HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

Mobile on a Shoestring

TPR3 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track

Hill Country A & B


The need to support the ever-growing population of mobile users is critical, yet institutions interested in entering the mobile arena face a multitude of challenges. In the current economic climate, funding for new initiatives is scarce. With IT staff asked to do more with less, many have little time to learn new programming languages and design patterns to support the multiple mobile platforms that exist. Join developers from two University of Wisconsin campuses while they demonstrate a free and open source toolkit used to create cross-platform, native mobile applications. The tool uses familiar web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to generate Java and Objective C source for Android and iOS devices. Using the JavaScript API, developers are able to quickly build applications, as well as take advantage of platform specific features, resulting in best of breed native mobile applications.