Developing Mobile Apps on the Go – TouchDevelop for all Platforms

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 19:00 GMT (Duration: 1 hour)

TouchDevelop Web App is a development environment to create apps ON your tablet or smartphone. TouchDevelop has a predictive on-screen code keyboard and a general-purpose touch-optimized programming language. Scripts written by using TouchDevelop can access data, media, and sensors on the phone, tablet, and PC. Scripts can interact with cloud services, including storage, computing, and social networks. TouchDevelop lets you quickly create fun games and useful tools. In this webinar you will learn how to develop scripts on any popular platforms (iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet, Windows phone, tablet or laptop). TouchDevelop scripts can be exported as true Windows (Phone) apps and submitted to the Store. The speakers will introduce you to this new environment and get you started with this revolutionary new environment.

Arjmand Samuel Arjmand Samuel, Senior Research Program Manager
Arjmand works with the academic community to foster research and collaborations in the devices and services research areas. He leads the mobile and cloud computing research and outreach for Microsoft Research (Project Hawaii and TouchDevelop). His recent research interests are in software architectures and programming paradigms for devices of all shapes and forms (TouchDevelop and HomeOS). He has published in a variety of publications on topics of security, privacy, location aware access control and innovative use of mobile technology. Arjmand has a PhD in Information Security from Purdue University, USA.
Nikolai Tillmann Nikolai Tillmann, Principal Research Software Development Engineer
Nikolai Tillmann's main areas of research are program authoring on mobile devices, program analysis, testing, code optimization, and verification. He leads the Pex project, a framework for runtime verification and automatic test case generation for .NET applications based on parameterized unit testing and dynamic symbolic execution. He is also involved in the Spur project, where he is working on a tracing Just-In-Time compiler for .NET and JavaScript code. Most recently, he started the TouchDevelop project, which enables writing of programs for mobile devices on mobile devices

Peli de Halleux Peli de Halleux, Senior Research Software Development Engineer
Jonathan "Peli" de Halleux is actively working on TouchDevelop from Microsoft Research. He also teaches computer science at the Rainier Beach High School every morning, as part of the TEALS program. Peli had the chance to be featured in an article of the New York Times about TEALS.

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