Native and HTML5-based mobile: strategies for mobile app development #ebt1

Feb 29, 2012 · Newton, United States of America

The options for developing mobile apps are rapidly expanding and actively changing. In this meetup we’ll compare native and HTML5-based mobile app development, the tools available for each, factors to consider when choosing a technology direction, deployment options, hosted services, rolling your own and client- and server-side development.

This meetup group provides engineers, practitioners and managers the context needed to evaluate and adopt rapidly evolving business technologies. Leave with an understanding of what the technology is, why it’s used, when to use it, and next steps to take. We’ll review use cases, processes, tools, and practices in a mini-conference format through short presentations, hands-on tutorials, Q&A and code walkthroughs.

Event starts at 6 PM (talks at 7 PM) and goes until 9 PM

  • Doors open at 6 PM for social time
  • Talks start promptly at 7 PM for 1 hour or so
  • Wrap-up until 9 PM

Organizer: Dan Adams, Senior Consultant / Cantina Consulting (@danadams)

Sessions coverage on Lanyrd.


Mobile apps: native or not?

George White, Principal Consultant / Cantina Consulting (@Stonehippo)

Introduction to native vs non-native mobile app development. The advantages and limitations of each.

Building content apps with Brightcove App Cloud

Adam Mark, Developer Advocate / Brightcove (@adammark75)

Learn about Brightcove App Cloud, an end-to-end solution for creating content-driven apps with web technologies.

Creating Native Apps on the Verivo Development Platform

Mike Oliver, Engineering Manager, Mobile App Development / Verivo (@moliver816)

Tools of the Mobile Web

Matthew Crist, Principal Consultant / Cantina Consulting (@matthewcrist)

An overview of the frameworks that exists, what to think about before rolling your own and why rolling your own may be the better approach to building mobile web apps.


Refreshments and WiFi will be provided.

MBTA: Get off at the Newton Center stop on the D Green Line
Parking: Public parking meters across the street free after 6 PM as available. Street parking can be found on Paul St around the corner.

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