Portland Mobile Application Development Community
As the tech. industry acknowledges and embraces the power of mobile computing, we at the EnGn have seen a greater demand for candidates with mobile development experience. HTML5 paves the way for a highly interactive experience users can use on mobile internet browsers, but the greater focus has been in building native "apps" for the Google Android and Apple iOS mobile operating systems.
Mobile apps provide users a customized user experience specific to their phone or tablet, and it makes the entire user experience more friendly and visuallly appealing. As a tech hotbed, Portland Oregon has its own mobile community of developers from established companies and startups. The Mobile Portland community meets on the last monday of every month. As Portland technical recruiters for EnGn Matt Levine and Peter McRobert attended the last meeting held at Urban Airship, a local mobile startup, to learn more about the Portland mobile software development movement and stay abreast of the issues. They went knowing the skills were in demand but left with a new appreciation for the growing tital wave just around the corner. Another take away was that the Portland mobile application development community seemed to prefer ios applications development over Android. While Android development will take advantage of Portland's Java software development expertise for now Matt and Peter felt iOS is where most were wanting to spend their time.