Fragments 2019

Fragments 2019

State of mobile engineering, state of platforms, hardware and user research.

What you can expect from the Bangalore edition of Fragments on 30 March:

Fragments was launched in response to the fragmented nature of engineering and software development for mobile. Much changed for mobile engineering in 2017 when React Native entered the landscape and cross-platform mobile development took off in a big way.

At the recently concluded ReactFoo, we talked not only about the ecosystem emerging with ReactFoo, but also how organizations are structuring teams for Android, iOS and cross-platform mobile development.

Coming back to Fragments, the Android versus iOS debate seems to be settled with Android winning the turf. Now, with Flutter taking off as a platform for mobile engineering, the battleground has opened between React Native versus Flutter. Who will win is not only a matter of adoption and user base metrics, but also which platform has a stronger community around it.
On 30 March, speakers Priyanka Sabhagani and Ajin Asokan will share BookMyShow’s and Zerodha’s experiences (respectively) with React Native and Flutter, helping participants evaluate each platform’s strength and weaknesses. We look forward to deeper discussions around Flutter, where the platform has piqued a great deal of interest from developers (who have to write less code), but greater skepticism about Flutter’s capabilities with respect to data storage and related issues from senior developers.

Apart from Flutter, the Bangalore edition of Fragments will feature talks on Kotlin and native app development. An interesting question to discuss here is the decision to go native versus when not to go native with your app. Which factors inform such a decision?
The other discussion which Raghunath Jawahar, Varsha Saha and Abhinav Rastogi will take up is what native app developers can learn from the mature web front-end architectures. The discussion will steer around the following topics:

  1. The dynamic nature of JavaScript versus static languages like Java/Kotlin/Swift which is used to develop native mobile apps.
  2. Expectations and user experience on web versus mobile.
  3. The asynchronous nature of mobile platforms and their lifecycles – the unique challenges this factor presents.

Finally, Fragments Bangalore will showcase talks on:

  1. Image uploads and Contraint and Motion layout.
  2. Optimizing the size of your mobile app.
  3. Voice, and its role in building augmented experiences for mobile apps.
  4. How the concept of Seams can be applied for building flexible and testable apps.
  5. Building predictable and high performance workflows for mobile app engineering.

Who should participate in the Bangalore edition of Fragments Conference?

  • Mobile engineers working on Android and cross-platform apps.
  • Senior developers and tech leads.
  • Backend developers and fullstack engineers.
  • Product managers.
  • Product engineers

Event details:

Date: 30 March 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Venue: TERI auditorium, Domlur, Bangalore

Contact:

For more details, call us on 7676332020 or write to us on info@hasgeek.com

Future editions of Fragments:

Fragments will be held in Kochi and Hyderabad in 2019. Dates will be announced in April. If you wish to speak at any of the future editions of FragmentsConf, submit a proposal here: https://hasgeek.com/fragments/fragments-round-the-year-proposals-2019/

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Ragunath Jawahar

@ragunathjawahar

Adopting web front-end architectures for native mobile apps

Submitted Feb 26, 2019

Key takeaways,
1. Audience will be able to use a framework to evaluate different front-end architectures.
2. Embrace patterns and development techniques from web front-end architectures while building native mobile apps.

Target audience,
Senior developers, team leads and architects.

Outline

Let’s face it, the web is a powerhouse of innovation. The pace at which the web is innovating is hard for native mobile app developers to catch up. Its larger developer community is constantly coming up with refreshing ideas and also attaining maturity faster than the native mobile app counterparts. Frameworks and libraries like Redux, React, Cycle.js, Vue.js, etc., have changed the way web apps are built. It’s easier for web developers to build predictable apps using any of the technologies listed above.

The mobile ecosystem has been revolving around “traditional” architectures for quite sometime. Adopting ideas from the web on native apps presents some unique challenges. To begin with, the dynamic nature of JavaScript vs. static languages like Java / Kotlin and Swift used to develop native mobile apps. Expectations and user experience on web vs. mobile. Finally, the asynchronous nature of mobile platforms and their lifecycle itself presents some unique challenges.

This talk will guide and encourage native mobile app developers to adopt ideas from some of the popular front-end frameworks on the web and apply them to native app development.

Speaker bio

Ragunath Jawahar is a consultant working with Uncommon, a prominent design studio that has worked with several unicorn startups in India. He specialises in mobile app architectures, workflow optimization and test-driven development. He has a knack for building awesome teams and believes in “you are only as good as the team you build”. You’ll find him constantly pushing himself to explore new programming paradigms, workflows, tools and techniques. He is allergic to complexity and loves building tools and libraries that make life easier for fellow developers.

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