An open source app for DrupalCamps

On september 14 and 15, Leuven will host the annual Belgium DrupalCamp. During those two days, people come together learning and discussing the open-source content management system Drupal. The program will be available on the website, but we decided to also create an application this year. We've tried to make it abstract as possible, so other Drupal events can easily built from the source code which is available online.

The apps will be available for Android and iOS. As soon as the program is ready, we'll publish them, so keep an eye out for the camp website, twitter or, of course, this article. The Android version is available on Play Store.

Features include:

  • Built with speed in mind: native app
  • Works offline
  • Sessions and speakers
  • Mark your favorite sessions
  • Maps integration when online

Collaborate

The code is freely available on GitHub, so anyone can easily send in bug reports, interface translations or create pull requests to make the applications even better.

Proudly built by @swentel, @TimLeytens and @leenvs.

So, who will make the Windows mobile and Firefox version ?

Comments

Submitted by swentel on August 7, 2013 - 09:44

Probably in a week or two, after the program of the camp has been announced. We're just throwing this out now already to see whether we can get some initial developers feedback on it :)

Submitted by Chris Hall on August 7, 2013 - 11:01

Sounds good, I will check out the android version later ;)

Whilst I understand the speed thing, would HTML5 based not have been workable (I will probably know more when I see it). That way the Firefox OS version etc. would be just about built already anyway?

Submitted by swentel on August 7, 2013 - 11:07

Well, there are pro's and contra's using a cross platform solution, say phonegap for instance. IHMO, performance is key, and I've never seen a decent javascript app so far - at least big ones - it probably doesn't matter that much for small apps.

It probably would have helped getting a Firefox OS built fast, however, because of that platform only, you can use much more advanced techniques in CSS and javascript - and only rely on just native javascript instead of jQuery for instance too.

Submitted by swentel on August 7, 2013 - 12:03

Currently not that I know of - Tim has setup the service (The URL is in the source code). Maybe we should get in touch with the maintainers of the site so they expose a service, that would ideally be much more interesting.

Submitted by Diane Bryan on August 16, 2013 - 01:20

I'm so psyched about Firefox OS... don't leave them out of the mix!

And, ooh, I like the logo... that would make a great starting place for a Drupal 8 logo!

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