Engineering Manager, Mobify
Shawn loves to hack both on the front-end and back-end, with a heavy focus on the user experience. When he isn't hacking, you likely find him playing hockey/video games, eating, or travelling. Shawn has a BSc in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
Finding the sweet spot - blending the best of native and web
Choose the best technology for the job. Too often projects begin as hybrid apps, but switch to native for performance reasons. But it’s almost never the case that all features of your app need to be fully native. Today, many apps such as Amazon, Basecamp, Yelp and more take a blended approach. We'll guide you through case studies of how we build high performance apps that blend the best of native and web and highlight lessons we've learned along the way.
Build the Amazon App
A workshop on quickly building a hybrid app with feature parity to Amazon's app with a mix of native and web interfaces. In this workshop we will guide you through building a commerce-enabled app with feature parity to the Amazon iOS app using a combination of web and native components using Astro, our latest SDK built on top of Cordova.