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Application development using webtechnology

A framework to keep an eye on: http://www.phonegap.com

PhoneGap allows you to use HTML, Javascript and CSS to create mobile applications using native functionality such as:
- access the camera
- access the contact list
- get geolocation information
- read acceleration data
- creating beeps and vibrations

The great thing is that no complicated Java or Objective C development is needed to make powerfull applications... It works for most major mobile devices: iPhone, Android, Palm Pré, Symbian, Blackberry and in the future Windows mobile.

Bringing Osmobi to the Drupalcamp near you!

December looks like another month full of Drupalcamps. Siruna will be represented on many of the coming Drupalcamps as sponsors and where possible I will try to give some demonstrations on how to get the most out of Osmobi

Three of the drupalcamps where you will find us soon are

Drupalcamp New York

On saturday 5 december you will find me at Drupal Camp New York. The venue quickly reached it's maximum capacity so a big crowd is expected to talk about Drupal!

Drupalcamp Chicago

The week afterwards you there is Drupal camp chicago. If you are attending, hopefully I will meet you during one of my proposed sessions: Making mobile websites with drupal

Drupalcamp Chicago Dec. 12-13, 2009

Drupalcamp Ghent (Belgium)

And yes, the Drupalcamp Ghent will be the first Drupalcamp in Belgium and will happen next to the Siruna offices!
To bad I will not be there , but my colleagues certainly will be present!

I'm going to Drupal Camp Ghent 2009
This is one of the nicest Drupal Camp badges I have ever seen... Some similarity with the NYC badge cannot be denied ;)

More events...

If you are organizing your local Drupal event, drop me a not if you are searching for sponsors or speakers... Building the mobile site of your event can also be an option!!

Using Geo location on your (mobile) website

One of the cooler application you can build on mobile, are application taking advantage of the GPS or other location detecting capabilities of your browser.

In short, getting location in your browser is done by using a javascript api that is supported by the mobile browsers. Currently different implementations exist for accessing the location in your mobile browser.

Lately I started looking at the geo-location-javascript library: http://code.google.com/p/geo-location-javascript

Mobile Drupal @ Drupalcon Paris: Free beer and mobile sessions

Last week I had the chance to attend my second drupalcon. Just as in Washington I represented Siruna in order to create some awareness around mobile... and of course Siruna.

If you are not sure what I am talking about, you will probably remember our stand and the free Hoegaarden.


Drupalcon Paris

Drupalcon Paris website on Mobile (check out the schedule page!)

Today I have been working a bit in order to demonstrate the Siruna technology by making the Drupalcon Paris website mobile!

I must say, although this is a quick demonstration, the results are very good!

Take a look at: http://drupalcon.siruna.com for the mobile version of the site.

This can be very usefull to check out the schedule on your mobile phone:

http://drupalcon.siruna.com

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

3 step plan for refreshment at Drupalcon!

When you are attending Drupalcon, keep an eye out for this flyer that you can exchange for a free Belgian beer ;)

While you are there ask for a demonstration of our alpha-release the Siruna Drupal mobilization service!!

Siruna flyer

The mobile web has won!

These are not our words, but come from the mouth of Vic Gundotra, Google Engineering vice president. Google believes that mobile users will get their information through mobile browsers rather than downloaded apps.

?What we clearly see happening is a move to incredibly powerful browsers,? he said. ?Many, many applications can be delivered through the browser and what that does for our costs is stunning.?

Siruna going to Drupalcon to talk about mobile drupal and (And we are bringing Belgian beers to our sponsor tables)

Since Drupalcon DC I have had the change to present some sessions on Mobile Drupal at different drupal camps accross the US including the New York drupalcamp, Denver and this month in LA.
Most of my presentations are gathered in this blog, but can be easily viewed on Slideshare.

Presentation Drupalcamp la

Summer has been busy so I did not get too much time to upload my presentation for Drupalcamp LA!

Here it is!

My Twitter account got suspended

It happened... After being hacked, my twitter account got suspended :(

Let's hope for the best!