Melbourne Mobile (January 2014)

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Last week, I delivered a couple of presentations to the fine folks at Melbourne Mobile. As always, it was a hoot! Here's a quick rundown of what I spoke about:

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  • Mobile Application Development with Sitefinity Telerik Sitefinity is a content management system that offers numerous capabilities for developers targeting mobile. It provides a platform that enables you to target responsive design & layout challenges. It also can support hybrid application scenarios. This session will cover the fundamentals of both approaches (responsive design and hybrid) and demonstrate how Sitefinity can help you target them.

  • Application Analytics for Mobile Developers The process of measuring your mobile applications is vital to understanding how they are used in the wild. Without this data, it’s difficult to improve your applications in an effective manner. This session will highlight the importance of application analytics and provide you with practical information about what to capture and how to capture it. It will also provide an overview of solutions available to developers to help support the capture of these analytics.

My presentation had less to do with the use of Sitefinity as the underpinning platform and more to do with the development strategies you have when building mobile apps. In that sense, Sitefinity is a means to an end. It does a very good job at making developer productive when targeting mobile.

Andrew Marsland (centre left) holds court with members of Melbourne Mobile

Andrew Marsland (centre left) holds court with members of Melbourne Mobile

Tommy-Carlos Williams

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Front and centre at Melbourne Mobile

Front and centre at Melbourne Mobile

Unforunately, during my presentations, my Internet connectivity entered the Zone of Suck and I had a lot of problems trying to get pages to resolve quickly.

On the whole, the content was solid, particularly the one focusing on application analytics via EQATEC. I did (however) spend quite a bit of time talking about the spectrum of approaches available to developers when considering mobile. That is, from native to hybrid to web. Along the way, I provided a bunch of links to third-party tools worth checking out including: