Carlos AndreuRaj Balasubramanian

Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

Date: This event took place live on October 30 2013

Presented by: Carlos Andreu, Raj Balasubramanian

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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Watch the webcast recording

The webcast is based on an upcoming 'Mobile First' book that Raj Balasubramanian and Carlos Andreu are working on with O'Reilly Media. This hands-on webcast will cater to two class of developers - enterprise or backend developers who have dabbled in building web sites but hasn't spent much time on mobile, and the other class is anyone new to mobile app development be it designers or developers.

This webcast will highlight why the mobile first approach is necessary in building your next user facing app and why it's not a hype. Concrete examples will be provided using both mobile web and hybrid technologies to illustrate how you can get started. We will close by covering how the same concepts relate in the native world for education and awareness. We also touch upon enterprise concerns like integration and security with legacy systems in typical mid to large companies.

About Raj Balasubramanian

Raj Balasubramanian is a Product Architect for IBM Software Group working on the IBM Mobile Foundation. He leads the client-services interaction for the IBM Worklight and IBM Mobile Foundation. Prior to his development role, he led customer engagements delivering application and infrastructure related projects around SOA, BPM, Web 2.0 and Portal technologies. His interests range from anything technical to history, math and physics. He is currently pursuing his PhD at University of Texas at Austin. You can read about his past technical and personal escapades on his personal blog Gurukulam at

About Carlos Andreu

Carlos Andreu is a Software Engineer at IBM in Austin, TX. He currently works with a mobile framework called IBM Worklight that aims to provide developers a simple way to write multi-platform hybrid mobile applications. Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico.