Rob EllisBrock Whitten

An Introduction to Easy Mobile Development with PhoneGap

Date: This event took place live on May 26 2009

Presented by: Rob Ellis, Brock Whitten

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Have a great idea for an iPhone app, but don't have the time or inclination to learn Objective-C?

Created at iPhoneDevCamp 2008 and winner of the Launch Pad competition at Web 2.0 Expo 2009, PhoneGap is an open source initiative for building mobile applications with JavaScript. Using the PhoneGap framework, web developers can author apps in HTML and JavaScript and still take advantage of native mobile device capabilities like geo location, camera, vibration and sound. PhoneGap makes it easy to build apps for iPhone, Android, Nokia S60 and Blackberry.

Learn how to get started building a PhoneGap application that's app store ready and learn how to contribute back to the open source PhoneGap project.

About Rob Ellis

Rob is a co-creator of the popular PhoneGap open source project. As a software developer at Nitobi, he is part of a development team focused on making web applications easier to use by building software that allows both developers and end-users be more effective. Rob is dedicated to making mobile device application development easy and open.

About Brock Whitten

Brock is a co-creator of the PhoneGap project. He's passionate about community-driven projects and cares about enriching the software ecosystem. Brock is a software developer at Nitobi. He speaks regularly at conferences and is an advocate for open web standards. He wants to see developers get creative now that developing on mobile devices is easier than ever before.