Designer/Developer Fiesta – London, 28th September 2012

http://www.designersfiesta.co.uk/

I attended the Designer’s and Developer’s Fiesta which is run by Academy Class – a digital media training company that specialises in Adobe training. It’s a 1-day event for digital creatives, focusing on inspirational sessions and workshops.

As our team are in the progress of shifting our focus and skills on mobile development, I was keen to gain as much knowledge and insight I could.

I focused on attending sessions on mobile development, and this seemed to be a popular theme for the event with most sessions standing room only. There was much discussion on developing for different mobile platforms eg. Apple iPhone/iPad, Blackberry, Android-based phones and tablets. iOS for Apple devices, Android SDK and web apps using HTML5/CSS3/javascript.

Apple – Xcode
Language is Objective C
https://developer.apple.com/
https://testflightapp.com/

Android
Language is Objective C
https://developer.android.com/index.html

HTML5
http://jquerymobile.com/
http://www.sencha.com/
http://phonegap.com/
https://build.phonegap.com/

Responsive Design

Designing sites that adapt and respond to different devices – they resize automatically based on screen size of device eg. screen, tablet, mobile

Examples:
http://mediaqueri.es/
http://html.adobe.com/edge/animate/

More information:
http://webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/responsive-design-in-3-steps
http://978.gs/
http://designshack.net/articles/css/5-really-useful-responsive-web-design-patterns/

eLearning

There were some elearning specific sessions too. A workshop on Articulate Storyline showed the potential of this tool; easy to use and can create interactive resources easily using the in-built library and coding tools. One good feature is the option to create your resources specifically for iOS –  iPhones/iPads. 

Project tin can is replacing SCORM
http://scorm.com/tincan/

Adobe Edge Animate  newly launched product that can create interactions and animations. It creates HTML5 resources that can work across different mobile devices.

Mobile technology and innovation

An eye-opening showcase by Scott Seeborn for their pioneering mobile technologies company XS2, showed how mobile technology innovation is being pushed further and further to create some truly amazing apps. Inspiring.

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