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Build your First Mobile App in Half a Day HTML5 jQuery andPhoneGap

7/25/2013 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

A free half-day training course to learn everything you need to know to build your first mobile app — either in HTML5+PhoneGap+jQuery!

As taken by over 1,000 people in San Francisco, Austin, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Denver, Detroit, Houston, San Jose, Atlanta and Los Angeles!

The classes are completely free (and all the software & services we’ll be using are too — most of them are even open-source)

Can’t join us for the full training? Come by for the 1-hour meetup-style presentation showing your how to quickly build mobile apps using free or open-source tools!

View of the Austin Training

Join us to learn how to create mobile apps hands-on, in a friendly, fast-paced environment!

The HTML5 class will teach you everything you need to build apps that work on (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, mobile browsers, etc.) we will review the important mobile features of HTML5 & JavaScipt. You will learn how to use a mobile UI framework (jQuery Mobile), how to add app features with a Backend-as-a-Service (open-source Usergrid) and how to deploy your app to devices natively using PhoneGap.

The meetup presentation will cover the same topics but in very condensed form (1 hour), most of it as a walkthrough, hands-on demo showing you how to build a simple app (a store locator), step by step, using free or open-source tools.

By the end of the workshop, we will have built a fully-featured app, ready for release on the app store, without having written a single line of server-side code!

The HTML5 classes

The Mobile HTML5 classes will be offered Wednesday (morning & afternoon) and Thursday morning. It’s perfect for people with a background in web development or with light programming experience.

Pre-requisites

A laptop: minimum OS requirements are Mac OS X 10.5.8, Windows XP, or any linux that supports JDK6

Basic understanding of HTML & CSS and some programming experience (ideally in JavaScript and jQuery, but not necessarily): it may be useful for you to go through the following Codecademy lessons to brush up before you attend: classes 1–3 of the Web course, classes 1–6 of the JavaScript course and classes 1–5 of the jQuery course.

A working install of PhoneGap/Cordova. For Android, please follow these special instructions. For iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry, you can follow the standard guide instead.

Schedule

30 minutes before start: registration + breakfast (morning sessions) or lunch (afternoon sessions)

Hour 1: Intro HTML5 and Mobile Apps. Building your mobile UI with (jQuery Mobile)

Hour 2: Add live data to your app with an API backend (Usergrid)

Hour 3: Add more screens to your app

Hour 4: make your app run natively on devices with PhoneGap

Hour 5: Advanced topics (30 minutes) + 30 minutes of Q&A over lunch (morning sessions) or beers (afternoon sessions)

The Meetup

As given at the Philly JUG, Chicago Ruby, Silicon Valley iOS, LA PhoneGap and Atlanta HTML5 meetup groups! Nima will demonstrate how to quickly build a mobile app (a store locator) using free & open-source technologies for the UI, backend and packaging. We’ll have the app built from scratch and deployed on the device in < 1 hour, with plenty of time for Q&A. Beers, pizza and networking start at 6:30pm, presentation starts promptly at 7.

About the Instructor

These sessions will be led by Nima Vadiee, Developer Advocate for Palo Alto based Apigee. A former Phoenix based software engineer turned Silicon Valley developer & entrepenuer. He recently presented this training in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Detroit, and Denver. You can find him on Twitter as @NimaVadiee or @apigee.

Here’s what previous attendees have to say…

“Great class … Opened up a new world for me.” —@wren_jon

“Awesome mobile apps training if you're looking to get a jump start with jQuery mobile and phonegap!” —@nmakiya

“Great HTML5 class today in San Fran with Tim Anglade Definitely looking forward to the advanced class next month!” —@JeffCGoss

“Shout out to Apigee for putting on a great intro to html5 mobile apps today” —@paulruescher

“Great workshop today! Left with new knowledge, great tips, a new book & a couple cold ones.......ALL FOR FREE!” —@terrance_unce

“Thanks for the great day teaching us how to build mobile apps” —@MattSobieray

“Thanks to you for the Mobile App, HTML5, PhoneGap awesomeness” —@adaptivepattern

“He moved at a good pace. Packed a lot in. Was good.” —@newmanw10

And more… “Excellent presentation and group! A+” — “Awesome class! The materials and instruction were just right... Perfectl actually! Thanks Tim!” “I learned new stuff. Training was interactive. The instructor was really helpful” — ”It was hands-on. We had the chance to actually build our application” — ”It gave a clear overview of technologies useful to build mobile apps.” — “The material was great. The presenter knew his stuff and was interested in seeing his students succeed.” — “Building smartphone apps was a mystery until I attended this one.” — “I liked that individuals of diverse backgrounds and skill sets were all able to attend and learn something. Can't think of anything I disliked.” — “Not a sales pitch, very practical info, immediately useful” — “I am getting smarter thanks to you and Apigee for doing events like this.“ — ”Some of the best training I've had - paid or not. Thanks for putting this on.”

Some of our attendees in San Francisco

For your Boss

You’re sold? Need to convince your boss? Well, just tell him about all the things you’ll get to learn in just half a day!

If you’re a web designer, you will learn how to design interfaces for mobile websites and mobile apps quickly, and even how to implement them on your own into working prototypes, allowing your to tackle your company’s mobile projects this year

If you’re a front-end engineer, you will learn how to build mobile applications that look & feel like native apps, using the tools you’re already proficient with: HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery

If you’re a native app developer, you will learn another way to build mobile apps, that allows your company to quickly launch projects for multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc.) using the same codebase!

If you’re already an HTML5 or advanced app developer, you will learn how to use a Backend-as-a-service to quickly prototype, deploy and efficiently scale your company’s mobile apps without needing a backend team to keep it running.

If you’re a backend developer, you will learn everything you need to know about the constraints of developing & launching mobile apps, what it means for backend architectures, and how large companies with tens of thousands of employees and millions of users manager their data backends for mobile apps

In just one day, you will learn everything you need to build real apps on your own. Past example includes: store locator, employee directory, Yelp-like app, mobile intranet, HR applicant tracker, lunch ordering system, conference app, room reservation system, and many more! Spend one day in this training and you’ll have the tools to tackle any mobile project your boss or customer throws at you.

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