Learn How To Build Mobile Apps Using Cloud Services at appsworld, New York

appsworld New York

If you are at appsworld conference in New York, Nov 1-2, you will be able to see the most awesome way to build mobile apps using cloud-based mobile apps builder, Tiggr.

Learn How To Build Mobile Apps Using Cloud Services
November 1, at 13:00
In this cool session you will learn how to build HTML5 and native apps
using Tiggr. Tiggr is a cloud-based mobile apps builder. A real mobile
app will be built during the session, which attendees will be able to
run and test on their own devices.

Tiggr (Exadel) is also exhibiting so stop by our table, say hello and see how to build a mobile app in about 5 minutes.

Building BlackBerry Mobile Apps With Tiggr and PhoneGap Build

One of the most important features in Tiggr is being able to export the app as HTML5 mobile app, Android app or iOS native app. All export features are show by clicking the big Export button:

As you noticed, there is currently no BlackBerry option. But, it turns out it’s pretty easy to get a BlackBerry native app.

Any app in Tiggr, be it for Android, iOS or BlackBerry is built first with jQuery Mobile component, HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. Then, the app is packaged as native with PhoneGap. For BlackBerry, simply export the app as HTML/CS/JS, and to build a native we are going to use PhoneGap Build.

Here are the steps:

  1. Build an app in Tiggr (try getting started guides) and export it as HTML/CSS/JS
  2. Sign up for PhoneGap Builder. A free account is available
  3. Click to create a new app inside PhoneGap Builder.
  4. Enter app name
  5. Select upload an archive or index.html file option and point to the zip file you exported from Tiggr
  6. Click Create to build the app
  7. That’s it. You may have to wait a few seconds before the build completes.

Once the build is complete, you will should see this:

Slides: Mobile Development Choices: Native App vs. Web Apps from JAX conference

Slides from Mobile Development Choices: Native App vs. Web Apps session at JAX conference in Mainz, May 2-6, 2011.

Most content taken from Mobile apps choices: Native Apps vs. Web Apps blog post.

AT&T Wireless

I recently got a new BlackBerry Pearl with service from AT&T. As I was driving to South Lake Tahoe last Saturday morning I was on the phone with my wife. As I was passing a large AT&T Wireless billboard, the call was dropped. I thought it was funny that a call would be dropped right near the billboard that advertises the service.

How fast can you type on your BlackBerry?

Last night I had dinner with friends from college. We try to get together once every month or two. One of them got out his BlackBerry device and told us how he was typing an email at a stop light. The light turned green but he didn’t finish typing the email and finished it as he was driving (very dangerous). I said: “Why didn’t you just type faster..?”. When I was in high school (that’s only a little bit more than 10 years ago), I had a Computer Applications class. We learned to use Word Perfect 5.1 (no mouse, command mode), some other applications and, of course typing without looking at the keyboard. So, what’s the connection between my friend’s BlackBerry and typing class? With all the smart devices out there, maybe kids will be learning how to type on BlackBerry’s and Sidekick’s in a few years in high school. If before you could say I can type 80 words per minute, in the near future you can say I can type 10 emails before the light turns green. What do you think..?