Great Lakes Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2013

Building Native iOS and Android apps with JavaScript

Saturday - Nov 9 9:00 AM - Ballroom 3/4

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel

CTO TripLingo & Code Hacker

Ever wish you could use your JavaScript-foo to build a NATIVE mobile app? Wish there was an open-source platform that would let you build awesome cross-platform mobile apps? Come to this session and learn about Titanium, an open-source, JavaScript based platform for creating native mobile apps.

Titanium is an open-source development tool for producing cross-platform mobile applications by Appcelerator. Using Titanium, you develop your mobile application using Javascript coded against the Titanium API's. The Titanium platform invokes their builder to take your Javascript and build a native application for iOS and Android.

This session will walk you through the details of building great apps for the Android and iOS platforms. We'll talk about Titanium development, its ecosystem, and architecture. We'll spend time looking at lots of code - we'll build an app, in fact, while we discuss and explore the framework. We'll also spend some time discussing best practices, what to expect when developing against it, and the limits of this type of development.

About Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo (http://www.triplingo.com/). He wrote the first book on 'enterprise Java' in 1996, “Java Database Programming with JDBC.” He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He's in the startup world now and hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and ….. well everything except Perl.
Pratik's specialty is in large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications use. He has designed and built applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master's in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.