#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 20 - 22 Nov 2011

Heiko Behrens

Heiko Behrens is a programmer, author, and public speaker with more than a decade of commercial software development, technical writing, and on-stage presentation experience. As an active committer at Eclipse and as an involved participant in numerous other open source projects, he has in-depth experience in a broad range of technologies. His startup BeamApp, still in stealth mode, is focussed on mobile application development, both native cross-platform and web-based.

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Mobile Apps with JavaScript – There's More Than Web

Modern web technologies and responsive design aim at a platform independent code base while promising first-class experience on any mobile device. Even though purely web-based approaches can achieve stunning results, they (still) cannot compete with their native counterpart regarding platform features and integration.

In this talk, I will show you how we can use JavaScript to produce mobile apps that include features such as native UI, push notifications, sensors, and paid distribution. You can expect lots of live demos when I will compare the strengths and weaknesses of various frameworks.