Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Save This Event

Event Saved

[Free] Build your first Mobile App with HTML5, jQuery, PhoneGap and a BaaS


Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

[Free] Build your first Mobile App with HTML5, jQuery,...

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Free (registration required) Ended Free  

Share [Free] Build your first Mobile App with HTML5, jQuery, PhoneGap and a BaaS

Event Details



A free one-day training course to learn everything you need to know to build your first mobile app!

As taken by hundreds of people in San Francisco, Austin, Amsterdam, Denver and Los Angeles!

Absolutely, positively, 100% free!


View of the Austin Training


Join us to learn how to create mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone or mobile browsers! We will review the important mobile features of standards like HTML5 and CSS. You will learn how to use a mobile UI framework (jQuery Mobile), how to package your app with a native bridge (PhoneGap) and how to add app features with a Backend-as-a-Service (open-source Usergrid). By the end of the workshop, we will have built a fully-featured app, ready for release on the app store, without having written a single line of server-side code!  


8:30am: Doors open — registration and coffee 

9am–noon: “Build your first mobile app with HTML5 and a Backend-as-a-Service”

  1. Intro HTML5 and Mobile Apps
  2. Building your static app (jQuery Mobile)
  3. Load data dynamically into your app (Usergrid)
  4. Make your code run as a native app on your Android or iOS device (PhoneGap)

Lunch (provided by Apigee)

1pm–4pm: “Building Social, Local or Gamification into your app”

We continue building our app from the morning and extend it in the direction of your choice!

  1. Adding user accounts to your mobile app
  2. Building social features: friends, follows and newsfeeds
  3. Geolocation / Gamification (2 hours, pick your own adventure block from 2 prepared training scenarios, with room to make this app your own: you can choose to add a currency system, a one-one-one messaging system, a geotargetting element, etc. — allowing you take the morning app in a number of different directions)

4pm: Demo time and drinkup! (Beers provided by Apigee)



  • Basic understanding of HTML & CSS: tags, attributes, basic body/head structure. It may be useful for you to go through classes 1–3 of the Web course on Codecademy before coming to the training.
  • Some programming experience, especially with JavaScript and jQuery (understanding of variables, functions, HTTP, etc.): classes 1–6 of the JavaScript course and classes 1–5 of the jQuery course are useful here.
  • A laptop with a mobile IDE (XCode, Eclipse for Android, etc.). Minimum required versions for your OS and IDE are as follows:

    If you want to target iOS
    - Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with XCode 4.2 instead of XCode 4.6+. Note: downloading old versions of XCode requires a paid Apple developer account, if you do not have one, just come to the training and we will provide you with a copy of XCode
    - Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) with XCode 4.6 and the iOS 6.1 SDK
    - Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) with XCode 4.6, and the iOS 6.1 SDK

    If you want to target Android:
    - Linux with latest Android Developer Tools and the JDK 6 installed
    - Windows 32 or 64 bit, Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8, with the latest Android Developer Tools and JDK 6 installed.
    - Mac OS X 10.5.8 or above with the latest Android Developer Tools and the JDK 6 installed.

    If you want to target Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 8:
    Windows Vista or above, with Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone (or better)
  • The latest PhoneGap/Cordova (as of this writing: 2.5.0) — the steps are documented in these guides. Please make sure you can launch the default (empty) PhoneGap project into your emulator: you should see the droid with the flashing green text load up correctly before you come to the training (step 5A of the Android guide, step “Results” of the iOS guide, step 5 of the Windows Phone guide). If you are trying to target Android and get an Ant error when using the “create” utility, you can try copying the phonegap-2.5.0/lib/android/example folder instead (the create utility generates the same file structure). Adobe PhoneGap and Apache Cordova are the same thing, so don’t be confused by the difference (Cordova is the open-source name, PhoneGap the product name). 

About the Instructor

Tim speaking at a conference in Japan

This one-day training session will be taught by Tim Anglade, public speaker, former Computer Science lecturer, and Head of Developer Programs at Apigee. Tim has spoken about app development around the world, from OSCON to Oredev & GoGaRuco, and met with mobile app developers from Silicon Valley to Seoul. He most recently gave this training in San Francisco, San Jose, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Austin and Denver. You can find him on Twitter as @timanglade.



Here’s what previous attendees have to say…

“Excellent presentation and group! A+” c-i-e-l-o 

“Awesome mobile apps training if you're looking to get a jump start with jQuery mobile and phonegap!” —@nmakiya

“Great HTML5 class today in San Fran with Tim Anglade Definitely looking forward to the advanced class next month!”  —@JeffCGoss

“Shout out to Apigee for putting on a great intro to html5 mobile apps today” @paulruescher

“Great workshop today! Left with new knowledge, great tips, a new book & a couple cold ones.......ALL FOR FREE!” @terrance_unce

“Thanks for the great day teaching us how to build mobile apps” —@MattSobieray

“Many thanks to Tim Anglade for the awesome training on JQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. I particularly liked the RESTful API design of Usergrid” —@Luay_ca

“Thanks to you for the Mobile App, HTML5, PhoneGap awesomeness” —@adaptivepattern

“Tim Anglade did a great job. Apigee looks really cool.” —@barela14

“He moved at a good pace. Packed a lot in. Was good.” —@newmanw10

“Thanks to Tim for a fun day of html5 mobile apps with BaaS” —@bentuttle1

“I learned new stuff. Training was interactive. The instructor was really helpful” —Gil S., Los Angeles

“The material was great. The presenter knew his stuff and was interested in seeing his students succeed.” —Nate B., Austin

“Building smartphone apps was a mystery until I attended this one. —Ved S., Austin

“I liked that individuals of diverse backgrounds and skill sets were all able to attend and learn something. Can't think of anything I disliked.” —Jeff T., Austin

“Not a sales pitch, very practical info, immediately useful” —Kye H., Austin

“I am getting smarter thanks to you and Apigee for doing events like this.” —Gregg P., Denver

Some of our attendees in San Francisco  

For your Boss

You’re sold? Need to convince your boss? Well, just tell him about all the things you’ll get to learn in just one day!

  • If you’re a web designer, you will learn how to design interfaces for mobile websites and mobile apps quickly, and even how to implement them on your own into working prototypes, allowing your to tackle your company’s mobile projects this year
  • If you’re a front-end engineer, you will learn how to build mobile applications that look & feel like native apps, using the tools you’re already proficient with: HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery
  • If you’re a native app developer, you will learn another way to build mobile apps, that allows your company to quickly launch projects for multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc.) using the same codebase!
  • If you’re already an HTML5 or advanced app developer, you will learn how to use a Backend-as-a-service to quickly prototype, deploy and efficiently scale your company’s mobile apps without needing a backend team to keep it running.
  • If you’re a backend developer, you will learn everything you need to know about the constraints of developing & launching mobile apps, what it means for backend architectures, and how large companies with tens of thousands of employees and millions of users manager their data backends for mobile apps
  • In just one day, you will learn everything you need to build real apps on your own. Past example includes: store locator, employee directory, Yelp-like app, mobile intranet, HR applicant tracker, lunch ordering system, conference app, room reservation system, and many more! Spend one day in this training and you’ll have the tools to tackle any mobile project your boss or customer throws at you.
Have questions about [Free] Build your first Mobile App with HTML5, jQuery, PhoneGap and a BaaS? Contact Apigee

When & Where

Promenade II
1230 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30361

Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

  Add to my calendar



Apigee makes it easy for developers to build apps powered by APIs, manage and scale their APIs, and get real-time insights into their digital presence. Learn more at

  Contact the Organizer

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.