I'm giving a talk on "Creating cross-platform mobile apps"

On Tuesday, Apr 12 at 7pm I’ll be speaking at Refresh Austin about how to use mobile frameworks like Sencha Touch and jQuery Mobile to build cross-platform mobile apps. The presentation will be at Buffalo Billiards on 6th street. More info can be found at the Refresh Austin site.

Here’s the description:

So your client asks you for a mobile app that needs to run Android and iPhone. While both platforms have their strengths, designing and deploying for both can be a challenge: The development environments are very different, and their interface patterns are different enough to require different interaction design. On a lot of client budgets (and for design shops that have traditional web dev backgrounds), this can be troublesome.

To solve this problem, mobile frameworks based on traditional web technologies such as HTML/Javascript have emerged. We’ll take a brief tour of Sencha Touch and jQuery mobile, two frameworks that allow you to build cross-platform apps. (As an added bonus, we’ll look at how designers can theme Sencha Touch using LESS/CSS).

We’ll also take a brief look at how you can use Phonegap to get your apps ready for the various app stores.