[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e36nxRukUkM&w=560&h=349]Aren’t you glad you don’t have to program in assembly code? Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to do any programming at all? At the GigaOM Mobilize conference in San Francisco I saw a demo of Tiggr, a Web-based mobile app builder for both Web-based and native mobile apps, created by Exadel. Exadel Senior Systems Engineer Max Katz walked me through the five-step process of creating a mobile app. In the demo he showed me, he created a Twitter search app.
- Prototype and build the UI with jQuery mobile components. For example, drag and drop the buttons and the windows with all the content into the phone’s display.
- Define the service and connect the UI to the Twitter REST API.
- Put the app all together with events and actions. For example, when a certain button is clicked you want to invoke a specific service.
- Test the app at any stage within the browser or phone.
- Export the app as either source code and continue working outside. Or if you’re finished you can retrieve the binary for Android and iOS and upload it to the respective app market.