Web Developers Learn to Build Mobile Apps with HTML and JavaScript in San Francisco Training Session

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Learn mobile app development from the PhoneGap experts in San Francisco on July 19, 2009

We designed PhoneGap for the large group of developers out there who know how to write for standard languages, like JavaScript, CSS and HTML, and who don't have the time or inclination to learn new languages, like Objective-C. They can use PhoneGap to write an app that will work on many different phones.

Creators of PhoneGap, a ground-breaking mobile application development framework, will teach web developers how to build mobile applications in HTML, CSS and JavaScript while still taking advantage of core features of the iPhone, Google Android and Blackberry. This full-day mobile app development training session takes place in San Francisco on July 19, 2009. Attendees can register at http://nitobi.com/services/phonegap/training/schedule_july19/.

Created at iPhoneDevCamp 2008 by Nitobi Inc., PhoneGap is an open source initiative for bringing native device capabilities to mobile browsers. With PhoneGap, you can author apps in HTML and JavaScript and still take advantage of features like geo location, camera, vibration, local storage and sound. At the end of the training session, attendees will know how to build apps for iPhone, Google Android and Blackberry, and how to contribute back to the open source PhoneGap project.

PhoneGap gained widespread recognition in April when the project won the LaunchPad competition at Web 2.0 Expo. Since then, hundreds of PhoneGap applications have been built and submitted to the Apple app store including, the Blok-Buster (http://bit.ly/Izyrr) game, Coovents (http://bit.ly/mYqIw) for New York happy hour listings and Roadtrippr (http://bit.ly/Qvxep) for finding cool spots to visit, no matter where you are.

"Building apps on different mobile platforms is hard and time consuming," said Andre Charland, CEO of Nitobi. "We designed PhoneGap for the large group of developers out there who know how to write for standard languages, like JavaScript, CSS and HTML, and who don't have the time or inclination to learn new languages, like Objective-C. They can use PhoneGap to write an app that will work on many different phones."

PhoneGap training attendees will learn how to:

  • Set up a development environment
  • Compile for multiple platforms
  • Run code in an emulator
  • Debug HTML and JavaScript
  • Access native APIs, including location, camera, accelerometer, contacts, and more via JavaScript
  • Optimize JavaScript for mobile devices
  • Build a mobile application that runs offline
  • Use CSS transitions, animations and transforms to create native looking interfaces
  • Use the Canvas for advanced graphics
  • Use mobile JavaScript libraries, such as XUI and Dashcode to build mobile applications faster.

Event Details
Sunday, July 19, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fee: $500 USD
Fort Mason Centre
99 Marina Blvd, San Francisco CA
Course Agenda (http://nitobi.com/services/phonegap/training/schedule_july19/)
Register Now (http://www.nitobi.com/store/registration/?itemSKU=TRAINPGAPSF071909&numdevs=1)

About Nitobi Inc.:
Nitobi Inc. (http://www.nitobi.com) has been creating web-based software components and enterprise solutions for customers around the globe since 1997. Nitobi uses the latest technologies like Ajax, Flash, Flex, Ruby, .NET and AIR to build usable and effective rich Internet applications. Nitobi's customers include Bank of America, Time Warner, KBR and NASA. Nitobi is a member of the OpenAJAX Alliance and authored a book on Ajax entitled "Enterprise Ajax" published by Prentice Hall PTR.

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