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


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 ?


Erwin on Wed, 07/08/2013 - 09:42

The screenshot looks promising. When will it be in the app store?

swentel on Wed, 07/08/2013 - 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 :)

Chris Hall on Wed, 07/08/2013 - 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?

swentel on Wed, 07/08/2013 - 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.

Paul on Thu, 15/08/2013 - 10:38

Did you look at frameworks like Titanium at all? Just curious....

Anthony on Wed, 07/08/2013 - 11:59

Can we get the session data from an api from the current drupal site?

swentel on Wed, 07/08/2013 - 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.

Diane Bryan on Fri, 16/08/2013 - 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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