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Making making mobile apps easier: PhoneGap celebrates PhoneGap Day in Portland

If there’s one thing that is obvious about the Portland startup and tech scene, it’s that we’ve got a fair amount of those mobile development and strategy types around here. Building stuff for iOS and Android and MeeGo and a variety of other platforms.

I know. Thank you, Capt Obvious. But did you know that there’s a really interesting way to build native apps on multiple mobile platforms using HTML5 and JavaScript. There is. It’s true. It’s called PhoneGap. And they’re here in Portland celebrating PhoneGap Day and the launch of PhoneGap 1.0 on Friday July 29. Read More

PhoneGap fills your mobile development knowledge gap with training in Portland (and a discount)

And I know that HTML and JavaScript sounds straightforward. But what if you’re a little wary of dangling your toe into the PhoneGap pond? Well then, you might opt to get a little training as well. The PhoneGap folks will be in Portland on July 16 to do just that. And if you use the code “siliconflorist,” they’ll even knock 50 bucks off the registration fee.

If you’re looking to build cross platform mobile applications using something as straightforward as HTML and JavaScript, one of the best options is PhoneGap. What could be better than getting access to iPhone, iPad, Android, Palm, Symbian and Blackberry without having to recode your app?

And I know that HTML and JavaScript sounds straightforward. But what if you’re a little wary of dangling your toe into the PhoneGap pond? Well then, you might opt to get a little training as well. The PhoneGap folks will be in Portland on July 16 to do just that. And if you use the code “siliconflorist,” they’ll even knock 50 bucks off the registration fee. Read More

memePDX 002: Mobile, Portland on Fire, Apple, and green screen goodness

Admittedly, we’re still getting the kinks worked out on memePDX, the new podcast featuring Cami Kaos and me that covers all the tech news that we can wedge into 20 minutes. This week, we introduce a whole new feature: tricaster green screen magic. So even if Cami and I are boring, Dr. Normal will find something with which to entertain you.

This week on memePDX we talk about PhoneGap, Urban Airship, Portland on Fire, Apple Snow Leopard, the rumored Apple Cougar OS, and the equally rumored Apple Tablet. And then we throw in a little Skype and Marvel + Disney for good measure. Read More

Considering creating cross platform mobile apps? Don’t miss PhoneGap at Mobile Portland tonight

[HTML3]Looking to be a little cruel to your developer friends? Ask a mobile developer when s/he is going to take her/his application cross platform. If only for the entertainment of watching the pained expression cross her/his face. Because nine times out of ten, that’s the type of reaction you’re going to get.

But what if the effort of developing cross platform apps could be simplified by using HTML and Javascript to develop native apps? And what if mobile types could still get access to native handset features using that technique? And what if it could still be sold through the App Store or Market or whatever? What if…? PhoneGap will be answering those what-ifs at Mobile Portland tonight. Read More

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