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SXSW Interactive 2016

10 Tips Web Developers Must Know About Mobile Apps

Are you a seasoned frontend or backend developer looking to expand your skill set and play with something new?

According to Gartner, by 2017 80% of consumer engagement with brands will occur on mobile devices. Naturally, you would want a piece of that action. What do you need to know as you take the plunge to get your code running on mobile? While web and mobile app development have a lot in common, mobile does not equal web. There are quite a few traps you should be aware of, and some tips to make your move into developing for the small screen as painless as possible. In this session, I will share 10 practical tips I wish I had known when I first set out to develop for mobile platforms.

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  1. What are the designs and paradigms that are a "no-no" for web, but work really well for Mobile?
  2. How do you set up your development environment for mobile apps?
  3. What are the best practices for deploying mobile apps to the app store?



Jeremy Douglas, Sr Account Exec, Catapult PR-IR

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  • Tags: developers, mobile, web
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Design and Development
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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