Standards
    Do you have the requirement to create rich visual data dashboard applications, but also have the requirement to use web-standard technologies, and don’t know what to do next? Well, you’re in luck! Come to this session to learn about data visualization strategies and frameworks powered entirely with HTML and JavaScript.


360|iDev

360idev.com/
WHERE: Denver, CO
WHEN: Sept 18-21, 2012

360|iDev is the first and still the best iPhone developer conference in the world. We’re not a publishing company pushing books, or a media company selling subscriptions. We’re a conference company, focused on community. Our goal is to bring the best and brightest in the developer community together for 3 days of incredible sessions, awesome parties, good times, and learning. If you don’t leave Wednesday night, with more ideas than you know what to do with, we’re not doing our jobs!

I’ll be speaking on the following topics at 360|iDev:

  • Kick A$$ iOS Apps with PhoneGap
    Apps don’t have to be written in native Objective-C to be awesome.   Get ready for a crash course in PhoneGap, a tool that enables you to build natively installed iOS apps using 100% HTML & JavaScript, complete with access to local APIs.  We’ll cover everything from “what is phonegap” to strategies for building highly performant & interactive applications.

  • Enterprise iOS Apps with PhoneGap
    Did you know that you can easily build awesome natively installed iOS apps using web technologies with PhoneGap? In this session, we’ll cover strategies for enterprise application development – everything from data visualization, MVC & distributed development, UI frameworks, performance considerations, and dev/debug workflows in PhoneGap apps built entirely with HTML, CSS & JavaScript.


Dreamforce

www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF12/
WHERE: San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Sept 18-21, 2012
Dreamforce is the annual conference by Salesforce.com. In their own words:

Every year Dreamforce features stories and presentations from some of the brightest minds in technology, business and beyond. This year’s Dreamforce promises to be even more informative and dynamic, with our most exciting keynote speaker lineup yet. The cloud computing event of the year is also the Social Enterprise event of the year. This is where you’ll learn everything you need to know—from the industry leaders who are paving the way—about how the Social Enterprise revolution is changing the way we do business.

I’ll be speaking on the following topics at Dreamforce:

  • Data Visualization with Web Standards
    Do you have the requirement to create rich visual data-centric applications, but also have the requirement to use web-standard technologies, and don’t know what to do next? Well, you’re in luck! Come to this session to learn about data visualization strategies and frameworks powered entirely with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Native-like Apps with PhoneGap
    Native applications built using web technologies can suffer from the “uncanny valley” effect – where they don’t feel quite right as a native application. In this session we’ll focus on strategies to make your apps feel like native apps, including considerations for a native-feeling UI, platform consistency, and user experience.

I hope to see you at one of these events!

Slides from “Introduction to Mobile Development with PhoneGap”

As promised, here are the slides from my presentation “Introduction to Mobile Development with PhoneGap” from the MobileDev@TU meetup last night. Many thanks to Towson University for hosting the event and inviting me to speak!

You can download the slides here: Intro To PhoneGap

Introduction to Mobile Development with PhoneGap

Here are quick links from the presentation:

Get started with PhoneGap today!

Join PhoneGap Google Groups

…and most importantly… HAVE FUN!

DC User Groups: One Platform; Many Devices

A quick reminder that I will be speaking at various events over the next week, so come out to one and learn about Flex for mobile devices and cross-platform development strategies.

Today I will be speaking at the DC Flex User Group on “Flex for Mobile: One Platform, Lots of Devices” (http://dc-flex.org/topic/flex-mobile-one-platform-lots-devices).

In this presentation, Adobe Evangelist Andrew Trice will walk through several applications utilizing Flex and AIR for mobile and will highlight application ecosystems, development processes, device considerations, and many of the “nuts and bolts” of multi-platform development using Adobe’s toolsets.

On Monday (Sept 12) I’ll be presenting “More Devices, Less Code”, featuring Flex & AIR for mobile at the DC Tech Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/DC-Tech-Meetup/).

On Tuesday (Sept 13) I’ll be presenting “CF Powered Mobile Applications” (http://www.dc-coldfusion.com/index.cfm?event=meetings.showMeeting&meetingId=14).

In this session, we will explore mobile application development using Flex and AIR for mobile, powered by ColdFusion backend systems. By the end of this session, you will know how to build natively installed iOS, Android, and BlackBerry Playbook applications, and you will be able to utilize your existing CF skills to power them.