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Training: "Creating Mobile apps with jQuery Mobile"

Track: Tutorial / Time: Monday 09:00 - 16:00 / Location: Rutherford Room

Mobile development is here. Everyone needs apps and mobile websites. But nobody wants to learn Objective-C, Java, C and dozens of different platforms.

Here comes jQuery Mobile, an easy to use, standard and open sourced framework that allow us to create mobile apps in minutes. Compatible with iOS, Android, webOS, Symbian, BlackBerry and optimized for smartphones and tablets, this framework is ideal for any web designer or developer who wants to create mobile experiences.

With this framework, we can create browser-based experiences and webapps and also native apps compiled using hybrids techniques. Therefore, it’s perfectly compatible with store publishing, such as Apple AppStore, Android Market, HP AppCatalog, RIM AppWorld and Nokia’s Ovi Store.

In this tutorial, we will cover:
• The mobile ecosystem today
• What is the problem with standards and platforms
• jQuery Mobile and why you don’t need to know jQuery to use it.
• Creating our webapps using HTML5 standard code
• Creating list and AJAX experiences without coding
• Working with data, maps and geolocation
• Theming the UI and customizing controls
• Offering iOS users a webapp installation method
• Compiling native webapps

Attendees must bring a laptop with HTML5 browser (Firefox and Safari preferred for local testing) and a HTML/text editor.



Maximiliano Firtman, Nokia Developer Champion

Maximiliano Firtman

Biography: Maximiliano Firtman

Maximiliano Firtman is a mobile+web developer with more than 10 years in the mobile field. He is Nokia Developer Champion and Adobe Community Professional with experience in native mobile development (iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia) and in mobile web technologies and HTML5. He is the author or "Programming the Mobile Web" http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596807795 and the upcoming book "jQuery Mobile: Up and Running" http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920014607, both from O'Reilly Media. He spoke at several well-known conferences worldwide such as Google Developer Day, Velocity, OSCON and Adobe en Vivo.

Blog: www.mobilexweb.com
Personal Site: www.firt.mobi
Twitter: www.twitter.com/firt