Cross Platform Mobile Apps Development

Android, Windows, Blackberry*, Nokia S40, iOS… these are all platforms for mobile devices.
When it comes to developing mobile applications, sometimes we as developers are required to build for more than one of these platforms. And developing mobile applications for multiple platforms is a challenging task.
Join us at CCHub this Saturday August 31 at 12 noon for a session on Cross Platform Mobile Apps Development where we will review the most popular tools for building them, if and when we should do this and the best approaches to it. 
There will also be a demonstration of one of these approaches – by building a useful example of a cross platform app. 
To register for this event, all you have to do is click on "Yes I'm am going" on this page – 

Android Developers:Intro to ActionBarCompat API Support Library

If you build on Android, you would have noticed a lack of native support for ActionBars in pre-Android 3.0 and may have used 3rd party libraries like Action Bar Sherlock.

There’s now a new support library which allows you to add a compatible Action Bar to your application, targeting Android v2.1 or newer. There’s a DevByte Youtube video which covers integrating the library, from adding it as a dependency to modifying your resources and code.

Travel Grants for The Grace Hopper Conference 2013, “USA: For Women in Tech”

This is strictly for female students in tertiary institutions and female industry professionals.

Google is delighted to announce EMEA travel grants for the Grace Hopper Conference 2013, to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 2-5, 2013.

We are offering the winners free registration for the conference, hotel accommodation and flights. You can find the eligibility criteria below.

How to apply

Applicants must complete and submit this form by August 22nd. Please include a resume.

Grace Hopper Travel Grant – Terms & Conditions:

1. Eligibility criteria: Applicants must be either female university students or industry professionals.

1.1  University Students: A female student enrolled in a bachelors, masters or PhD program (or equivalent) for the 2013-2014 academic year or a current student who is graduating in 2013 or later. Applicants must be enrolled at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply. Student applicants must be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics, or a closely related technical field.

1.2 Industry professionals: A female professional software engineer working in the industry. Must be citizen or permanent resident of a country in the Europe, Middle East or Africa.

1.3 Persons who are (1) residents of embargoed countries, (2) ordinarily resident in embargoed countries, or (3) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs may not apply for this travel grant.

1.4 Applicants must be available to travel to the conference between October 2 – 5, 2013.

1.5 Current Google employees or current Google interns are not eligible to apply.

1.6 Applicants must be 18 years of age or older as of August 8, 2013.

2. Travel and visa arrangements:

2.1 Applicants will be responsible for securing and paying for any applicable visas required in order for them to attend the conference.

2.2 The Grace Hopper Travel Grant will cover the registration fee for the Grace Hopper Conference, travel to and from the conference and hotel accommodation.

Winners will be announced on the week of September 4th.

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