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.
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.
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.
Here are details and source code for several of the PhoneGap applications that I showed:
US Census Browser
Fresh Food Finder