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Updated: 43 weeks 6 days ago

Next Meeting: Journey of a Non-Technical Founder

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
Monday, June 24, 6 PM — Please RSVP
[[link]]

Please note that this month's meeting is at Urban Airship's new location
[[link]] in the Vestas building.

Two years ago, architect Miloš Jovanović shut down his building company so

Re: {Mobile Portland} Re: What is the current state of cross-platform app development

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
Thank you all for the excellent feedback. After getting feedback here and
doing a good deal of research, I started getting split in three directions.

1. Native Android development and then porting my app to iOS later.
2. Appcellerator's Titanium
3. Phone Gap

I work at a company that develops native apps. I have seen how much time

Re: What is the current state of cross-platform app development

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
Hey Sean -
Here's my .02 cents.
1. I completely agree with Jason's "It Depends" statement. That really
says it all.
2. There is a PhoneGap Day this July in PDX
3. I just finished a PG app for a limited private distribution, but had a
friend who's company wanted to use PG to build their app. I slapped my

Re: Educating the Headhunters

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
Hi Mike -
I like your problem with a solution approach. It's very generous of you to
offer to educate the uneducated which would help many others. Thanks.
Speaking of load-testing, I was unable to get your site to come up.
[link]
Possibly a glitch in the Matrix? Probably more like a DNS issue?

RE: {Mobile Portland} Educating the Headhunters

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
One small observation... It's common for people to think the Microsoft compilers cost money. However, they're actually free. For example, here are the compilers for Windows 8 apps: [link].

Think of it as a freemium business model. The base product is given away for free. More advanced features are available for purchase.

Educating the Headhunters

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
"Throw a bunch of contractor spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks."
-- From alt.computer.consultants.moder ated
This isn't directly on-topic for this group, but there are lots of
headhunters who post here, looking to place mobile developers.
For most of my career I've avoided working through headhunters, as I and

Re: What is the current state of cross-platform app development

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
The ZooLib C++ Cross-Platform Application Framework targets iOS and
Blackberry. I don't know whether it targets Android yet, as I haven't
worked with it for some time.
It originally targeted Mac and Windows GUI, and *NIX server daemons, but
its principal developer, Andy Green of the Electric Magic Company, ported

Re: {Mobile Portland} What is the current state of cross-platform app development

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
I think PhoneGap, Titanium, Sencha and jQuery Mobile are all useful tools
for creating a decent user experience for web apps on mobile devices. I
tend to fit most of my own small web projects in the jQuery Mobile box,
since I'm familiar with jQuery's vocabulary and can get things done
quickly, but I think there are merits in each of the frameworks for those

AZAD Technology Partners is hirning a Senior Android Software Engineer – Beaverton, OR

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
Senior Android Software Engineer – Beaverton, OR

AZAD has an exciting opportunity for Senior Android Software Engineers to
join our team of professionals. You will be responsible for the design and
development of a complex application for Android tablets.

The ideal candidates will possess the following experience and

Re: {Mobile Portland} What is the current state of cross-platform app development

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
[...]
[...]

The answer to these questions isn't a framework. The answer is It Depends™. It depends on what you're trying to do.

For quite some time, you've been unable to download an app without using an embedded webview as the iOS App Store is all web views:
[link]

Re: {Mobile Portland} What is the current state of cross-platform app development

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
I don't. I only heard from someone else that it had come a long way.
Elia

Re: {Mobile Portland} What is the current state of cross-platform app development

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
Elia, I'll take another look at Sencha. Some of the things I remember not
liking about Sencha a year ago was that it seemed too iOS specific and many
Sencha apps felt very awkward on Android. I just took another look at
Sencha, and tried out most of their featured app demos. All of the Sencha

Re: {Mobile Portland} What is the current state of cross-platform app development

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
And I have heard very good things about Sencha recently.
Elia

RE: {Mobile Portland} What is the current state of cross-platform app development

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
You should also take a hard look at Xamarin - [link]

-kw

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A little over a year ago, I was looking at different cross-platform mobile technologies. It seemed that the front-runners were Appcelerator's Titanium and PhoneGap. I loved the concept of PhoneGap since I come from a web development background, but its performance on Android 3.2 was not acceptable. Titanium offers native performance, but I always wondered what the gotcha's would be with Titanium.

What is the current state of cross-platform app development

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51
A little over a year ago, I was looking at different cross-platform mobile
technologies. It seemed that the front-runners were Appcelerator's Titanium
and PhoneGap. I loved the concept of PhoneGap since I come from a web
development background, but its performance on Android 3.2 was not
acceptable. Titanium offers native performance, but I always wondered what

iOSDevCamp

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:51
Hi all,
I wanted to alert you to an event in Mountain View, CA, in July called
iOSDevCamp. Our very own Raven Zachary helped found the event a few years
ago and it has been a huge success. It brings together close to 500 iOS
developers for a weekend of hacking. I went a few years ago and had a great

Contract & Contract to Hire Android Developer - Portland, OR

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 07:51
*Position Title:* Android Developer
*Position Description:* This position will be responsible to develop
Android Framework components for usage demonstration on phone platform. The
developer will provide design, implementation and unit test to test the
components for usage.
*Responsibilities:* Design/document, implement and validate usages

Seeking Mobile Development Job

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 15:51
I am seeking a job as an iOS App Developer, or Android Platform Developer.
I can work either as a W-2 perm employee, or 1099 contract.
I have twenty-five years experience as a software engineer on a wide
variety of platforms, languages and tools.
Note that Android Platform Development is not the same thing as Android App

Lead Android Developer

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 05:51
Hello Everyone,
One of our clients is actively looking for a Lead Android Developer to join
their team. I have included a few of the details below. Please feel free to
contact me for more information.
*Experience Requirements:*
- GPS on the Android platform
- Use of SQL Lite and ORM