mobile


Building Wireless Sensors

Location: Salon D
April 12th, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Inexpensive wireless microcontrollers are everywhere. This session will look at building wireless sensors on a variety of hardware: the super low cost ESP8266, the Particle Photon and it's cloud services, and the new Arduino MKR1000. In addition to building connected devices, I'll discuss some options for collecting, storing, and visualizing the sensor data. Slides from Don's talk are now available on the Chariot Solutions site.

Don Coleman

Co-Author Make: Bluetooth and Beginning NFC

The Node Module Diaries: Large App Architecture from the Trenches

Location: Salon E
April 12th, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Node.js community has evolved a number of application design patterns for JavaScript applications, including application-internal package management patterns. The all-around awesomeness of NPM has lent itself to a hyper-modular approach for Node code not seen in many other language communities. This is great, especially when writing open-source tools designed to be used by others' applications. Meanwhile, the "microservices" or "distributed systems" architectural patterns have begun their ascendancy. It makes sense to isolate components so they can be managed independently of one another. One could be forgiven for thinking that "many modules" and "microservices" are similar answers to similar questions,
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Jonathan Lipps

Director of Engineering, Sauce Labs

Virtual Reality Beyond Gaming: Immersive Technologies in the Industry

Location: Salon E
April 11th, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Virtual and augmented reality headsets are on their way to an office near you. Forecasts estimate that the immersive computing industry will be valued at over $150B by the year 2020, as consumer and enterprise device adoption grows with the release of devices by Microsoft, Oculus, Samsung, and HTC - to name just a few. As the technology sector begins to incorporate virtual and augmented reality devices into everyday scenarios, the impact across different industries will enable us to rethink the way that we use 3D content to explore and experience data. This session will provide an overview of the
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Liv Erickson

Virtual and Augmented Reality Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

The World of Swift 3

Location: Salon D
April 11th, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

When Apple open sourced Swift late last year, they invited the community into the discussion of where Swift should go and why. Instead of us having to imagine what the Swift language and library stewards and architects are thinking, we can read their words on the Swift evolution mailing list. In this talk we’ll look at what idiomatic Swift will look like soon when Swift 3 is soon released and talk about the reasoning behind some of the choices. Daniel's talk is now available on the Chariot Solutions site. Slides Screencast

Daniel Steinberg

Author, A Swift Kickstart

Ionic 2: Your First @App

Location: Salon B
April 11th, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ionic has revolutionized the way web developers make the transition mobile development, but there’s always room to improve and make the lives of new app developers easier. With Ionic 2, we’ve improved upon much of what made Ionic 1 great, while also keeping things simple and reducing the fatigue that developers can feel when learning a new tool. We’ll introduce you to the basic Ionic 2 concepts and build an app live. Mike's talk is now available on the Chariot Solutions site. Slides Screencast

Mike Hartington

Developer Advocate, Ionic

React Native: A Better Way to Do Mobile (For Both Managers and Engineers)

Location: Salon D
April 11th, 2016
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

In 2015, two years after its initial open source release, React took the position formerly held by Angular as the darling of the web. It's used on some of the biggest sites in the world, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, Netflix, Airbnb, Uber, NFL, Dropbox, Asana, Atlassian, Khan Academy, Flipkart, Imgur, Reddit, Paypal, WalMart, WordPress, Wix, SquareSpace, etc. Let's be clear though: any UI you can build with React you can also build without React. React's value proposition is that it simplifies your UI code, making it easier to build and maintain: it is declarative, component-based, uses one-way data
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Brent Vatne

React Native Contributor

Supercharging Your Mobile App Release with Fastlane

Location: Salon A
April 11th, 2016
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

How would you like 2 extra hours of your time back every week? All mobile app developers face similar workflows as they work to upload an app to the App & Play Store. Many of these processes are currently done manually, but why not automate them? Fabric's set of developer tools, collectively called fastlane, makes building, testing, and releasing your app faster, reproducible and less troublesome, leaving developers more time to focus on feature code and not deployment! Learn how you can automate the tedious tasks to generate release notes, screenshots and push your final submission straight to the iTunesConnect
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Andrea Falcone

Senior Software Engineer, Twitter

Realm – a New, Easy to Use Mobile Database & Object Framework

Location: Salon A
April 11th, 2016
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

So you need to store data in your mobile application? Great, now you need to work with SQLite. Writing SQL is great fun if you enjoy thinking about mapping your objects to a relational store over and over and over. But what if there was another solution? One that allowed you to work with objects and store them as such with a powerful query system. No transformations back and forth to a relational store. Well, you’re in luck, one does exist: Realm. Realm is a mobile object (MVCC) database that can do all of these things and more. In this
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Donn Felker

Android Author & Development Expert