Use Web Skills to Build Mobile Apps
Nathan Smith and Matt Baxter
What was a novelty is now the norm. Smart phones are rapidly outpacing personal computers in terms of overall usage. Mobile is here to stay.
We will cover building a basic web app, driven by a JSON API, and show how this can be embedded into a mobile app. Technologies discussed will include: Sass & Compass, PhoneGap, Handlebars.js, and Zepto.js (a mobile-centric JS library that is akin to jQuery).
Nathan is a Principal UI Architect at projekt202. He considers himself to be somewhere between a left and right-brained thinker. He equally enjoys thinking through wireframes and interaction design, or crafting UI line-by-line in code.
When not geeking out about design and tech stuff, he can usually be found being overrun by his two sons, and generally enjoying fatherhood. He is also active in his local church, and holds an M.Div. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Matt has experience working with multiple industries including aerospace, travel, and retail. His main focus in the last few years has been on mobile web and mobile applications. When not glued to his computer, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, drawing, and playing competitive sports.