Developing Apps for iPhone/iPad/Android using drupal as Base System

Time slot: 
March 9th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sheraton 4 & 5
Implementation and Config

A sequel to Drupalcon SFO's and Drupalcon CPH's "Developing Apps for iPhone/iPad/Android using drupal as Base System" session (more advanced and better!!)

With launch of iPad and NexusOne - iPhone/Android application market can't be ignored. Both these technologies has great potential to use our existing web based tools such as drupal. You can totally use drupal to manage/update your iPhone/Android native application.

Some iPhone/drupal stuff I wrote in past at:

This session is about building native iPhone/iPad/Android applications using opensource web based technologies ( with drupal as base system to manage: content, users, views, permissions etc.

What will be covered

  • An introduction to Titanium Framework to develop iPhone/Android apps using Titanium API, web technologies like HTML5 and jQuery etc
  • Introduction to ServicesAPI and web standards [json,xmlrpc]
  • How to manage your application's data (content, tables, views, users, menus, taxonomy etc) using drupal.
  • We will build a live app ... introduce you to some code here (ServicesAPI, YQL, jQuery and Titanium API)
  • Photo gallery apps, Video uploading, Geo apps, user data apps, creating nodes on the go!
  • Demo of some apps we build for Android and iPhone platforms
  • Questions!

Video at

Intended audience: 

Beginner, iPhone/iPad/Android developers, Coders, Curious

Questions answered by this session
Question 1: 
Why use drupal as base system to manage your mobile application's data (photos, videos, content, users, geo data, taxonomies etc etc)?
Question 2: 
How to be an iPhone rockstar without knowing Objective C?
Question 3: 
How to be an Android rockstar without knowing Java?
Question 4: 
How powerful drupal is for mobile platforms?
Question 5: 
How to use drupal for your mobile app's base system?
Developing Apps for iPhone/iPad/Android using drupal as Base System has been selected and voting is closed.


Session overlap? Please review

Please review how your session overlaps (or not) against the other following session proposal:

No overlap

Only overlap between sessions is Services part - rest I am going to cover a lot about Titanium API and building apps fast and furious using javascript and other apis. Other session is about Obj-C and Java I guess. I will say 25% overlap - we can ignore this.

Really looking forward to

Really looking forward to learning how to integrate our Drupal projects into our native mobile applications.


Where can I access your slides that you used during the presentation?

Slides coming very soon.

Slides coming very soon.

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