Native Client

W02 Mobile App Development for the Web Developer


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Ben Hoelting

Development Manager

Ent Credit Union

Developing mobile apps is an attractive endeavor, but the cost and time to get started can be intimidating. Developing a native app for every platform requires a different development toolset, as well as duplicate code bases. Mobile web sites have a single code base, but limited access to native device capabilities and are not store deployable. Hybrid mobile apps can be the best of both worlds. Using Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO), you can build rich mobile apps with access to native device capabilities using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. This session will show you how to develop hybrid mobile apps using skills you already know as a web developer.

You will learn:

  • How to develop cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS
  • Details of developing hybrid mobile apps
  • Lessons from building real-world, production hybrid mobile apps