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Mobile Application Development Platforms

Join us today for a Mobile Monday Chicago Meetup on Mobile Application Development Platforms:

Mobile application development by which application software is developed for handheld devices, such tablets or mobile phones. These applications can be pre-installed on phones during manufacturing platforms, or delivered as applications. Application software developers also have to consider a lengthy array of screen sizes, hardware specifications and configurations because of intense competition in mobile software and changes within each of the platforms. Mobile app development has been steadily growing, both in terms of revenues and jobs created. A 2013 analyst report estimates there are 529,000 direct App Economy jobs within the EU 28 members, 60% of which are mobile app developers.

As part of the development process, Mobile User Interface (UI) Design is also an essential in the creation of mobile apps. Mobile UI considers constraints & contexts, screen, input and mobility as outlines for design. The user is often the focus of interaction with their device, and the interface entails components of both hardware and software. User input allows for the users to manipulate a system, and device's output allows the system to indicate the effects of the users' manipulation. Mobile UI design constraints include limited attention and form factors, such as a mobile device's screen size for a user's hand(s). Mobile UI contexts signal cues from user activity, such as location and scheduling that can be shown from user interactions within a mobile application. Overall, mobile UI design's goal is primarily for an understandable, user-friendly interface. The UI of mobile apps should: consider users' limited attention, minimize keystrokes, and be task-oriented with a minimum set of functions. This functionality is supported by Mobile enterprise application platforms or Integrated development environments (IDEs).

This is the schedule:
6pm-6:30pm - Registration networking
6:30pm-7pm - Art Kay, Senior Software Engineer, Sencha
7pm-7:30pm - Blake Kurinsky, Director of Systems Architecture, VOKAL Interactive
7:30pm-8pm - Q&A
8pm-? - after party

When: Monday, April 27 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: The Bar Below, 127 S. State St, (Lower level of Beef and Brandy restaurant), Chicago, IL

Todor Krecu
Mobile Monday Chicago

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