Session Title Traditional and Model-Driven Approaches for Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Session Type Tutorial

Duration 75 minutes

Session Description

Developing mobile applications is a challenging task, especially given the ever-growing number of mobile platforms, devices and form factors. Implementing an app for just one platform just isn\'t an option for many enterprises if they want to reach as many clients as possible. In this session, I will give a brief overview of the main approaches for developing cross-platform mobile applications. Most frameworks and tools for cross-platform mobile development in the wild do not use a model-driven approach so we will have a closer look at why this might be the case. To give attendees a good impression of the implications of each approach, I will explain their technical backgrounds and underpinnings as well as show some live demos.

Speaker(s) Peter Friese (Zühlke Engineering)

Peter Friese is a software engineer with 15+ years hands-on experience in software development, technical writing and public speaking. Peter works as a software engineering consultant at Zühlke Engineering. Having worked on a host of industry projects in diverse domains and being an active committer on a number of open source projects, he has in-depth knowledge in a broad range of technologies. His main areas of expertise are model-driven software development, cross-platform mobile development (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, and mobile web) and Eclipse tooling. Peter blogs at and tweets at @peterfriese.