• Masa Tanaka
  • CEO & Founder, Monaca & Onsen UI
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Masa Tanaka is CEO and founder of Monaca and Onsen UI, a leading PhoneGap development platform provider with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Over the past 13 years, Masahiro has worked in the Japanese mobile development space, including buidling of one of the first i-mode apps. Masahiro is a recognized figure in Japan in HTML5 development and is helping for Japanese PhoneGap community. Masahiro received his B.S. in Engineering from Tokyo University. Connect with him on Twitter: @massie


  • Using PhoneGap to Develop Incredible HTML5 hybrid mobile apps
  • Time: 10:40am - 11:30am | Room: Pacific O

PhoneGap is an awesome tool for building mobile apps. The barrier to entry is low and allows more flexibility and creativity. Still, attempting to build a successful mobile app with PhoneGap can be daunting. The various types of devices, platforms, and even platform versions can be confusing. And even though PhoneGap allows you to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to program, JavaScript in particular can present challenges for beginners.

However, things are getting better. CSS and Javascript are becoming more mature than ever, and many modern JS frameworks are now more focused on creating mobile apps than websites. Being a developer myself, I know the struggles and frustrations that can arise from HTML5 hybrid app development. In my talk, I will cover the exact tips and tricks you need to quickly master PhoneGap development. I’ll focus on getting started, and building a better UX. You’ll find out how and why PhoneGap is such an awesome tool for building mobile apps.