Introducing the SenchaCon Mobile App
Yes, SenchaCon 2011 is finally upon us! The rooms are prepared, the laptops are warming up, and the barbecue is on. It’s time to look ahead to next week’s awesome event.
If you haven’t heard by now, where have you been? SenchaCon 2011, our annual user conference, is just days away, and it’s jam-packed with 7 tracks containing 58 sessions—and 52 amazing speakers—as well as the biggest Sencha hackathon ever, on Wednesday.
You’ll hear what’s hot and new with Sencha technologies from the development teams themselves, and from important partners in the industry, like AT&T, the Google Chrome team and BlackBerry. This year, we’ve also worked hard to involve as many of our developers as possible too: you’ll see we have a whole ‘Community Code‘ track where you’ll hear your peers talking through the technical details of more than 10 fantastic projects they have built.
And, of course, there is the party Monday night!
To make sure you get the most of this intense agenda, we’re excited to announce the launch of the SenchaCon 2011 Mobile App. We hooked up with the smart guys at Modus Create and asked them to create an application that would help out, and also showcase Sencha Touch 2 live at the conference.
When you start the app, it displays a tab for each day of the conference, containing a schedule of the sessions on throughout. Click to slide to details of each session and the speakers involved, and mark a session as a favorite so you can plan your program for the day.
Pull the top-bar menu out, and you can switch to a full list of speakers, details of our generous sponsors, and other information about the conference.
On the back-end, the application hooks up to our live conference database, so you can be sure the details are always up-to-date. And of course the application uses local storage and an app cache manifest so it will even work offline. (Not that we’re expecting any problems with the conference WiFi, but you never know…). And in fact Jay Garcia himself will be running a technical session on how he built the app at 2pm on Tuesday in the Grand Ballroom.
So, can you tell I’m excited? Grab the app now, and start planning… it’s going to be intense. We look forward to seeing you all there!