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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Cross-platform mobile app development with Phonegap and other JS frameworks


In this half-day workshop participants learn how to use their existing JS knowledge and skills to quickly develop mobile applications for iOS and Android.Working in small groups we will rapidly design and build a simple collection browsing or guided tour mobile app utilizing native phone hardware features unable to be called by HTML5 such as the device camera, unprompted GPS and compass, unique hardware details, contact list, etc. The pros and cons of using this sort of approach and frameworks will also be discussed through the development process. The presenter has had significant experience building and deploying commercial applications in the mobile space and currently works at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.


Workshop - full or half day


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Carlos Arroyo is a senior developer at the Powerhouse Museum.