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Christophe Coenraets, Adobe

 Christophe  Coenraets

Christophe Coenraets is a Developer Evangelist for Adobe where he focuses on Mobile Applications and Enterprise Integration. In this role, Christophe has helped some of the largest financial services companies design, architect and implement some of their most mission critical applications. In previous roles at Adobe and Macromedia, Christophe was a member of the initial Flex team, and worked on JRun, the company’s J2EE application server. Before joining Macromedia, Christophe was managing Java and Web Evangelism at Sybase and Powersoft. Christophe has been a regular speaker at conferences worldwide for the last 15 years. He blogs at http://coenraets.org, tweets at @ccoenraets, and codes at https://github.com/ccoenraets

Presentation: "Developing, Building, and Debugging Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with HTML and PhoneGap"

Time: Wednesday 14:40 - 15:30

Location: Grand Ballroom BC


HTML has emerged as a powerful alternative to "native" to enable cross-platform mobile application development.  In this session, Christophe discusses when to use which technology (native or HTML), how to build large, complex, secure, and native-like mobile apps using HTML, and how to use PhoneGap to package your HTML application as a native app for distribution through the different public or private app stores.

Training: "Cross Platform Mobile Apps with PhoneGap"

Track: Tutorial

Time: Monday 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Seacliff C


Learn how to use PhoneGap to build platform neutral mobile apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Now's your chance to find out if the PhoneGap open source framework is the right technology choice for your mobile development projects.

PhoneGap has been widely recognized as a game-changer for mobile app development. The open source code has been downloaded more than 500,000 times and thousands of apps built using PhoneGap are available in mobile app stores and directories. Now's your chance to find out what the buzz is all about. In this introductory session, Brian will show you how to use PhoneGap to build platform neutral mobile applications with HTML, CSS and JavaScript that access device features like accelerometer, GPS, camera and contacts.

If you're a web developer, mobile developer, mobile designer or a project manager in charge of mobile development, this session will help you decide whether or not the PhoneGap open source framework is right for your mobile development projects.

Attendees for this tutorial please:

  • bring a laptop with Google Chrome
  • download the PhoneGap SDK here: http://phonegap.com
  • OPTIONAL: Eclipse with the Android SDK OR XCode with the CLI tools installed (XCode > Preferences > Download > Command Line Tools > Install)