Developing IBM i Apps for Mobile Devices

Our very own Scott Salisbury had the honor of presenting to OCEAN, A User Group of Southern California, on the nuances of building mobile apps for IBM i. Not sure how long this will be up on their Home page, but here’s the link to OCEAN and the post…details below. When considering the available technologies needed to bring mobile device solutions to IBM i, developers are faced with a number of questions: 1. What technology choices are available “in the wild” for mobile device programming in general, and what works well with IBM i? 2. Can RPG be used to leverage existing business logic in the mobile arena? 3. What is the learning curve for building these applications? 4. What gotchas or things to consider are lurking when making a commitment to mobile device programming? Scott Salisbury will explore HTML5 and Javascript technologies now widely in use for mobile device programming and will unpack the above questions and their answers! About the Speaker: Scott Salisbury has spent 25 Years as a technology professional working at all levels of the organization, including software development, project management, software/hardware infrastructure management and senior management.   Scott has worked extensively with IBM i, Unix/Linux and Windows environments and has managed a variety of IT-related departments including programming, networking, telecommunications, project management, technical writing, quality assurance and technology audit. He has spent the past 10 years focused on web-based technologies including software design and development as well as hardware and network infrastructure concepts.As a consultant, Scott has worked with Coca Cola Enterprises, Union Bank of California, Toyota Logistics, and Kenco Logistics. Scott has written several how-to articles over the years in the technology press.  His work can be seen at and