Trials and tribulations of a polyglot and cross-platform mobile developer

Track: Mobile
Skill Level: Beginner
Room: Room A402
Time Slot: Fri 2/24, 10:30 AM
Tags: mobile
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Abstract

Cross platform development is hard. Regardless of your experience, accept ups and downs. It’s a process of multiple failures and successes. So many choices, so little time.
And what about if you bet on the wrong horse?

As a developer for the past 20 years, I have experience in iOS, Android, Windows and Hybrid mobile apps. You don’t need to look for the impossible unicorn, polyglot and cross-platform development is easier than you think. In this presentation I will share my insights and stories of the different platforms. I’ll give you concrete and practical steps to choose the right solution for your project.

We’ll start implementing an app that can quickly be deployed on all platforms, using Hybrid development with Cordova. I’ll demo a backend with mBaaS (mobile backend as a service). But when Hybrid can’t do the job, you enter the immense maze of native development. Do not fear, I’ll show you the paths to take.

Corinne Krych

Dev for over 20 years (when you like it you don’t really count), I never go too far from coding. Polyglot by heart and addicted to clean code, I like to share and exchange ideas.
Tech lead of the mobile SDKs at Red Hat, Mobile and mBaas is my playground. AeroGear / FeedHenry is my Open Source family.

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