nick balestra(Premium Tribe)
My reply on @rastin blog post: http://www.rastinmehr.com/2012/09/10/many-mobile-apps-are-actually-services/
Nice post Rastin,
I just bring my experience in this direction, when started with ohanah we've tested and experienced using a mobile js fw (for that occasion I'did use sencha touch, altough I wont use it again...). This was pratically an empty app that relies on the logic of com_ohanah running on a joomla sintallation and its exposed rest apis (thanks to nooku :). It was a bit of a growing experience, first we created a working solution then we tried to see what we could do with its api and architecture, more then a finished product was a way to show our clients the way, so that they could start thinking what they could do with it, in fact you could immagine a scenario where using the joomla installation just as a backend structure to offer an event service only on mobile, just to name an option...
On our actual project we decided to completely decouple the backend from the frontend, so we went (for few reasons i won't explain in here) using node.js (with express.js as fw) and key value db like redis.io on the backend to build the logic, and the api server, while being our self the first to consume our own apis on the frontend where we are using ember.js as a js mvc fw to build the client, even if for the moment our client will be just a desktop client that run in a browser (an html5 app).
Building a mobile app to connect to service is not just about building the client and doing the coding homework, there is much more to be thought as the mobile experience is difference, probably people will be on the go, different needs, and different features have then to be thought to make it appealing and not just replicating everything you find on the desktop on a small screen device. That's why i'm personally not that much in favour of building a service and with just some responsiveness bring it to the mobile, if mobile is so important just apply a mobilefirst approach and build for it without caring about the desktop experience in the first place, or viceversa.
In conclusion I agree with you, people shouldn't think about wich tecnology to use in the first place, they should focus on what they services offer, wich problem it solve and to whom, tech is just a consequence choice for the service you 'r building
I think this will be a great topic for a next anahita hangout, in case count me in as i would love to enjoy the convo.(that's why i posted it here and not on your blog directly :)
Nice job guys, love the latest release. Oh, i see an (R) on your homepage, you registered her then?
Ok, here we go, we putted online a signup page for our little hack-side project: http://feathe.rs and you can follow it on twitter @getfeathers...
a little hint on what is all about and why we did it:
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4080228 (If you like i'll really appreciate some upvoting and comments on hackenews)
Here the hacker news text that tell you a little bit more about it:
In our team, we all like to write. We want to share our thoughts and opinions. But blogging has it's own set of limitations and expectations that don't always fit with how we write.
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ah..anahitapolis, feel like coming back to one of my old homeplace everytime i login and wise a while i never logged into it, like it..but the difference is that everytime i pass by to my old house is getting older, here everything is getting better :) good job guys really like this place, I feel home :)
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We did a full day hackathon on our way to and at the swiss js day - we had some fun playing with meteor.com here is what is coming up out of our little hackday: http://feathe.rs/ i'll keep you posted guys :)
Have a next blog coming out about kanban board for agile dev (not a big fun of scrum as it's not so optimal for small & distributed team and casue a bit too much of over-management). With some hints on tools like huboard/git & trello - just need to find the time now :) In case we will collect important post from within the team here: http://blog.beyounic.com/
For any one using team chat tools - we just switched from hipchat to campfire(from 37 signals) I've wrote a blog post about the experience here http://nickbalestra.tumblr.com/post/23801719194/on-team-chat-tools and I also wrote a little hubot script for the one that miss mention/notification in campfire, you can get it here: https://github.com/nickbalestra/hubot-email-notify
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Hi @Nick tomorrow's hangout is moved to Friday March 23rd. Will you be able to make it that day? I have added your name as the first guest.
Happy B-Day Nick
Something that is quite stressing me and hate about anahita are email notifications - whatever i receive a good notification like a new interesting topic there is no way to click on that email to be brought to the actual thing on anahitapolis...
does anahita support to plan to support oEmbed? http://oembed.com quite like the project ;-) and just wanted to share here
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